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Accounting and Payroll Administrator Certificate


 

The Accounting and Payroll Administrator program provides students with basic accounting skills in all phases of the accounting cycle. With these skills, students will be qualified for junior positions in most organizations.

Brighton College has partnered with CPA (The Canadian Payroll Association) to deliever the PCP certification (Payroll Compliance Practitioner Certification). The CPA’s PCP certification is the foundation for a career in payroll. Gain an in-depth understanding of the legislative requirements to keep your organization compliant throughout the annual payroll cycle. When you get certified, you join a growing community of supportive professionals and gain access to the resources you need to stay current and compliant.

PCP certification requires three core courses, one transfer of credit and one year of weighted, related work experience. Please see the requirements in completion order listed below.

  1. Payroll Compliance Legislation (PCL)
  2. Payroll Fundamentals 1 (PF1)
  3. Payroll Fundamentals 2 (PF2)
  4. Introduction to Accounting (transfer of credit; offered at Brighton College)
  5. PCP Work Experience Requirement Application (WERA) (a minimum of one year work experience in payroll)

All courses, including the Introduction to Accounting transfer of credit, require a passing grade of 65% in order to be accepted toward PCP certification.

For more information, visit www.payroll.ca or e-mail the Certification department at certification@payroll.ca.

Admission Requirements

  • High school diploma (or equivalent) or mature student status;
  • Pass College mathematic assessment or Math 10 and above
  • Domestic: Grade 10 English or pass College English assessment; International student: IELTS 6.0 proof (or equivalent) or pass College English assessment

The Accounting Program is Accredited by:

CPA

Students are eligible to apply for the Payroll Compliance Practitioner (PCP) certification once they have successfully completed the following courses with a minimum grade of 65%, plus a minimum of one year work experience in payroll as per the PCP Work Experience Requirement Application (WERA) requirement.

  • Introduction to Accounting
  • Payroll Compliance Legislation
  • Payroll Fundamentals I
  • Payroll Fundamentals II
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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

  • Accounting Clerk/Payroll Clerk
  • Junior Accountant
  • Bookkeeper
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Bank Teller

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COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

BAF140, 75 Hours, 3 Weeks | Introduction to Accounting
This course introduces the students to the construction and interpretation of financial systems, records, reports and statements, including how vital accurate and complete financial data is for a business to ensure its ongoing success. This course is the first in a series of courses to build a solid base in accounting from both a practical and a theoretical perspective.

Skills and Benefits Acquired - Calculating, Reporting, Problem Solving, Analytical Skills
BAF150, 50 Hours, 2 Weeks | Financial Accounting
This course is a continuation of the work stated in Introduction to Accounting. This course provides students’ introductory knowledge about the construction and interpretation of financial systems, records, reports, and statements. It also shows how vital accurate and complete financial data is for a business to ensure its ongoing success.

Skills and Benefits Acquired - Calculating, Reporting, Problem Solving, Analytical Skills
CPA050, 80 Hours, 4 Weeks | Payroll Compliance Legislation
Upon completion of Payroll Compliance Legislation, the student will have a thorough understanding of the compliance requirements. The student will be able to:

  • Describe payroll's objectives and stakeholders.
  • Identify an employer/employee relationship.
  • Apply federal and provincial legislation to payroll including:
    • The Canada Pension Plan
    • The Employment Insurance Act
    • The Income Tax Act
    • Employment Standards legislation
    • Worker's Compensation Acts
    • Quebec-specific legislation
  • Communicate the payroll compliance requirements to various stakeholders.
Skills and Benefits Acquired - Legislative Knowledge, Application, Communications, Analytical Skills
CPA100, 80 Hours, 4 Weeks | Payroll Fundamentals I
Upon completion of Payroll Fundamentals 1, the student will be able to:

  • Calculate regular individual pay.
  • Calculate non-regular individual pay.
  • Calculate termination payments.
  • Complete a Record of Employment (ROE).
  • Communicate all aspects of individual pay requirements to various stakeholders.
Skills and Benefits Acquired - Critical Thinking, Accuracy, Calculating, Communicating, Reporting, Discretion
CPA200, 80 Hours, 4 Weeks | Payroll Fundamentals II
Upon completion of Payroll Fundamentals 2, the student will be able to:

  • Calculate organizational remittances to federal, provincial and third party stakeholders.
  • Prepare accounting documentation for payroll.
  • Complete year end documentation.
  • Communicate all aspects of organizational remittances, accounting and year end requirements to internal, external and government stakeholders.
Skills and Benefits Acquired - Critical Thinking, Accuracy, Calculating, Communicating, Analytical Skills, Planning
ENHANCE YOUR CAREER Accounting and Payroll Administrator


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