Accounting

Our Programs

Select an Accounting program below to learn more!

Computerized Accounting and Office

Computerized Accounting and Office

34 Week Diploma, 4 Week Practicum Included
Enhances skills needed to work in an accounting office environment.

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Accounting and Payroll Administrator

Accounting and Payroll Administrator

17 Week Certificate, 4 Week Practicum (Optional)
Covers taxation and fundamental accounting principles in business.

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The Industry

All types of organizations from corporations to non-profits need accountants to manage budgeting, auditing, financial processing, invoicing and payroll! The accounting industry is characterized as a field with ongoing demand world-wide, which is an excellent career choice for students who enjoy working with numbers, are detail-oriented, and enjoy working in a field with strong financial prospects. In 2008, the operating revenue of the Canadian accounting services industry totalled $12.5 billion, a 10.3% increase from 2007 (StatCan, 2010). Accounting clients include businesses, individuals, governments, not-for-profits, public institutions and foreign clients – the opportunities for accountants are endless!

Summary of our Accounting Program

As a Canadian Payroll Association (CPA) Certified Partner, Brighton College offers quality programs in accounting. Providing in-depth coverage of Canadian taxation and accounting principles, our accounting and payroll programs assist students in enhancing the skills and education required for working in Canadian financial offices. Learning the latest computerized accounting software (including Quickbooks Pro and Simply Accounting) with plenty of free lab time ensures that students have enough practice to master their skills and enter the labour force immediately upon graduation.


“I had a very positive experience at Brighton College, with professional and helpful instructors. I graduated from the Accounting Program with excellent marks and a Canadian Payroll Certificate. During my program, I was placed in a work experience term with a local accounting firm who offered me a job after graduation!”