PROGRAM OVERVIEW

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The purpose of the Accounting and Payroll Administrator Certificate program is to provide students with the skills necessary to understand and apply the principles of payroll administrator in a computerized office environment. This allows the student to pursue employment in many businesses growing in the global economy.

Brighton College has partnered with CPA (The Canadian Payroll Association), to deliver the PCP certification (Payroll Compliance Practitioner Certification) from Canadian Payroll Association. The structure of the certification consists of three courses. Once the students pass these three exams and Introduction of Accounting course, with the credit transfer fee paid to the CPA, the student becomes eligible for CPA/PCP certification. The student must pay the membership fee when the student applies the certification. Effective January 1, 2015, individuals who wish to obtain the Payroll Compliance Practitioner (PCP) certification must have at least one (1) year of weighted payroll experience obtained within five (5) years before or five (5) years after the start of the Payroll Compliance Legislation course. For more information regarding fees please visit http://www.payroll.ca/

The program duration is 19 Weeks:
17 Weeks theory classes, 4 Weeks practicum

The theory class is 25 hours per week:
20 hours lecture & discussion, 5 hours self-study or tutorials (upon request)

Admission Requirements

  • High school diploma (or equivalent) or mature student status;
  • 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
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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

  • Payroll Administrator
  • Payroll Clerk
  • Bookkeeper
  • Accounting Assistant
  • Office Clerk
  • Payroll Manager
  • CPM (Certified Payroll Manager)
  • Human Resources Administrator
  • Director of Human Resources

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COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

This certificate program will provide students with the opportunity to learn basic accounting, payroll and business principles, and to become trained and certified in payroll administration. Graduates from the accounting and payroll administration program can expect to find employment within a wide range of companies in a computerized office environment.

BAF 140, 75 Hours | 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 - Calculations, Reporting, Problem Solving, Analytical Skills, Critical Thinking, Working Under Pressure, Calculating, Communicating, Analytical Skills, Planning
BAF 150, 50 Hours | Financial Accounting
This course is a continuation of the work stated in the course of Introduction to Accounting. This course provides the students with the introduction to the construction and interpretation of financial systems, records, reports, statements including how vital accurate and complete financial data is for a business to ensure its ongoing success.

Skills and Benefits Acquired - Calculations, Reporting, Problem Solving, Analytical Skills, Critical Thinking, Working Under Pressure, Calculating, Communicating, Analytical Skills, Planning
CPA 050, 80 Hours | Payroll Compliance Legislation - CPA
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 - Supervising, Theoretical Knowledge, Communicating, Analytical Skills, Planning, Reporting
CPA 100, 80 Hours | Payroll Fundamentals I - CPA
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 - Leadership, Communicating, Problem Solving, Reporting
CPA 200, 80 Hours | Payroll Fundamentals II - CPA
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 - Calculations, Communications, Analytical Skills
CAC 400, 60 Hours | QuickBooks Pro
This accounting program is designed for the small to mid-sized business. Students will learn how to set up a chart of accounts, reconcile the checking account, create and print invoices, receipts, and statements, track payables, inventory, and receivables, create estimates and generate reports.

Skills and Benefits Acquired - Computer Software Skills, Calculations, Reporting
ACC 600, 4 Weeks | Work Experience/Practicum (Optional)
The student will have the opportunity to integrate theory and skills learnt during the program with practical situation from the real world of business. The purpose is to obtain relevant field experience prior to graduation and identify strengths prior to embarking on a new, exciting career.

Skills and Benefits Acquired - Communication, Workplace Skills, Situational Problem Solving
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