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Career in Accounting

Starting A Career in Accounting


Every organization needs a good accountant. With so many job opportunities available for qualified accounting students, it’s only natural that Brighton College, a Canadian Payroll Association (CPA) Certified Partner, would offer a program in the field. In fact, it offers two.

Brighton’s 19-week Accounting and Payroll certificate program teaches the basics of accounting and business. It’s taught full-time, Monday to Friday, available in evenings, and includes a four-week practicum. The certificate prepares you for a variety of positions, including accounting supervisor or clerk, bookkeeper, and tax preparer. Our Computerized Accounting and Office diploma program, with a duration of 32 weeks, is taught full-time, Monday to Friday, and includes a four-week practicum. Graduates move on to careers as accounting managers, bookkeepers, auditors, and more. Joyce Shu is one of them.

“I got my accounting diploma in China 20 years ago, and worked for several companies there,” says Joyce. “But after moving to Canada, I struggled to find employment. That’s when I decided to enroll at Brighton College.” Joyce found her instructors professional and engaging. She also counts herself lucky to have worked with one of Brighton’s employment coordinators, who gave her tips on searching for jobs and writing a top-quality resume. “Brighton gave me the knowledge and confidence I needed to find an accounting job right after my work-term was completed,” says Joyce. She now works as a Billing Clerk for SDV Logistics. Both accounting programs are offered at each of Brighton College’s campuses, including its newest campus in Surrey Central. To learn more, visit our accounting programs page. 

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