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Our Programs

Select an Accounting or Office 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.

Accounting and Payroll Administrator

Accounting and Payroll Administrator

17 Week Certificate
Covers fundamental accounting principles in business.

Office Assistant

Office Administration

24 Week Diploma, 4 Week Practicum Included
Hands-on training in various key administrative areas of a business.

Office Assistant

Office Administration and Technology (Blended)

30 Week Diploma, 4 Week Practicum Included
Blended Learning – School on Your Schedule.

Office Assistant

Office Assistant

12 Week Certificate
Navigate quickly through theory and computer software.

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 payroll 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 and Sage 50, formerly Simply Accounting).

The Canadian Payroll Association

Brighton College has partnered with The Canadian Payroll Association (CPA) to deliver the Payroll Compliance Practitioner Certification (PCP). The CPA’s Payroll Compliance Practitioner 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.

The Payroll Compliance Practitioner Certification requires three core courses, one transfer of credit and one year of weighted, related work experience. Please see the requirements for completion order listed below.

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

All courses, including the Introduction to Accounting transfer of credit, require a passing grade of 65% in order to be accepted toward Payroll Compliance Practitioner Certification.

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

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!