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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 The Canadian Payroll Association (CPA), to deliver the Payroll Compliance Practitioner Certification (PCP) certification courses.

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.

Admission Requirements

  • High school diploma (or equivalent) or mature student status;
  • Pass college mathematic assessment or Math 10 and above
  • Domestic students: Grade 10 English or pass college English assessment; International students: 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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PROGRAM DURATION

17 Week Certificate

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

BAF140 | 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.

Duration: 60 hours, 3 weeks.

Prerequisite: none.
BAF150 | 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.

Duration: 40 hours, 2 weeks.

Prerequisite: BAF100.
CPA050 | 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.


Duration: 80 hours, 4 weeks.

Prerequisite: none.
CPA100 | 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.


Duration: 80 hours, 4 weeks.

Prerequisite: none.
CPA200 | 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.


Duration: 80 hours, 4 weeks.

Prerequisite: CPA100, BAF140.

The program is delivered in an in-class instruction method. The program has an intermittent intake model. Students can start the program with BAF140 indicated by (*) and then complete the remaining lecture courses in order listed.

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