Brighton’s Accounting Training Programs are developed to provide you in-depth coverage of the skills and knowledge required to work in Canadian financial offices. You will become familiar with today’s most popular computerized accounting software (including QuickBooks and Sage 50, formerly Simply Accounting).
As a National Payroll Institute (formerly Canadian Payroll Association) 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 knowledge required to work in Canadian financial offices. Business Accounting Program participants will become familiar with today’s most popular computerized accounting software (including QuickBooks and Sage 50, formerly Simply Accounting).
The accounting industry is an excellent career choice for detail-oriented students who enjoy working with numbers and are looking to join a field with strong financial prospects. In 2016, the accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping and payroll services industry generated 18.8 billion in operating revenue, up 3.4% from 2015 (StatCan, 2016). There is also a significant demand for accounting professionals in British Columbia. Between 2017 and 2027 in BC province, there are a combined 16,490 job openings forecasted for accounting/related clerks and accounting technicians/bookkeepers, with an additional 1,690 job openings anticipated for payroll clerks (BC Labour Market Outlook: 2017 Edition). All types of organizations, from private corporations to public institutions and non-profits, need accountants to manage budgeting, auditing, financial processing, invoicing, and payroll.
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Brighton College has partnered with the National Payroll Institute (NPI) to deliver the Payroll Compliance Practitioner Certification (PCP). The NPI’s PCP 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.
PCP certification requires three core courses, one transfer of credit and one year of weighted, related work experience. Please see the requirements in completion order listed below.
All courses, including the Introduction to Accounting transfer of credit, require a passing grade of 65% in order to be accepted toward PCP certification.