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What will I learn in an accounting and payroll course?
Accounting and payroll courses will teach you payroll fundamentals, accounting skills, and basic bookkeeping. The courses will also teach you office procedures, and other key skills. You will study important software tools such as Sage, Microsoft Office, and Quickbooks. Students will have the latest knowledge needed to work in a modern office.
The programs will also cover soft skills such as business communication and writing. Some payroll accounting courses also allow students to apply their knowledge in practical application drills. This in-depth practice allows students to prepare for possible job scenarios.
All our accounting and payroll programs fully prepare students for the National Payroll Institute (formerly The Canadian Payroll Association) Payroll Compliance Practitioner (PCP) certification. This widely recognized industry credential will help you succeed in your career.
Equipped with your new skills and diploma, you will be qualified to work in the public or private sector. Further, you will be able to work at both large and small organizations. Or, if you choose to do so, you are able to work in a freelance capacity.
Self-paced payroll accounting courses at AOLCC give you the added benefit of a campus environment and support from learning coaches. You have the same flexibility in your studies, with more support than basic online bookkeeping courses.
What to Expect From a Career in Accounting and Payroll
The majority of accounting and payroll positions are traditional in-office roles. In this career, you can expect to manage a company’s finances. You may do so by paying and processing invoices, ensuring proper payment of taxes and payroll, and recording and analyzing data.
You might also need to report on data by preparing a financial statement. You will present this information to those within the company or to people outside of it.
All these duties help keep the company’s financial procedures accurate and efficient. However, specific tasks will vary depending on your role.
Most accounting and payroll professionals can expect to work full time (40 hours per week). Just note, you may need to work more hours during tax season and at the end of the budget year.
Careers After Completing an Accounting and Payroll Diploma
Careers for workers in Accounting and Payroll can include:
- bookkeeping supervisor
- payroll supervisor
- accounting assistant
- accounting clerk
- accounting supervisor
- audit clerk
- budget clerk
- salary administration officer
- payroll clerk
- benefits officer
Salary Range for Careers in Accounting and Payroll
Salary for Accounting and Payroll personnel varies depending on the company and position. Graduates from AOLCC’S Accounting and Payroll training can expect a salary of around $34,000-$85,000
Why choose an accounting and payroll course with AOLCC?
With AOLCC, you can choose from 30+ training programs in Canada. We have the right expertise and learning environment you need in a career college!
Our comprehensive bookkeeping and payroll courses focus on all the essential concepts. You will gain all the skills you need to succeed in a career in this field.
We use a unique, flexible integrated learning system (ILS). So students can learn at their own pace and schedule, with a more in depth learning experience than average online bookkeeping courses.
From the west coast to the east coast, we have 50 locations across Canada. Our successful training has grown us into Canada’s largest college network!
Most online accounting and payroll courses will leave you on your own. At AOLCC, you have access to a personal on-campus learning coach to support you along your learning path. They will help you with any questions you have during your courses.
Our accounting and payroll administrator courses also teach you job hunting and resume building techniques. Rest assured you will leave your training prepared to get the job you want.
How can you get started?
AOLCC’s accounting and payroll courses can open up the doors for a successful career. All you have to do is take the first step! Contact an admissions advisor today to discuss your training.
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