Accounting and Payroll Training Programs & Courses Alberta

Take your first step to building a successful accounting and payroll career in Alberta with a Diploma from AOLCC.

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Why study accounting and payroll?

The future looks bright for the accounting and payroll industries in Alberta. With a high demand for skilled employees, training in accounting and payroll can lead to a stable career, with competitive salaries, and opportunities to work in nearly any industry, or as a freelancer.

Explore our Accounting and Payroll Programs in Alberta

Accounting Administration

The objective of this program is to provide students with the opportunity to acquire knowledge of business concepts, as well as gain the necessary computerized accounting and office skills.

Accounting Assistant

The objective of this program is to provide the student with opportunities to acquire and apply the knowledge of bookkeeping, office skills, and accounting to meet the demands of today’s business.

Computerized Accounting Assistant

The objective of this program is to provide the student with opportunities to acquire and apply the knowledge of bookkeeping, office skills, and accounting to meet the demands of today’s business.

Payroll Accounting Professional

Anyone planning to enter the payroll field must have good computer skills and be familiar with automated payroll systems. This program provides students with the necessary skills and knowledge required to provide supervision in the payroll department.

Payroll Administrator

This program provides students with the necessary skills and knowledge required to perform payroll administrative duties in the payroll department and to apply payroll legislation.

What will I learn in an accounting and payroll course?

GradutesAOLCC’s Accounting and Payroll courses will be equipped with a variety of essential industry skills including: spreadsheets and software, basic bookkeeping, payroll fundamentals, and payroll compliance regulation. Diploma programs also focus on  soft skills such as business writing and verbal communication techniques that will help students’ professional development in many ways.

AOLCC payroll programs will also prepare graduates for writing the Canadian Payroll Association (CPA)’s Payroll Compliance Practitioner (PCP) Certification Exam, an important and widely recognized industry credential.

Contact an admissions advisor for a more in-depth look at the curriculum and a free consultation to find out which course or diploma is the best fit for your goals.

What to expect from a career in accounting and payroll

The majority of accounting positions are traditional in-office roles. You’ll typically be responsible forpreparing and examining financial statements, paying and processing invoices, and ensuring that taxes and payroll are paid properly. You may also be assessing general financial operations to verify the organization is running efficiently, though tasks will vary depending on the specifics of your role.

1) https://www.cpacanada.ca/en/news/accounting/the-profession/2021-01-25-cpas-in-demand

2) https://www.payroll.ca/Certification/Get-Certified/PCP

Most accounting and payroll professionals can expect to work full time (40 hours per week), but should be prepared to put in longer hours during tax season and at the end of the budget year.

Careers after completing an accounting and payroll diploma in Alberta

Depending on your chosen course or diploma there are a variety of jobs that graduates of AOLCC’s accounting or payroll programs will be qualified for, such as:

  • Pay and benefits administrator/clerk
  • Salary administration officer
  • Payroll officer/clerk
  • Payroll supervisor
  • Accounting bookkeeper
  • Accounting assistant
  • Bookkeeping supervisor
  • Accounting supervisor

Salary range for careers in accounting and payroll

Pay for accounting and payroll positions vary depending on the company, industry, and job location. Graduates can expect to earn between $40,000 to $60,000 with salaries growing in relation to experience.

Why choose an accounting and payroll training course with AOLCC?

With over 30 diploma and certificate programs available in Alberta, AOLCC is an excellent choice for those looking for a career change or expanding their accounting and payroll skills. Our world-class integrated learning system (ILS) focuses on each student’s learning needs with curriculum that lets you learn at your own pace and set your own schedule.

Our students receive one-on-one, personalized support from an on-campus learning coach. You will be supported in every step of your career journey.

From the west coast to Ontario, we have a campus near you! 50 locations across the country make us Canada’s largest college network.

Once you graduate, our job placement assistance can help you find the right opportunities in your chosen career. We work with you to develop job-hunting skills and learn the best resume-building techniques to help you get hired.

How can you get started?

Studying at AOLCC can set you on the right path to a successful and exciting career in accounting and payroll. Contact an admissions advisor for a free consultation to find out if our accounting and payroll training programs are right for you.

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