Why study accounting and payroll?
The future looks bright for the accounting and payroll industries in Canada. There is a high demand for skilled employees in these areas. If you want to train for a stable career and work with various interesting companies, you’ll find what you are looking for with an accounting and payroll diploma from ALOCC. Payroll careers also allow you the flexibility and freedom to work remotely and set your own schedules.
Explore our Accounting and Payroll Programs in Ontario
This program provides graduates with the necessary skills to maintain complete sets of books, keep records of accounts, verify the procedures used for recording financial transactions, and provide personal bookkeeping services. Students will write National Payroll Institute's (formerly The Canadian Payroll Association) Payroll and Compliance Practitioner (PCP) exams.
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.
Student acquire knowledge of business concepts, as well as gain the necessary computerized accounting and office skills. Graduates learn how to maintain complete sets of books, keep records of accounts, verify the procedures used for recording financial transactions, and provide personal bookkeeping services.
This program provides students with the necessary skills and knowledge required to perform payroll administrative responsibilities in the payroll department and to apply payroll legislation. Students are eligible to apply to National Payroll Institute's (formerly The Canadian Payroll Association) Payroll Compliance Practitioner (PCP) certification after having acquired one year of payroll experience.
The Payroll and Accounting program prepares students to work in the finance and payroll departments of business establishments. National Payroll Institute (formerly The Canadian Payroll Association) courses included in this program apply towards the CPA’s academics requirements for Payroll Compliance Practitioner (PCP) certification.
The objective of this program is to provide the student with opportunities to acquire and apply the knowledge of business accounting and office skills to meet the demands of today’s workplace.
What will I learn in accounting and payroll courses?
Students of AOLLCC Accounting and Payroll courses will graduate with a variety of essential industry skills including: spreadsheets and software, basic bookkeeping, payroll fundamentals and payroll compliance regulation. Diploma programs also include training dedicated to soft skills such as business writing and verbal communication techniques.
Once graduated, equipped with your new skills and diploma, you’ll be qualified to work in the public or private sector at organizations both large and small. You’ll also have the ability to work in a freelance capacity.
AOLCC payroll programs will prepare you for writing the National Payroll Institute’s (formerly The Canadian Payroll Association) Payroll Compliance Practitioner (PCP) Certification Exams. An important and widely recognized industry credential.
What to expect from a career in accounting and payroll
The majority of accounting positions are traditional in-office roles. You can expect to prepare and examine financial statements, pay and process invoices, and ensure that taxes and payroll are paid properly. As well as assessing financial operations to verify the organization is running efficiently. Though tasks will vary depending on the specifics of your role.
Most accounting and payroll professionals can expect to work full time (40 hours per week), but should be aware that they may be asked 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 Ontario
There are many different jobs that graduates of an AOLCC accounting or payroll program will be qualified for, such as:
- Payroll Supervisor
- Accounting Supervisor
- Bookkeeping Supervisor
- Benefits Officer
- Pay and Benefits Administrator/Clerk
- Salary Administration Officer
- Pay Advisor/Clerk
Salary range for careers in accounting and payroll
Salaries for accounting and payroll positions vary depending on the company, industry, and job location. Graduates can expect to earn between $40,000 to $59,000, though more experienced professionals can often earn much more.
Why choose an accounting and payroll training course with AOLCC?
With over 30 diploma and certificate programs available, AOLCC is a great choice for those looking to switch careers or move up in the accounting and payroll fields. 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.
Students will receive one-on-one, personalized support from an on-campus learning coach who will support you every step of your journey.
From Ontario to British Columbia, we have a campus for you! 50 locations across the country make us Canada’s largest college network.
Once you’ve graduated, our job placement assistance will help you find opportunities in your chosen career. We work with you to develop job-hunting skills and learn resume-building techniques so you can find the right fit for you.
How can you get started?
Studying with AOLCC can put you on the right track to a new and exciting career in Accounting and Payroll. To find out if one of our accounting and payroll training programs is right for you, contact an admissions advisor for a free career consultation.
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