Accounting and
Payroll Administration

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Secure a job after the program and earn approximately $19.46 an hour.

Accounting technicians and bookkeepers maintain complete sets of books, keep records of accounts, verify the procedures used for recording financial transactions, and provide personal bookkeeping services. They are employed throughout the private and public sectors, or they may be self-employed.

Oxford College’s accounting and payroll administration program is offered in partnership with the Canadian Payroll Association (CPA). The CPA offers the only payroll certifications in Canada.

The CPA’s Payroll Compliance Practitioner (PCP) certification is the foundation for a career in payroll. Students will gain an in-depth understanding of the legislative requirements to manage an organization’s compliance requirements. 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.

  1. Payroll Compliance Legislation (PCL)
  2. Payroll Fundamentals 1              (PF1)
  3. Payroll Fundamentals 2              (PF2)
  4. Introduction to Accounting   (transfer of credit; offered at post-secondary institutions)
  5. PCP Work Experience Requirement Application (WERA) (a minimum of one year work experience in payroll)

All courses, including the Introduction to Accounting transfer of credit, require a passing grade of 65% in order to be accepted toward PCP certification.


 

Students will
learn how to:

  • Keep financial records and establish, maintain, and balance various accounts using manual and computerized bookkeeping systems
  • Post journal entries and reconcile accounts, prepare trial balance of books, maintain general ledgers, and prepare financial statements
  • Calculate and prepare cheques for payrolls and for utility, tax, and other bills
  • Complete and submit tax remittance forms, workers’ compensation forms, pension contribution forms, and other government documents
  • Prepare tax returns and perform other personal bookkeeping services
  • Prepare other statistical, financial, and accounting reports
  • Prepare employee payroll and government payroll filing

Career Opportunities

Graduates are employed throughout the private and public sectors, or they may be self-employed.

Upon completion of the program, graduates may find employment as:

  • Payroll administrator
  • Accounts payable clerk
  • Accounts receivable clerk
  • Bookkeeper
  • Accounts analyst

For more information, visit www.payroll.ca or e-mail the Certification department at certification@payroll.ca.

 

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