Accounting and Payroll Administration

Accounting and Payroll Administration

Upon completion of the Diploma Program, graduates will have the opportunity to seek employment as accounting clerk, accounts payable clerk, accounts receivable clerk, payroll clerk, audit clerk, tax return preparer, pay and benefits clerk, bank teller, payroll officer and other related employment.



52 Weeks (1224 hours)





Median Starting Salary

$26.74 - $29.95

Program Overview

Accounting and Payroll Administrators are responsible for a diversified administrative jobs, making them part of an organization where their skill sets and knowledge are necessary for an effective operation. The following duties and responsibilities are just some of a wide variety that an accounting and payroll administrator do.

  • Responsible for the preparation and processing of biweekly/monthly payroll for employees
  • Review and ensure accuracy of approved time sheets
  • Responsible for the coordination efforts between payroll, human resources, budget and other departments to ensure proper flow and maintenance of employee data
  • Establish/maintain employee records making sure that employee changes are entered correctly and made on a timely basis
  • Review changes for proper authorization and adherence to policies including compliance with federal/provincial/city regulations
  • Assists with quarterly and year-end audits, including file reconciliation, adjustments and tax slip distribution
  • Track and reconcile vacation and personal days

Program length: 52 weeks with 200hrs of practical application

Program Components

This program is designed for student to acquire an in-depth knowledge of Accounting and Payroll, bookkeeping services, financial and tax reporting and other business-related topics.

It will help the students to identify relationships between accounting information and business activities, analyze and record business transactions, prepare financial statements, adjusting entries, year-end accounting procedures and interpret results in manual and computerized accounting system.

Course Outline

  • Bookkeeping and Accounting I
  • Payroll Management and Accounting
  • Accounting II
  • Financial Management
  • Taxation
  • Cost Accounting
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Business Communication
  • Introduction to Management
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Accounting Software Application
  • Career Avenues:
  • Accounting assistance clerk
  • Accounts receivable assistant
  • Accounts payable assistant
  • Tax preparer
  • Bank teller
  • Payroll officer
  • Pay and benefits clerk
  • Payroll clerk

MON. - FRI. 9:00AM – 6:00PM
SAT. 9:00AM – 4:00PM


5009 50 AVE


    T4N 4B2


Main Campus

5009 50 Ave

    Red Deer, Alberta, Canada

    T4N 4B2


Business Hours

Mon. - Fri. 9:00AM – 6:00PM
Sat. 9:00AM – 4:00PM

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