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Computerized Accounting & Canadian Payroll Program

ABC Access Business College has helped many graduates transform their lives into long-term employable skills. Government funded training available. The grant could be up to $28,000. If applicable child daycare up to $1,000 per child. Maximum $2,000 per month.


*This Diploma program is approved as vocational program under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005

To be a competent, confident and successful acounting professional it is imperative to proficiently use industry standard Accounting courses and applications such as Simply Accounting for medium-sized businesses, QuickBooks for small businesses and ACCPAC for corporations focusing on various modules like General Ledger, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable and Payroll.

Also you will learn using Microsoft Office applications such as business analysis using Excel, database management using Access, business presentations using PowerPoint, and communication correspondence using Word.

Payroll clerks collect, verify and process payroll information and determine pay and benefit entitlements for employees within a department, company or other establishment.

They are employed by payroll administration companies and by establishments throughout the private and public sectors.

Career opportunities

Benefits officer, pay advisor, pay and benefits administrator, payroll clerk, payroll officer, pay and benefits clerk, pay clerk, salary administration officer.


Main responsibilities

Payroll clerks perform some or all of the following duties:

Maintain records of employee attendance, leave and overtime to calculate pay and benefit entitlements, in Canadian and other currencies, using manual or computerized systems.
Prepare and verify statements of earnings for employees, indicating gross and net salaries and deductions such as taxes, union dues, garnishments and insurance and pension plans.
Prepare employee payments and benefit payments by cheque or electronic transfer.
Complete, verify and process forms and documentation for administration of benefits such as pension plans, leaves, share savings, employment and medical insurance.
Prepare T4 statements and other statements.
Provide information to employees on payroll matters, benefit plans and collective agreement provisions.
Compile statistical reports, statements, and summaries related to pay and benefits accounts.
Prepare and balance period-end reports and reconcile issued payrolls to bank statements.

Employment requirements

Completion of secondary school is usually required.
Completion of college or other courses in accounting, bookkeeping or payroll administration
Experience as a financial clerk is usually required.
Payroll association certification may be required.

Additional information

Progression to supervisory positions is possible with experience.

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