Accounting & Payroll Administration

The Accounting and Payroll Administration program will provide a thorough working knowledge of fundamental accounting, bookkeeping and payroll procedures. The program provides the skills necessary to administer payroll and to maintain manual or computerized accounting records. This program is ideal for someone with some office administrative assistant or clerical experience who would like to move to a position in bookkeeping, accounting or payroll. It is also useful for someone who needs to manage the finances of their own business.

A career in the Accounting & Payroll Administration program in Canada

Professionals who complete accounting and payroll administrator training can look forward to good pay after graduation. Accounting clerks may end up moving up the corporate ladder and taking on new responsibilities as their career progresses.

Sample positions  :

  • Payroll Administrator
  • Payroll Specialist
  • Accounting and Payroll  Administrator
  • Accounts Receivable Clerk
  • Audit Clerk
  • Payroll Officer

Insignia College Admission Requirements

Education Requirements

Grade 12 / GED or mature student status

English Proficiency

Applicants must demonstrate English proficiency through prior education in English at grade 10 level or higher or through an English language assessment test (IELTS 6 or equivalent).

Course Content

Introduction to Computers

The first component of this course is designed to introduce students to basic computer literacy through familiarization with the components that make up a computer. Students will also look at the Windows operating system to learn how to manage a computer on a regular basis. This course is also designed to introduce students to considerations for living online. Students will look at what the Internet is and how e-mail has made a huge impact on communicating with others, as well as look at how to find information on the Internet and avoid risk to personal security while online.

Office Procedures

Students will examine the necessities required for operating a smooth and efficient office environment. Topics covered include basic filing techniques, telecommunications, time management and organizational use of general office equipment.

Customer Service

Students will learn a variety of effective Communication methods for the modern business office. Topics include written communications, forms of grammar in the writing process, outlining, business letter writing and collaborative writing. The student will be rounded out in a broad sense and be able to select the proper method when required.

Business Communications 1

Students will learn a variety of effective Communication methods for the modern business office. Topics include written communications, forms of grammar in the writing process, outlining, business letter writing and collaborative writing. The student will be rounded out in a broad sense and be able to select the proper method when required.

Business Communications 2

Using the ethics and etiquette taught to students in the Level 1 module student will apply these in further communication needs within businesses. Students will learn to write routine messages using “positive/negative/positive sandwiches.” Students will be given tools in valuable methods in writing persuasive methods while understanding the difference between persuasive and demanding. Students will also learn how to plan and produce effective reports and proposals as well as developing interesting and effective business presentation. It is essential that student have MS Word Level 2 skills to produce effective and well sourced reports.

Accounting Fundamentals 1

This module is intended to provide the trainees with a general background of the fundamentals of accounting so that they understand the daily transaction procedures that exist in business. Trainees are introduced to double entry bookkeeping including debits and credits, assets, liabilities, equities, journalizing transactions, posting of accounts to ledgers and preparing a trial balance. Trainees are also introduced to financial statements and to adjusting and closing accounts.

Accounting Fundamentals 2

Trainees focus on the following topics: special journal and ledger systems, cash control and banking, cost allocation, financial statements and accounting for partnerships. By the end of this course, trainees will have an in-depth knowledge of the complete accounting cycle including the flow of funds in an organization and key approaches to financial decision-making.

QuickBooks

In this module, trainees continue to build their knowledge and skills in computerized accounting systems, learning QuickBooks, an easy-to use and powerful system. Trainees will learn to set up a new QuickBooks company and manage customer accounts. Trainees also review and consolidate their understanding of Excel and Word by exporting QuickBooks data into these programs. QuickBooks payroll features are also covered.

Sage

Trainees transfer their knowledge from Accounting Fundamentals and learn how to apply these concepts in a computerized environment using Simply Accounting. Some topics covered in this module include setting up a computerized accounting system, computerized journals and ledgers, income statements and balance sheets, as well as customer accounts.

Payroll Fundamentals

This module teaches trainees to: calculate regular individual net pay; calculate, individual pay; calculate termination payments; complete a Record of Employment (ROE); and communicate all aspects of individual pay requirements, calculate organizational remittances to federal, provincial and third party stakeholders; prepare accounting documentation for payroll; complete year end documentation; and communicate all aspects of organizational remittances, accounting and year end requirements to various stakeholders.

Excel 1

This module has been designed to reinforce workforce skills. Trainees learn to create and edit professional-looking spreadsheets for a variety of purposes and situations. Trainees work on real-world problems like the ones they will encounter in the workplace ensuring they are ready for real professional challenges.

Excel 2

This module teaches trainees how to apply basic skill sets along with some intermediate to advanced functions to manage and audit numerical reports. Trainees will learn to create and manipulate charts, work with different types of graphics, and look at various methods of analyzing, organizing, linking and sharing workbooks, learn to use advanced formatting features. teaches the information worker how to work with different types of documents using a variety of core and intermediate features to create and edit professional-looking spreadsheets for a variety of purposes and situations. Trainees will look at productivity tools to increase data entry, features to enable collaboration with others, and use various commands to analyze large numerical reports.

Success Strategies

This module will introduce students to the skills and insights that will help them to get the best out of this and any other learning experience, and make successful transitions into their chosen career and maximize potential in life. They will be exposed to tools and techniques that will enhance their understanding of themselves, including; skills and qualities, interests and values and how they learn.

Employment Strategies

This module will introduce students to the skills and insights that will help them to undertake effective job research and job search activities, create effective resumes and cover letters and develop confident interviewing skills.
It also provides useful guidance on professional practice and how to make a positive impression in the first 90-days of the job and beyond.

Tuition Fee

Application Fee
$100
Due to Covid-19 application fee is waived until further notice.
Course Materials
$500
Text Books
$500
Tuition Fee
$8000

Note: Tuition fee is same for domestic and international students.

Duration

The course for the Accounting & Payroll Administration students are expected to complete approximately 500 hours to successfully complete this program.

Graduation

Upon successful completion of this program students receive

  • Certificate from insignia college
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