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Accounting and Finance Certificate

Business Accounting and Fiance Training in as Little as 15 Weeks

The Accounting & Finance Program from Discovery Community College is designed to help individuals develop the essential bookkeeping, accounting and general accounting office skills to become successful business professionals. The program is streamlined, so that you can get the skills you need and get into the workforce in less than 4 months.

This program is currently being offered in: Campbell River, Nanaimo, Parksville, and Surrey.

This program has been reviewed and approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training.

The best way to see if Discovery Community College is the right fit for you is to see it for yourself. You can tour our facilities, get all your questions answered, and meet with both students and instructors.

Becoming a Skilled Financial Professional

As a graduate of the Discovery Community College Accounting & Finance Program, you’ll enter the professional world with confidence after gaining hands-on training and one-on-one instruction in the following important accounting/financial practices:

  • Sage 50
  • Quickbooks
  • Canadian Manual Bookkeeping
  • Canadian Payroll and Employment Standards
  • And More

After achieving your bookkeeping payroll program, you’ll be fully prepared to pursue a number of interesting positions such as Bookkeeper, Bookkeeping Clerk, Accounts or Receivable Clerk, Payroll Assistant, Payroll and Benefits Administrator, and more!

Successful graduates of this program have found work in corporations, small businesses, insurance companies, real estate, government departments, and more. You can even work independently as a contractor, providing bookkeeping and payroll services or apply your financial knowledge to managing your own small business.

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