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Accounting and Payroll Administrator

About The Program

The Accounting and Payroll Administrator diploma program offers a 10-week field placement to gain hands-on experience in the field. Graduates will also be eligible for the Payroll Certified Practitioner designation.

Career Opportunities

As an Accounting and Payroll Administrator, you will qualify for positions such as: Accounts Clerk, Payroll Administrator, and Pay & Benefits Administrator.

Employers Who Have Hired Eastern Grads

  •  ADP Canada
  •  Research Productivity Council
  •  Wood Motors Ford
  •  RBC
  •  Social Development
  • ABC Tax and Accounting

Program Details

Are you interested in learning the core principles of accounting and becoming an administrator in the field? If so, the Accounting and Payroll Administrator diploma program is just what you need to kick start your new career.

In this 60-week program, you will learn everything from accounts payable and accounts receivable to cash flows and balance sheets. You will take courses in finance, business, and bookkeeping to help set you up for a successful career in this industry. These skills are vital to fulfill the need of hundreds of organizations around the globe and a diploma in the right course will help you fill that demand.

Successful graduates of this program who earn the appropriate passing grades for the Canadian Payroll Association (CPA) courses, namely Payroll Compliance Legislation, Payroll Fundamentals I and Payroll Fundamentals II (a minimum of 65% overall in each course, and earn at least 65% on each of the final exams), will be eligible to pursue CPA’s Payroll Compliance Practitioner (PCP) certification. The PCP designation is nationally recognized as the standard of excellence for payroll training.

To be fully certified, PCP candidates must satisfy the following criteria:

  • Obtain the Introduction to Accounting transfer of credit;
  • Maintain CPA membership either through an individual membership (a 1-year individual Associate Membership is included in this Eastern program), or through a company that has a Business membership;
  • Complete the CPA’s Work Experience Requirement Application (WERA) process, to demonstrate 1 year of experience (within 5 years after the start of the Payroll Compliance Legislation course) in which your job role involves paying employees accurately and on time, in compliance with legislative requirements, contributing to the full annual payroll cycle.
  • Complete the online Certification Declaration.
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