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Financial and Payroll Administration

The business world is unpredictable, but the skills of an accounting or payroll clerk are always needed. In fact, with the increasingly complex and computerized work environment, this profession is more in demand than ever.

Completing the Financial and Payroll Administration (FPA) program at CBSC will provide you with the necessary skills to begin a meaningful career in just 40 weeks. Our small class sizes and outstanding support services emphasize the individual student’s success, both in school and upon entering the workforce.

Our experienced program instructors will prepare you to use specialized accounting programs such as Quickbooks, as well as essential office programs like Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and Outlook. You will become familiar with the best professional practices and techniques through handson experience, so you’ll be ready to succeed.

The unique structure of this program allows students to begin their studies at several different points in the course, so you can begin your career training more quickly. Our goal is to provide you with the skills you need to be successful in in a way that accommodates your busy life. Canadian Business Skills College is working in partnership with the Canadian Payroll Association to make sure that our students receive the most relevant and up-to-date training in payroll procedures and practices.

Our courses focus on:

  • Bookkeeping procedures and best practices in large and small businesses, including recording transactions, debits and credits, adding and adjusting payroll entries, and preparing financial statements
  • Preparing students to use professional accounting software such as Quickbooks Pro and Simply Accounting, including tracking accounts receivable and payable, creating detailed financial reports, and recording assets and liabilities.
  • Administrative skills needed for success in the workplace, such as workplace communications and customer service skills, organizing financial and personal information, billing and insurance claims, and efficient keyboarding practices
  • Mastering Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and Outlook
  • Compliance with current payroll legislation and administration practices regarding taxation and taxable benefits, preparing accurate earnings statements and records of employment, and a thorough understanding of Canadian employment standards

Requirements for the Course

Secondary School Diploma or Mature Student Status

Fluency in English

Program Length: 40 Weeks

Career Path

Completing this program can lead to a career in a wide variety of job sectors, from public administration to retail illustrating the diverse businesses that rely on payroll and financial administrators. Common areas of opportunity include payroll administration, accounting administration, bank or insurance customer representation, bookkeeping or financial services.

Employment Outlook

The field of accounting offers a stable rate of employment, despite the ups and downs of the economy. Businesses will rely on your skills to track and manage their financial operations, with additional demand common during tax season and at the end of the month. According to a Canadawide labour report in 2012, 89% of workers in this occupation work fulltime.

CBSC Advantage

Our instructors bring their passion for the field into the classroom. They prepare you with the necessary skills to make you an asset to the workplace, working closely with the career services team to ensure that students reach their full potential. With our convenient location (including free parking), modern classrooms, and emphasis on students CBSC provides a personalized learning experience to help you achieve your goals and begin your new career.

Our career services team will work closely with you to achieve your personal and professional goals, providing ongoing support as you transition into the workforce. We can help you improve your job search strategies and sharpen your resume and cover letter, highlighting the skills that employers look for.

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