Accounting and Payroll (Online)
Gain the knowledge needed to manage payroll and accounting in this online diploma program.
About The Program
The Accounting and Payroll (Online) diploma program covers key areas of financial accounting and payroll, business application software and the implementation and operation of a computerized accounting system.
Graduates will be secured with an associate membership in the Canadian Payroll Association (CPA) and will be eligible to pursue the Payroll Compliance Practitioner (PCP) certification from the Canadian Payroll Association.
As an Accounting and Payroll (Online) graduate, you will qualify for careers in finance, banking, payroll, personnel and accounting.
Employers Who Have Hired Eastern Grads
- ADP Canada
- Research Productivity Council
- Wood Motors Ford
- Social Development
- ABC Tax and Accounting
**Employment Rate based on 2018 contactable Eastern graduates employed in a related field.
NOC Code: 1431, 1432 - **Wage data is for employees in all ranges of experience in the field, rounded down to the nearest dollar, and based on Nova Scotia data. Local (or regional) income may vary.
Do you want to become a skilled professional who oversees processes related to employee payroll and accounting? If you’re looking to pursue a challenging role in a professional business environment, the Accounting and Payroll online diploma program is the right fit and will provide you with the opportunity to pursue a new career from the comfort of your home so you can easily fit an education into your busy life.
Students will learn to apply payroll legislation, calculate individual pay and report government and third-party remittances. Graduates will be able to effectively communicate organizational processes and requirements to both internal and external stakeholders. You will be responsible for using administrative software to ensure that employees, in any given company, are working their designated hours, their cheques are being created correctly, and that they’re being paid in a timely manner. Students will be introduced to accounting concepts and procedures, such as debits and credits, analyzing and recording business transactions, banking procedures, and how to set up and interact with different ledgers.
You will also receive:
- Training on the latest software applications required by employers, including QuickBooks and Sage 50
- Knowledge of cash flow account and Cost of Goods Sold (COGS) management, inventory costing, and financial statement analysis
- Free software subscriptions for Microsoft Office and Windows
- Career service assistance
Graduates who successfully receive a passing grade on the Canadian Payroll Association-designated courses will be eligible to pursue the CPA’S Payroll Compliance Practitioner (PCP) certification, nationally recognized as the standard of excellence for payroll training. You must fulfill the following criteria to be eligible for the Payroll Compliance Practitioner’s certification:
- Obtain the Introduction to Accounting transfer of credit
- Maintain CPA membership either through an individual membership or through a company that has a business membership
- One year of experience (within five years of starting the Payroll Compliance Legislation course) defined as “paying employees accurately and on time, in compliance with legislative requirements, contributing to the full annual payroll cycle.”
- An online Certification Declaration
You have the option to take the Accounting and Payroll (Online) program full-time at 20 hours per week, or part time at 10 hours per week.
Course Listings: New Brunswick
Intermediate Accounting (with Sage 50)
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Career Planning & Preparation - Level 2
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High school graduation or equivalent. For those without high school completion, please refer to the Program Overview at the top of this page or speak to your Education Consultant.
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