Accounting & Payroll Administration

Accounting and payroll jobs are perfect for detail-oriented people who are looking to enter a growing industry. The Accounting and Payroll Administration diploma program at Reeves College is an intensive 43-week immersion into accounting and payroll fundamentals.
 
This program teaches students to thoroughly understand the business accounting cycle. Subjects covered include employment insurance, income tax, pensions, accounting software, and fundamental administrative skills.
 
In addition to the Accounting and Payroll Administration diploma, graduates should be able to apply the accounting function to payroll practice and effectively communicate payroll issues to all stakeholders. They'll also meet the requirements for the payroll practice through an annual payroll cycle.


This program is 43 weeks in length.

Job Opportunities

  • Accounting Clerk     
  • Accounts Payable Clerk     
  • Accounts Receivable Clerk          
  • Tax Return Preparer     
  • Benefits Officer     
  • Pay and Benefits Clerk     
  • Pay Clerk     
  • Payroll Officer     
"After my maternity leave, I had to do something different. I needed a program that would allow me to manage family life and start a good career. I found Reeves College and it really fit what I was looking for. Going to Reeves College, doing this program and graduating gave me confidence."

Fatoumata F., Reeves College Graduate

Program Courses

Code Course description
HRE4Human Resources
Employees are the most valuable asset of a business and all aspects from hiring to performance appraisal are examined utilizing the case study approach.
CAB4Computerized Accounting II
This course is a continuation of Computerized Accounting with Sage 50 Level 1. Students learn how to set up for Payroll and Inventory, record payroll and inventory, set up budgets, and reconcile accounts by working with a variety of business simulations.
CAA4Computerized Accounting I
This course provides a practical instruction to Sage 50 Accounting. Students learn how to set up a computerized accounting environment and record transactions in the General, Payable, and Receivable ledgers by working with a variety of business simulations.
SSS4Student Success Strategies
Emphasis is placed on thinking about achieving success from day one, and developing the non-technical skills to enhance personal, academic, and career success.
MSP4Microsoft PowerPoint
The main objective of this course is to introduce students to the basic commands, functions, and capabilities of Microsoft Office PowerPoint.
MSA4Microsoft Access
The main objective of this course is to introduce students to the basic commands, functions, and capabilities of Microsoft Office Access. Students learn how to create tables and forms and how to search for data, sort and filter data, and create and modify queries. Reports and charts can be created using the data.
MSE4Microsoft Excel
The main objective of the first level of this course is to introduce students to the basic commands, functions, and capabilities of Microsoft Office Excel. In the second level of this course, students will begin with a review of the basic operations and then move to more advanced topics that include working with functions, customizing formatting, using drawing tools, hyperlinks, data tools, databases, cell formatting, drawing objects and customizing charts.
MSW4Microsoft Word
The main objective of the first part of this course is to introduce students to the basic commands, functions, and capabilities of Microsoft Office Word. In the second segment, this course will go further to introduce students (as experienced users) to some advanced features of Word in order to produce professional documents, manage large files, work with web documents, collaborate with others, or merge data together.
MOT4Microsoft Outlook
This course explores information using Microsoft Outlook. It will present the MS Outlook application interface, tools, and features. You will learn about the fundamentals of an email application, scheduling, calendars, contact lists, creating, forwarding and managing messages. This course relies heavily upon hands-on practical activities that allow you to learn the concepts by practicing them on a regular basis.
EBW4Effective Business Writing
Following the completion of this course, students will be able to: describe business communications in today’s workplace; communicate in teams using listening, nonverbal and meeting skills; plan, write and review various types of business messages; communicate effectively using memos, email, letters and instant messages; create business reports and proposals; plan, write and deliver oral presentations.
EOS4Executive Office Simulation
This course helps prepare students for the real world of office work. It provides a simulated office environment where students can practice the skills learned in previous courses.
AFA4Accounting Fundamentals I
This module is intended to provide students with a general background of the fundamentals of accounting as a means to understand the daily transaction procedures that exist in business. Students 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. Students are also introduced to financial statements and to adjusting and closing accounts.
PRL1Payroll Basics
By the end of this course, students will understand the compulsory aspects of payroll and its objectives. They will know the difference between independent/self-employed compared to business employer/employee relationships based on CRA guidelines. Major emphasis will be placed on the mandatory aspects of payroll such as calculating statutory deductions for federal and provincial governments. Students will understand the role of government agencies (CRA, Service Canada, and ESDC) that control payroll rules and regulations governing all stakeholders.
AFB4Accounting Fundamentals II
Students focus on the following topics: special journal and subsidiary ledger systems, cash control and banking, completing accounting cycle for merchandising company and preparing year-end financial statements. By the end of this course, students will have an in-depth knowledge of the complete accounting cycle including the flow of funds in an organization. (PR: BF1R)
PRL2Payroll Processing
By the end of this course, students will be able to interpret their own pay stub. They will be able to accurately calculate normal/regular payroll cycles. They will understand different aspects of income and statutory requirements pertaining to areas such as earnings, benefits, allowances, and expense reimbursements. Students will be able to calculate statutory and non-statutory deductions, and they will be able to accurately process special payments including bonuses, retroactive pay, vacation pay, director fees, and employment termination amounts. Exposure to ROE (Record of Employment) will be provided.
PRL3Payroll Remittance and Reporting
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to calculate and know the deadlines and procedures associated with remitting statutory deductions to CRA and RQ (Quebec Provincial Ministry). They will understand the repercussions of not submitting remittances, or of submitting late remittances. Students will learn provincial requirements of payroll tax levies, and they will receive exposure to non-government unions, private pensions, garnishments and WCB calculations) deduction amounts. A detailed exposure will be given to T4/T4A, RL-1, and other annual required reports. At the end of the course, students will understand the accounting aspects of payroll, its remittances, and payroll accruals.
PRAC100Practicum
This module is for course credits but has no grade. Students will be placed in actual work places related to their field of study and will be expected to act as a regular employee in order to gain the valuable "real world" experience that so many employers seek. Students are encouraged to find their own work experience placement; however, once placed, continuation in that placement is mandatory. (PR: All coursework)
CES4Career and Employment Strategies
Students will have the use of our Job Search lab which has unlimited access to the Internet, a job search resource library, fax machine and a phone for contacting prospective employers with their resumes. Facilitators will also be made available to advise on job finding resources, interview skills and techniques, and to carry out mock interviews. Students will review core program concepts and learning in order to market their skills effectively.
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