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Accounting, Tax and Payroll Administration Diploma Program in Winnipeg

Our Accounting and Payroll Administration Diploma program equips you with a comprehension of both manual and digital accounting payroll systems, as well as the ability to apply this knowledge to business settings. The curriculum will help you gain the confidence and experience necessary for a successful accounting and payroll administration job by combining classroom theory with practical hands-on practise.

Career Opportunities:
  • Accounting Clerk
  • Accounts Payables / Receivables Clerk
  • Accountant Assistant
  • Junior Accountant
  • Bookkeeping & Invoicing Clerk
  • Accountant Technician
  • Office Manager
  • Payroll Administrator
  • Tax Clerk
  • Payroll Analyst

WHAT YOU COULD EARN UNDER A YEAR

$25,748 – $52,701

PROGRAM LENGTH

Theory 580 hours
Capstone Project 80 hours
Total 660 hours

How Do I Get Started?

We offer multiple start dates to give you flexibility in your education, life, and work schedules.

Speak to Admissions at 204-558-9023 for all upcoming start dates or write to us at ashleyl@commonwealtheducationgroup.ca

Course Fee

Registration Fee : $225.00 CAD
Tuition Fee : $7,524.50
Training Completion Fund (TCF) : $75.25 CAD
Books & Supplies Fee : $721.50 CAD
Total Fees : $8,546.25 CAD
Courses Covered
Course Duration : 40 Hours
Course Overview :

In this course, students will learn how to use Microsoft Excel to create and format spreadsheets that will assist in business decision making, financial planning and data analysis. By the end of this course, students will have the ability to create, format, edit, print and save worksheets that have headers/footers, images, and charts.

Learning Outcomes :

Upon completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills necessary in order to:

  • Create, navigate and save an Excel workbook
  • Move, duplicate, Sort cell contents
  • Format cells, including style, theme, images and arrangement
  • Utilize effective file management skills
Course Duration : 40 Hours
Course Overview :

In this course, students will build on the skills learned in Excel Essentials. Students will gain practical experience in the use of Excel for formulas, calculations and analysis. By the end of this course, students will be able to successfully use Excel as a tool for completed accounting tasks and financial decision making.

Prerequisites :

Excel Essentials or a successful Prior Learning Assessment

Learning outcomes :

Upon completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills necessary in order to:

  • Insert and use formulas within cells
  • Move, duplicate, sort and calculate Data
  • Format and create charts
  • Make financial projections and decisions

Confidently utilize Excel as a tool for completing accounting tasks

Course Duration : 40 Hours
Course Overview :

In this course, students will be introduced to basic accounting principles and procedures associated with the role of an administrator. Throughout this course, students will have many opportunities to practice skills such as recording transactions, completing financial statements and preparing accounting documents for a company.

Learning outcomes :

Upon completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills necessary in order to:

  • Understand basic accounting concepts and procedures
  • Know how to record transactions in T-accounts using the rules of debits and credits
  • Know how to prepare financial statements
  • Calculate pay, routine deductions and net-pay for employees
  • Prepare company payroll summary
  • Understand the annual responsibilities associated with the T4 tax form
Course Duration : 40 Hours
Course Overview :

In this course, students will learn the basic theory and application of financial accounting. This course will provide students with an introductory understanding to reading, analyzing and creating various financial statements, understanding the concepts and procedures that make up the accounting cycle and the relevance of financial information aligned with real world contexts.

Learning outcomes :

Upon completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills necessary in order to:

  • Read and understand financial statements
  • Create financial statements
  • Understand the accounting cycle
Course Duration : 40 Hours
Course Overview :

In this course, students will build on the foundation of knowledge acquired through Financial Accounting 1. Through the use of real-world examples, students will continue to develop their proficiency and knowledge in topics such as the development and understanding of financial statements and the application of concepts and procedures related to the accounting cycle.

Learning outcomes :

Upon completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills necessary in order to:

  • Create financial statements with ease
  • Analyze financial statements
  • Recognize the significance of financial information for corporate decision making
  • Update existing financial statements
Course Duration : 60 Hours
Course Overview :

In this course, students will gain a solid foundation on the knowledge and skills required to successfully complete managerial accounting. The course will use real-life examples to hep illustrate how managerial accounting principles would be implemented to make decisions and guide planning within an organization.

Learning outcomes :

Upon completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills necessary in order to:

  • Understand the foundation of managerial accounting
  • Understand the costs associated with running an organization
  • Analyze cost, volume and profit of an organization
  • Make decisions based off of available and projected financial information
  • Plan an organization’s budget
  • Understand the time value of money
Course Duration : 40 Hours
Course Overview :

In this course, students will become familiar with the Quickbooks Accounting software. This software, geared towards small-medium sized businesses is a cloud based system that supports business payments, management of funds, payroll, and more. Using knowledge from previous courses on accounting principles, this course will guide students on how to reproduce accounting documents and financial tracking into a digital and accessible format.

Learning outcomes :

Upon completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills necessary in order to:

  • Set up a QuickBooks account for a client
  • Use QuickBooks to document cash and general transactions
  • Use QuickBooks to document Vendor and Customer transactions
  • Use QuickBooks to document and deliver Discounts, Estimates and Orders
  • Use QuickBooks to document and display baking, taxes and credit card information
  • Use QuickBooks to complete payroll transactions
  • Use QuickBooks to document inventory transactions
Course Duration : 80 Hours
Course Overview :

In this course, students will develop an understanding of Tax Preparation, for both individuals and businesses. This course will prepare students for completing Canadian Federal tax documents, by providing a strong foundation knowledge in topics such as income sources, taxpayer obligations, capital gains and other key topics.

Learning outcomes :

Upon completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills necessary in order to:

  • Understand Canadian federal taxation laws and requirements
  • Complete documents and understand topics related to income and loss for a business
  • Complete documents and understand topics related to income taxes for individuals
  • Have a strong understanding of issues related to income, deductions, gains and losses
  • Understand corporate taxation and how it affects management decisions
  • Understand tax rollovers
Course Duration : 80 Hours
Course Overview :

In this course, students will gain both a theoretical understanding and opportunities for practical application of payroll knowledge. Students will be introduced to payroll legislation, withholding calculations, contractual obligations for different stakeholders and accounting as it pertains to the payroll process. Upon completion of this course, and ample career experience, students may be able to challenge the Canadian Payroll Association Exams.

Learning outcomes :

Upon completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills necessary in order to:

  • Understand Canadian payroll
  • Understand the legislation surrounding payroll, labour and employment standards
  • Calculate employee net pay
  • Understand the necessary withholdings, including pensionable, insurable, taxable and non-statutory
  • Create a year-end payroll report
Course Duration : 100 Hours
Course Overview :

In this course, students will gain practical knowledge of how to effectively communicate as a professional in the business world. Students will have the opportunity to practice crafting professional written messages, for internal and external business use.

Learning outcomes :

Upon completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills necessary in order to:

  • Communicate effectively with members of their professional team
  • Craft professionally written business messages for internal and external use
  • Craft professionally written messages for use on company digital media platforms
  • Write positive, negative and persuasive professional messages
  • Writing and presenting reports and presentations
Course Duration : 20 Hours
Course Overview :

In this course, students will have the opportunity to engage in content related to self-discovery and career exploration. Students will take time to look deeper into their own personal goals, beliefs and values in an effort to align themselves with future career opportunities. This course takes a very hands-on approach to preparing students for entering the job market.

Learning outcomes :

Upon completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills necessary in order to:

  • Identify goals associated with career growth
  • Recognize the skills that they bring to the industry and their future career
  • Understand personal values, and how those values should align with future employers
  • Have a completed resume
  • Successfully navigate job boards to search for relevant job application opportunities
Course Duration : 80 Hours
Course Overview :

The capstone project requires students to integrate the knowledge and skills acquired throughout the program with practical application. The capstone project also provides an opportunity to demonstrate initiative, ethical reasoning, research skills, mastery of the subject matter, and a deeper understanding of the relation of the specialized subjects to the broader discipline of accounting.

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