Accounting & Payroll Administrator Courses

See yourself crunching numbers in an office or working with an Accountant to make sure the books balance and the team gets paid on time? If so, this program is the right choice for you.

Program Duration
Full Time: 44 weeks
In-class schedule: Monday to Friday
Financial Aid
Various payment options. Financial assistance may be available to those who qualify.


As an Accounting and Payroll Administrator, you work under the general supervision of accountants within established procedures, regulatory requirements, and corporate policies. You are likely responsible for day-to-day operations including processing of accounts receivable, accounts payable, customer invoicing, and various accounts reconciliation. You may also manage government remittances including GST, QST, HST, WSIB, and source deductions. Other duties range from coordinating office administrative procedures and delegating work and deadlines, to preparing operating budgets. You calculate, prepare and distribute wages, calculate overtime and deductions, prepare and receive invoices, arrange payments, and prepare reports related to the business’ accounting activities.

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The program is 44 week. Our Accounting and Payroll Administration Diploma program provides you with an understanding of manual and computerized accounting payroll systems and the ability to apply this knowledge to business situations. Combining classroom theory with practical hands-on experience, the program will help you develop the confidence and experience needed for a successful career in accounting and payroll administration.

Graduates of this program will also benefit from receiving the CPA’s PCP certification.


The Canadian Payroll Association (CPA) offers the only payroll certifications in Canada: Payroll Compliance Practitioner (PCP) Certification.
The CPA’s PCP certification is the foundation for a career in payroll. Gain an in-depth understanding of the legislative requirements to keep your organization compliant throughout the annual payroll cycle. When you become certified, you join a growing community of supportive professionals and gain access to the resources you need to stay current and compliant.

PCP certification requires three core courses, one transfer of credit and one year of weighted, related work experience. Please see the requirements in completion order listed below.

  1. Payroll Compliance Legislation (PCL)Payroll Fundamentals 1 (PF1)
  2. Payroll Fundamentals 2 (PF2)
  3. Introduction to Accounting (transfer of credit; offered at post-secondary institutions)
  4. PCP Work Experience Requirement Application (WERA) (a minimum of one-year work experience in payroll)

All courses, including the Introduction to Accounting transfer of credit, require a passing grade of 65% in order to be accepted toward PCP certification.

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Amandeep K. S.

“I am passionate about teaching because I believe it gives me the ability to make a difference in someone’s life. I especially enjoy teaching adult students because they are sincere, punctual and responsible. To see my students succeed gives me so much pleasure.”

Amandeep is a highly educated instructor with more than 10 years’ experience teaching Business Management and Accounting to a diverse group of students from all over the world. She has received numerous awards and recognitions in the business and accounting field, and has conducted a series of research programs. She has published 3 books, 25 conference research papers, and 10 research papers in journals, one of which received the “Best Research Paper Award” from the Insurance Institute of India.

Amandeep has a PhD in Management and a Masters of Business Administration in Finance. She is also a certified Payroll Compliance Practitioner.

Victoria G. H.

“I love teaching at Anderson College because I have such good quality students. They are smart, well-disciplined and fast learners; they do not waste their time while in the classroom! They are very focussed on learning new skills, which is amazing.”

Victoria has amassed more than 20 years’ experience teaching in Canada’s Private Colleges. She has been instructing students in computing courses on subjects ranging from College Accounting to specific software and operating systems since 1997.

Victoria is a certified Payroll Compliance Practitioner and has been a member of the Canadian Payroll Association since 2011. She has also earned a BSBA-Accounting Diploma and certifications in subjects such as Adult Education and various business software.

Genelyn F.

“Teaching is my “calling”. I love sharing my knowledge with others, as well as the feeling of accomplishment seeing my students grow in knowledge, confidence and skills. Every single day we make a difference in someone's life which goes far beyond knowledge.” - Genelyn

Genelyn has over 10 years’ experience in accountancy and customer service. In her role as an instructor, she identifies and selects different instructional resources and methods to meet students' varying needs, establishing and communicating clear objectives for all learning activities. She believes that a positive attitude, commitment, and hard work are the keys to success.

Qualifications: BSc in Accountancy; Accounting and Payroll (Diploma); Tax Fundamentals (Diploma)
Accreditation: Member of Canadian Payroll Association, Member of Association of Filipino Accountants

Waran N.

I believe that a teacher never stops learning regardless of the number of years of experience or the educational qualifications because of the intense changes in knowledge and technology since the evolution and the availability of the technology. Knowing students’ background and adapting the teaching methods and styles that suits the subject and students is key to being successful in teaching. By keeping them in my mind, I always look for improvement in my personal journey.

For many years, I have been teaching several subjects that include Windows/Computer Fundamentals, MS Office, and Bookkeeping, Computerized Accounting (QuickBooks, Sage 50 Accounting, and Sage 300 ERP). In addition to teaching, I have experience in developing learning materials that include, PowerPoint Presentations, Assignments, Tests, Practices, and Exams. As an instructor, I enjoy both teaching in the class and preparing learning materials.

My educational qualifications include an Accounting Diploma, Accounting Technique Certificate and Adult Education Certificate.
I find the opportunity to teach at Anderson College is one of the greatest experiences since it gives me the opportunity to teach a variety of subjects. Every work experience is unique because each work environment is different from others. Anderson college provides not only a healthy work environment but also a healthy learning environment to enhance student experiences.

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