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Accounting & Payroll Administrator

Managing the books at companies large and small falls to the accounting department, and within that department are accountants, payroll officers, payroll clerks, and bookkeepers – each with different levels of training in accounting.

If you’re looking for hands-on accounting training in Toronto, look no further than CDI College’s Accounting & Payroll Administrator diploma program.

Accountants and Payroll Administrators

The Accounting & Payroll Administrator program at CDI College is largely focused on providing you with a background in general accounting, bookkeeping, income tax fundamentals, and payroll.

In the program, you will learn two of the most popular accounting software programs: Sage 50 Accounting and QuickBooks Pro, which are used by professional accountants across Ontario every day.

You’ll also receive additional training in office administration, and broaden your skills in the Microsoft Office suite of programs, including Excel, Word, and Outlook.

Hands-on Accounting Training

Before you graduate from the Accounting & Payroll Administrator program, you’ll meet with our Employment Services department, who can help you make the transition from student to employee.

These career services professionals will help you prepare for the future, with resume writing assistance and job interview preparation, ensuring you’ll be ready to start your new career quickly.

An added bonus from the Accounting & Payroll Administrator program is the classes meet the core and elective course credit requirements for the Canadian Payroll Association (CPA) Certified Payroll Management Program (CPMP) at the level of Payroll Compliance Practitioner (PCP).

In order to challenge for the certification, you need to fulfill the CPA’s Work Experience Requirement (WERA), and have a passing program grade of at least 65%, which includes completing a transfer credit for Introduction to Accounting. Visit www.payroll.ca for more information on CPA requirements.

Program Courses

MSWO4 - Microsoft Word
This course introduces the students to word processing with Microsoft Word 2013. Relying very heavily on a hands-on practical training approach, students learn by doing through skills based simulations, training and assessments. The course starts with an overview of Microsoft Office 2013 where you will learn about the common features of the Office applications and file management fundamentals. The course then focuses on the core features of Microsoft Word where students learn proper document formatting, organization and editing using the tools and features of the ribbon. The course will then continue with more advanced topics such as working with tables, lists, objects, templates footnotes and endnotes and mail merges. Finally the course will explore the collaboration features of Word 2013 that allow users to share and collaborate on documents through the use of track changes, sharing and reviewing and the use of OneDrive.
CESO - Career and Employment Strategies
This course will assist students in planning, preparation, and job search execution. Students will prepare personal marketing collateral and will practice a variety of interviewing techniques.
PSKO - Professional Skills
This course is designed to equip students with interpersonal skills identified by employers as essential for success in the professional world. Using a variety of instructional methods including case studies, group exercises, and discussion, students learn and practice key communication skills.
ITFO - Income Tax Fundementals
This course is designed to follow the general structure of the Canadian Income Tax Act for individual taxpayers. This introductory course presents in-depth coverage of the information needed to prepare a majority of individual income tax returns for residents of Canada. The course will cover major income categories, applicable tax rules to calculate net income, allowable deductions for tax payers and calculation of tax payable for individuals. The course will also determine who is subject to tax in Canada and the basis on which Canada levies income tax. Advance tax topics are covered briefly in this course to create an awareness of subject matter.
PF2O - Payroll Fundamentals II
This is one of three compulsory courses for the CPA’s Certified Payroll Management Program. Students who complete this course will be able to calculate and report the government and third-party remittances, year-end requirements and accounting for payroll at the compliance level for the organization.
PF1O - Payroll Fundamentals I
This is one of three compulsory courses for the CPA’s Certified Payroll Management program. Students who complete this course will be able to apply payroll legislation and calculate individual pay. This includes all components of individual pay from remuneration, through deductions, to net pay for both regular and non-regular situations. In addition, students will be able to accurately complete Records of Employment.
PAYO - Payroll Compliance Legislation
This is one of three compulsory courses for the CPA’s Certified Payroll Management program. The course provides students with the payroll-related legislation affecting organizations, as well as the tools to find information and apply that information to different scenarios in relation to individual pay.
B1068O - Computerized Accounting III with QuickBooks
In this module, students continue to build their knowledge and skills in computerized accounting systems, learning QuickBooks, an easy-to-use and powerful system. Students will learn to set up a new QuickBooks company and manage customer accounts. Students also review and consolidate their understanding of Excel and Word by exporting QuickBooks data into these programs. QuickBooks payroll features are also covered.
SI1E - Computerized Accounting I with Simply
Accounting procedures in a computerized environment are examined using the General, Payables and Receivables modules of Simply Accounting.
SI1O - Computerized Accounting with Sage 50
Students will learn accounting procedures in a computerized environment using the General, Payables, Receivables, modules of Sage 50.
BF2O - Bookkeeping and Financial Accounting II
The focus of the level 2 course is on the Merchandising sales, Inventories and Cost of Sales, Accounting Information Systems, Receivables, and Payroll. The use of special journals and subsidiary ledgers in an accounting system coupled with methods of recording and managing retail inventories are examined. Journalizing of payroll entries is included along with recording the purchase and amortization (depreciation) of fixed assets as well as intangible assets.
BF1O - Bookkeeping and Financial Accounting I - Level 1
This course is an introduction to the fundamental principles and practices of accounting as a device for reporting business activity. It provides the student with an understanding of the underlying theory and principles of accounting. The construction of financial statements as they evolve from business transactions and records is emphasized using the rules of double-entry bookkeeping. In addition, adjusting journal entries and everyday transactions for both service and retail businesses are recorded coupled with the preparation of basic financial statements. Students will have a clear grasp on the introduction to accounting; financial statements and accounting transactions; analyzing and recording transactions; adjusting accounts for financial statements; and completing the accounting cycle and classifying accounts.
MSE4 - Microsoft Excel
Relying heavily on a hands-on practical training approach, students learn by doing through skills based simulations, training and assessments in Microsoft Excel. The course starts with an overview of spreadsheets and how to use the common features and functions of Microsoft Excel. The course then focuses on the core features of Microsoft Excel where students learn how to enter and format data and use the various functions and formulas to manage and manipulate data. The course continues with more advanced topics such as performing quantitative analysis with logical, lookup and various mathematical and financial functions. Depicting data visually is an important feature of Excel. Students will learn how to work with charts in Excel to produce a variety of different charts based on data housed in a spreadsheet. Finally students will learn to handle large volumes of data with datasets and tables.
MSE04 - Microsoft Excel
<p>This course introduces the students to spreadsheets with Microsoft Excel 2013. Relying very heavily on a hands-on practical training approach, students learn by doing through skills based simulations, training, and assessments. The course starts with an overview of spreadsheets and how to use the common features and functions of Microsoft Excel. The course then focuses on the core features of Microsoft Excel where students learn how to enter and format data and use the various functions and formulas to manage and manipulate the data. The course will then continue with more advanced topics such as performing quantitative analysis with logical, lookup, and various mathematical and financial functions. Depicting data visually is an important feature of Excel. Students will learn how to work with charts in Excel to produce a variety of different charts based on data housed in a spreadsheet. Finally students will learn to handle large volumes of data with Datasets and tables.</p>
FCMO - Fundamentals of Computers
This course presents an introductory look at Windows 7 and its interface, tools, and features. You will learn about the fundamentals of navigating and personalizing the interface, organizing files and folders, using media devices, and searching for information. This course relies heavily on practical hands-on activities that allow you to learn the concepts by practicing them on a regular basis.
SSSO - Student Success Strategies
This course will introduce students to skills and concepts that will help them achieve personal, academic, and career success.

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