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Accounting and Payroll Administrator

Diploma 41 weeks

As an Accounting and Payroll Administrator, you will play a key role in any business. Get an Accounting and Payroll Administrator diploma at CDI College to equip you for the demands of the current job market.

A Diploma in Accounting

By completing the Accounting and Payroll Administrator program, you’ll gain computer and office administration skills and a practical foundation in Accounting, Computerized Accounting Systems, and Payroll. Accounting courses will prepare you to enter the workforce by teaching you how to do journal entries, read financial statements, and adjust accounts. Bookkeeping courses will teach you the fundamental principles of reporting business activities.

Upon graduation, you will have on-the-job experience through a practicum placement. The practicum will take you beyond introductory principles as you’ll have the opportunity to practice your skills using industry-standard accounting software applications.

National Payroll Institute Designation

The National Payroll Institute’s PCP designation is the foundation for a successful career in payroll. The PCP courses will help you understand the legislative requirements to keep your organization compliant throughout the annual payroll cycle. When you achieve the designation, you join a growing community of supportive professionals and gain access to the resources you need to stay current and compliant.


The PCP designation requires three core payroll courses, an Introduction to Accounting course transfer credit and one year of weighted payroll work experience:


  1. Payroll Compliance Legislation
  2. Payroll Fundamentals 1 – Prerequisite: Payroll Compliance Legislation
  3. Payroll Fundamentals 2 – Prerequisites: Payroll Compliance Legislation and Payroll Fundamentals 1
  4. Introduction to Accounting - must be completed at a post-secondary institution
  5. PCP Work Experience Requirement Application (a minimum of one-year weighted payroll work experience


All PCP courses, including the Introduction to Accounting transfer credit course, require a passing grade of 65%.


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Pathway Partnership

Through a pathway partnership, credits from this program can count towards a Bachelor of Business Administration from Yorkville University. Learn more on the pathway partnership page.

Delivery Method: in-class, distance or combined delivery.

This program has been approved by the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) registrar of the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training.

Campus Availability

This program is approved to be offered at the following campuses. Please contact the campus of your choosing for program availability.

  • Burnaby, BC
  • Richmond, BC
  • South Surrey, BC
  • Surrey, BC

Delivery Mode

The program is approved to be delivered in the following methods.

  • In person (On Campus)
  • Distance (Online)
  • Combined

My instructor has been a great teacher. His knowledge in the field makes it easy for students to understand and build confidence in themselves. 

Teresa M., Accounting and Payroll Administrator Graduate
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