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Accounting and Payroll Administrator

Diploma 48 weeks

CDI College's Accounting and Payroll Administrator program in Manitoba gives you the hands-on accounting training that employers demand. You will master computerized accounting programs such as Sage 50 and other industry-standard software. You’ll also learn the manual accounting fundamentals you need to fully understand the bookkeeping process.


Well-trained accounting and payroll professionals are in demand across the country. Every small, medium, and large company relies on their accounting department to keep things running smoothly. With hands-on training in practicum placements, students will graduate with the practical skills and real-world experience employers are looking for.


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 gain an in-depth understanding of 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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Campus Availability

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

  • Winnipeg

I  took Accounting and Payroll Administrator at CDI College. The hands-on training that I received at CDI College was very helpful. For example, we were using Excel, Sage, and QuickBooks.

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