Diploma Program | Offered in Calgary

Accounting and Payroll personnel are in great demand throughout Canada. Whether a public or a private organization, the vast majority of Canadian companies require accounting and payroll personnel. If you are good with numbers, detail-oriented and attentive, this could be just the field for you!

The Accounting and Payroll Administrator program offers students comprehensive insight into the accounting cycle. From payroll fundamentals and compliance legislation to financial accounting, this program provides students with the necessary skills to keep records of accounts, maintain a complete set of books, and verify financial transactions.

In addition to the fundamentals of accounting and payroll practices, students also focus on business writing skills, and career and employment strategies within the financial industry. At ABM College we ensure that our program learning outcomes reflect current industry trends, and that our graduates enter the workforce ready to excel in their new career.

Next start date: April 2, 2018

51 Weeks of in-class academic and lab instruction – Approximately 1,297 hours

Program Outline

  • The objective of the Accounting and Payroll Administrator program is to instruct students in the areas of financial accounting and payroll, bookkeeping services, and financial transactions.
  • To provide students with the right skills necessary to keep records of account, maintain a complete set of books, and to verify financial transactions. Along with theoretical knowledge, this program strongly emphasizes the importance of practical experience.
  • To prepare graduates who are ready and able to meet the demands and expectations of industry employers.
  • Career development through virtual office simulations, interview workshops, and resume advisers
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, and PowerPoint)
  • Industry specific instruction through courses such as Payroll Fundamentals, Payroll Compliance Legislation, Financial Accounting, Bookkeeping, and Corporate Exposure Writing Skills

Method of Learning

  • Self Directed
  • Online/Computer
  • Traditional Lecture


Job Opportunities

  • Payroll Administrator
  • Office Supervisor
  • Accounts and Receivable/Accounts Payable Clerk
  • Office Assistant
  • Clerk

Course Components:

This is a diploma program which consists of a total of 1,270 hours of class room instructions.

The program features components as follows:

  1. Microsoft Office Suite
  2. Business Communication
  3. Marketing
  4. Economics
  5. Human Resources Management
  6. Bookkeeping
  7. Financial Accounting
  8. Introduction to Personal and Corporate Taxation
  9. Management Accounting
  10. Introduction to Quick Books and Sage
  11. Business Management Group Project
  12. Starting your own business
  13. Resume Writing and Professional Skills
  14. Practicum

Admission Requirements

Standard Admission

  • Minimum high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Successful interview with school administration.

Mature Admission

  • 18 years or older.
  • Successful completion of the ABM College Entrance Exam.
  • Successful interview with school administration.

For further information about our Accounting and Payroll program please contact an ABM College admissions counsellor.

Accounting And Payroll Program Infomation Kit

This kit includes a program brochure, admissions checklist, and useful information.

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ABM College is one of the leading career training institutions in Alberta and Ontario. Throughout its history ABM College has provided students with professional training, academic knowledge, and the right skill-set to meet employment market demand. It is a point of pride for us that the vast majority of our graduates are employed within their field of study!