Accounting and Payroll Administration

CampusStart Date
MiramichiSeptember 2018
MonctonJanuary 2018
WoodstockSeptember 2018

Program Overview

All businesses depend on the bottom line. Accountants and Payroll administrators are major players in financial departments. They maintain accounting records and prepare essential financial statements. You'll learn how to process payroll information and determine pay and benefit entitlements for employees. Our program also offers complementary administrative training, such as office software skills, customer service, project management, and problem solving. Accountants are needed in every field; you’ll find work that aligns your life passions and interest in numbers.


The requirements for this certificate program may be achieved within one academic year of full-time study.

Admission Requirements

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  • High School Diploma or Adult High School Diploma or GED Diploma of High School Equivalency

    (NB Francophone High School Math Equivalencies)

    Career Possibilities

    Graduates from the program could work in the following areas: basic tax returns; as payroll, accounts receivable, accounts payable or general accounting clerks in larger organizations; or as bookkeepers with smaller businesses.

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    NOC Codes

    1114 - Other financial officers
    1231 - Bookkeepers
    1431 - Accounting and related clerks
    1432 - Payroll clerks

    What you will learn

    • Accounting
    • Payroll Fundamentals and Legislation
    • Computerized Accounting
    • Database and Spreadsheets
    • Economics
    • Employee Relations
    • Financial Analysis
    • General Statements
    • Communication skills

    Specific Considerations

    Graduates of the Accounting and Payroll Administration program are encouraged to continue their education in the Business Administration: Accounting Diploma Program which transfers to the Bachelor of Applied Management in Accountancy at UNB Saint John.

    With experience, the graduate may become a Certified Bookkeeper through the Canadian Institute of Bookkeeping.

    This program is a "Learning Integrated Virtually Everywhere" (L.I.V.E) program that requires the use of a notebook computer as part of the learning experience. Your notebook computer should meet minimum technical specifications to ensure the software required for your program operates effectively. See here for more information: L.I.V.E. (Learning Integrated Virtually Everywhere).

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