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.


Duration

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


    Program Courses

    This year's courses are still under development. Showing 2017's courses for reference.

    This course is designed to allow the student to work independently in a business setting related to their field of study. Students are expected to follow the work schedule of the practicum host.

    In this course, student will be introduced to the basic formats and principles of business communications. It will examine audience, purpose and message and its impact on style and tone.

    This course teaches students how to create documents that are organized, unified, and coherent.

    This course provides students with the fundamentals of analysis and recording of financial transactions for the complete accounting cycle.

    This course builds on the knowledge in Accounting I. It provides students with an in-depth understanding of and the skills necessary to apply accounting concepts, principles, and procedures.

    Prerequisites:

    • GACG1050

    Students acquire an understanding of the basics of payroll practices and procedures including an overview of employment standards, earnings, benefits, statutory deductions, net pay, and Record of Employment documents.

    Prerequisites:

    • GACG1076

    This course will provide the student with an understanding of the legal aspects of the employment relationship and the respective responsibilities of the employer and employee.

    This course will provide the student with an understanding of payroll accounting including payroll remittances to various stakeholders, year end procedures, reporting requirements, and recording of payroll entries.

    Prerequisites:

    • GACG1075

    The student will apply accounting knowledge in a practical setting with emphasis on recording and posting of transactions, preparation of financial statements and analysis of accounting information.

    Prerequisites:

    • GACG1051

    This course is an introduction to basic concepts in business law. It provides students with an overview of various acts and legislations that govern the marketplace such as contract law, tort liability, employment legislation, intellectual property, and real property.

    This course provides students with a review of fundamental operations, familiarize students with problems related to business, and with the mathematics of cost-volume-profit analysis.

    This course is designed to familiarize students with the mathematics of merchandizing, simple interest, compound interest, and annuities.

    Prerequisites:

    • MATH1086

    This workshop introduces students to the process of finding employment. It explores the various strategies and resources available, and examines the role of social media.

    This course provides an introduction to the meaning of community service.  Students learn how community service can enhance a student’s educational experience, personal growth, employability, and civic responsibility. Students participate in one day of volunteering to enhance their understanding of civic responsibility and to help the New Brunswick Community College realize its vision of transforming lives and communities. 

    Students examine the concept of quality service from the perspective of the client and the business and with the goal of customer return and retention.

    This course introduces students to a computerized accounting software program. It will provide students with experience in maintaining computerized accounting records using accounting software. Transactions using the general, payable, receivable and payroll modules will be covered.

    Prerequisites:

    • GACG1050

    This course builds on the skills of Computerized Accounting. Students set up company data in various modules, process various transactions, adjustments, reconciliations and prepare month end and year end financial reports.

    Prerequisites:

    • SAAL1020

    This courses teaches students the essentials of an Office Suite including spreadsheets, word processing, presentations and information management softwares. They learn how to use the internet effectively as a research tool.

    This course builds on the basic spreadsheet skills and examines more advanced software functionality. Among the areas covered are the creation and management of tables and charts, the manipulation of multiple worksheets and workbooks, and various advanced functions.

    Prerequisites:

    • SAAL1212

    Students taking this course will build on their previous spreadsheet knowledge to examine additional advanced software functions.

    Prerequisites:

    • SAAL1220

    A safe and healthy workplace is the responsibility of the employer and the employee. This course introduces students to the importance of working safely and addresses how employers and employees can control the hazards and risks associated with the workplace. Students will also learn about the roles and responsibilities of key stakeholders including WorkSafeNB, the employer and the employee in ensuring workplaces are safe.


    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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