Computerized Accounting, Tax and Payroll Administration

The Computerized Accounting, Tax and Payroll Administration Diploma will equip students to become an accounting clerk who can calculate, prepare and process bills, invoices, accounts payable and receivable, budgets and other financial records according to established procedures. Students will learn basic accounting concepts, and focus on various aspects of accounting principles and theory. Students will also apply their knowledge using accounting software such as QuickBooks, Simply Accounting I & II, post entries, and prepare financial documents and financial reports. Students will learn to work on Personal Income Tax, Small Business Taxes and Corporate Taxes, and prepare tax returns according to the Canada Revenue Agency.


Career Responsibilities

Students who complete the Computerized Accounting, Tax and Payroll program will have acquired the following knowledge, skills and responsibilities:

  • Calculate, prepare and issue documents related to accounts such as bills, invoices, inventory reports, account statements and other financial statements using computerized and manual systems.
  • Code, total, batch, enter, verify and reconcile transactions such as accounts payable and receivable, payroll, purchase orders, cheques, invoices, cheque requisitions, and bank statements in a ledger or computer system.
  • Compile budget data and documents based on estimated revenues and expenses and previous budgets.
  • Prepare period or cost statements or reports.
  • Calculate costs of materials, overhead and other expenses based on estimates, quotations, and price lists.
  • Respond to customer inquiries, maintain good customer relations and solve problems.
  • Perform related clerical duties, such as word processing, maintaining filing and record systems, faxing and photocopying.
  • Students will also learn the legislation and rules about Canadian Payroll. However, to be a Certified
  • Payroll Administrator, students must pass an external exam from the Canadian Payroll Association.

Career Opportunities

Rewarding career opportunities can be found in a variety of areas including:

  • Accounting Clerk
  • Accounts payable or receivable clerk
  • Accounting assistant
  • Audit clerk
  • Billing clerk
  • Costing clerk

Admission Requirements

Mississauga Career Centre has specific admission requirements. Some courses have additional requirements.

Student Assistance

Students may be eligible to get help paying for the training from government programs such as:

  • Second Career – funding to cover program costs and living expenses for unemployed and laid-off workers.
  • Workplace Safety Insurance Board – funding to cover program costs for injured workers.
  • Ontario Works – funding to cover program costs for recipients of Ontario Works
  • Aboriginal Bands – funding to cover program costs for band members
  • Employers can apply for funding to help pay for employee training through the Canada-Ontario Jobs Grant.

Or visit our financial assistance page for more resources.

Admissions Office Info

6341 Mississauga Rd.
Mississauga, Ontario Canada L5N 1A5

+1 (905) 813-8883


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