Accounting & Payroll Administrator

Accounting and Payroll Administrators oversee everything that is associated with paying an organization’s employees. This generally includes tracking hours worked and ensuring that employees are accurately paid for their time.

Start your career in accounting and payroll administration today.

Become A Qualified Accounting And Payroll Administrator

Academy of Learning’s Accounting and Payroll Administrator diploma program provides the accounting, business and payroll-related skills needed to become a valuable member of any organization’s payroll department.

Throughout the program, you will develop the strong foundational knowledge needed to apply for Payroll Compliance Practitioner (PCP) certification through the Canadian Payroll Association (CPA). Our curriculum provides skill-building and practical training through relevant core courses, delivered through our innovative Integrated Learning System™ (ILS).

Program Type




Expected Wage Range

$37k – $62k
(Payscale Canada)

AOLCC’s Integrated Learning System™

All courses in our programs are delivered through our unique Integrated Learning System™ (ILS). Through ILS, you will develop a true proficiency in each topic, no matter your age or skill level upon enrolment. Our learning coaches are with you every step of the way to provide individualized assistance and encouragement in a supportive and non-competitive learning environment. Here’s how it works:

  • You only advance to the next course when you are confident that you have mastered one topic and are ready to move on to the next
  • You participate in hands-on exercises, tasks and practice exams that test your knowledge and give you confidence
Program Outcomes

Our program will prepare you to:

  • Ensure that employees are paid in an accurate and timely fashion
  • Prepare payroll-related reports and record, maintain and update payroll procedures
  • Authorize routine payments, credits, deposits and withdrawals
  • Ensure compliance with federal and local regulations
  • Maintain employee records for new hires, pay changes and terminations
  • Apply essential accounting tools in the workplace and producing financial reports
Career Opportunities

As a graduate of this program, you may find yourself working as a/an:

  • Accounting Clerk
  • Accounts Assistant
  • Bookkeeper
  • Pay and Benefits Administrator
  • Payroll Clerk
  • Pay and Benefits Clerk
  • Salary Administration Officer
  • And more!
Economic Outlook

Accounting & Payroll Administrators will continue will to enjoy a steady rate of opportunities in B.C. for those with accounting and payroll-related skills. Over 70% of jobs will be created to replace retiring workers, giving new employees opportunities to advance to intermediate or supervisory roles.


Operating Systems
Basic level of proficiency in a Windows operating system

Word Processing
Intermediate level of proficiency in Microsoft Word

Intermediate level of proficiency in Microsoft Excel

Database Management
Basic level of proficiency in Microsoft Access

Business Skills
Business Financial Management, Human Resource Management, Business Correspondence Level 1, and Customer Service

Sage 50 Premium Accounting, QuickBooks Premier, Payroll Compliance Legislation, Payroll Fundamentals 1, Payroll Fundamentals 2, ACCPAC General Ledger, ACCPAC Accounts Receivable, and ACCPAC Accounts Payable

Office Skills
Basic Bookkeeping Levels 1 and 2, basic level of proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, and Office Procedures Level 1

Job Search/Employability Skills
Job Search & Résumé Writing and Employment Success Strategies

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