Diploma in Accounting and Payroll Administration


Diploma in Accounting and Payroll Administration

Diploma Program in Accounting and Payroll Administration is designed to meet the needs of Canadian work place environment. You will receive training in concepts of accounting and bookkeeping practices using popular computerized accounting software such as Quickbook and Simply Accounting.

You will also receive training in basic computer skills to handle the demands of a busy office environment. Practical exercises and hands-on projects impart skills to work in accounting and bookkeeping roles in any type of business organization.

Graduates of this program would be able to find employment as Accounting assistants, Payroll clerks, Office Assistants/ Administrators and Bookkeepers.

  • Pay and benefits administrator
  • Pay and benefits clerk
  • Pay clerk
  • Payroll clerk
  • Payroll officer
  • Salary administration officer
  • Book keeping
  • Simply Accounting (Sage 50)
  • SAGE 300
  • Canadian Payroll
  • MS Word
  • MS Excel
  • MS PowerPoint
  • MS Outlook
  • MS Access
  • Must be 18 years of age
  • Academic documents copies (Certificate and Transcript) of High School and / or university qualification.
  • TOEFL (Minimum 79) OR IELTS (6.0) Certification
  • Wonderlic Test


About the Wonderlic Test:

  • 8-minute test with 30 questions
  • Students will receive a link to complete the test
  • Students must achieve a minimum score of 14 for Fundamental diploma, and a score of 16 for Data Analytics diploma. For all other programs, students must achieve a minimum score of 15


Computer Use Expectation

  • In order to successfully progress through your studies at Beta College of Business & Technology, it is recommended that you have access to a personal computer or laptop. For additional information please refer to program specific admission page.


International applicants over the age of 18 years must do the BETA College Academic Test (WONDERLIC) and receive the minimum test score that is approved for the program that the student is applying for OR

Provide proof of academic standing equivalent to Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)

Native English Applicants: 

  • English proficiency tests are not required.

Non-Native English Applicants: 

  • IELTS (minimum 6) or TOEFL (minimum 79)
  • The student will be able to maintain paper and electronic accounting records and prepare financial statements for sole proprietorships, partnerships, and corporations in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
  •  The student is able to employ management accounting techniques in the planning, directing, and controlling of an enterprise.
  •  After completing the program, the student will prepare routine tax returns for individuals ensuring compliance with relevant legislation and regulations.
  • The student would be able to support the financial management of a business organization including the preparation of financial information.
  • The student is able to apply computer skills and knowledge of accounting information systems to support the accounting function including maintaining accounting records and preparing financial statements and reports and processing payroll.
  • Prepare, maintain, and communicate accurate information related to pensions administration.
  • Plan personal professional development to enhance knowledge of current issues, trends, and practices in the payroll profession.
  • Prepare, maintain, and communicate accurate information in compliance with all relevant employment legislation, law, policies and procedures for payroll, pensions, compensation and benefits.
  • Use current payroll legislation to prepare individual pay including remuneration and deductions to net pay.
  • Prepare payroll remittances and year end documentation for federal, provincial and third-party stakeholders.
  • Process payroll and accounting source documents to complete an accounting cycle using appropriate technology.

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