If your paycheques are accurate and come on time, you can thank your accounting and payroll team. Then again, if you’ve ever encountered a glitch or error, it was probably the accounting and payroll department that helped get your problem solved.
Looking for an essential job that helps everyday people with the dollars and cents of their lives? You can’t get much more essential than the payroll department!
They’re the people who keep financial records, reconcile accounts, calculate and prepare payment not just for payroll but also utilities, taxes and other bills. They have strong math and computer skills, great attention to detail, and embrace the opportunity to keep learning new technologies and changing rules. They also have strong emotional intelligence to field employee questions with compassion and discretion, and work with team members on complex, high pressure tasks.
Vancouver Career College Programs
In the Vancouver Career College’s Accounting and Payroll Administrator program you’ll learn technical skills, workplace fundamentals, career strategies and receive in-depth on-the-job training in a real-world practicum.
- Computer skills including Microsoft Office, Sage 50, QuickBooks and more
- Payroll techniques and current legislation
- Human resources training
- Student and career success strategies
You’ll gain a solid understanding of the business accounting cycle, learn to construct financial statements and more! When you complete the 41-week program you’ll be able to find employment as an accounts receivable clerk, audit clerk, payroll officer, tax return preparer, bank clerk or another essential job in this high-demand field.
Alternatively, prospective students can specialize their studies in human resources and payroll with the Human Resources and Payroll Coordinator program. Apply today and enroll before February 28 to learn at the Vancouver Career College Surrey Campus to become eligible for a $5000 scholarship! Learn more here.
The current median wage for a payroll officer in BC is $25/hour, and the Government of Canada projects salaries to increase in this high-demand field. Your skills transfer across industries, giving you the flexibility to change cities or find employment close to home.
You don’t need any special skills to get started — just a high school diploma or mature student status. Once you enroll, Vancouver Career College will provide career and student services to help set you up for success.