Bookkeeping Payroll Assistant Arnprior Campus | Ottawa Campus |

Bookkeeping Payroll Assistant Arnprior Campus | Ottawa Campus |

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Become a Bookkeeping Payroll Assistant

Start a fast-track career in Bookkeeping and Payroll in only 28 weeks! Are you are organized, focused, and detail-orientated? If so, then a rewarding career in Bookkeeping and Payroll could be perfect for you. Training in Bookkeeping and Payroll can open a wide range of career opportunities. Finance professionals work in almost every industry from non-profit to high finance. The 31-week course material starts with the basics and moves to more advanced content covering Microsoft Office Applications, Financial and Managerial Accounting, Payroll, Business Communications, and Career Management. Whether you choose a career in payroll, accounting, bookkeeping, or finance, Willis College trains you for future success.

Is this program right for you?

This diploma program provides you with a well-rounded exposure to the professional business environment through Bookkeeping and Payroll courses that offer hands-on training. This accounting training helps you develop practical business knowledge appropriate for a wide range of careers. With hands-on training through our Payroll and Bookkeeping program, you are job-ready the moment you graduate. Our diploma program contains general business courses, bookkeeping courses, payroll courses, Simply Accounting, and QuickBooks software training.

If you are interested in pursuing a professional business career and want to join the workforce with experience within a year, the Bookkeeping Payroll Assistant program from Willis College could be perfect for you.
This program is an excellent fit for:

  • Someone who works well with numbers and excels at problem-solving and is detail-oriented
  • A mature student who has previous job experience looking to enhance and develop new or existing skills that are relevant to today’s job market
  • A recent graduate who wants to specialize in an emerging and in-demand business field
  • Someone who wants to fast-track to a new and exciting career in business

Total Program Length is 31 weeks
28 instructional weeks
Up to 3 weeks of breaks

Job Market

Successful graduates of this program may pursue a wide variety of interesting and rewarding professions, including:

  • Administrative Officer
  • Bookkeeper
  • Customer Services Representative – Financial Services
  • Administrative Clerk
  • Accounting and Related Clerks
  • Payroll Clerk
  • Administrative Assistant

Salary Information

Average Wage ($/hr) – $21.00
High Wage ($/hr) – $32.97
National Occupation Classification (NOC) for this program: 1241, 1311, 1431 ,1432
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Admission Requirements

Grade 12 (Secondary School Diploma) or GED equivalence


Willis College Entrance Assessment. If you are a Mature Student (over 18 years of age), you can gain admittance by writing a free entrance assessment test. Note: students with foreign credentials, regardless of whether their documents have been translated/compared or not, should be tested to establish literacy in the English language.

Are you looking to apply as an International Student?

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Program Outline

  • Business Communications I - English Essentials I
  • Business Communications II - Written Communication I
  • Business Communications III - Oral Presentation I
  • Career Management
  • Digital Marketing Fundamentals
  • Financial Accounting I – Accounting Fundamentals
  • Financial Accounting II - The Accounting Cycle
  • Financial Accounting III - Special Journals & Reporting
  • Financial Accounting IV - Asset Accounting
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Windows & 0utlook
  • Microsoft Word
  • Payroll I – Introduction
  • Payroll II – Intermediate
  • QuickBooks with Payroll I
  • Sage Simply Accounting with Payroll I
  • Strategic Web Design
  • Taxation - Personal I
My experiences at Willis College have been life-changing. In completing my program, I grew in many ways. My confidence increased and I was amazed at my own capabilities, which I didn’t recognize until coming to Willis. The atmosphere at Willis made me feel like I belonged to a large family; that we were all in it together to succeed. Hats off to the staff of Willis College because they work together as a team and everyone helps everyone. No one falls through the cracks. Thank you Willis College. Sharon Schwartz Willis College

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