Get the Skills to Become a Payroll Administrator

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Learn Payroll Administration – manage employee records to ensure that they receive the compensation and benefits owed to them

Payroll Administrator Diploma Program in as Little as 20 Weeks*

If you’re fair, organized and take satisfaction in compensating people for their time and labour, then consider becoming a Payroll Administrator.

The Payroll Administrator Diploma program will give you a solid foundation to launch a career in the thriving field of Financial Administration. This program will prepare you to manage the financial aspect of your future administrative duties, as well as manage payroll procedures on a broader scale.

Become a Confident Payroll Professional

With the Payroll Administrator Diploma program, you’ll learn essential bookkeeping and payroll skills. You’ll gain in-depth knowledge of accounting and bookkeeping procedures including the preparation of financial statements, business transactions, accounts payable, accounts receivable and HST.

Once you complete the Diploma you’ll be able to:

  • use the double-entry system and accounting cycle;
  • understand HST and file HST returns;
  • enter accounting information in A/R, A/P and perform reconciliations;
  • prepare financial statements like balance sheets, income statements, and expenses;
  • gain knowledge of Payroll and its Compliance Environment;
  • demonstrate an understanding of Employment Insurance Requirements;
  • prepare Records of Employment and Worker’s Compensation Remittances;
  • prepare invoices, journal entries, ledger, and financial reports;
  • enter payroll hours, prepare pay cheques and pay statements; and,
  • understand Provincial and Territorial Legislation in Quebec and Non-Quebec jurisdictions.

Is a Career as a Payroll Administrator Right for You? Take the CCBST "Payroll Administrator Career Training Readiness Quiz"

This fun, online quiz takes 3 minutes to complete and you’ll get a personalized report. Identify your strengths and social style plus the training and positions you’re best suited for. Get your Payroll Administrator Career Training Readiness Score Now >>

The best way to see if CCBST is the right fit for you is to see it for yourself. You can tour our facilities, and meet with both students and instructors. Book a Tour Now or Get more information.

Course Outline

During the Payroll Administrator Diploma program you’ll learn:

  • Bookkeeping
  • CPA – Payroll Compliance Legislation
  • CPA – Payroll Fundamentals 1
  • CPA – Payroll Fundamentals 2

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the Payroll Administrator Diploma program will be able to pursue employment in various positions, including:

  • Payroll Officer
  • Payroll and Benefits Administrator
  • Payroll Assistant
  • Pay Advisor
  • Time Clerk
  • Payroll Clerk
  • Salary Administration Officer
I have learned various accounting and administrative skills that were very useful in getting a career opportunity. I sincerely thank CCBST for their support in learning and enhancing my skills. The environment was excellent and the college staff were very helpful.
Pragna Bhatt

Funding Your Education

CCBST is an excellent option for individuals who want to get ahead without a major financial burden. At CCBST, tuition is more affordable than larger schools while maintaining the same quality of education.

You may also be eligible to receive OSAP (Government Financial Aid) as all CCBST programs are full time.

Lastly, you may qualify for Second Career Eligibility Ontario. The Second Career program provides support to laid-off employees who will benefit from retraining to find work. Please contact a CCBST admissions representative to see if you meet the criteria.

For more information about Financial Aid and Second Career Training click here.

Is a Career in Payroll Administration Right For You? Get More Info…

To learn more about our Payroll Administration Diploma program and to find out if CCBST is right for you, fill out the form to receive more information.

For immediate questions or to speak with a friendly CCBST Admissions Advisor, call:

Brampton 647-479-0986
Scarborough 416-769-9965
North York 416-960-5621
Mississauga 647-479-5612

*15 week program length when completed in normal time.