Office Systems & Accounting (Payroll)
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Office Systems and Accounting (Payroll) is a two (2) year certificate / AEC program that prepares students for a professional career in accounting and/or office-related work settings. The program provides students with the necessary skills and fundamental knowledge to perform tasks in an office environment based on new and evolving technologies.
Graduates will be able to adapt to various information technology and accounting environments as well as:
- Provide office support for the production of various administrative documents
- Assist in the accounting cycle (registration of transactions and the preparation of financial statements)
- Prepare documentation for payroll and/or audits
- Use the appropriate accounting software for the task-at-hand
- Act as a resource person for an office or business
Employees today are expected to evolve in a highly computerized environment and to communicate well with their colleagues, suppliers, and customers in both official languages. Graduates from this program will have acquired skills in office systems and accounting in order to work independently in French or English. They will be able to perform their tasks and adapt to the diversity of environments in the context of technological evolution and globalization. These acquired skills will help the graduate to apply a rigorous intellectual approach, develop a professional attitude to work and relationships, communicate effectively, and apply techniques through proven methods.
The skills obtained in this program are similar to that of Secretarial Studies.
AEC / Certificate
LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION
Jan 25 (Winter), Aug 1 (Fall)
APPLICATION DEADLINES FOR
Nov 30 (Winter), Apr 30 (Fall)
WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?
Graduates will be able to:
- Use office-related software
- Prepare documents according to professional standards
- Build and adequately present company spreadsheets
- Master the operations linked to the accounting cycle
- Use a computerized setting for book-keeping
- Complete payroll operations while respecting federal and provincial laws
- Contribute to the audit and control of operations
- Understand financial decisions and contribute to taking them
- Understand the function of the office setting in the company
- Communicate professionally in English or French
Graduates of this program will be qualified to enter the workforce in any of the following professions:
- Office clerk
- Administrative/executive assistant
- Payroll clerk
- Payroll specialist
- Data-entry clerk
- General office administrator
- Office assistant
- And much more
The AEC program in Office Systems and Accounting is built-in correspondence with the Diploma of College Studies program in Accounting and Management Technology (410.B0). In this sense, the competencies reached in the ACS program could be recognized as carry-over credits, should a student eventually decide they would like to complete the DCS program in Accounting and Management technology. This being said, in total, the ACS program presents 18 competencies that are drawn directly from the Diploma of College Studies program.
The length of this 47 credit program is 1320 hours. Of this total, 465 hours are dedicated to the competencies linked to Accounting; 450 hours are dedicated to the competencies linked to Office System Technologies; 225 hours are dedicated to the competencies linked to the language of instruction and second language, and 180 hours are dedicated to the student’s integration to a work-placement internship. The distribution of hours across competencies to be attained contributes to graduates being competent in three major areas of interest: Accounting, Office Systems, and Communication.
Graduates from the Office Systems and Accounting (Payroll) program will be well prepared to do the following:
- Analyze the work functions
- Provide an overview of the company in the context of globalization
- Use the possibilities of operating systems and common applications for administrative purposes
- Analyze and process data in the accounting cycle
- Search and process information for management purposes
- Communicate and interact in the context of management and customer service
- Use sources of law applicable to administrative and commercial contexts;
- Contribute to the financial analysis of investment projects and financing
- Contribute to the planning and budgetary control and the measurement of the performance of business activities
- Contribute to the management of capital
- Use and adapt methods and management tools
- Produce a computer application that meets an administrative information need
- Communicate in English in a business context
- Perform activities related to starting a business
- Provide technical support in the performance of activities of customer service
- Contribute to internal control and audit of the company’s operations
- Manage a project
- Ensure his or her integration into the job market
WHY STUDY AT TAV COLLEGE?
In addition to the achievement of a high-quality education, which is made possible by instructors, who are themselves active and successful in the industry, students in this program also have the chance to put their program knowledge to the test by participating in course required internships, working for real companies. These internships give the students real-life experiences before they graduate from the program. In addition, many of our graduates have found successful employment with the companies that they did internship training with.