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If you are good at paying attention to detail and working with numbers, consider using your strengths to pursue a career as a Payroll Administrator.  If you ask any employee what is one of the most important things to them at work, most likely they will say they want to be paid correctly and on time.  

The Business Administration – Payroll program at Sprott Shaw College will give you that skills and competencies that companies count on to save them time and money.  Specifically you will learn:

  • Accounting principles including double entry bookkeeping
  • Bookkeeping tasks such as Accounts Payable/Accounts Receivable, reports and financial statements
  • Inventory control
  • How to use SAGE 50 (Simply) Accounting
  • How to prepare bank reconciliations
  • How to create spreadsheets, organize and analyze data using Microsoft Excel

The payroll courses will cover:

  • Payroll Compliance and Legislation
  • How to calculate payroll, prepare a Record of Employment (ROE) and prepare remittances to the Canada Revenue Agency
  • Payroll Reporting and reconciliation
  • Human Resources functions such as recruitment, orientation, regulation and legislation

Upon successful completion of course requirements, graduates can complete and submit an Application for Certification to receive their Payroll Compliance Practitioner (PCP) certification from the Canadian Payroll Association.

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Career opportunities can include:

  • Payroll Administrator
  • Pay and Benefits Administrator
  • Bookkeeper
  • Finance Clerk
  • Accounting Clerk
  • Accounting Assistant
  • Benefits Liaison



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