Business Administration Bookkeeping Program

A graduate of the Business Administration Bookkeeping diploma, under the direction of a designated Accountant, is able to perform full-cycle accounting responsibilities and duties.

Learning Objectives

  • Accurately record accounting transactions
  • Reconcile general ledgers and bank accounts
  • Create budgets
  • Prepare and analyze standard financial statements
  • Analyze cost behaviours and Return On Investment (ROI)
  • Utilize current accounting software applications
  • Record payroll transactions, pay employees and submit government remittances
  • Prepare simple income tax returns
  • Provide basic human resource management
  • Productively use MS Office including Word, Excel and Access
  • Communicate effectively using various communication channels

Diploma Program

Total Program Hours:
660 Hours
Full-Time Program Length:
33 Weeks
(Includes holidays and professional days)
Program content is subject to change.

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Career Opportunities

Accounting Assistant
Accounting Technician
Accounts Payable / Records Clerk
Payroll Assistant
Self-Employed Bookkeeper
Small / Medium Sized Business Bookkeeper
Admission Requirements:
  • Grade 12 / GED or mature student status
  • Applicants must successfully complete the admissions interview and may be required to do an entrance assessment

Note: English level assessment will be required for international students.

Prerequisites:
  • AC112 is the prerequisite to: AC214, AC221, AC231, AC241 and AC251
Diploma Requirements:
  • 60% average upon successful completion of all courses, including courses given a complete
* Business Administration Bookkeeping Program was reviewed and approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training.

Students can expect to complete one to three hours of homework per day.

Courses List

This 33 week Diploma program requires the student to complete the following courses.

  • Theory & practice of double-entry bookkeeping
  • Complete the Accounting Cycle to closing (GL, AP, AR, Payroll, Year End)
  • Prepare Financial and Business Reports

  • Utilize most modules of Sage 50 to record business transactions (order entry, inventory, AP, AR and payroll)
  • Produce reports including financial statements

  • Accounting for Partnerships
  • Corporate accounting
  • Bonds and long-term debt
  • Cash flow statements

  • Payroll legislation
  • Record payroll transactions, pay employees and prepare Government remittances

  • Costing systems
  • Cost analysis
  • Capital budgeting

  • Individual and corporate tax calculations
  • Tax legislation

  • MS Office Certification
  • MS Office Word editing, layout, templates, styles and
    sections, mail merge, tables, charts and desktop publishing

  • MS Office Certification
  • Plan, edit and manage worksheets (formulas/functions)

  • Computer basics/file management
  • Goal setting, note-taking, problem-solving, teamwork
  • Overview of policies and procedures
  • Demonstrate the ability to use MS Word and MS PowerPoint

  • Research, prepare and deliver presentations
  • Apply proper use of grammar principles
  • Overview of processes of communication in the workplace
  • Use MS Office PowerPoint

  • Importance of written communication within the
    business environment
  • Memos, email, letters and reports

  • Interview techniques
  • Create a Career Development Marketing Plan
  • Apply aspects of professionalism
  • Identify target markets and employment resources

  • Effective customer service and support
  • Problem-solving theory and applications

  • Analysis of job descriptions
  • Recruitment, orientation and training
  • Regulation and legislation
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