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Diploma in Accounting & Payroll Administration (APA)

(Approved vocational program by the Ministry of  Colleges & Universities - Govt. of Ontario)

Accounting Payroll Diploma Program
Accounting & Payroll Administration Diploma Student
Accounting Diploma Student

Program Overview 


Do you have a strong interest in gaining in-depth knowledge of accounting, payroll, business and related applications in this job-focused Accounting and Payroll Program? The Accounting & Payroll Administration (APA) program at Springfield College prepares students in order to have a solid foundation in accounting system and fundamental accounting principles to acquire and attain necessary information needed to succeed. Our Accounting & Payroll Administration Program is combined with the fundamentals of payroll, accounting, human resources and other computer skills to help students succeed in today’s hi-tech work environment. The Accounting & Payroll Administrator Program at Springfield College trains students to perform essential accounting responsibilities such as tracking financial records and transactions, as well as handling payroll and billing functions.

This program opens doors to a variety of employment opportunities for students with the strong potential for the growth and advancement in the Canadian accounting and payroll system.  

​Our teaching schedule and classes for these programs are conveniently arranged for students to accommodate for their busy lifestyle and important responsibilities and commitments of their daily life. Moreover, our programs are designed to prepare students for a lifelong career in their fields of interest.


Career Prospects and Opportunities 


You can earn  between C$18 - C$29 per hour and above and work- Part time/Full time

There are plenty of job opportunities for a Diploma holder in Accounting & Payroll Administration (APA) program.

​The work opportunities include the following, but not limited to-

Accounting clerk

Accounts payable clerk

Accounts receivable clerk

Account records clerk - payroll

Assistant paymaster

Benefits and pension plan officer

Audit clerk

Billing clerk

Budget clerk

Finance clerk

Invoice clerk

Ledger clerk

Tax clerk

Benefits officer - payroll administration

Pay accounts clerk

Pay clerk

Pay verifier

Payroll administrator

Payroll clerk

Payroll machine operator

Payroll officer

Salary administration officer

Timekeeper - payroll

​​Academic Requirements 

​​Students should meet the following minimum requirements:

An Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent, or

Students are 18 years of age or older and pass a qualifying RAI / CAAT with Grade D.


Policy for granting credits or advanced standing:


If student has a college or university level subject similar to a Springfield College subject, they may be eligible to apply for an Advanced Standing credit at College. If the request for advanced standing is successful, the student will not be required to take the subject.

Any given subjects can receive credit to a maximum percentage (i.e. 30%) of the entire program hours.

Program Duration 


25 weeks In-Class training program

Schedule- (Morning, Afternoon or Evening Classes)

Program Outline 


College English

Computer Technology & Application

Keyboarding Skills & Introduction to Microsoft Office

Microsoft word Advance

Microsoft excel Advance

Microsoft power point, Access & Outlook

Business communication & correspondence skills

Human Resources Management

Administrative office procedures

Bookkeeping & Business finances

Computerized accounting

Business ethics and professional Values

Payroll fundamentals

Payroll Applications

Career & Employment Strategies

Admission open for Current Month Intake.

Contact immediately: 905-216-1600;

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