Payroll & Accounting Diploma

Rosewood College Payroll and Accounting Technician Diploma program will provide students with the skills and knowledge needed to begin a rewarding career in Payroll and Accounting. Students will develop a foundation in financial accounting, management accounting, taxation, compliance filings, accounting software and spreadsheet applications.


Roles of a Payroll and Accounting Technician

Students will build a career in accounting by gaining the basic theory, technical knowledge, computer competencies, and skills to enter the accounting field.

Students will be able to work with the modern technological environment of business decisions using the integrated leading-edge software in many of your courses, including accounting software packages.


Program Courses


Students will focus on the core features of Microsoft Word, excel, outlook, PowerPoint and access. From the fundamental of an email application to how database are used to store related information. Students will learn by doing skills based simulations and assignments which will feature common features, tools of PowerPoint and common features and functions of Microsoft Excel.

Students will cover course content in the context of how they are applied to decision making. This course introduces the accounting framework of GAAP (generally accepted accounting principles), IFRS, and the understanding of daily financial procedures in business.

Students will begin to prepare more complex financial statements, learn about leases, income taxes, pension, and apply accounting standards to current and long-term liabilities.

These courses exposes student to the economic way of thinking and introduces the operation of the Canadian economy by analysing their economic principles.

Students will learn the proper etiquette to follow up on interviews. This course uplift the self-confidence required for interviews by preparing mock interviews.

Students will learn how to write memorandums, email message and formal report including data, using tables, charts and graphs that deliver the information requested.

These courses will teach the difference between self-employed compared to the business employer and employee and how to produce a payroll run for any payroll period. Students will learn the remitting statutory deductions and understanding the federal compliance requirements and Provincial Employment Standards Codes in their area of operation.

Students will learn multi-module accounting software program designed for small to medium-size businesses to create and maintain accounting records. While focussing on the next level of managing and reporting Payroll and Employees Paycheques, Inventory and Inventory Maintenance, Project and Job Costing, Company Budgets, Departmental Accounting, Year End and Users and Security.

Introduction course will mainly focus on bookkeeping cycle for a company up to the preparation of a trial balance and non-financial personnel to understand basic accounting techniques. Students will gained an understanding of the flow of monies in a business.

Will emphasize the application of statistical analysis to business situations.

Introduction to mathematical techniques used to solve financials problems involving simple and compound interest, debt repayment, and constructing a complete and partial schedule for debt retirement and amortization.

Investigates the dynamics of human behaviour within the context of organizations. Three levels of analysis are focused upon; individual, group and organization.

Topics will include marketing concepts, marketing strategies, and buyer behavior. The product promotion, distribution, pricing and public relations model are emphasized.

Develop knowledge, competencies, and technical documents skills that will prepare students for other courses in this program.

An introduction to Canadian Business law is provided by using the case study approach that leads to grasp key elements.

Practice customer service and interpersonal skills using a variety of instructional methods including case studies, group exercises and role plays.

In this course, students be introduced to an introduction to the various functions of human resource management, including compensation and benefits, staffing, recruitment.

Simulated office environment and is intended to unleash the student’s potential for growth and creativity in an office environment.