Accounting & Payroll Administration

Program Duration: 1 year (2 Semesters)

Credentials: New Brunswick Graduate Certificate.

Academic Area: Management

Campus: Fredericton, NB

Delivery: Full-Time


Intake information

Start dateCampus
January 2021 Fredericton, NB

Program Description:

This course is designed for those that wish to develop their accounting knowledge so they can work in an accounting/payroll environment. The program contains a university level accounting course that spans the entire academic year. Payroll record keeping regulations and recording methods are covered in depth using manual and computerized methods. Students receive a comprehensive course load including spreadsheets, various computerized accounting packages, word processing, management and business courses.

Career Opportunities:

The diploma certification in our college will leads to an Accounting and Payroll Administrator post. They collect, verify and process accounting and payroll information, determine pay and benefit entitlements for employees, maintain accurate accounting and payroll records, and provide this information within a department, company, or other establishment.

They are employed by Accounting and Payroll administration companies and by establishments throughout the public and private sectors. Equal emphasis is placed on comprehension and practical application. Successful students are ready for immediate employment in an accounting or payroll position.

Job opportunities for Accounting and Payroll Administrators (NOC 1432) are good in New Brunswick over the next 3 years.

Salary Expectations:

$23,500-$33,500 per annum.

Admission Requirements:

Students must meet one (1) of the following admission requirements:

  • High school graduation or
  • GED or equivalent or
  • Mature student – Detailed resume outlining experience and qualifications must be submitted.


  • Financial Accounting
  • Payroll Administration
  • Labour Standards & Employment Laws
  • Computerized Accounting Sage 50
  • Computerized Accounting Sage 300
  • Introduction to Business Ethics and Economics
  • Keyboarding/Outlook
  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Advanced Excel
  • Occupational Health & Safety Administration
  • Business Law
  • Communications/Records Management
  • Customer Service
  • Career Skills
  • Work Placement

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Courses and content may change to enhance program quality

Tuition & Fees:

Tuition: $9695.00
Textbooks: $1750.00 (approximately)
Student Protection Fee: $96.95 (1% of tuition)


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Student Loan Information:

Provincial and Federal student loans are available to qualifying students. For more information on applying for a student loan, New Brunswick residents should contact New Brunswick Student Financial Services at If you have not lived in New Brunswick for the past 12 months, or if you are currently living in another province, please contact your provincial Student Financial Aid office.

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Scholarship Information:

Gender Equality Scholarship

The Gender Equality Scholarship program is intended to encourage women and men, entering their first year at a New Brunswick college, to seek a non-traditional career where
participation to date by women and men in these fields has been limited.

This website provides a full range of scholarships available to Canadian residents who are attending post-secondary institutions. The search list can be defined by province, program and various other criteria.


Link for apartment rental information:

Students may also contact the New Brunswick Rentalsman’s Office.

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