Accounting Courses in Montreal
- Occupation and Training Process
- In this module, the students will learn about the job market, become familiar with the training process and confirm their career choice. The students will learn about the types of businesses and their organization, the nature and requirements of the accounting occupation. Then, they will get information and participate in the training process. Finally, they will evaluate and confirm their career choice.
- Researching Information
- During this course, the students will clearly formulate the purpose of the research and identify the various aspects to consider in accounting. For this, the students will use a variety of sources including traditional as well as internet sources. Then, they will select and consult the references sources available in the office. The students will then extract the information, formulate and record the results. The students will acquire the knowledge necessary to use a computer, the operating system, the network environment, the efficient use of files and directories… Moreover, the students will learn to submit data using communication tools.
- Tables and Charts
- In this module, students will learn how to produce worksheets and graphics using a spreadsheet. They will determine how the data is organized and the worksheet built. Then, they learn to enter the data, process it and present it in the form of tables and charts. Students will also learn to save and print tables and graphics.
- Calculation Related to Source Documents
- In this module, students will learn to perform calculations and prepare source documents using office tools such as spreadsheets, commercial calculator, capitalization table, foreign currency conversion table…). First, students will learn how to calculate and prepare source documents related to purchases and sales. They will also learn to calculate discounts and prepare related source documents. Then, they will calculate international payments and prepare related documents. They will learn how to calculate simple interest and compound interest and they will prepare amortization tables.
- Formatting Correspondence
- The aim of this module is to teach the students how to use the formatting appropriate the accounting correspondence, with the help of a word processing application, a spreadsheet application, the spelling and grammar corrector as well as the dictionary. To start with, students will learn to plan the formatting of a letter. Then, they will learn the correct application of keyboarding and the how to type in the text, how to arrange the content while observing the rules of proper formatting. They will also learn the observance of formatting rules and preparation of envelops.
- English Correspondence
- This module aims at teaching students how to write English correspondence, by accurately interpreting and gathering of documents and information required to write content related to accounting. This will be done with the help of a word processing application, a spelling and grammar correction tool, a dictionary as well as the use of templates. Firs, students will learn to prepare and outline the text. Then, they will learn how to compose and type in the text. They will finally learn how to revise and print the text.
- Processing Source Documents
- The goal of this module is to teach students how to process the source documents of various types of organizations, using the general journal, the general ledger, a spreadsheet application and a commercial calculator. Then, they will learn to record the documents to the general journal, post to the general ledger and prepare the trial balance for verification. They will also learn the accurate transcription of the information and preparation of a worksheet. Furthermore, students will learn how to verify and correct the entries and finally classify the various documents.
- Handling Cash
- In this module, students will learn how to handle cash, using a commercial calculator, a spreadsheet application, a word processor, a general journal and reference tools. First, they will learn how balance the cash registers, prepare a deposit, and transfer funds. Then, they will learn how to correctly maintain cash in the cash register and how to verify the consistency between content of till and the opening balance and the total indicated in the cash register.
- Business Legislation
- This module will allow students to learn how to use information related to business legislation, with the help of reference sources such as written, electronic and telephone. Students will use a word processor, a spelling and grammar corrector as well as telecommunication tools. First, students will learn to gather and update data related to legislation affecting businesses. Then, they will learn to process various claims. Finally, they will learn to produce documents for government organizations and follow up of files.
- Professional Relationship
- The aim of this module is to bring student to interact in various professional situations. To start with, students will learn the general principles of effective communication and teamwork. They will also learn about the conditions necessary for developing harmonious professional relationships in the workplace. They will experiment with situations involving dealing with accounting departments and external clients, and with situations involving dealing with colleagues and superiors. They will learn to participate in creating a team and dividing tasks among the team members. They will be introduced to professional ethics and attitudes and behaviours that promote effective teamwork.
- Communicating in French
- In this module, students will learn about effective French communication in a context related to accounting, by role playing and the use of a telephone system or videophone. Students will acquire the competencies that will allow them to have accounting-related conversation in French. They will learn to ask for accounting-related information, then they will learn to respond to accounting-related requests, and finally, they will learn to deal with complaints.
- In this module, students will learn how to produce payroll using deduction at source tables, a commercial calculator, journals, a word processor, and an accounting spreadsheet. First, students will learn to gather information. Then they will learn to calculate salaries and the employer’s levies. Finally, they will learn how to pay the salaries and how to check and correct entries.
- French Correspondence
- In this module, students will learn to prepare an outline for French correspondence, related to accounting, with the help of templates in French, a dictionary, and French grammar books. They will be using a word processor and a spelling and grammar corrector in French. They will start with the text outline, then they will learn to compose and keyboard the text. They will then revise and correct the spelling and grammar. Finally, they will format the text and prepare the envelope.
- Data Processing
- In this module, student will determine how the tables in the database will be organized, using a spreadsheet software and data related to labour, inventory, raw materials and overhead costs. First, students will learn to plan the structure of the database tables. Then, they will learn to create the structure, to enter and process the data. They will also learn the correct application of query procedure and the use of exact criteria to produce reports and labels.
- Daily Tasks
- The aim of this module is to teach students how to perform daily tasks related to debits and credits, using data contained in computerized accounting systems. Students will also use a commercial calculator, telecommunication tools, word processing software, accounting spreadsheet. They will start by gathering and organizing the source documents. Then, they will learn to perform follow up of transactions related to debits and credits as well as the follow up of transactions related to inventory. Then, they will learn to record the documents to the general journal, the general ledger and the credit balance verification. They will learn to produce reports, verify and classify them.
- In this module, students will learn to ensure efficiency of their work with the help of planning tools, work processing applications, spreadsheets, data bases, organizers and telecommunication tools. First, they will learn to analyze the characteristics of accounting tasks. They will then learn to plan when accounting activities will be carried out and follow up on the work plan. Finally, students will learn to use tools for effectively managing his plan. Students will be evaluated on their keyboarding skills. A minimum speed of 20 words per minute, for three minutes, is required.
- Costs of Goods and Services
- In this module, students will learn to calculate the cost of goods sold or a service performed, using the data in the computerized accounting system and in a data base. They will also be using spreadsheet applications, accounting spreadsheets and data bases. They will start by learning to calculate the cost of goods sold. Then, they will learn to break down and apply the charges to import of appropriate information with the orders, projects and activities. Finally, they learn to verify and classify the project.
- End of Period Tasks
- In this module, students will learn to perform end-of-period tasks using data contained in a computerized accounting system. The tasks are performed with the help of word processors, accounting spreadsheets and data bases, a commercial calculator, and telecommunication tools. They will start by planning and organizing the work. Then, they will record simple adjusting entries, and collect account receivables. They will then enter transactions related to plant and equipment, relating to plant assets. Finally, students will learn to enter transactions related to inventory sheets. They will also learn how to remit taxes and deductions, produce periodic financial statements and follow up on the budget. They will finally learn to produce and verify reports.
- Year End Tasks
- The aim of this module is to teach students how to perform year-end tasks using data contained in data bases, and computerized accounting systems. These tasks are performed with the help of a word processor, accounting spreadsheets and databases, presentation software, a commercial calculator and telecommunication tools. First, students will learn to plan and organize their works. Then, they learn to record entries for accruals and to produce annual financial statements. Then, they learn to fill in the statutory forms and do the follow up of strategic accounts. Finally, students learn to verify and classify the documents.
- Income Tax Returns
- In this module, students learn to produce income tax declarations for an individual using the client’s personal information, slips and any other information provided by the individual. The production of the tax return declaration is performed with the help of a commercial calculator and tax return software. To start with, students will learn to gather information and documents. Then, they will learn to do the calculation and enter the data in appropriate places. Students will then learn to check the preliminary income tax return and to minimize the amount of income tax to be paid. Finally, students will learn to produce the final income tax return and correctly assemble the documents to be submitted with the return.
- Accounting System
- The aim of this module is to teach the students how implement an accounting system using a list of information about the organization and its work policy and internal control. This work will be done with the help of accounting software. First, the students will learn how the accounting gathering of appropriate information system will be set up. Then, they will learn to enter the general information. The next step is to learn how to record the opening entries and check the accuracy of the entries. Finally, they will learn to produce the lists and reports as well as verify and classify them.
- Career Development
- In this module, the students will learn how to explore employment opportunities in accounting. They will prepare a job search plan and proceed with their application. They will get to explore the job market and the hiring conditions of different companies in the field of accounting. Then, they will learn how to apply their job search plan and look at the possibilities of advancement in a company.
- Internship: Entering the Workforce
- This module will allow the students to enter the work force in the field of accounting. Students will first, learn about the company’s organizational structure, legal structure, organization of work, field of activity, work environment, tools, working conditions, interpersonal relationships, health and safety, etc. Then, they will observe and participate in diverse occupational activities. Finally, students will produce a report of their observations about the workplace and the tasks carried out.
• Quebec issued high school diploma or equivalent
• Minimum of two consecutive terms
One school year interruption from full-time studies
• Minimum of one year post-secondary education
• Pass a general admissions entrance test
• Meet any additional program specific entrance requirements
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