Accounting and Payroll Administrator Online

Accounting and Payroll Administrator Online Training

Individuals in an Accounting and Payroll department are typically responsible for preparing and processing bills, invoices, accounts payable and receivables, budgets and other financial records.

The Accounting & Payroll program provides students with hands-on training in bookkeeping, database management, and accounting software used by Canadian employers. Areas of study include accounting principles and practices, computerized accounting, managerial accounting, payroll administration, spreadsheets and data management.

Program length: 8 months (20 hours/week, M-TH) includes 4 week internship

*This program is also available online in French through our Flex-Ed program format* 

Accounting & Payroll Administrator Online Careers

The Accounting and Payroll Administrator Online program prepares graduates for a career in bookkeeping and accounting, including maintaining a full set of books, cash flow, budgeting, and implementing the most efficient accounting solutions for your employer or your own business.

Examples of possible job titles include: Accounting Clerk, Bookkeeper, AP Administrator, AP/AR Clerk, Payroll Clerk, Accounting Technician.

Examples of employers for these positions include: A&S Homes, SI Alarms, The Boyd Group, Loblaw Companies Limited, Winnipeg Regional Health Authority and Dufrense Group.

Sample range of starting salary: $24,960 - $34,986

2015 Employment statistic: 71% of available graduates were employed in a related field.

*Statistics based on most recent available.

Accounting & Payroll Administrator Online Courses


  • Basic Accounting
  • Advanced Accounting
  • Computerized Accounting
  • Computerized Accounting II
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Payroll Administration
  • Spreadsheets
  • Career Development
  • Internship


  • Minimum of a Canadian high school grade 12 or equivalent, or a mature student
  • Pass an entrance test administrated by Herzing College
  • Be interviewed in detail regarding interest in the field