Bookkeeping and Payroll Program
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Program Name

Bookkeeping and Payroll



NOC Code


Delivery Method



30 Weeks

Domestic Tuition


International Tuition


Enrollment Dates

Bookkeeping & Payroll is one of the most wanted employment areas in BC. According to BC Labor Market Outlook 2018, during the next 10 years, there will be a huge demand in the market providing an opportunity for students to prepare themselves for future demand in the job market. Students may also work as independent bookkeepers.

Upon completion of the Diploma Program, the successful students will have the ability to explain major concepts related to accounting, payroll, and taxation areas and perform the chores of bookkeeping by applying learned concepts in class.


Note: Bookkeeping & Payroll was reviewed and approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training.

Guildford College admission requirements for the Bookkeeping & Payroll program:

  • High school diploma or 19 years of age or older.
  • Minimum of 60% on Guildford College English placement test or a minimum of IELTS 5.5.
  • Students must have access to a personal computer or tablet.

Upon completion of the Guildford College Bookkeeping & Payroll program, graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate ability to use Microsoft Office applications.
  • Demonstrate basic level knowledge of accounting and related areas.
  • Perform basic chores of financial accounting.
  • Apply accounting concepts in real-world cases.
  • Demonstrate accounts receivable and payable skills.
  • Calculate taxes and other deductions.
  • Calculate payrolls and deductions related to employees.
  • Demonstrate usage of accounting software.

After completion of the Bookkeeping & Payroll Program, students will qualify for entry-level jobs in the field of bookkeeping, payroll, and taxation. Entry-level positions often provide considerable potential for advancement. Career (NOC 1311 & 1431) options include:

  • Accounting assistant.
  • Accounting technician.
  • Bookkeeper.
  • Financial officer.
  • Financial clerk.
  • Accounting clerk.
  • Receivable clerk.
  • Payable clerk.
  • Income tax return preparer.
  • Ledger clerk.
  • Tax clerk.

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