Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Accounting Clerk – Microcomputer Program Prepares Students for Numerous Careers

Imagine attending one program and being trained to work in four different positions. This is possible for those who successfully complete Centennial College’s Accounting Clerk – Microcomputer offering, which lasts just one year. As a result of their training, Centennial College grads may work as: Accounting Clerks, Administrative Assistants, Bookkeepers and Accounts Receivable/ Payable Clerks. While these jobs differ, all accounting clerk professionals must be able to: maintain files, accounts payable and other such documentation; key daily worksheets to the general ledger system; print daily accounts payable checks and insert checks and invoices into envelopes for mailing; maintain regular contact with other departments to obtain and convey information and/or to correct transactions; audit daily sales reports; prepare checks and payroll; and more.

All of these accounting clerk skills are taught at Centennial College’s Accounting Clerk program. If this field appeals to you, you may apply for the undertaking as long as you possess at least an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent or are 19 years of age or older; and have completed the compulsory English 12C or U or skills assessment, or equivalent and math 11C, M or U or 12C or U or skills assessment, or equivalent. However, please note that possession of minimum admission requirements does not guarantee admission to the accounts payable clerk offering.

Once you are accepted, you will enter a learner-focused offering. As such, the Accounting Clerk program boasts flexibility in its curriculum design and most members of the Accounting faculties are professional accountants with solid industry experience. These instructors guide students through a leading edge information technology infrastructure with many classes taught in a lab environment that is fully equipped with an integrated network of computer systems. With the use of this technology, students learn the latest accounting clerk software, including Simply Accounting for Windows and the GL, A/R and A/P modules for ACCPAC for Windows. Also covered are topics such as process and store payroll, accounts receivable and accounts payable information. Specific Accounting Clerk courses include: Financial Accounting (two levels), Taxation, Business Operations, Microcomputer Applications Software (two levels), Payroll, Small Business Software, Management Accounting and Accounting Microcomputer Applications. Many courses are qualified for exemptions with the Canadian Institute of Bookkeeping (CIB). Lastly, an overview of other business functions in an organization is provided

Please note that transferring from the Accounting Clerk into another accounting program not only possible but also made easy for students.

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