Accounting Assistant Course

This course can be completed in just three months!

About Our Accounting Assistant Course

If you’re someone who cares about details and likes working with numbers, this 3-month accounting assistant course might be a great fit for you. The ideal person for this career is a strong communicator who can be trusted to keep information confidential and perform all duties with a lot of accuracy.

In the Accounting Assistant program students will specialize in accounting and office skills. The Accounting Assistant program will equip students with knowledge in the following:

  • Manual Accounting
  • Computerized Accounting and
  • Payroll

Learning Objectives and Outcomes

The Accounting Assistant program will provide a breadth of competencies. The specific aims of the Accounting Assistant program are to:

  • Develop life skills and success strategies.
  • Develop skills in Microsoft tools e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
  • Develop Business Writing skills.
  • Develop skills in College Accounting.
  • Develop skills and working knowledge of Sage 50.
  • Develop skills and working knowledge of QuickBooks.
  • Develop skills and working knowledge in Payroll Principals, payroll calculation and deduction.
  • Develop basic understanding of skills required for self-employment.
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Career Opportunities for Accounting Assistant Course Graduates

The accounting assistant course prepares students for employment in many accounting and office positions, such as:

  • Clerk
  • Bookkeeper
  • Accounting Assistant
  • Accounts Receivable Clerk
  • Accounts Payable Cleark
  • Payroll Clerk
  • Office Assistant
  • Financial Representative

The accounting assistant course has a strong focus on the real skills you need to find a long, successful career.

This course also comes with graduate support where you can learn moreabout what that means to you!

Who Should Take This Course?

The Accounting Assistant program is suitable for a wide range of candidates including:

  • adults returning to education.
  • individuals in employment who wish to enhance their career prospects.
  • people who wish to start their own business.


Minimum Grade 12 or equivalent Canadian qualification

If English is not a student’s mother tongue, they are required to have an IELTS level of 6.0 OR equivalent (in case of other testing standards) to be admitted to the course.

If on starting the program, their language proficiency proves to be significantly lower than what is expected of an IELTS 6.0, they will be required to take the 5 Star English course at Focus College before being able to continue with their program studies.

Students must have access to high-speed internet to access online classes with software like Zoom.

This accounting assistant course is a fast-paced program that sets students up for success.

Accounting Assistant Course Tuition Breakdown

Domestic Students International Students
Tuition: $3,620.00 Tuition: $3,620.00
Application Fee: $250.00 Application Fee: $250.00
Assessment Fee: $250.00 Assessment Fee: $250.00
Textbook Fee: $1,000.00 Professional Fee: $1,000.00
Materials and Lab Fee: $300.00 Materials and Lab Fee: $300.00
Administration Fee: $50.00 Administration Fee: $50.00
Archive Fee: $30.00 Archive Fee: $30.00
Total: $5,500.00 Total: $5,500.00

Accounting Assistant Course Details

Hours of instruction: 304

Full-time duration: 12 weeks

Full-time hours: instructional time of 20 or more hours per week, or if the program leads to employment in a career occupation regulated by Transport Canada, instructional time is 15 or more hours per week.

Attendance Expectations: Students are required to maintain their attendance as per the FC attendance policy.

Graduation Requirements: To graduate, students must pass this program at a minimum Grade of 70%.

We offer instructor-led on-campus, online, and Hybrid classes delivery through lectures, demonstrations, and hands-on training.

You will need the following supplies for this program:

  • Classroom equipped with windows computers with a minimum of 8 Gigabyte RAM, a Minimum of 512GB – 1TB Hard drive, and required accounting and other software(s).
  • Windows 10 or 11
  • Office 2019
  • Sage 50 Accounting software
  • QuickBooks software

5 Stars

Personally my studies at Focus College had taught me to always think independently and use knowledge I’ve gained in my future professional career. 

I had a great time at the course and it was very helpful and fun as well.

I am thankful for the faculty that helped me gain that knowledge and has brought a new dimension into my life.

Barea Alenglizi, Focus College Graduate

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Focus College response to Covid-19

Updated March 16, 2020

Due to the current pandemic and the desire to protect the health of our students, Focus College is taking measures which incorporate social isolation.

For current students:

We are suspending our Advanced Diploma and Office Manager courses for the week of March 16-20th, to allow for temporary distance learning to be set up. If any students do not have access to a computer from home, we request that they notify the college immediately. Further information on how courses will be delivered will be available as the week goes on. Please monitor your student email for further information throughout the week.


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