Canadian Payroll Management

Payroll. Professional.

Work towards becoming a Certified Payroll Manager (CPM)

Course Descriptions

Enrolment in any of the following courses is open to students who have satisfied all program entrance requirements and any/all posted course prerequisites or equivalencies. Be advised: Students who do not meet the prerequisites will be required to withdraw. In such cases, CCE’s withdrawal/refund policies will apply.

To earn the Certificate in Canadian Payroll Management, students must successfully complete these five (5) courses:

  • Introduction to Payroll Management
  • Organizational Behaviour
  • Introductory Management Accounting or Business Finance and Accounting
  • Compensation
  • Applied Payroll Management (must be taken last)

CPM 101 Introduction to Payroll Management (3 units)

Introduction to Payroll Management (IPM) prepares professionals to manage a payroll department by introducing them to core management subjects most applicable to managing a payroll department. Based on market research, the course provides the management content and tools required to be a successful manager, such as decision-making and project management. It builds on the foundation of a Payroll Compliance Practitioner’s experience, knowledge and application of legislative monitoring and effective communication of payroll programs and policies.
Prerequisite:  Payroll Compliance Practitioner Certification and 2 years of payroll experience

HRM 821 Organizational Behaviour (3 units)

Explore human behaviour through influences that affect productivity, efficiency and organizational effectiveness through group work and case material.

ACC 928 Introductory Management Accounting (3 units)

Study managerial and cost accounting issues as a framework for approaching contemporary cost problems.
Prerequisite: ACC 925 equivalency as completed via Payroll Compliance Practitioner Certification and Payroll experience)

HRM 817 Business Finance and Accounting (3 units)

Become familiar with the concepts, language and uses of financial and management accounting in business, including statements, budgets and profit planning.

HRM 898 Compensation (3 units)

Understand the process, issues and techniques involved in developing and administering a compensation system.

CPM 102 Applied Payroll Management (3 units) (this course must be taken last)

Applied Payroll Management (APM) provides professionals with the opportunity to apply relevant management processes in a payroll department context. Benchmarking, best practices development and human resources skills - such as monitoring, motivating, assessing and supervising personnel - are utilized to enable the payroll professional to achieve organizational and career goals. 
Prerequisite: Program courses 1, 2, 3, and 4