Payroll. Professional.

Work towards your Payroll Compliance Practioner (PCP) or Canadian Payroll Management (CPM) certification.

Course Descriptions

Core Courses – Payroll Compliance Practitioner Certificate

BUS 850 - Business Communications (3 units)

Canada’s business environment requires that business people communicate effectively, persuasively and ethically in written, verbal and interpersonal communications. During this course, students will learn how to plan, write and review a variety of business communications vehicles from presentations to letters to informational reports and business proposals. Using a combination of teaching methods – lectures, discussion, small group, in-class writing and editing projects, and in-class tutorials, this course will help develop participant’s critical thinking and analysis, research, writing, editing and presentation skills. Special emphasis will be placed on developing appropriate business language skills (spelling, grammar, punctuation, voice and tone).

PAY 101 - Payroll Compliance Legislation (3 units) 

This course will provide students with the payroll-related legislation affecting organizations, as well as the tools to find information and apply that information to different payroll scenarios. Students who complete the course will know the payroll compliance responsibilities that affect organizations, be able to comprehend legislation and effectively communicate these to all stakeholders.
Pre-requisite: BUS 850 - Business Communications or equivalent
Recommended Pre-requisite: Thorough understanding of mathematical principles will increase the probability of success in this course.  Some students might consider taking ACC 929 - Preparatory Mathematics to brush up on skills.

PAY 102 - Payroll Fundamentals 1 (3 units)

Students who complete this course will be able to apply payroll legislation and calculate individual pay. This includes all components of individual pay from remuneration, through deductions, to net pay for both regular and non-regular situations. Students will have the content and skills to effectively communicate all aspects of the individual pay calculation process to external and internal stakeholders.
Prerequisite:  PAY 101 - Payroll Compliance Legislation

ACC 925 - Introductory Financial Accounting (3 units)

This course explores the basic principles and techniques underlying the financial statements typically issued to the general public. Generally accepted accounting principles, the accounting transaction cycle, financial statements and the specific items, which make up the balance sheet are examined. Recommended ahead of PAY 103 - Payroll Fundamentals 2

PAY 103 - Payroll Fundamentals 2 (3 units)

Students who complete this course will be able to calculate and report the government and third-party remittances, year end requirements, discuss payroll technology solutions and account for payroll at the compliance level for the organization. Students will be able to effectively communicate these organizational processes and requirements to internal and external stakeholders.
Prerequisite:  PAY 102 - Payroll Fundamentals 1 
Recommended:  ACC 925 - Introductory Financial Accounting


Core Courses – Canadian Payroll Management Certificate

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.

PAY 201 - 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.

PAY 202 - 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