Program Objectives

To develop the skills necessary to complete accounting tasks such as: to calculate and prepare the bills, invoices, receipts, payments, etc. of a business, to manage the petty cash, to produce the payroll, to calculate prices, to accurately complete and verify work for daily accounting tasks, to complete end of fiscal period and end of year tasks, produce income tax forms, and to create an accounting system.

Program Content

Code Statement of Competency Hours Credits
961-012 Determine their suitability for the occupation and the training process 30 2
961-024 Research and exchange information 60 4
961-034 Produce tables and charts 60 4
961-042 Do calculations and prepare source documents 30 2
961-054 Format accounting-related correspondence 60 4
961-066 Write accounting-related correspondence in English 90 6
961-074 Process source documents in different types of companies 60 4
961-083 Handle cash 45 3
961-093 Use information related to legislation affecting businesses 45 3
961-102 Interact in a variety of professional situations 30 2
961-115 Communicate in French in an accounting context 75 5
961-122 Prepare the payroll 30 2
961-134 Write and format accounting-related correspondence in French 60 4
961-144 Organize and process data related to a company’s resources 60 4
961-154 Carry out daily tasks related to transactions involving receivables and payables 60 4
961-165 Ensure that they work efficiently 75 5
961-175 Perform calculations needed to determine the cost of goods and services 75 5
961-185 Perform end-of-period tasks 75 5
961-195 Perform year-end tasks 75 5
961-204 Produce an income tax return for an individual 60 4
961-213 Implement an accounting system 45 3
961-222 Commit themselves to the development of their career 30 2
961-238 Enter the work force 120 8
1350 90

Admission Conditions and Prerequisites

To be eligible for admission to this program, candidates must meet one of the following requirements:

Persons holding a Secondary School Diploma or its recognized equivalent, for example, an Attestation of Equivalence of Secondary V studies, or a postsecondary diploma such as the Diploma of College Studies or a Bachelor's degree
OR
Persons who are at least 16 years of age on September 30 of the school year in which their training is to begin and have earned the Secondary IV credits in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in the programs of study established by the Minister, or have been granted recognition for equivalent learning
OR
Persons who are at least 18 years of age upon entry into the program and have the following functional prerequisites: the successful completion of the General Development Test (see the following table), or recognition of equivalent learning
OR
Persons who have obtained Secondary III credits in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in programs established by the Minister are required to pursue general education courses, concurrently with their vocational training, in order to obtain the Secondary IV credits they lack in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in programs established by the Minister.

Functional Prerequisites

A person who has reached the age of 18 can be admitted to a program of study leading to a Diploma of vocational studies (DVS) based on functional prerequisites. These prerequisites, in place for those aged at least 18 years at the start date declared for the vocational training program, are: successful completion of the general development test (GDT) and obtaining and passing the tests relative to the specific prerequisites in the language of instruction and mathematics, if applicable.

This table indicates the new course codes for common core basic education (CCBE) and diversified basic education (DBE) required for the specific prerequisites in language of instruction and mathematics for the targeted program of study. In the cases where the new course codes for the CCBE and the DBE are in progressive implementation, the old codes are indicated in parenthesis and are still valid. The equivalent course codes in basic education in the youth sector are also indicated in the table. When a DVS does not require any specific prerequisites in language of instruction or in mathematics, a (-) will be displayed in the appropriate field. Please note that the functional prerequisites do not apply to attestation of vocational specialty (AVS) programs.

Specific Prerequisites

Language of instructionSecond languageMathematics
AdultsYouthAdultsYouthAdultsYouth
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Educational Organizations Offering the Program

Schedule:

Capitale-Nationale

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Course full
CS Central Québec
Vocational Training Centre Group Status D/E Start Date
C.F. Eastern Québec

Estrie

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Collège de comptabilité et de secrétariat du Québec inc., campus de Sherbrooke
Vocational Training Centre Group Status D/E Start Date
Collège de comptabilité et de secrétariat du Québec, campus de Sherbrooke inc.
Eastern Townships SB (Estrie)
Vocational Training Centre Group Status D/E Start Date
C.F.P. Lennoxville ACT21-22 D Continuous entry
ACT22-23 D Continuous entry
Concomitance (CFP Lennoxville) ACT-24U-22 D Aug. 30th, 2022
Recognition of Acquired Competencies (RAC) - CFP Lennoxville ACCr22-23 D/E Continuous entry

Gaspésie - Îles-de-la-Madeleine

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Course full
Eastern Shores SB
Vocational Training Centre Group Status D/E Start Date
C.F.P. Anchor ACTG21-22 D Sept. 7th, 2021
C.F.P. de Wakeham 1 D Continuous entry
C.F.P. Listuguj

Laurentides

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Course full
CS Sir-Wilfrid-Laurier (Laurentides)
Vocational Training Centre Group Status D/E Start Date
C.D.C. Laurier Lachute

Laval

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CS Sir-Wilfrid-Laurier (Laval)
Vocational Training Centre Group Status D/E Start Date
C.D.C. Laurier Pont-Viau 63A D Mar. 9th, 2023

Montérégie

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Collège de comptabilité et de secrétariat du Québec inc., campus de Longueuil
Vocational Training Centre Group Status D/E Start Date
Collège de comptabilité et de secrétariat du Québec, campus de Longueuil inc.
Collège de comptabilité et de secrétariat du Québec, campus de Longueuil inc.
Vocational Training Centre Group Status D/E Start Date
Collège de comptabilité et de secrétariat du Québec, Campus de Longueuil inc.
Collège de comptabilité et de secrétariat du Québec, campus Jacques-Cartier inc.
Vocational Training Centre Group Status D/E Start Date
Collège de comptabilité et de secrétariat du Québec, campus Jacques-Cartier inc.
CSS du Val-des-Cerfs
Vocational Training Centre Group Status D/E Start Date
Campus de Brome-Missisquoi (Cowansville) 22AC-08 D Aug. 31st, 2022
22AC-08 OE D Aug. 31st, 2022
Eastern Townships SB (Montérégie)
Vocational Training Centre Group Status D/E Start Date
Cowansville Vocational Education Training Centre 22AC-08 D Aug. 29th, 2022
22AC-08 OE D Aug. 29th, 2022
New Frontiers SB
Vocational Training Centre Group Status D/E Start Date
Nova Career Centre 5731F22D D Sept. 19th, 2022
5731F23D D Sept. 18th, 2023
RAC-ACC D To be determined
Riverside SB
Vocational Training Centre Group Status D/E Start Date
ACCESS Career Centre RAC-ACC D/E Continuous entry
ACC220906 D Sept. 6th, 2022
ACC220926 E Sept. 26th, 2022
ACC221031 D Oct. 31st, 2022
ACC230124 D Jan. 24th, 2023
ACC230213 D/E Feb. 13th, 2023
ACC230403 D Apr. 3rd, 2023
ACC230501 D/E May 1st, 2023

Montréal

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Collège Herzing
Vocational Training Centre Group Status D/E Start Date
Collège Herzing
Collège supérieur de Montréal (C.S.M.) inc.
Vocational Training Centre Group Status D/E Start Date
Collège supérieur de Montréal (C.S.M.) inc.
Collège Supérieur de Montréal (C.S.M.) inc. (formation à distance)
Vocational Training Centre Group Status D/E Start Date
Collège Supérieur de Montréal (C.S.M.) inc. (formation à distance)
English-Montréal SB
Vocational Training Centre Group Status D/E Start Date
Shadd Health and Business Centre/Centre d'études commerciales Shadd C1122 D Mar. 14th, 2022
E1122E E May 9th, 2022
St. Pius X Career Centre/Institut culinaire Saint-Pius X H1122 D Aug. 29th, 2022
A1123 D Jan. 24th, 2023
Lester-B.-Pearson SB
Vocational Training Centre Group Status D/E Start Date
Business Solutions Group - Centre d’expertise RAC D To be determined
AC 2021 D/E Continuous entry
Pearson Adult and Career Centre ASSEP22 D Sept. 20th, 2022
West Island Career Centre AC220907 D Sept. 7th, 2022
AC220914 E Sept. 14th, 2022

Nord-du-Québec

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CS Kativik
Vocational Training Centre Group Status D/E Start Date
C.F.P. Kajusivik 1 D Continuous entry

Outaouais

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Western Québec SB
Vocational Training Centre Group Status D/E Start Date
Maniwaki Adult Education Centre
Pontiac Continuing Education Centre 1 D Continuous entry
Val d’Or Adult Education
Western Québec Career Centre Spring '22 D May 2nd, 2022
Fall 2022 D Sept. 6th, 2022

Accounting Clerk

Accounting clerks are responsible for maintaining books and records for employers. They calculate and prepare documents such as invoices, payslips, count sheets. They manage cash on hand (deposits, transfers, petty cash) as well as accounts payable and accounts receivable. As part of their duties, they may be required to produce tax returns, record transactions in a computerized registry and perform other office tasks such as filing or word processing. It is a valuable occupation that requires good concentration and numeracy skills. An office job as an accounting clerk requires honesty, discretion and attention to detail.

Related Training(s)

Accounting and Management Technology
Secretarial Studies

Average Salary

Accounting Clerk — $20.60

Job Titles

Human resources assistant
Administrative officer
Customer service agent – financial institution
Teller – financial services
Inventory clerk
Accounting clerk
Billing clerk
Pay clerk
Data entry clerk
Office clerk
Bookkeeper