(NOC 1311)


  • Completion of secondary school is required.
  • Completion of a college program in accounting, bookkeeping or a related field or completion of two years (first level) of a recognized professional accounting program (e.g., Chartered Accounting, Certified General Accounting) or courses in accounting or bookkeeping combined with several years of experience as a financial or accounting clerk are required.

Degrees Associated with This Career


Useful Experience/Skills

Calculate and prepare cheques for payroll
Post journal entries
Reconcile accounts
Maintain general ledgers and financial statements
Prepare trial balance of books
Calculate fixed assets and depreciation
Prepare other statistical, financial and accounting reports
Prepare tax returns
Keep financial records and establish, maintain and balance various accounts using manual and computerized bookkeeping systems

Useful Secondary School Subjects

Computer-related courses

Ryerson University
Toronto, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Advanced Accounting Certificate; Advanced
Accounting and Finance Bachelor
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Saskatchewan Polytechnic
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, CA

Related Program(s):
Business - Accountancy Diploma
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Algonquin College
Ottawa, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Business - Accounting Diploma
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Centennial College
Toronto, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Business - Accounting Diploma
Business Administration – Accounting Diploma; Co-op; Advanced
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University of Waterloo
Waterloo, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Mathematics/Chartered Professional Accountancy Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
Biotechnology/Chartered Professional Accountancy Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
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Modified on February 21, 2020