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19-Week Accounting Clerk Training Program in BC

Accounting Clerks calculate and process bills, invoices, accounts payable and receivable, budgets and other financial records using manual and computerized systems. They work for many different types of companies and organizations in the public and private sectors.

Start your career in accounting today.

Become a Skilled Accounting Clerk

Academy of Learning’s Accounting Clerk program will provide you with the skills necessary to apply the knowledge of elementary accounting processes, business concepts and office procedures to meet present day business demands. The objective of this program is to prepare you for an entry position into accounting in a short duration of time.

This program is designed to meet the entry-level requirements for many government accounting or administration positions. This can include municipal, provincial, and federal government along with government like organizations such as school districts, Interior and Vancouver Island Health Authorities, BC Ferries and more.

Career Opportunities

Successful candidates can pursue careers throughout the private and public sectors; typical positions include:

  • Accounting Clerk
  • Audit Clerk
  • Billing Clerk
  • Budget Clerk
  • Finance Clerk
  • Invoice Clerk
  • And more!

Upward mobility in these vocations is possible with experience, motivation, dedication, and a positive attitude.

AOLCC’s Integrated Learning System™

All courses in our programs are delivered through our unique Integrated Learning System™ (ILS). Through ILS, you will develop a true proficiency in each topic, no matter your age or skill level upon enrolment. Our learning coaches are with you every step of the way to provide individualized assistance and encouragement in a supportive and non-competitive learning environment. Here’s how it works:

  • You only advance to the next course when you are confident that you have mastered one topic and are ready to move on to the next
  • You participate in hands-on exercises, tasks and practice exams that test your knowledge and give you confidence
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Admission Requirements

Grade 12 or equivalent or Mature Student Status. Courses are open to any applicant who possesses a good command of the English language and is able to follow instructions. An admissions interview will be administered to determine if the applicant has the required interest, motivation, and entry-level skills to take this program. Full-time students must attend the required hours per week as per the course schedule and may do so at times convenient to them.

Program Outline

Minimum 25 words per minute (WPM)
Operating Systems
Intermediate level of proficiency in a Windows operating system
Word Processing
Intermediate level of proficiency in Microsoft Word
Advanced level of proficiency in Microsoft Excel
Data Management
Intermediate level of proficiency in Microsoft Access
A thorough understanding of double-entry bookkeeping processes (Two levels of courses)
Accounting Software
Advanced level of proficiency with both QuickBooks and Sage 50 (formerly Simply Accounting)
Office Skills
Business Math and Customer Service courses
Intermediate proficiency with Microsoft Outlook
Employability Skills
Job Search and Résumé Writing


19 Weeks

Expected Wage Range

$29k - $49k
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