What do large companies, mom-and pop shops, chartered accountants, and government organizations have in common? They all need qualified accounting professionals!

Learn everything you need to join an accounting team, or manage a company’s accounts. You’ll learn about organizing and reporting of financial records, reconciling bank statements, processing business transactions including accounts payable and receivable, disbursements, expense vouchers, payroll, and more!

Offered at*


“Hybrid” course – online and in-person

Total Cost*


*subject to change

Program Duration

12 months

Skills you will learn

  • Building spreadsheets: tracking income and expenditures
  • Formulating daily and end-of-period reports
  • Preparing payroll systems and income tax analysis


You will need:

  • A high school diploma, or
  • Be at least 16 years old and have Secondary 4  English, Math, and French, or
  • Be at least 16 years old and have Secondary 3 English, Math, and French. You will have to take classes at the same time as you study your trade to obtain Secondary 4 credits in English, Math, and French. Don’t worry – we can help with that path., or
  • Be at least 18 years old and pass the General Development Test

Don’t meet the prerequisites? Don’t worry!  Contact Nova today for help finding your path to the trade program you want.

Are you applying from outside of Canada? Visit our International page for more info on how to register.


What are employers looking for?

  • Strong knowledge of both manual and computerized accounting skills
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Team-work, the ability to resolve problems, and proven decision-making skills

What jobs can I get once I have graduated?

  • Accounts Receivable Clerk
  • Collections Officer
  • General Office Accounting Clerk
  • Junior Bookkeeper
  • Payroll Clerk
  • Office Manager

Once I graduate, will I need more training?

Some of our graduates have gone on to work in accounting firms or small offices, others have opened their own businesses, and some have continued their accounting education in CEGEP and University. Whatever you choose, this program opens a lot of doors to the future you’re dreaming of.
Accounting jobs in Quebec are very diverse, and opportunities continue to grow! 

Program Specifics

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
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