Accounting & Bookkeeping Certificate

Take the first step toward your career in accounting and bookkeeping!

Begin your career in accounting and bookkeeping, or upgrade your skills, by enrolling in our Accounting & Bookkeeping Certificate program.

This program covers the fundamentals of accounting and bookkeeping while teaching you how to use the most popular programs like QuickBooks and Sage.

Upon completing your certificate, you’ll be confident in your ability to apply accounting fundamentals while streamlining your work with today’s latest software.

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Is Our Accounting & Bookkeeping Certificate Right for You?

You Should Apply If
You enjoy working with numbers
You are highly organized
You are a good problem solver
You act with honesty and integrity

Accounting & Bookkeeping Certificate Career Outcomes

Average Wage (Canada)


Number of Job Openings (Canada: 2019-2028)


*according to the Job Bank of Canada

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Why Choose Career City College?

We guarantee our resources, guidance, and support until you are successfully and gainfully employed.

Online Learning

Learn from anywhere in Canada with online courses

One-on-One Instruction

Book one-on-one instructional sessions with your teachers

Flexible Schedules

Start studying when you want with monthly program start dates

Job Preparedness

Receive essential job-preparedness skills through program courses

Financial Assistance

Get assistance in finding financial aid and payment options*

Accelerated Programs

Enter the workforce faster with accelerated programs that focus on the essentials

*Financial assistance may be available to eligible students only.

Course Overview

✔ Have confidence by learning and applying Accounting Fundamentals

✔ Learn how to operate Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook

✔ We teach you how to effectively use QuickBooks

✔ Supplement your skill set with Sage training

✔ Learn how to create and modify accounting records

✔ Enter, report, and adjust business transactions

✔ Understand a full year’s business cycle

✔ Become well-versed in Canadian Payroll


  • BMD110 – Word Processing Core

This course introduces students to word processing and Microsoft Word. It helps to develop skills in creating and manipulating highly functional documents.

  • BMD120 – Spreadsheets

    This course introduces students to spreadsheets and Microsoft Excel. You will learn how to work with different types of documents using a variety of core and intermediate features to create and edit professionally. manipulating highly functional spreadsheets.

  • BMD150 – Email, Scheduling, & Calendars

    This course introduces students to email and Microsoft Outlook. It helps to develop skills in managing email, calendars, contacts, and tasks.

  • BMD305 – Accounting Fundamentals Core

    This course gives students a strong foundation in bookkeeping basics. Students are given extensive practice in the rules of debits and credits, transaction analysis, month-end duties, adjusting entries, closing entries, and financial statements.

  • BMD315 – Accounting Fundamentals Advanced

    This course furthers the learning of accounting fundamentals and covers more advanced bookkeeping techniques, and introduces students to management accounting. Also, this course prepares students to perform intermediate bookkeeping functions and adds to the foundational bookkeeping concepts applied in other courses.

  • BMD330 – Sage Accounting Core

    This course introduces Sage 50 Premium Accounting and teaches you how to perform daily accounting tasks in the general ledger, accounts receivable, accounts payable, and payroll.

  • BMD335 – Sage Accounting Advanced

    This course is a continuation of Sage Accounting Core and introduces some of the more advanced functions and capabilities of Sage 50. Students will learn how to create company files and deal with more advanced tasks for receivables, payables, inventory and payroll.

  • BMD220 – QuickBooks Core

    This course introduces students to computerized bookkeeping with QuickBooks. It also gives students step-by-step instructions on how to set up a company from scratch. It teaches students how to perform daily accounting tasks in the General Ledger, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, and payroll.

  • BMD325 – QuickBooks Advanced

    This course is a continuation of QuickBooks Core and introduces some of the more advanced functions and capabilities of QuickBooks. Students will learn how to create company files and deal with more advanced tasks for receivables, payables, inventory, and payroll.

  • BMD350 – Canadian Payroll

    This course introduces and educates the students on the basic principles and procedures to calculate and create payroll cheques and deductions. It is designed to educate both manual payroll calculations as well as online payroll calculations.

  • GEN200 – Job Search and Career Planning

    This course shares the latest techniques to find jobs efficiently and effectively. This course teaches you how to develop your profile and brand, seek advertised and unadvertised positions, network successfully to broaden your circle and work with recruiting professionals. This course also turns non-interviewers into good interviewers. This course will help you sharpen such skills as open-ended questioning, active listening, and reading body language – all essential in various interview and job situations.


  • ✔ Applicants must have completed grade 12 or equivalent or have mature student status (at least 19 years old). Applicants whose primary language is not English must also achieve a minimum of 60% on the CCC language assessment before enrolling. Program admission requirements may not be waived by the student or the institution.

Job Opportunities

By taking our program, you can qualify for the following positions:

✔ Accounting Bookkeeper

✔ Accounting Technician

✔ Bookkeeper

✔ Bookkeeping Clerk

✔ Budget Officer

✔ Payroll Clerk

✔ Payroll Assistant

✔ Accounts Receivable Clerk

✔ Accounts Payable Clerk

✔ Finance Officer

*Source:  Government of Canada

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Student Success Stories

Beverly M.

This was an amazing experience. I learned how to make software work for me. I learned a lot more than just your basic bookkeeping and accounting. It was easy to contact the instructors and their responses helped me with my problems many times. Thanks Kim!! The videos were amazing and I gained a lot of knowledge from watching them. Thank you.

Minoo L.

Thank you Career City College, and I am so glad I choose this college to learn accounting and bookkeeping. All the processes from the beginning to the end, from registration to graduation, were excellent. The professors and their constant companionship are admirable and praiseworthy. Moreover, I have completed my course with a feeling of peace. I wish you the best.

Cherique C.

I have had a great time learning during the past 6 months. The instructors are very helpful and you can easily get hold of them when you need them during class hours. The lessons are sometimes complicated but it is just a part of the challenge. All in all, I learned a lot and I am proud that Career City College was the school that I had chosen when I took my course.

Kate B.

This is a great institute to attend to gain knowledge in fields like accounting and administrative activities.

Tracy F.

I really enjoyed the program! I was able to complete courses in a flexible timeline while working. I was a bit nervous and excited to begin these classes and everyone at the College was very helpful.

Karla M.

I had an amazing experience with the school and staff. I have learned more than I had expected to which will help me in my future endeavours. I’m very thankful I had such an amazing teacher through out the whole course. When I needed a little push she was always able to give me one and when I was having a melt down she was the perfect encouragement. My husband and I were starting our own small business and I was not sure where to start. This course gave me the confidence and knowledge that I needed.

Jacira Rocha Fortes

I just finished my Accounting & Bookkeeping course at Career City College. This was the best decision I have ever made. Great program!!! The instructors (specially Phillip Allums and Kerresa Wright) went above and beyond to help me during my journey, replying to my e-mails on time and calling regularly to follow up with my studies and keep me motivated. If you want to invest in your future, Career City College is the way to go. It is definitely worth every cent!!! Thank you instructors and staff!!!

Akeem Stewart

I started looking at online accounting courses and I found Career City College. My experience with the course was great. I was reassured along the way and the teachers were very helpful.. I am very pleased with the school and course and my overall experience!

Jessica James

I highly recommend Career City College. The instructors are informative, helpful, and very quick to respond if you ever have a concern or a question that needs to be answered. The courses are outlined clearly on the tasks that need to be completed. The information provided helped me grow and learn new things that will help me in my career search. Thank you to Career City College for pushing me and thank you to all the wonderful instructors and staff that helped me along the way! Just an overall positive experience!

William May

Great staff, informative course material, this has been one of the most important moments in my re-education. Thanks to all that helped me directly and indirectly. I recommend this college for the great teaching from step one to the final step. Staff always helped when stuck or unsure of the steps to be taken. By far one of the best experiences while being educated. Thanks again to everyone! Keep up the exceptional work!

Bailey Riza

Great school especially for mature students who are working part time or have families. You can work at your pace and set your schedule. The instructors were easy to work with and the quality of the education was good as well.

Monique Carignan

Friendly staff. Really good program if you are working as well as wanting to take courses. you work on your own time and create your own schedule. would recommend!

Emkay Kolsto

Wonderful courses. Staff are very friendly and always willing to help if you are ever unsure or stuck in an area. Lots of tools provided to help you. I always had questions, and the teachers responded quickly and provided documents to help you practice as well as understand the materials more. It is also such a positive, encouraging environment. Had a really pleasant time doing studies here.

SaintPeter Ori

Friendly and helpful staff. The courses are customized to meet the demands in the labour market. I found the courses very relevant in my job. It was an investment I was happy I made.

Brittany Spooner

I had a great experience with Career City College. The instructors were amazing and the course material was great.

Diana Padrigo Thambiaiah

Had a great learning experience. All the staff are very involved and supportive. I would recommend this school if you’re looking to upgrade your skills.

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