Financial Office Assistant

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Financial Office Assistant-Diploma Program

Our Financial Office Assistant training course prepares you for careers relating to finance. This includes working within accounting firms, the banking industry, with financial advisors, or within the financial department of a business. All businesses require accurate and timely financial data at their finger tips in order to make quality decisions, ensure cash flow, and streamline their operations. Knowledge of basic financial reports, and understanding the importance of having consistent systems in place is part of the focus of this course. Basic bookkeeping and accounting stills are the foundation of a career as the financial office assistant, and the industries that utilize this skillset is very broad.

Our Financial Office Assistant training course prepares you for careers relating to finance. This includes working within accounting firms, the banking industry, with financial advisors, or within the financial department of a business. All businesses require accurate and timely financial data at their finger tips in order to make quality decisions, ensure cash flow, and streamline their operations. Knowledge of basic financial reports, and understanding the importance of having consistent systems in place is part of the focus of this course. Basic bookkeeping and accounting stills are the foundation of a career as the financial office assistant, and the industries that utilize this skillset is very broad.

  • Accounting clerk, data-entry clerk, or entry-level bookkeeper
  • Free-lance bookkeeper
  • Administration in any capacity
  • The Canadian Occupational Projection System estimates job openings between 2011-2020 for workers in this occupation (Secretaries, Recorders and Transcriptions) will be among the highest for all occupations.
  • This is mainly due to these workers currently being much older ( and thus closer to retirement) than the average.
  • Over the 2011-2020 period, job openings with-in this occupation are expected to total 73,950 and job seekers to total 21,156.

Work BC

  • Western Forest Products
  • Solid Rock Bookkeeping
  • Eby’s Business Services
  • Ashcroft & Associates
  • Mount Washington Alpine Resort
  • Good Life Fitness
  • Self-employed as bookkeepers
  • Other small businesses locally and Canada-wide

32 weeks (approximately 640 hours) total with 580 hours of classroom training and a 60 hour practicum placement.

Computer and Administrative Skills

  • Introduction to Technology
  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Access
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Business Communications
  • Office Procedures

Financial Skills

  • Manual Bookkeeping & Payroll
  • Sage 50 Levels I & II
  • Quickbooks
  • Financial Analysis & Modeling

Practicum

Job Search Skills

Students attend a 3-week practicum component near the end of their program.  During this time, students take the tole of employee and work diligently to maximize the learning opportunity and create a positive experience for themselves, the college and the practicum host.

  • Confirmation of mature student status (19 years or older on first day, and out of school for 1 full year) OR if under 19, evidence of Grade 12 completion or equivalent
  • Entrance assessment
  • Applicants whose first language is not English must meet Excel’s English Language Proficiency Requirements
  • Students are assessed on each course module by either a test, project, assignment or demonstration of skills
  • Students are assessed on professionalism, conduct and attendance
  • An average of all module grades, as well as the grades for professional conduct and attendance is calculated. Successful completion of the program requires a minimum of a 65% grade in each program module, and successful completion of the practicum component.

Students Supply:

  • Loose-leaf paper & 3-ring binder
  • Standard Calculator
  • USB Flash drive, if desired
  • Pens/pencils/highlighters

College Supplies:

  • Handouts & photocopied materials
  • Student Manuals
  • Printing Calculator for use in class

Financial Office Assistant Diploma Program Fees

Domestic
Tuition: $8,064.00
Registration: 100.00
Books/Materials: 1,395.72
GST on Books/Supplies: 69.79
Total: $9,629.51

International:
Tuition:
$10,080.00
Registration: 200.00
Books/Materials: 1,395.72
GST on Books/Supplies: 69.79
Total: $11,745.51

Please review our Refund Policy.

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