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We are excited to share that Eastern Academy will be integrating into Academy Canada beginning in August 2024! This transition will offer enhanced educational offerings and provide new opportunities for students.

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We are committed to making this transition smooth and positive for everyone involved. Our focus remains on our students and providing them with the best educational experience possible. Please contact us at or 709-722-8580 for more information.


Are you someone who loves working with numbers? Get started with our Payroll Administrator and Accounting program in St. John’s. At Eastern Academy, we prepare students with the skills required to work in the accounting sector. Practical training programs in bookkeeping fundamentals, accounting and payroll, and software like Sage Quickbooks and Microsoft Office assist students in understanding the basics to get started in the business world. Enroll in our program to enhance your logical and analytical skills and excel in the accounting sector.

Program Brief

10-week field placement
Successful graduates will be eligible for the Payroll Compliance Practitioner designation issued by the National Payroll Institute
Program length: 60 weeks


Our comprehensive program brings you the proper amalgamation of teaching the core accounting principles and Canadian tax knowledge you need to succeed in a business environment. You’ll get the skills and training employers seek, from accounts payable and accounts receivable to cash flows and balance sheets.

Payroll training gives you a leg up and opens even more doors for possible job opportunities. Preparing payroll to Canadian standards is not just important – it’s the law! With our Accounting & the Payroll Administrator program, you will study and have the opportunity to earn your National Payroll Institute designation.

As a graduate, you leave with in-depth knowledge of the industry tools and practical experience offered through rigorous training and practical evaluations at the end of the program. To learn more about our accounting program, fill out the request form, and our team will get back to you.


The prime objective of our accounting program is to make students adept with Canada’s financial accounting and payroll practices. Key elements that lay the foundation of our course are theoretical principles of accounting and payroll, the practical “hands-on” skills essential for the job, and the communication skills required for an office setting.

In accounting, each student will be given knowledge for calculating, preparing, and analyzing accounting reports related to financial transactions such as bills, invoices, inventory reports, account statements, and other financial statements using computerized and manual systems.

Students will be taught in payroll to keep records of attendance-related procedures and to generate reports on the benefits provided to employees in an organization.

The training and the skills acquired during the program term will be effective and efficient for students to flourish in an entry-level accounting or payroll position.


Student Success Strategies 20 hours
Software Lab: Computer Fundamentals 40
Software Lab: Word Processing 40
Software Lab: Spreadsheets 40
Software Lab: Presentations 40
Software Lab: Database Management 40
Finance 40
Internal Control 40
Bookkeeping Level I and II 80
Intermediate and Management Accounting 80
Computerized Accounting with Sage 50 80
Computerized Accounting with Sage 300 80
Payroll Compliance Legislation 80
Payroll Fundamentals I 80
Payroll Fundamentals II 80
Business Math 40
Writing for Comprehension 40
Image Development 20
Career Planning and Preparation Level I 20
Career Planning and Preparation Level II 20
Field Placement – 10 Weeks
Total Weeks – 60

Eastern Academy’s “Accounting and Payroll Administrator” program prepares students for exciting careers in the accounting and payroll administrative fields. Graduates will meet the educational requirement for National Payroll Institute’s Payroll Compliance Practitioner designation. Learn more here.


When you graduate from our Accounting and Payroll Administrator program in St. John’s, you can explore numerous career options such as:

Accounting Opportunities

Accounts Payable Clerk
Accounts Receivable Clerk
Accounting Assistant
Office Manager
Accounting Assistant
Audit Clerk
Billing Clerk
Budget Clerk
Costing Clerk
Deposit Clerk
Finance Clerk
Financial Analyst
Invoice Clerk
Ledger Clerk
Tax Clerk

Payroll Opportunities

Payroll Clerk
Benefits Officer
Pay Advisor
Pay and Benefits Administrator
Pay and Benefits Clerk
Pay Clerk
Payroll Officer
Salary Administration Officer
Payroll Administrator

Note: Some career and education options may require advanced degrees, further training or experience.


Successful graduates of this program will meet the educational requirement of achieving the appropriate passing grades to be eligible for the Payroll Compliance Practitioner (PCP) designation issued by the National Payroll Institute. The designation is nationally recognized as the standard of excellence for payroll training.

The PCP designation also requires a minimum of one year weighted Canadian payroll work experience. Learn more about the Work Experience Requirement Application (WERA) here.

Salary Range

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Get in touch with us if you have questions about training programs, admissions and student referral programs.

Apply today for the Accounting & Payroll Administration program in St. John’s.

Accounting Courses and Payroll Administrator Programs in St. John’s

At Eastern Academy, we help students understand the global economy by giving them a fundamental grasp of bookkeeping, computerized accounting using Sage and Quickbooks, financial accounting and payroll administration.


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