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Accounting (DVS)


Ideal sector, where, with a diploma in hand, one may consider being selective about his/her work environment.

In all economic sectors, the services of accounting clerks are required to see to the daily bookkeeping.

It is up to you to establish the type of work environment that best corresponds to your personal goals.

Employments opportunities

As an accounting clerk:
  • Clerical work with relatively regular work schedules
  • Diverse work environments
  • In the public or private sectors
  • From small businesses to large corporations in various sectors of activity such as the manufacturing industry and the service sector

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Possible specialization
  • In accounting: administrator (general administration). Long
    term: chartered accountant, certified management accountant,
    certified general accountant (CA, CMA, CGA)
  • Self-employed

Objectives of the program

  • Organize and process data and numbers effectively and accurately
  • Produce various analytical reports
  • Use information pertaining to fiscal laws

Skills to be acquired

  • Organizational skills and flexibility
  • Communication and interaction skills in English and French
  • Preparation of vouchers
  • Use of accounting software

Admission requirements

  • Hold a Secondary School diploma or have been granted recognition of equivalent learning;
  • To be 16 years of age on September 30 of the current school year and have earned the Secondary IV credits in the language of instruction, second language and mathematics (Math 416);
  • Have earned those same credits at Secondary III level and obtain the Secondary IV credits while pursuing General Education courses;
  • Be at least 18 years of age and have the functional prerequisites.

Program Content

Code Statement of the 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

Total: 1350 hours

Loans and bursaries are available from the MELS.

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