All Accounting-and-payroll-administration Posts

Should You Become a Payroll Clerk? 5 Things to Consider First

Oct 14, 2021 9:45:17 AM

If you’re looking for a career that lets you work with numbers, interact with people, and play a crucial role in a company, becoming a payroll clerk is an excellent choice.

Payroll clerks are the people who make sure everyone gets paid the appropriate amount at the appropriate time.

Organizations in every industry rely on these skilled pros to calculate and distribute paycheques, catch errors, address staff questions, and more.

Sound like a role you’d like to pursue?

Before you jump in, you need to think about details like what you’d actually do at work, how much you could earn, and what the job market is like for payroll clerks in your area.

Here are 5 questions and answers that can help you decide if this career path is right for you.

What Does an Accounting Assistant Actually Do? Inside Look at the Role

Jun 21, 2021 2:56:18 PM

Accounting assistants are administrative professionals who focus on the numbers.

They play a crucial supporting role in accounting departments by recording financial transactions, preparing reports, and carrying out related clerical tasks.

Basically, they keep a company's day-to-day bookkeeping functions running smoothly.

All kinds of organizations need that kind of help. In fact, Accounts Payable and Receivable Clerk ranked fifth on Randstad's list of the most in-demand administrative jobs in Canada in 2021.

Considering becoming an accounting assistant? Looking for more details about what you would actually do at work?

Keep reading for an inside look at accounting assistant responsibilities and skills.

See if the role is a good fit for your career goals, interests, and strengths.

From Stock Boy to President: Meet Accounting and Payroll Graduate, Gleason Uppahuak

Jan 26, 2021 11:22:23 AM

Photo: Gleason Uppahuak in Winnipeg, Manitoba

Gleason Uppahuak started his career at age 13 as a stock boy.

Even then, he understood the value of learning and hard work. He moved slowly up the ranks from the stock room to the customer service team, and finally to the accounting department.

At that point, he reached the limit of skills he could learn on-the-job. Gleason needed professional training in accounting and payroll software, regulations, reports, and financial management.

Going back to school was a natural progression for him. "Education is the key to professional and personal success," says Gleason. "Plus, I always loved math classes at school."

But even Gleason couldn't predict just how far accounting training and a talent for numbers would take him. 

Since graduating from Herzing in 2019, he's managed an entire social housing project and become President of Kivalliq Development Corporation.

From stock boy to president, Gleason is living proof of the power of education.

We interviewed him this week to learn more about his new role, and get his opinion of Herzing's Accounting and Payroll program. Here are the highlights of our conversation.

Accounting vs Business Administration: Which Diploma to Choose?

Jan 20, 2021 10:35:20 AM

There are many types of business diploma programs out there. A major hub like Toronto has enough business colleges and business programs to make your head spin. 

Just sorting through all the options can seem like a massive task. And then you’re faced with an even bigger question: which type of business diploma should I choose? 

There are certificates and diplomas in business management, business marketing, human resources, project management, occupational health and safety, and supply chain management (just to name a few!) 

At Herzing College Toronto, we offer four different business-related diploma programs.  

But in this post, we’re focusing on the difference between Business Administration and Accounting and Payroll Administration.

If you’ve landed on this page, you’re probably torn between these two diplomas and need some help to make a decision.  

We’ll break down key differences between these programs, and important points to consider when deciding which path to choose.

By the end of this post, you’ll know what step to take next.

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