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Financial support is available to eligible applicants in the form of a leadership education grant and leadership travel grant. Apply online at

To effectively participate in this program, students must have reliable Internet access and a device that meets these requirements.

About the program

Students will gain the necessary knowledge and skills to perform effectively in entry-level bookkeeping positions in business and industry. The part-time program focuses on day-to-day operational bookkeeping and managerial accounting in a computerized business environment.

By enrolling in this program, you will be aligned to Canada's largest and fastest-growing certifying body of bookkeepers. Students who begin this program in fall 2021 and later will have the opportunity to fast track towards the nationally recognized Certified Professional Bookkeeper (CPB) designation. They will also have access to a preferred student membership rate, full of member benefits that will provide access to continuing education and networking opportunities with bookkeeping professionals across Canada.

This program is offered in full-time and part-time delivery.

Program information

All courses must be completed within 6 years of acceptance into the program.

Admission requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or equivalent, OR 19 years of age or older

Note re: admission requirements

  • Students must be able to receive instruction, respond and research in the English language.

Admission procedures

  • Submit a completed Conestoga College Program Application Form.
  • Attach proof of Admission Requirements.
  • Final selection is made following an assessment of the admission requirements.

Program requirements

  • Credit will be given for qualifying courses that were successfully completed up to three (3) years prior to admission into the program.

Graduate opportunities

Graduates will be prepared for employment in small business, as well as entry level positions in medium and large sized corporations.

On average, 70% of graduates from the last three years (2018 to 2020) found employment within six months of graduation.

For more details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, see the Government of Canada website:

Program outcomes

  • Apply bookkeeping practices and procedures related to financial reporting, analysis and control.
  • Apply payroll record-keeping practices and procedures forming part of a human resource management system.
  • Utilize the knowledge, skills and abilities required in successful business practice with a primary focus on financial administration.
  • Apply computer practices and techniques, especially as these pertain to cash, accounts receivable, capital assets and inventories;
  • Use a variety of accounting and related software packages competently.
  • Apply knowledge of the Canadian income tax system, for the accurate preparation of payroll remittances and accurate information for T4 preparation.
  • Apply the techniques of business mathematics to business processes.
  • Maintain traditional and automated record control systems.
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing in a business environment.
  • Complete all work in accordance with business ethics and with regard for corporate responsibilityy.

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Continuing Education

Mark your calendar for our registration dates, so you can plan your future.

Fall registration: Opens July 24, 2023
Winter registration: Opens November 27, 2023