In a world where numbers matter, make sure you are getting the best training in the industry! From manual to computerized accounting, payroll administration and financial accounting, our bookkeeping courses will put you at the top of your field.

This certificate program provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to set-up and maintain a complete set of financial records for small and medium enterprises. Focusing on bookkeeping and computerized business environments, students learn from seasoned business instructors and CPAs in their academic journey.


  • A complete Manitoba Grade 12 or equivalent.
  • Consumer/Essential Math 40S or equivalent

English is the language of instruction at Assiniboine. All applicants educated outside of Canada or in a country not on the test exempt list are expected to meet the English language proficiency requirement. See assiniboine.net/elp for more information.

If you don’t meet these admission requirements please visit our adult learning page for more information on assessment of special circumstances.


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Careers & Connections


See the world of opportunity in small and large companies or branch out into your own bookkeeping company. Earning a Bookkeeping certificate opens the door to a number of career opportunities including:

  • Bookkeeper
  • Accounts Receivable/Payable Supervisor
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Payroll Administrator
  • Office Manager
  • Budget Coordinator
  • Assistant Controller


Apply coursework towards memberships and certifications through various organization

Canadian Bookkeeping Association

Canadian Institute of Bookkeeping 

Tools & Supplies

Course Title Textbook
Payroll Administration
Payroll & Benefits 2019: Colleen Drew
Payroll Administration Workbook 2020 Edition
Financial Accounting 1*
Fundamental Accounting Principles (Vol. 1) 16th Canadian Edition
Working Papers for use with Fundamental Accounting Principles (Vol. 1) 16th Canadian Edition
Financial Accounting 2*
Fundamental Accounting Principles (Vol. 2) 16th Canadian Edition (Bundled)
Accouting Software
Mastertrak Accounting Series. Sage 50 Premium Accounting 2017 Level 1.
Mastertrak Accounting Series. Quickbooks Premier 2017. 2 book bundle (Level 1 and 2)
Taxation 1
Canadian Tax Principles Volume 1 (2020-2021 Edition) Pearson Canada Inc, 
Canadian Tax Principles Volume 2 (2020-2021 Edition) Pearson Canada Inc,
Canadian Tax Principles Study Guide (2020-2021 Edition) Pearson Canada Inc, 
Introduction to Management Accounting
Management Accounting: McGraw Hill-Ryerson 11th Edition

*Financial calculator recommended, preferably Texas Instruments BA II Plus

For a printable textbook list view:


Visit the Bookstore’s website to learn more.

At-Home Computing

For this program, you are expected to have access to a computer at home. It should have a webcam, microphone and internet access to enable remote learning for the theory portions of your programs.

At-Home Computing Information

Courses & Costs

To graduate with a Bookkeeping certificate, students must successfully complete 39 credits.

Tuition, fees and Students’ Association fees total approximately $4,323. Estimated cost for books and supplies is $1,000. All fees are estimated and are subject to change without notice.

Course Title
Course Number
Payroll Administration
Financial Accounting 1
Software Applications
Financial Accounting 2
Accounting Software
Introductory Management Accounting
Taxation 1

Continuing Studies courses are offered on various dates and during varying time slots. To see upcoming courses, please visit our Continuing Studies’ course catalogue. You must search by the course title/name, not by program name (e.g. Payroll Administration, not Bookkeeping).

If you cannot find the course you are interested in, please contact Continuing Studies at Assiniboine at continuingstudies@assiniboine.net or 204.725.8725.


Are there any equivalent courses at ACC that are transferable?

Yes. Click here to see course equivalent courses.

Are there courses available by distance?

Businesses courses by distance are being revamped for the academic year of 2020-21. We are looking to increase the availability of Bookkeeping courses online.

When is the next intake for the program?

The program will be offered in September 2021. To be added to an interest list, please email continuingstudies@assiniboine.net


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