Computerized Financial Management

Important Dates

Next Program

January 31, 2022
Application Closing January 12th 2022

This is a tuition free program funded by Services-Québec (Emploi-Québec).
Visit your local Services-Québec office and make an appointment with an agent.
The contract/Entente number for this program is: #770-084-0

Program length - Full-Time

13 months, approx.
1380 hours,
3 semesters

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Program Delivery - Hybrid learning

As per provincial guidelines regarding the COVID-19 situation, John Abbott Center for Continuing Education is moving forward with offering HYBRID learning, with adjustments for onsite classes. All decisions will be updated to reflect the current public health directives.

HYBRID learning format will require students to be present, on campus, for a portion of the program- details are unique to each course and will be presented once confirmed by the program committee.

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Program Overview

Program Objectives

This program trains students as technicians in the field of accounting and finance. Successful graduates will intervene in all stages of the accounting cycle and provide technical support for all tasks related to accounting.

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Understand the business environment
  • Produce manual accounting reports
  • Produce computerized accounting reports
  • Produce financial statements
  • Apply computer technology to the business environment
  • Contribute to business decisions
  • Understand the Canadian and Quebec tax laws
  • Communicate effectively in business situations
  • Integrate the workforce in the fields of accounting and finance
Program Themes


These courses will introduce you to the principles and concepts in the business world and will provide you with an overall view of your role in various types of organizations. From how to communicate effectively with customers to the legislation involved in business practices and decision-making, you will gain knowledge and confidence as an accounting technician in navigating today’s business world.


This group of courses begins with an introduction to accounting and finance, with each subsequent course exploring the concepts and practices from a more in-depth and complex perspective. From preparing manual accounting reports to learning the intricacies of federal and provincial tax regulations and preparing for an audit, you will be able to execute a variety of accounting tasks while understanding the impact of your actions on different types of organizations.


The use of computers in today’s business world is essential; this group of courses will build on your existing computer skills, focusing on the Microsoft Office suite. Once the basics have been mastered, you will learn more specialized and up-to-date accounting, spreadsheet, and database software that is used in most organizations.

Program Competencies
  • Acquire an overall view of the business world
  • Apply mathematics in the context of accounting and management
  • Communicate and interact in a management context using a client-based approach
  • Apply fundamental computer skills in accounting in a business environment
  • Use current software applications for business management
  • Produce a computer application to meet a need for administrative information
  • Analyze and process data in an accounting cycle
  • Analyze and process data related to specialized accounting
  • Assure the implementation of a computerized accounting system and support for day-to-day operations
  • Use legal sources applicable to administrative and commercial situations.
  • Participate in the financial analysis of investments and financing projects
  • Contribute to the planning , budget control and performance measurement of the company’s activities
  • Contribute to the management of the working capital
  • Participate in  the cost accounting process for goods , services or activities
  • Provide technical support for income tax procedures
  • Contribute to the internal audit and inspection of company operations
  • Communicate in English in a business environment
  • Ensure integration to the workforce
  • Apply knowledge and skills related to accounting and finance in a business environment

Job Outlook

According to the government of Canada, the employment outlook for graduates is very favorable. Job prospects are very interesting in the greater Montreal area.

Small and medium enterprises as well as large companies are constantly looking for qualified individuals to perform different accounting tasks using computerized tools.

For more information in the job outlook, please consult the following website :

Examples of Occupational Titles:

  • Accounts payable or receivable clerk
  • Payroll or accounting clerk
  • Accounting technician
  • Assistant to the controller

Courses & Schedule

Program Schedule

Monday to Friday 09:00-16:00


The program is offered over three (3) semesters – 14 months (including training in class and an 8-week work term in industry).


Students should anticipate a portion of their classes to be in person, on Campus.

List of Courses

Consists of 21 credit courses

Course number Course Title Hours
410-A03-AB Introduction to Business 45
201-A03-AB Business Mathematics 45
420-A04-AB Introduction to Computers 60
410-234-AB Business Computer Applications 60
410-A24-AB Business Computer Applications II 60
410-114-AB Accounting I 60
410-214-AB Accounting II 60
410-314-AB Computerized Accounting I 60
410-B14-AB Computerized Accounting II 60
410-514-AB Accounting III 60
410-423-AB Law in Business 45
410-244-AB Finance I 60
410-444-AB Finance II 60
410-334-AB Management Accounting 60
410-B54-AB Internal Control 60
410-B64-AB Cost Accounting 60
410-624-AB Tax 60
410-513-AB Customer Service 45
410-B03-AB Business Communications 45
410-643-AB Job Search 45
410-B74-AB Stage 270
Introduction to Business
Course number410-A03-AB
Business Mathematics
Course number201-A03-AB
Introduction to Computers
Course number420-A04-AB
Business Computer Applications
Course number410-234-AB
Business Computer Applications II
Course number410-A24-AB
Accounting I
Course number410-114-AB
Accounting II
Course number410-214-AB
Computerized Accounting I
Course number410-314-AB
Computerized Accounting II
Course number410-B14-AB
Accounting III
Course number410-514-AB
Law in Business
Course number410-423-AB
Finance I
Course number410-244-AB
Finance II
Course number410-444-AB
Management Accounting
Course number410-334-AB
Internal Control
Course number410-B54-AB
Cost Accounting
Course number410-B64-AB
Course number410-624-AB
Customer Service
Course number410-513-AB
Business Communications
Course number410-B03-AB
Job Search
Course number410-643-AB
Course number410-B74-AB

Admission Requirements

Basic Requirements
  • Fulfill AEC admission requirements
  • Submit a cv and letter of intent
  • Mathematics SN4 (Sec. IV Mathematics Science Option), or equivalent
  • Interview with the Selection Committee
  • A working knowledge of French and English is an asset
  • Attend a mandatory information session


Title Cost
Application Fee $30.00 (non-refundable)
Registration Fee $117.00 per semester for all Quebec residents *additional fees will apply for out of province students
Textbooks or supplies $1800 approximately (subject to change)
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