Accounting & Payroll Clerk Diploma Program

Accounting & Payroll Clerk Diploma Program

100% of the program is online - At Rockford Career College, learning online doesn’t mean learning alone.  Read how we support our students.

What is an Accounting & Payroll Clerk?

Accounting and Payroll Clerks make companies tick and are an essential part of almost any business. This profession is a perfect fit for detail-oriented individuals who enjoy pouring over numbers and working in a comfortable office setting. Accounting and Payroll duties involve:
  • Auditing, processing and recording inbound and outbound transactions.
  • Processing payments and ensuring P&L inputs are correct.
  • Ensuring payroll information is accurate by collecting, calculating and entering data.
  • Verifying timekeeping information for hourly employees.
  • Calculating taxes and deductions for products or services rendered.

Without Accounting Clerks employees would not be paid, materials could not be purchased and the business as a whole could not operate financially.

What Career Options are Available as an Accounting & Payroll Clerk?

Just walk into any business and you are likely to see an accounting department or team. Titles and responsibilities may vary, but are essential in some way, shape or form in almost every type of business or institution. Accounting Specialists or Payroll Clerks can find opportunities in settings such as:
  • Public & Private Businesses
  • Government
  • Non-Profit Organizations
  • Law Firms
  • Healthcare
  • And much more

What You Will Learn in an Accounting & Payroll Clerk Program

There are several paths to starting a career in accounting and payroll. However, one of the best ways to begin is through a diploma program. Accounting & Payroll Diploma program can be completed in as little as 9 months and offer you the opportunity to learn invaluable tools such as:
  • Practice & System Fundamentals
  • Laws & Regulations
  • Payroll Processes and Procedures
  • Payroll Accounting
  • Computerized Accounting
  • Income Tax Accounting
  • And Other Business Related Topics

Why Choose Our College?

For over 155 years, Rockford Career College has made a lasting impact on the students and community we serve by:
  • Making student success our #1 priority.
  • Designing courses that develop critical skill sets and expanding our student’s knowledge base for a life-time career.
  • Ensuring that the skills businesses need are the skills we teach.
  • Offering affordable programs that typically take less time to complete and have smaller class sizes than those of other schools.
  • Offering on-campus, hybrid, and completely online diploma and degree programs that provide more flexibility to fit your life-style.
  • Having the best career services team that has done the networking for you with numerous local employers and are here to help.

All of us here at Rockford Career College are here to help you succeed, whether it’s our free tutoring, helpful financial aid options, or connecting you with businesses for that great job. We may have changed names and locations over the years, but our goal remains the same: To prepare you for quick entry into the workforce.

Financial Aid available to those who qualify.

Program Length – 9 Months

100% of the program is online


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After you complete the Accounting & Payroll Clerk Diploma program, you could continue with our online, 7-month Business Administration Associate Degree completion program.  That's only 14 months total to get an associate degree.