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If you are looking to expand your accounting knowledge, advance in your accounting career or simply gain a thorough understanding of accounting principles, this certificate program provides an extensive curriculum.
Students can apply several of the courses as exemptions and credits towards the Certified General Accountants Association of Canada (CGA) professional certification.
To qualify for this certificate, you must complete the program within six years.
Fees & Expenses
Fees for part-time programs are charged on a course-by-course basis and are published on each individual course page. For questions related to fees, please call the Registrar's Office at 613-727-0002.
Once you have completed all the courses in the program, it is the responsibility of the student to contact the Registrar's Office to obtain a certificate/diploma application. A graduation fee of $40 will be charged when the application is submitted. When your certificate/diploma application has been approved, you will be invited to Spring or Fall Convocation.
- Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent; OR
- Mature Student status (19 years of age or older without an OSSD).
No application process is required for the part-time delivery of this program. Students may register on a course by course basis. It is highly recommended that students follow the suggested course sequence in each program of studies.
- Graduates of the Accounting certificate can continue studies in order to complete the two-year Business-Accounting Ontario College Diploma program by completing courses as specified by the Department.
- The completion of a two-year postsecondary diploma program specializing in accounting also meets the minimum standards for the Government of Canada's FI-1 entry level finance positions.
- Courses in the Accounting certificate program are recognized as part of the Certified Bookkeeper Designation (CIB) The two remaining courses required for the CIB can also be completed at Algonquin College.
- ENL1813 (online) is equivalent to ENL1813B (on campus).
- ACC2384 (on campus) is equivalent to ACC2300 (online).
- ACC2152 (on campus) is equivalent to ACC2385 (online).
For more information, please contact Coordinator Anne Neal at email@example.com or 613-727-4723 ext. 5318.
Online: On campus:
|ACC2201||60.0||Financial Accounting I|
|BUS2301||45.0||Business Computer Applications|
|ACC2202||60.0||Financial Accounting II|
|ACC2204||60.0||Intermediate Accounting I|
|ACC2205||60.0||Intermediate Accounting II|
|ACC2152||48.0||Financial Accounting Computer Applications I|
|ACC2354||60.0||Managerial Accounting I|
|ACC2355||60.0||Managerial Accounting II|
|ACC2384||48.0||Microcomputer Applications in Accounting|
ACC2201 Financial Accounting I
This is part one of a two-part introductory financial accounting course. Topics covered include the balance sheet, income statement and statement of changes in equity, journalizing transactions, adjusting entries, accounting for a merchandising business, inventory and cash.
BUS2301 Business Computer Applications
Students learn a variety of business software applications. They produce assignments using Microsoft Office 2010. Blackboard and other computer-based training products are tools used to support and enrich the learning experience. It is recommended that students use a PC (not a MAC).
ACC2202 Financial Accounting II
This is part two of the introductory financial accounting course. Topics covered include receivables, capital assets, intangibles, depreciation, current and long-term liabilities, payroll entries, corporations, partnerships and statement of cash flows.
Pre-requisites: ACC2201 or ACC2310 AND ACC2311 or ACC5151A
ACC2204 Intermediate Accounting I
This is part one of a two-part intermediate financial accounting course. Topics covered include a review of the accounting cycle, accounting principles, financial statements, contract accounting, cash, receivables and payables.
Pre-requisites: ACC2202 or ACC2312 or ACC5151B
ACC2205 Intermediate Accounting II
This is part two of the intermediate financial accounting course. Topics include inventory, capital assets, intangibles, depreciation and impairment, investments, liabilities and shareholders' equity.
Pre-requisites: ACC2204 or ACC2353 or ACC5152
ACC2344 Taxation I
Students gain an understanding of the different types of taxation in Canada and the underlying objectives and principles of income taxation. They learn how to prepare a personal income tax return for various types of income, such as property and business income. Students also learn how to use income tax preparation software.
Pre-requisites: ACC2202 or ACC2311 or ACC5151B
ACC2152 Financial Accounting Computer Applications I
Using a widely utilized accounting software package, students learn accounting information systems skills required to support the accounting function, including maintaining accounting records and preparing financial statements and reports.
Pre-requisites: ACC2202 or ACC2312 AND BUS2301
ACC2354 Managerial Accounting I
Students explore the background, goals and methods of managerial accounting. Specific topic areas include product costing, manufacturing statements, job order costing and activity-based costing. Decision-making tools including cost-volume-profit analysis and contribution analysis are extensively used. The current business focus on quality and business ethics is related to most topic areas.
Pre-requisites: ACC2202 or ACC2311 or ACC5151B
ACC2355 Managerial Accounting II
Students continue to explore the background, goals and methods of managerial accounting. Specific topic areas include operating and capital budgeting, standard costing, responsibility accounting, transfer pricing, numerous measures to evaluate, and reward performance and evaluation of business decisions using relevant costing. The current business focus on quality and business ethics is related to most topic areas.
Pre-requisites: ACC2233 or ACC2354
ACC2384 Microcomputer Applications in Accounting
Using Quickbooks software, students learn to set up and transact cash, general ledger, accounts payable and account receivable procedures. Through in-class lectures and hands-on learning activities, students gain an understanding of the payroll and inventory modules, as well as how an accounting program carries out account reconciliation.
ACC2343 Spreadsheet Applications
Students enhance their knowledge of spreadsheets. Using Microsoft Excel, they explore some of the more advanced Excel features, such as charts, logical functions, pivot tables, lists, look-up tables and financial functions.
Pre-requisites: ACC2201 AND BUS2301 or ACC2311 AND BUS2301 or ACC5151A AND BUS2301
ENL1813 Communications I
Communication remains an essential skill sought by employers, regardless of discipline or field of study. Using a practical, vocation-oriented approach, students focus on meeting the requirements of effective communication. Through a combination of lectures, exercises, and independent learning, students practise writing, speaking, reading, listening, locating and documenting information, and using technology to communicate professionally. Students develop and strengthen communication skills that contribute to success in both educational and workplace environments.