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If you are looking to start a career in accounting/bookkeeping or you are currently working in an entry-level accounting position and would like to enhance your skills, this certificate program provides students with a strong understanding of accounting principles and bookkeeping techniques. Students receive hands-on training using popular accounting software tools, as well as practical techniques for accounting processes in both manual and computerized environments.
This program is the first in a series of three programs that build upon one another providing the opportunity for the student to work towards completing a diploma in accounting. The next program in the series is the Accounting Certificate program which requires students to complete an additional seven courses.
To qualify for this certificate, you must complete the program within three 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.
- If you started the Bookkeeping Certificate Program prior to fall 2013, to complete the Certificate you need to successfully complete: ACC2201, ACC2202, BUS2301, ACC2344, ACC2152 and ACC2384, or equivalent courses.
- ACC2384 (on campus) is equivalent to ACC2300 (online).
- ACC2152 (on campus) is equivalent to ACC2385 (online).
- THE CANADIAN INSTITUTE OF BOOKKEEPING (CIB).
- The Certified Bookkeeper Designation is a nine-course program. Six courses in this Bookkeeping certificate program are equivalent courses to the CIB program. The remaining three courses can be completed at Algonquin College. The required three courses are: ACC2343 Spreadsheet Applications, ACC2354 Managerial Accounting I, & ACC2344 Taxation I.
- A minimum grade of C (65%) is required in all Algonquin College courses used for exemptions in the CIB program.
For further information on the CIB program, please contact Anne Neal, Program Coordinator, at 613-727-4723 ext. 5318 or the Canadian Institute of Bookkeeping at:
Canadian Institute of Bookkeeping
P.O. Box 963, 31 Adelaide Street East
Toronto ON M5C 2K3
PHONE: 416-925-9420 or FAX: 416-929-8815
For more information, please contact Coordinator Anne Neal at firstname.lastname@example.org or 613-727-4723 ext. 5318.
Online: On campus:
|ACC2201||60.0||Financial Accounting I|
|ACC2202||60.0||Financial Accounting II|
|BUS2301||45.0||Business Computer Applications|
|ACC2152||48.0||Financial Accounting Computer Applications I|
|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.
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
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).
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
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.
ACC2346 Canadian Taxation
Students gain an understanding of the different types of tax remittances and returns that are required to be filed by businesses and individuals in Canada. They learn how to prepare payroll, GST/HST (QST), EHT and WSIB remittances for government and regulatory filings. As well, students learn how to prepare basic personal tax returns using preparation software.
Pre-requisites: ACC2202 AND ACC5039 or ACC2312 AND ACC5039 or ACC5039 AND ACC5151
ACC5039 Payroll Administration
Students examine the following topics: maintaining payroll records, salaried; hourly; commission and contract workers; taxable benefits, statutory and other deductions; preparation of payroll journal entries; preparation of record of employment; preparation of T4's and T4 summary; workers' compensation; employment standards; and computerized payroll.