Accounting Professional Certificate Program

Course Information

Program Duration: 6 Months
Tuition: $3,999.00
Course Level: Advanced
Mentor Supported: Yes
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Course Overview

Any successful business owner can tell you that proper accounting is one of the most important aspects of their entire organization. Proper accounting is essential to the effective functioning and success of any small business and the leadership teams in these companies depend entirely on their accounting staff to track and report the overall health of the company from day to day, quarter to quarter and year to year. Staff who understanding how to calculate the essential accounting data for a company have the skills to properly advise leadership on the business decisions they need to make.

Apart from the CPA who prepares the formal tax filings, the skills students gain from the Accounting and Finance Professional Program will ensure they're prepared for the lead accounting and financial position with any small business or effectively assist on a sophisticated accounting and finance team. The theory and practical skills combined in this Program will ensure students come away with the essentials of accounting, business math and statistics with a fundamental understanding of finance and business law. Students who complete the Accounting Professional Program will have the skills necessary for success in these positions starting from day one on the job!

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Course Description

The Accounting Professional program provides students the basic competencies involved in an accounting or financial role for small businesses or in a support role for CPAs and other accounting professionals in a larger firm. An in-depth understanding of accounting principles will ensure professionals have the skills necessary to undertake the tasks and analysis required to work as an entry-level professional, provide bookkeeping services to small businesses of all sorts, liaise between small businesses and their accounting firms or support a team of accounting professionals.

Program Objectives

At the conclusion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Define terms related to business accounting
  • Apply accounting concepts and principles
  • Prepare financial statements
  • Analyze financial statements for decision making
  • Evaluate internal controls
  • Account for partnership transactions
  • Differentiate international financial reporting standards from generally accepted accounting principles
  • Define terms related to business accounting
  • Apply a working knowledge of accounting concepts and principles
  • Demonstrate the ability to prepare and understand corporate financial statements
  • Analyze financial statements using various ratios and tools
  • Describe long-term liabilities
  • Examine concepts related to managerial accounting
  • Examine how managers use financial information to guide important decisions
  • Apply concepts related to managerial accounting
  • Prepare and analyze various types of budgets
  • Differentiate international financial reporting standards from generally accepted accounting principles
  • Use Microsoft Office

 
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What are my payment options?

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What is difference between a certificate and a certification?

By successfully completing a course through one of our college or university partners the student is awarded a Certificate of Completion from the institution. If there is a state or national exam that the course is preparing a student for, the proper certifying body will be indicated and that association will proctor and award any type of certification. This is the studentís responsibility, although ECA is here to help guide our students in the right direction.

Does this course translate in to college credit?

Through our college and university partners, ECA offers non-credit certificate programs.

How long do access to my complete my course?

Access will begin on your start date and end on your end date unless otherwise specified. If you are falling behind in your course please contact an Education Consultant to talk about your options.

When are the course start dates?

The course start dates are determined by the student due to open-enrollment.

Is the Certification exam included in the course?

The certification exam is not included in the cost of the course unless otherwise specified in the course education and training plan.

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