Accounting

College-Approved Certificate (13 courses) Part-time On Campus
Program Code: 6000X02PWO Academic Year: 2016/2017


This program is listed under the following fields of study:

Other Delivery Options

Part-time Online

Our Program

This College Certificate program is the second in a series of programs that introduce students to the skills and knowledge needed to embark on or further develop a career in bookkeeping / accounting. Through applied exercises and assignments using accounting and office productivity software, students develop a foundation in financial accounting, management accounting, taxation and compliance filings, accounting software and spreadsheet applications.

To qualify for this certificate, you must complete the program within six years.

Success Factors

This program is well-suited for students who:

  • Are adaptable and enjoy problem solving.
  • Communicate effectively with people in a variety of capacities.
  • Work well under pressure and are deadline driven.
  • Perform well working both independently and collaboratively.
  • Possess a keen eye for detail.
  • Have strong organizational skills.
  • Are comfortable using technology.

Your Career

While graduates from this program may find similar entry-level employment to graduates of the Bookkeeping Certificate, the skills and knowledge provide greater opportunities for advancement in clerical accounting roles, such as accounts payable clerk, accounts receivable clerk, bookkeeper and general accounting clerk.

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.

Graduation Fee

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.

Admission Requirements

College Eligibility
  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, OR
  • Mature Student status (19 years of age or older and without an OSSD).
College Eligibility
  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, OR
  • Mature Student status (19 years of age or older and without an OSSD).

Notes

Graduates of the Accounting certificate can take additional courses to complete the two-year Business-Accounting Ontario College Diploma program.

Substitutes and equivalencies
CCOL ACADEMIC PLANNER

The Academic Planner provides registered part-time students in the Centre for Continuing and Online Learning (CCOL) the ability to declare into a program of study. The Academic Planner outlines successfully completed courses to date, as well as courses that need to be completed in order to meet graduation requirements. It is therefore, essential that all part-time students in CCOL declare to their program of study, allowing administrators to plan course offerings. The tool is available on ACSIS, located under 'Continuing Education' on the left-hand toolbar.

Additional Information

For more information, please contact Anne Neal, Program Coordinator at 613-727-4723 ext. 5318 or nealj@algonquincollege.com.

Courses

Online:Online Learning   On campus: On Campus
Course
Number
HoursCourse NameWinterSummer
QUA000245.0Business MathematicsOnline Learning Online Learning
ACC220160.0Financial Accounting IOnline Learning Online Learning On Campus
ACC220260.0Financial Accounting IIOnline Learning Online Learning On Campus
ACC220460.0Intermediate Accounting IOnline Learning Online Learning Blank Icon
ACC220560.0Intermediate Accounting IIOnline Learning Online Learning Blank Icon
ACC234660.0Canadian TaxationBlank Icon Online Learning Blank Icon
ACC215245.0Financial Accounting Computer Applications I

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

There are no classes currently scheduled for this course.

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ACC238445.0Microcomputer Applications in AccountingBlank Icon Blank Icon On Campus
ACC234360.0Spreadsheet ApplicationsOnline Learning Online Learning On Campus
ACC223360.0Management Accounting IOnline Learning Online Learning Blank Icon
ACC223460.0Management Accounting IIOnline Learning Online Learning Blank Icon
ACC503942.0Payroll AdministrationOnline Learning Online Learning Blank Icon
OFF239545.0Spreadsheet Applications (Oa)Online Learning Online Learning Blank Icon

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

QUA0002 Business Mathematics

A review of basic arithmetic and algebra is provided, as well students are provided with mathematic tools and concepts required for solving problems found in a business environment. Included problem-solving areas are cost- volume-profit analysis, index numbers, markup and markdowns, terms of invoicing and business finance.

ACC2201 Financial Accounting I

Accounting is referred to as the backbone of the business world; the ability of a business to analyze and monitor its financial transactions is critical to its success. Accounting involves capturing, measuring and analyzing business transactions and reporting that information to interested parties. Focus is on the fundamentals of the accounting process including topics, such as creating financial statements, measuring and capturing financial transactions through a variety of journal entries, accounting for inventory in merchandising operations and accounting for cash and the need for internal controls. Through a combination of practical exercises and computerized lab assignments, students are given the tools to learn fundamental accounting concepts.

ACC2202 Financial Accounting II

Students continue to expand their knowledge of fundamental accounting concepts involved in measuring and analyzing business transactions and reporting financial results. Topics covered include, receivables, capital assets, intangibles, depreciation, current and long-term liabilities, payroll entries, corporations, partnerships and statement of cash flows. Through a combination of practical exercises and computerized lab assignments students are provided the tools to learn fundamental accounting concepts.

Pre-requisites: ACC2201 or ACC5151A

ACC2204 Intermediate Accounting I

Students expand their accounting knowledge by focusing on the structure and purpose of financial statement presentation and disclosure under IFRS and ASPE. Particular focus is placed on the measurement and presentation of current assets, such as cash, receivables and inventories, as well as emphasizing revenue recognition under GAAP. Students demonstrate their professional competencies during in-class discussion, completion of assigned exercises and in-depth assignments.

Pre-requisites: ACC2202 or ACC5151B or ACC2341

ACC2205 Intermediate Accounting II

Students complete their coverage of financial accounting by focusing on financial elements, such as investments, property, plant and equipment, liabilities, shareholders' equity and leases. Particular attention is focused on the presentation under IFRS and ASPE. Students demonstrate their professional competencies through in-class discussion, completion of assigned exercises and in-depth assignments.

Pre-requisites: ACC2204 or ACC2353 or ACC5152

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

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 accounts receivable procedures. Students gain an understanding of the payroll and inventory modules, as well as how an accounting program carries out account reconciliation.

Pre-requisites: ACC2152

ACC2343 Spreadsheet Applications

Students enhance their knowledge of spreadsheets learned in BUS2301. Using Microsoft Excel, students explore some of the more advanced Excel features, such as financial functions, charts, logical functions, pivot tables, lists and look-up tables. These spreadsheet concepts are explored through Excel-based lectures, hybrid activities including online MyITLab assignments.

Pre-requisites: ACC2201 or ACC5151A or ACC2313

ACC2233 Management Accounting I

Businesses are faced with critical decisions daily; managerial accounting aids organizations in making well informed decisions that help the business to succeed. Students are introduced to the principles essential to an understanding of managerial accounting by focusing on the various of costs and cost behaviours, and how they relate to and are reported in a manufacturing, merchandising and service business environment. Topics covered include job-order costing, process costing, cost-volume-profit, variable costing and activity-based costing. These managerial accounting concepts are explored through Excel-based lectures and discussions.

Pre-requisites: ACC2202 or ACC5151B or ACC2341

ACC2234 Management Accounting II

Students continue to expand their knowledge of managerial accounting. Topics covered include comprehensive corporate budgeting, standard costing, segment reporting, relevant costing, and capital budgeting. The current business focus on quality and business ethics is related to most topic areas. These managerial accounting concepts are explored through Excel-based lectures and discussions.

Pre-requisites: ACC2233 or ACC2354

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.

OFF2395 Spreadsheet Applications (Oa)

Efficient use of computers and office productivity tools is essential for the timely completion of assigned tasks in the workplace. Students continue to develop their skills with office productivity tools. Through a series of activities and practical tests, students develop a range of valuable skills for computer operation and spreadsheets, ensuring that they are following instructions, proofreading and using software functions properly.

Pre-requisites: QUA2227