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Certificate Programs in Professional Accounting

Certificate programs have great utility for prospective candidates who are looking to enhance their careers. Understanding the technical mechanics covered in certificate programs increases candidate proficiency and expedites an employee’s path to management positions. Most programs take one to two years to complete. What is a certificate in professional accounting? A certificate in accountin… Read more

Certificate programs have great utility for prospective candidates who are looking to enhance their careers. Understanding the technical mechanics covered in certificate programs increases candidate proficiency and expedites an employee’s path to management positions. Most programs take one to two years to complete.

What is a certificate in professional accounting? A certificate in accounting is a specialty designation for students preparing for accounting positions in the workforce. Certificates are available in managerial accounting, payroll, and controlling. One of the primary skills learned is how to analyze and forecast financial data. Students will also learn how to structure a sound fiscal plan and make strategic decisions. In order to accommodate the needs of an international student base, courses may be available in more than one language. Students learn how to properly decipher financial data and apply the understanding of that information to critical decisions within the company. Many programs also prepare students for taking the CPA exam.

Investing in a certificate in professional accounting is a profitable move for upwardly-mobile professionals. Many employers prefer candidates who already have knowledge of the industry, and those with superior proficiency in management are in particularly high demand.

Pricing for professional accounting certificates varies depending on the certificate program. The length and nature of the required courses are the primary factors in cost determination.

Professional accounting certificates guide you towards careers in accounting management. Certificate programs are designed to prepare graduates for job opportunities as consultants and team leaders in financial services firms. Positions with regulatory reporting responsibilities are also open to students with professional accounting designations. Those who wish to own independent businesses will be able to do so with a solid frame of reference provided by an accounting certificate program.

Courses may be available online for individuals with schedules that require flexibility. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Fanshawe College
London, Canada

Professional Accounting is a three-semester program that enables students from any undergraduate discipline to complete a graduate certificate in accounting.

Professional Accounting is a three-semester program that enables students from any undergraduate discipline to complete a graduate certificate in accounting. -
Graduate Certificate
Full-time
English
Sep 2021
Campus
Online
 
University of Technology Sydney
Sydney, Australia

The Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting is a four-subject introductory course designed to provide a general understanding of accounting and related areas of busine ... +

The Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting is a four-subject introductory course designed to provide a general understanding of accounting and related areas of business study. It provides foundation knowledge in the areas of accounting, finance, economics and law. -
Graduate Certificate
Full-time
Part-time
English
Jul 2021
Campus
 
UC Riverside Extension
Riverside, USA

Open a new door in your accounting career and acquire knowledge and skills you can use in companies large and small, government offices, or the nonprofit sector. The demand fo ... +

Open a new door in your accounting career and acquire knowledge and skills you can use in companies large and small, government offices, or the nonprofit sector. The demand for accountants is rising in all types of organizations and industries. Add a new professional designation to your title, keep up on current trends, and challenge yourself to be the best in your field. -
Certificate
Full-time
Part-time
12 - 18 months
English
Campus
Online
 

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GCU - Glasgow School for Business and Society
Glasgow, United Kingdom

The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) is the largest professional accountancy body in the world, and its members work in Practice, Industry, Commerce and i ... +

The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) is the largest professional accountancy body in the world, and its members work in Practice, Industry, Commerce and in the Public Sector. GCU has received Gold Approved Learning Partner status -
Graduate Certificate
Part-time
3 years
English
Campus
 
The University of Law Business School Postgraduate
Leeds, United Kingdom +4 More

The PG Cert Global Accounting is ideal for students with numerical backgrounds who have an interest in developing specialist knowledge and a critical understanding of the key ... +

The PG Cert Global Accounting is ideal for students with numerical backgrounds who have an interest in developing specialist knowledge and a critical understanding of the key aspects of global accounting, and in particular, who are looking to pursue, advance or switch to a career in global accounting. The PG Cert is designed to be undertaken in one term (3 months). In this course, students select modules from our existing MSc Global Accounting. -
Postgraduate Certificate
Full-time
3 months
English
Jul 2021
Campus
 
The University of Law Business School Online
UK Online, United Kingdom

The PG Cert Global Accounting Online provides a postgraduate award with a strong focus on employability. It is ideal for students with numerical backgrounds who have an intere ... +

The PG Cert Global Accounting Online provides a postgraduate award with a strong focus on employability. It is ideal for students with numerical backgrounds who have an interest in developing an in-depth specialist knowledge and a critical understanding of the key aspects of global accounting, and in particular, who are looking to pursue, advance or switch to a career in global accounting. The course offers the development of intellectual and professional knowledge of corporate financial management that is covered by a choice of modules covering governance, social responsibility, risk management, banking regulation, corporate reporting, finance and performance management. -
Postgraduate Certificate
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 6 months
English
Jul 2021
Online
 
The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA)
London, United Kingdom

The CIPFA Certificate in IPSAS (Cert IPSAS) provides trainees with a foundation knowledge of some of the published standards, and important related documents.

The CIPFA Certificate in IPSAS (Cert IPSAS) provides trainees with a foundation knowledge of some of the published standards, and important related documents. -
Certificate
English, Spanish
Online
 
UK Open College
UK Online, United Kingdom

ICB Bookkeeping Level 2 covering papers B1, B2 & B3, this home study bookkeeping course is aimed at those students looking to enter the field of bookkeeping and at the sam ... +

ICB Bookkeeping Level 2 covering papers B1, B2 & B3, this home study bookkeeping course is aimed at those students looking to enter the field of bookkeeping and at the same time gaining an industry recognised qualification. The course covers both manual and computerised methods using Sage One Accounting Software. -
Certificate
Part-time
120 hours
English
Online
 
AUT Business School
Auckland, New Zealand

Students are admitted into the Master of Professional Accounting (provided they meet the admission requirements) and may choose to exit the MPA programme with the certificate ... +

Students are admitted into the Master of Professional Accounting (provided they meet the admission requirements) and may choose to exit the MPA programme with the certificate or diploma if they -
Postgraduate Certificate
Full-time
Part-time
6 - 12 months
English
Campus
 
TAFE VIC - Goulburn Ovens Institute GOTAFE
Shepparton, Australia

The Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping prepares you for a role in the Accounts industry. You will learn how to prepare and lodge business and instalment activity sta ... +

The Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping prepares you for a role in the Accounts industry. You will learn how to prepare and lodge business and instalment activity statements, prepare financial reports and operation budgets, and establish and maintain a payroll or computerised accounting system. You will also learn the basics of Cloud computing, and develop strategies for dealing with the Commissioner on behalf of a taxpayer. -
Certificate
English
Jan 2022
 
Cass Training International College
Sydney, Australia

This qualification reflects workers' job roles in the accounting industry, including BAS Agents and contracts bookkeepers, and of those employees performing bookkeeping tasks ... +

This qualification reflects workers' job roles in the accounting industry, including BAS Agents and contracts bookkeepers, and of those employees performing bookkeeping tasks for organisations in a range of industries. -
Certificate
English
Jan 2022
Campus
 
South African College Of Business SACOB
Cape Town, South Africa

Do you have a firm understanding of numbers, a passion for accounting or the desire to run your own business? This qualification covers a range of basic accounting practices a ... +

Do you have a firm understanding of numbers, a passion for accounting or the desire to run your own business? This qualification covers a range of basic accounting practices and techniques, from costing and double-entry bookkeeping to computerised accounting. -
Certificate
English
Feb 2022
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
Bay De Noc Community College
Escanaba, USA

The Accounting certificate program at Bay College provides the business, accounting, computer knowledge, and skills required to perform duties as a bookkeeper or accounting cl ... +

The Accounting certificate program at Bay College provides the business, accounting, computer knowledge, and skills required to perform duties as a bookkeeper or accounting clerk. Students may further enhance their employability options by completing an Associate in Applied Science in Accounting degree. -
Certificate
Full-time
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
College SA Port Elizabeth
Port Elizabeth, South Africa

Without accounting, businesses would have no idea how much money they earn or how much they lose. This is why business accountants play a significant role.

Without accounting, businesses would have no idea how much money they earn or how much they lose. This is why business accountants play a significant role. -
Certificate
English (South Africa)
Feb 2022
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
Australian College of Trade
Thornbury, Australia

This qualification reflects the job roles of workers in the accounting industry, Including BAS agents and contracted bookkeepers; and of those employees performing bookkeeping ... +

This qualification reflects the job roles of workers in the accounting industry, Including BAS agents and contracted bookkeepers; and of those employees performing bookkeeping tasks for organisations in a range of industries. -
Certificate
English
Jan 2022
Campus
 

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