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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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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
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
Online
 
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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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
Campus
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
Eastleigh College
Eastleigh District, United Kingdom

The Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) is an internationally recognised professional body. The purpose of the Foundation Certificate in Accounting is to offer the fou ... +

The Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) is an internationally recognised professional body. The purpose of the Foundation Certificate in Accounting is to offer the foundation accounting knowledge needed to progress to employment, further study or apprenticeship in accountancy and finance. -
Certificate
English
Aug 2021
Campus
 
Blackburn college
West Lancashire District, United Kingdom

An Accounts/Finance Assistant is an integral part of the team responsible for maintaining an efficient and accurate finance function within a business. The Accounts/Finance As ... +

An Accounts/Finance Assistant is an integral part of the team responsible for maintaining an efficient and accurate finance function within a business. The Accounts/Finance Assistant is responsible for assisting the team of accountants with junior accounting duties. -
Certificate
English
Aug 2021
 
Knowsley Community College
Huyton, United Kingdom

AAT is the world’s leading professional membership body for accounting technicians, with over 100,000 members worldwide.

AAT is the world’s leading professional membership body for accounting technicians, with over 100,000 members worldwide. -
Certificate
English
Aug 2021
Campus
 
South West College
Cookstown, United Kingdom

The level 4 certificate course is the first step on your journey to a new and rewarding career as an Accounting Technician.

The level 4 certificate course is the first step on your journey to a new and rewarding career as an Accounting Technician. -
Certificate
English
Aug 2021
Campus
 
Havering College
Hornchurch, United Kingdom

The AAT Level 1 Award in Bookkeeping consists of four modules designed to provide an introduction to the world of accounts and finance. The qualification will be achieved when ... +

The AAT Level 1 Award in Bookkeeping consists of four modules designed to provide an introduction to the world of accounts and finance. The qualification will be achieved when students pass a 90-minute online examination. -
Certificate
English
Aug 2021
Campus
 
Butler Community College
El Dorado, USA

This program prepares students for a career as an Accounting Assistant, “bookkeeper”. The courses will provide students with the knowledge necessary for an entry-level bookkee ... +

This program prepares students for a career as an Accounting Assistant, “bookkeeper”. The courses will provide students with the knowledge necessary for an entry-level bookkeeper position in small or large firms. -
Certificate
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 

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