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.
What You'll Learn
Master tax planning, budget analysis, financial statement preparation, and auditing.
Understand and be able to apply important accounting principles to private, public, and nonprofit organizations.
Meet legal and regulatory requirements necessary to perform public accounting functions for clients.
Be able to analyze financial statements.
Be prepared to advise clients regarding important financial reporting requirements, strategic financial decisions, and other matters related to accounting practice.
What You Can Do With This Certificate
Positions are available in a variety of industries and can be found in firms, corporations, government, or nonprofit organizations. They might include:
Professional Licensure and Certification
University of California programs for professions that require licensure or certification are intended to prepare the student for California licensure and certification requirements. Admission into programs for professions that require licensure and certification does not guarantee that students will obtain a license or certificate. Licensure and certification requirements are set by agencies that are not controlled by or affiliated with the University of California and licensure and certification requirements can change at any time.
The University of California has not determined whether its programs meet other states’ educational or professional requirements for licensure and certification. Students planning to pursue licensure or certification in other states are responsible for determining whether, if they complete a University of California program, they will meet their state’s requirements for licensure or certification. This disclosure is made pursuant to 34 CFR §668.43(a)(5)(v)(C).
Real People. Real Results.
“My professional certificate boosted my ability to compete in the accounting field. The courses greatly updated my skills and knowledge, and prepared me to sit for the CPA exam.”
Amy S. LinardCounty of RiversideRiverside, CA
Earning the Certificate
Prior to enrolling, please ensure that you meet the following minimum requirements:
High school education or equivalent
Completion of this certificate meets one of the State of California educational requirements to sit for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam.
“My managerial experiences in corporate and international banking, mergers and acquisitions, private banking, and insurance enable me to share rich examples of how important financial concepts are used by executives and managers. Plus, these real-life examples add interest to my classes--and make learning fun!”
Dr. Joan BraninConsultantThe Acorn GroupPasadena, CA