A career in accounting provides the flexibility to work in a number of industries.
The one-year Accounting and Financial Practice Ontario College Graduate Certificate provides you with the required knowledge and skills essential to begin and advance in the field of accounting. With a wide range of accounting and financial responsibilities present in the financial sector, there is a continuous demand for junior and intermediate accounting personnel.
In this program, you focus on accounting practices that incorporate technology used in a variety of business environments. With the use of financial accounting software and spreadsheet applications, you gather and analyze financial information and prepare financial reports.
Through financial scenarios and practical exercises, you develop in-depth knowledge of financial accounting, managerial accounting, taxation, audit and finance, and acquire the skills, terminology, concepts and tools required in the field of accounting. The program concludes with a capstone course that gives you the opportunity to consolidate the knowledge and skills applied and practised throughout the program.
Graduates of this program are well prepared for careers in the field of financial accounting, managerial accounting, taxation and audit, with employment in government, public practice and not-for-profit organizations.
Students considering a professional accounting designation or an accounting credential are advised to make inquiries with the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario (CPA Ontario) before deciding to complete this program. See Additional Information for further details.
This program is well-suited for students who:
Are comfortable working with computer technology.
Possess good communication and interpersonal skills.
Are detail oriented.
Possess strong planning and organizational skills.
Enjoy problem solving with numbers.
Have strong analytical and critical-thinking skills.
Have a high standard of ethics.