The Business Administration - Accounting three-year program provides a well-rounded curriculum of accounting theory and practical applications leading to a wide range of career possibilities. Students are given rigorous training in various accounting disciplines including cost management, financial accounting, taxation, financial management, auditing and information systems. Graduates of this program are proficient in various accounting, income tax, and spreadsheet software packages. Students also gain broad based business, communication and work place skills that employers are looking for.
- Knowledgeable professors with solid industry experience giving students first-hand insight into the field.
- Up-to-date computer labs using the latest accounting software.
- Work placements for qualifying students allowing for hands-on real-world application of the skills and principles learned in the classroom, along with networking opportunities with possible future employers.
- Transfer agreements and opportunities with several Canadian and American universities.
- Opportunity for qualifying graduates to complete a Bachelor of Commerce (B. Comm.) from Nipissing University on the St. Clair College campus.
- Courses may be accepted as prerequisites and/or technical course exemptions towards the Advanced Certificate in Accounting & Finance (ACAF).
Graduates of the Business Administration - Accounting program are prepared for a wide range of career opportunities in accounting or financial management. Entry-level positions include financial analyst, budget analyst, tax preparer, junior accountant, bookkeeper, or management trainee.
OSSD with the majority of courses at the College (C), University (U), University/College (M) or Open (O) level qualify for admission to this program.
Mature students - See Admission Procedures for details.
The curriculum below is for incoming students:
Program Physical Demands Analysis
Program Vocational Learning Outcomes
Business Administration - Accounting (Ontario College Diploma) (MTCU Code 60100)
The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to
- Record financial transactions in compliance with Canadian Generally Accepted Accounting Principles for sole proprietorships, partnerships, private enterprises, publicly accountable enterprises and non-profit organizations.
- Prepare and present financial statements, reports and other documents in compliance with Canadian Generally Accepted Accounting Principles for sole proprietorships, partnerships and private enterprises.
- Contribute to strategic decision-making by applying advanced management accounting concepts.
- Prepare individuals' and Canadian-controlled private corporations’ income tax returns and individuals’ basic tax planning in compliance with relevant legislation and regulations.
- Analyze and evaluate organizational structures and the interdependence of functional areas, and contribute to the development of strategies which positively impact financial performance.
- Analyze and evaluate, within a Canadian context, the impact of economic variables, legislation, ethics, technological advances and the environment on an organization’s operations.
- Analyze and evaluate an organization's internal control system, taking risk management into account.
- Contribute to strategic decision-making by applying advanced financial management concepts.
- Co-ordinate the planning, implementation, management and evaluation of team projects by applying project management principles.
- Courses may qualify as prerequisites and or exemptions for the Advanced Certificate in Accounting and Finance (ACAF).
For more information, please refer to: www.gocpaontario.ca/acaf
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