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Professional Accounting Grad Cert

Professional Accounting Grad Cert

Fanshawe College, Canada

About This Program

Professional Accounting is a three-semester program that enables students from any undergraduate discipline to complete a graduate certificate in accounting. Fanshawe College designed the program to integrate all of the course topics and to develop your critical thinking skills, research skills, and decision-making skills.

You will be using Microsoft Excel and other software used in the accounting industry. While Fanshawe College highly recommends having a laptop with the software, you should postpone purchasing either until the college publishes the recommended configuration, models, software titles, and versions for that academic year.

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Course Delivery

This Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting, offered at the London Campus of Fanshawe College, runs for three consecutive terms of 15 weeks each, taken consecutively over 12 months.

In addition to classroom instruction, you will have hands-on experience using integrated technology applications and studying case studies based on real-world scenarios. Guest speakers and projects will further maximize real-world industry exposure.

Our Education Counselor will discuss the tuition and other fees during a Migration Briefing with our firm. A Migration Briefing typically consists of an extensive school and program match and a discussion of the student visa requirements and protocol.

You may have to estimate living expenses such as insurance, rent, weekly supermarket shopping, some meals on campus, electricity bills, heating bills, refuse bills, parking fees, mobile phone expenses, travel, clothing, snacks on campus, socializing, health.

As expenses are subject to change, the above figures may be changed at any time without notice by the college.  Please check with your IVC-assigned Visa or Education Counselor periodically for any changes.

Careers

You will be able to articulate with other universities or colleges to complete a bachelor's degree or the CPA professional designation.

Graduating from this program, you will have career opportunities in many organizations including public accounting firms, government offices, not-for-profit organizations, public and private corporations, small businesses, and financial institutions.

After completing this program, you will know how to:

  • Prepare financial information to support management decision-making
  • Prepare financial statements and related disclosures
  • Calculate and report on financial and non-financial performance measures
  • Support the development and maintenance of the organization’s management control and risk management systems
  • Monitor and recommend improvements to accounting procedures, accounting information systems and internal controls
  • Monitor cash flow and cash flow requirements
  • Prepare budgets and forecasts
  • Prepare information for external auditors
  • Support the auditor in planning and executing the audit
  • Help prepare tax filings and comply with remittance requirements

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Learning Outcomes

As a graduate of this program, you should have reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  1. Integrate ethical decision-making processes into all aspects of the accounting profession.
  2. Apply recognized accounting principles to the systematic recording of transactions relating to assets, liabilities, owners' equity, revenue, and expenses.
  3. Prepare appropriate transactions relating to partnership and corporate business structures.
  4. Prepare accurate and relevant financial statements.
  5. Analyze financial and managerial accounting information to assist in decision making.
  6. Formulate accurate and timely financial information using accounting software.
  7. Integrate accounting information necessary for effective management decisions.
  8. Compare, contrast, and select, from among various methods of product and service costing, those appropriate to a financial situation.
  9. Prepare adequate operating budgets.
  10. Utilize statistical techniques effectively in the analysis of financial information.
  11. Integrate computer technologies into various business situations.
  12. Calculate measures appropriate to a variety of financial management situations.
  13. Recommend appropriate information systems structures, planning, and usage in business.
  14. Recognize potential legal implications within a business situation.
  15. Produce effective written managerial communications.
  16. Evaluate the economic concepts to be applied to a business situation.

Course Outline

Level 1. Take all of the following Mandatory Courses.

Course Number

Course Title

ACCT-6001

Financial Accounting-Intro

COMM-6019

Advanced Professional Communication

ECON-6004

Economics

MATH-6002

Math for Business

LAWS-6038

Business Law

ACCT-6002

Accounting Software

 

Level 2. Take all of the following Mandatory Courses.

Course Number

Course Title

ACCT-6010

Financial Reporting 1-Inter

ACCT-6011

Financial Reporting 2-Inter

ACCT-6008

Managing Accounting - Intro

FINA-6019

Finance-Intro

FINA-6020

Personal Taxation

INFO-6071

Information Technology

 

Level 3. Take all of the following Mandatory Courses.

Course Number

Course Title

ACCT-6013

Financial Reporting 1-Adv

ACCT-6014

Auditing Fundamentals

ACCT-6008

Managing Accounting - Intro

ACCT-6012

Managing Accounting-Inter

FINA-6021

Applied Finance

FINA-6022

Corporate Taxation

 

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Course Info

Course Code : PAC 1

College : Lawrence Kinlin School of Business

Duration : One Year

Qualifications Level : Ontario College Graduate Certificate

Fees :

You may have to estimate living expenses such as insurance, rent, weekly supermarket shopping, some meals on campus, electricity bills, heating bills, refuse bills, parking fees, mobile phone expenses, travel, clothing, snacks on campus, socializing, health.

As expenses are subject to change, the above figures may be changed at any time without notice by the college.  Please check with your IVC-assigned Visa or Education Counselor periodically for any changes.



Intake Dates :

There is ONE intake date every year for international students. Fanshawe College offers the program at the London campus in September ONLY.

IVC has a 3-month preparation period that includes, among others:

  • Review by Fanshawe College for your eligibility;
  • Processing by the International Admissions Office;
  • Enrollment;
  • Processing of insurance;
  • Payment of tuition fee;
  • Payment and processing of your living expenses fund if you are applying under the Student Direct Stream;
  • Seeking accommodation.

It is essential to apply early, as this course may have many applicants. Moreover, beginning an application well in advance of the intake date will allow you a lot of time to prepare for the IELTS (if you are applying under the SDS) and consolidate your academic and professional credentials for your visa application. 



Entry Criteria

The basic requirements are:

  • Academic requirement is a college diploma or a degree with a minimum C+ average or
  • An acceptable combination of related work experience and post-secondary education as assessed by Fanshawe College
  • You may be required to submit a CV and cover letter when you apply to the program

To ensure you make the most of your studies, Fanshawe College highly recommends you be proficient in the following areas before entering the program:

  • Mathematics
  • Business Communication
  • Use of computer applications, particularly Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint

As an international student, you must be able to demonstrate a level of English competency. For now, Filipino citizens are not required to submit the result of an English language exam.

However, if you plan to apply as an international student under the Student Direct Stream, your IELTS overall band score must be at least 6.0 with no score less than 6.0 in all bands.

Fanshawe College recommends that applicants must have finished a diploma, advanced diploma or degree studies in social or health care fields or an allied diploma or degree.

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