Accounting: Certificate


The Accounting Certificate program prepares graduates for entry-level bookkeeping and accounting positions in the work force, or to pursue an Accounting Diploma.

The Certificate program includes an intense concentration of introductory and intermediate courses in financial and management accounting, one course in math, one course in finance, and two courses in tax. The Accounting Certificate is carefully aligned with the requirements of the Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting (BBA), Accounting Diploma and the CPA accounting designations.

Introductory financial accounting is a prerequisite for other required accounting courses making it necessary to study for at least three semesters to earn all required credits for an Accounting Certificate.

Many of the courses included in this program are articulated with other universities and colleges for ease of course transferability to and from KPU. Please refer to the BC Transfer Guide at regarding the transferability of courses to and from specific institutions in British Columbia.

Student Profile

Students in the Accounting Certificate have the options of pursuing entry-level positions or continuing their education with diploma and degree studies leading to a professional accounting designation. The Certificate is particularly suited to the individual who wants introductory and intermediate level accounting courses and no other business course requirements.

Career Opportunities

There will always be a need for individuals who can provide accurate and timely financial information at all levels of accounting and financial management within diverse organizations.

Certificate graduates can pursue bookkeeping and entry-level accounting positions in service companies, manufacturing, retail and merchandising management, banking and financial services, government and the not-for-profit sector.

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