Looking for a career change? The Post-Baccalaureate Accounting Proficiency Certificate is designed for students who have already completed a bachelor's degree in a non-accounting field of study and want to become accountants. Earning this certificate will give you the knowledge and skills required to meet state requirements, and make you eligible to sit for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam. Best of all, all the accounting courses in this program are available online, so you can pursue your career goals whenever it's most convenient for you.
|Course Number and Name||Prerequisites||Credits|
|ACCT 101 - Financial Accounting||4 credits|
|MNGT 262 - Business Law||3 credits|
|ACCT 208 - Tax Accounting||3 credits|
|ACCT 102 - Managerial Accounting||ACCT 101 with a grade of "C" or better||3 credits|
|ACCT 201 - Intermediate Accounting I||ACCT 101||3 credits|
|ACCT 202 - Intermediate Accounting II||ACCT 201||3 credits|
|ACCT 203 - Cost Accounting||ACCT 102 with a grade of "C" or better||3 credits|
|ACCT 206 - Auditing||ACCT 201||3 credits|
General Education Requirements:
Analyze financial information and prepare financial reports to determine or maintain record of assets, liabilities, profit and loss, tax liability, or other financial activities within an organization.
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- Prepare, examine, or analyze accounting records, financial statements, or other financial reports to assess accuracy, completeness, and conformance to reporting and procedural standards.
- Report to management regarding the finances of establishment.
- Establish tables of accounts and assign entries to proper accounts.
- Develop, implement, modify, and document recordkeeping and accounting systems, making use of current computer technology.
How well does it pay?
New workers generally start around $47,384. Normal pay for Accountants is $75,214 per year, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as $125,639.