Certificate (Cert.) Accounting

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Courses & Workshops

Prerequisites
CMSC 101 Mathematical Tools for Management Professionals. (3 credits)
In-class, Part-time
Spring/Summer 2018, Fall 2018, Winter 2019, Spring/Summer 2019
Exponential and logarithmic functions and equations, mathematics of finance, permutations and combinations, introduction to probability, limits and derivatives with applications, matrices and systems of linear equations.
MGCR 211 Introduction to Financial Accounting. (3 credits)
In-class, Part-time
Spring/Summer 2018, Fall 2018, Winter 2019, Spring/Summer 2019
The role of financial accounting in the reporting of the financial performance of a business. The principles, components and uses of financial accounting and reporting from a user's perspective, including the recording of accounting transactions and events, the examination of the elements of financial statements, the preparation of financial statements and the analysis of financial results.
Corequisites
MGCR 273 Introductory Management Statistics. (3 credits)
In-class, Part-time
Fall 2018, Winter 2019
Descriptive statistics, probability, random variables, binomial, poisson, normal distributions, sampling distribution of the mean, estimation, hypothesis testing, analysis of variance, tests of goodness of fit, simple linear regression, non-parametric statistics. Use of computer statistics package (no computer background needed). Application to problems in business and management.
MGCR 293 Managerial Economics. (3 credits)
In-class, Part-time
Spring/Summer 2018, Fall 2018, Winter 2019, Spring/Summer 2019
The course focuses on the application of economic theory to management problems and the economic foundations of marketing, finance, and production. Attention is given to the following topics: price and cost analysis; demand and supply analysis, conditions of competition.
Required Courses
ACCT 351 Intermediate Financial Accounting 1. (3 credits)
Spring/Summer 2018, Fall 2018, Winter 2019, Spring/Summer 2019
An examination of the theoretical foundation for financial reporting and revenue recognition. The tools of accounting, including a review of the accounting process and compound interest concepts. Asset recognition, measurement and disclosure. Partnership accounting.
ACCT 352 Intermediate Financial Accounting 2. (3 credits)
Fall 2018, Winter 2019
A continuation of Intermediate Financial Accounting 1. An examination of liability recognition, measurement and disclosure, including leases, pension costs and corporate income tax. Shareholders' equity, dilutive securities and earnings per share. The statement of changes in financial position, basic financial statement analysis and full disclosure in financial reporting.
ACCT 361 Management Accounting. (3 credits)
Fall 2018, Winter 2019
The role of management accounting information to support internal management decisions and to provide performance incentives.
ACCT 362 Cost Accounting. (3 credits)
Fall 2018, Winter 2019
An examination of a number of recurring issues in the area of decision-making and control, including cost allocation, alternative costing systems, and innovations in costing and performance measurement.
ACCT 385 Principles of Taxation. (3 credits)
Spring/Summer 2018, Fall 2018, Winter 2019, Spring/Summer 2019
An introduction to the concepts underlying the Canadian tax system and how they are applied in relation to the taxation of individuals and businesses.
ACCT 453 Advanced Financial Accounting. (3 credits)
Fall 2018, Winter 2019
Reporting relevant financial information subsequent to long term intercorporate investments. The preparation of consolidated financial statements with emphasis on their economic substance rather than legal form.
ACCT 475 Principles of Auditing. (3 credits)
Spring/Summer 2018, Fall 2018, Winter 2019, Spring/Summer 2019
An introduction to basic auditing concepts and internal controls of an accounting system. Topics include current auditing standards, ethical conduct, legal liability, planning of an audit, sampling techniques, non-audit engagements, the study and evaluation of internal controls in an accounting system.
MGCR 341 Introduction to Finance. (3 credits)
In-class, Part-time
Spring/Summer 2018, Fall 2018, Winter 2019, Spring/Summer 2019
An introduction to the principles, issues, and institutions of Finance. Topics include valuation, risk, capital investment, financial structure, cost of capital, working capital management, financial markets, and securities.
Complementary Courses
ACCT 354 Financial Statement Analysis. (3 credits)
In-class, Part-time
Fall 2018, Winter 2019
Interpretative nature of the conceptual framework underlying a multitude of financial reporting standards, including the impact of alternative accounting methods, management biases and stakeholder interests in the analysis and valuation of the firm.
ACCT 455 Development of Accounting Thought. (3 credits)
Fall 2018, Winter 2019
The conceptual underpinning of accounting thought, including its historical development and the modifications that have occurred over time. A review of accounting literature and its relevance to practice.
ACCT 463 Management Control. (3 credits)
Spring/Summer 2018, Fall 2018, Winter 2019, Spring/Summer 2019
The theoretical frameworks for the examination and evaluation of management accounting and control systems. The technical aspects of accounting along with behavioural issues of management control.
ACCT 477 External Auditing. (3 credits)
The theory of auditing financial statements and the various complexities encountered in these audit environments. A thorough study of auditing standards, ethical conduct, communication by auditors, auditing in an EDP environment, audit of a small business, other reports and services provided by auditors and public accountants.
ACCT 486 Business Taxation 2. (3 credits)
Fall 2018, Winter 2019
A study of the Income Tax Act as it applies to the taxation of individuals and corporations, including capital cost allowances, capital gains, corporate reorganisations, trusts and partnerships and administrative regulations. A review of consumption taxes.
BUSA 364 Business Law 1. (3 credits)
Spring/Summer 2018, Fall 2018, Winter 2019
An introduction to the legal system and basic legal principles affecting business. Tort negligence, contracts, forms of business organization, creditors' rights and bankruptcy.
FINE 342 Corporate Finance. (3 credits)
Spring/Summer 2018, Fall 2018, Winter 2019
In-depth study of corporate finance, risk, diversification, portfolio analysis, and capital market theory.
MGCR 331 Information Systems. (3 credits)
Spring/Summer 2018, Fall 2018, Winter 2019
Introduction to principles and concepts of information systems in organizations. Topics include information technology, transaction processing systems, decision support systems, database and systems development. Students are required to have background preparation on basic micro computer skills including spreadsheet and word-processing.
MGCR 423 Strategic Management. (3 credits)
Spring/Summer 2018, Fall 2018, Winter 2019
An integrative and interdisciplinary introduction to strategy formation and execution. Concepts, tools, and practical application to understand how firms leverage resources and capabilities to gain competitive advantage in dynamic, contemporary industries. Strategic positioning, organizational design, and managerial action for the long-term success of businesses and positive social and ecological outcomes.
Testimonial
The experience meant career advancement to a more responsible and technically challenging position as a tax analyst at SNC-Lavalin Inc., a leading engineering firm. The curriculum, faculty, advisors and students provided an environment that stimulated my learning. Along with that comes an increased sense of self-esteem and feeling of personal satisfaction.
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