Humber's Professional Accounting Practice graduate certificate program provides you with the required knowledge and skills essential to begin and advance in the field of accounting. You will be well prepared for careers in the field with knowledge of all accounting disciplines including financial accounting, management accounting, audit and assurance, finance, and personal and corporate tax. You will also develop computer technology, management, problem-solving and critical thinking skills, along with professional communication and interpersonal skills. This program is a path for students already holding a bachelors degree in any discipline other than accounting and who are interested in pursuing the Chartered Professional Accounting designation. No prior accounting knowledge is required.Courses Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:
Record all transactions in accordance with the professional accounting conceptual framework for financial reporting.
Prepare accurate, relevant and timely corporate financial statements and other financial information according to the respective needs of stakeholders.
Identify and analyze relevant financial and managerial accounting information to support effective decision-making.
Produce and present accurate and timely financial information using relevant technology.
Utilize statistical techniques effectively in the analysis of financial information.
Recommend effective information systems structures to support efficient business operations.
Recognize legal limitations and implications arising in business situations and make recommendations to mitigate risks.
Communicate across various levels in an organization clearly, concisely and accurately in both the written and spoken form to fulfill the intended purpose.
Apply ethical, discipline-specific practices that contribute to the local and global community through social responsibility, economic commitment and environmental stewardship.
Apply corporate finance techniques to support strategic and operational management decisions.
Interpret and apply personal and corporate tax legislation to ensure compliance.
Plan effective external, internal and information systems audits to meet compliance and assurance requirements.
Humber has the only graduate certificate of its kind in Ontario that provides students with hands-on work experience in the field of accounting. Through a mandatory 160 hour work placement, students will make industry connections and can gain experience in small, medium and large organizations, and entrepreneurial start-ups.
There is a continuous demand for junior and intermediate accountants in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. Graduates of this program will be equipped to work in a wide variety of roles in the field of accounting including taxation, auditing, financial accounting and management accounting. Sectors include public accounting practices, government, corporate accounting, not-for-profit and small business.
Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario (CPA Ontario)
Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario (CPA Ontario) recognizes the courses offered through this program in accordance with the CPA National Recognition and Accreditation Standards for Post-Secondary Institutions. These prerequisite courses are required to pursue the CPA designation.
Note: The requirements for licensure are determined by the granting body, which is independent from Humber College. Students are encouraged to obtain the specific requirements directly from the granting body before enrolling.
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Business, Accounting & Management Success Stories
Wawanesa Donates Another $20,000 to the Insurance Management Program
Fri, September 27, 2019
After donating a gift of $30,000 to the Insurance Management Program, Wawanesa Insurance donated another $20,000 gift to support the program's growth.
Insurance Management Program Partners with the Insurance Brokers Association of Ontario
Fri, September 27, 2019
Colin Simpson, CEO of the Insurance Brokers Association of Ontario (IBAO) was on-site to speak to students about IBAO.
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