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Advanced Accounting Online Undergraduate Certificate Program

Format

100% Online

24/7 Access to Coursework

Semester Schedule

Two 7-Week Terms Per Semester

Three Semesters Per Year

Credit Hours Required

16*

Time Commitment

10-17 Hours Per Course Per Week

*Some courses in this certificate program may have prerequisites. Cost

Cost per Credit

$318

$250 Active Duty Military

Fees

Fast & Free Application

Apply By

June 5, 2020

Classes Start

July 6, 2020

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Explore Advanced Accounting

Designed for those interested in obtaining entry-level positions in accounting, or who are looking to increase their basic accounting knowledge for use in their current role, Champlain's online accounting certificate provides a deeper dive into the fundamentals of the field.

All courses in this certificate program are directly transferable to our online accounting associate degree program and online accounting bachelor's degree program.

Build Your Career Future

We understand how important it is for busy working adults to gain knowledge and expertise quickly, which is why our advanced accounting certificate coursework is applicable to the workplace from day one. Whether you've already earned an undergraduate degree or you're currently pursuing your bachelor's degree, an advanced accounting certificate is a great way to earn a credential in the field, get your resume noticed, and demonstrate proficiency in a focused area of knowledge.

Academic Excellence and Recognition

US News & World Report Best Online Programs Bachelor's Badge 2020

Ranked among the Best Online Bachelor's Programs by U.S. News & World Report

Ranked Among Best Online Accounting Bachelor's Degrees

Ranked among the Best Online Accounting Bachelor's Degrees

Ranked amount the best online colleges by Intelligent.com

Designated as Best Online Private College by Intelligent.com

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Regionally accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education

Gain New Skills with a Certificate

Accounting careers are expected to see steady growth between 2018 and 2028, with globalization and a growing economy resulting in a high demand for qualified accounting professionals.

*Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), 2019

Top reasons to pursue a certificate

  • Enter a new field
  • Build new skills
  • Gain knowledge on your way towards a degree
  • Differentiate your resume
  • Earn a credential
  • Demonstrate proficiency in a focused area of learning
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Program Details

Learn more about Champlain's 100% online advanced accounting certificate, designed for working professionals.

Advanced Accounting Online Courses

Champlain's online advanced accounting courses encompass the top skills needed by today's accounting professionals.

Cost accounting presents the behavioral aspects of accounting and identifies essential data that managers use for planning and controlling, costing products and services, and performance measurement. Students study the basic concepts, uses, and procedures related to types of costs and costing systems and uses this information to solve business problems. They will develop quantitative and qualitative analytical skills to analyze and interpret raw data that support the business decision-making process and inventory costing.

Prerequisites

Complete ACCT-140

Learn the fundamentals of accounting information systems and how they function and fit into organizations. Using a cycles approach, the course introduces internal controls, covers basic elements of the revenue and expense cycles, and you will become proficient with documentation techniques, such as flowcharting. You will also consider the uses of computerized accounting software and undertake a software research project. The course focuses on the needs and responsibilities of accountants as users and developers of information technology.

Prerequisites

ACCT-231

The study of selected advanced topics in financial accounting, including accounting for income taxes, post-employment benefits, earnings per share, accounting changes and errors, business combinations, consolidated financial statements, accounting for foreign currency transactions, and ethical issues in accounting.

Prerequisites

ACCT-231

Gives the student a broad base for understanding and applying federal tax laws for corporations, partnerships and property transactions. Tax research is a major component of this course.

Prerequisites

ACCT-310

An introduction to auditing theory and practice as governed by generally accepted auditing standards and accounting principles. Topical coverage includes the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants Code of Professional Conduct, auditors' legal liability, planning an audit with emphasis on the study and evaluation of the internal control structure, audit evidence (what kind and how much), working papers, the various types of audit reports and a practical audit case

Prerequisites

Complete MATH-180. ACCT-231 is the required corequisite course.

In the culminating course for the certificates, students will reframe knowledge and competencies from their certificate into a workable model that is applied through experiential learning models to a professional opportunity. Students will apply these competencies as professional best practice in a project that incorporates relevant research findings from the field.

Prerequisites

Completion of certificate content requirements

Graduates of the online advanced accounting certificate program will demonstrate the following industry-specific skills, knowledge, and competencies:

  • Build on the accounting foundation you gained from your introductory accounting courses, such as those in Champlain's accounting certificate.
  • Extend the depth and breadth of your understanding of a company's public financial information.
  • Expand your ability to gather and organize relevant information to help managers make decisions.
  • Explore the federal income tax forms and laws related to business returns and filings with the IRS.

If you choose to pursue a CPA designation, the advanced accounting certificate will help prepare you for the accounting portions of that exam.

Champlain College Online's accounting faculty, led by Program Director Dr. Linda Miller, are expert practitioners in the field. Their industry expertise ensures that our advanced accounting certificate curriculum is aligned with the needs of employers, and reflects the skills today’s accounting professionals need for success. Classes led by our seasoned experts will give you real-world insight into the world of accounting, and create a rich community of career-focused learning.

Alumni of the Champlain College Online undergraduate certificate in advanced accounting program work in corporations, small businesses, government organizations, and non-profits nationwide, including:

  • Emily Post Institute
  • Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
  • GE Healthcare
  • Marsh Captive Solutions Group
  • McCormick & Fitzpatrick
  • Park Sterling Bank
  • Safe Life Corporation
  • Signature Properties of Vermont 

 

Titles our alumni hold include:

  • Account Administrator
  • Administrative Assistant
  • ALP Lead 
  • Closing Coordinator 
  • General Accountant 
  • Individual Taxpayer Advisory Specialist
  • Legal Secretary
  • Senior Accountant

Tuition & Costs

Continuing your education is an investment in your future. Learn more about our affordable tuition rates.

Dare to Expect More of Champlain Online

Expect Convenience

Our programs are designed for busy adults. Go to school wherever and whenever is best for you, on the device of your choice.

Expect A Career Focus

Everything you learn in our online classrooms is relevant and immediately applicable to your work.

Expect Support

Your education journey is our priority and our student support team has your back every step of the way.

Expect Superior Faculty

Learn from practitioner faculty working in the field, with real-world experience and knowledge.

Why Champlain

Ann Murray, Bachelor's Degree in Accounting

Career Growth

"I had a two-year degree and knew I would need a bachelor's to advance. I saw that the U.S. Department of Labor projected a high demand for employees in accounting, and Champlain is ranked one of the top schools for accounting, so it was the right fit."

Ann Murray Bachelor's Degree in Accounting
Payroll & Accounts Payable Clerk, Mount Mansfield Unified Union School District

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