Advanced Certificate in Business Accounting
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Reach your career goals with an advanced certificate in business accounting
Advanced certification programs provide professional skills for career transition in a wide variety of public and private business sectors. These programs are intended for those who have an interest in gaining additional knowledge for career transition. Advanced certificate programs provide a theoretical foundation for working professionals who have completed a minimum of an associate degree.
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Business Accounting Certificate Overview
Do you enjoy working with numbers and finances? The Business Accounting program at University of the Potomac is designed to provide students with a broad and thorough understanding of accounting principles. Update your skills and advance your career with a Business Accounting certificate from University of the Potomac.
Earn your Business Accounting certificate online or at our Vienna, Virginia or Washington, D.C. campuses.
If you are interested in a more in-depth understanding of accounting, University of the Potomac also offers an Accounting Bachelor’s Degree Program and an Accounting Associate Degree Program.
“I really enjoyed the course work and being able to complete it when it was convenient for me. The course schedule allowed me to make progress quickly.”
This Program Is Accredited By
Business Accounting Courses & Curriculum
- ACCT 290 Intermediate Accounting I (3 credits)
- ACCT 301 Intermediate Accounting II (3 credits)
- ACCT 330 Assurance and Audit Services (3 credits)
- ACCT 402 Corporate Taxation (3 credits)
- ACCT 408 Forensic Accounting (3 credits)
- ACCT 450 Advanced Financial and Tax Accounting (3 credits)
Business Accounting Requirements & Outcomes
General Admission Requirements
- Complete an admissions interview conducted in person or via online methods.
- Sign and submit an attestation of high school (or equivalent) completion.
- Equivalencies include a GED Certificate. Home schooled students must present a diploma that meets the requirements of the state in which it was issued. (Students with non-US credentials please see International Student Admissions Requirements below).
- Submit a completed application
- Arrange for official transcripts from all colleges/universities previously attended to be submitted to the Office of Records and Registration, University of the Potomac.
- Submit grade reports or scores from any recognized college equivalency examinations (e.g., CLEP, DANTES, and Advanced Placement).
- Submit certificates from any corporate education training or professional development programs. (Note: An ACE evaluation form may be required to determine appropriate credit for corporate educational training.)
- Submit military training documents. (Note: An ACE military evaluation form may be required to determine appropriate credit for military training.)
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Bachelor in Accounting Jobs & Opportunities
Accounting careers continue to show very strong growth and opportunities in the future. Accounting positions are ranked #3 of best business jobs by U. S. News and World Report. This program enables students to experience the necessary education
required to analyze transactions, prepare journal entries and manage a
company’s payroll or books.
Bookkeepers, accountants and auditing clerks are an organization’s financial record keepers. Their duties are imperative to the survival of a business, no matter how large or small. They may update and maintain one or more accounting records.
They also tabulate expenditures, receipts, accounts payable and receivable and track profit and loss. They represent a wide range of skills and knowledge, from full-charge bookkeepers who can maintain an entire company’s financial records to accounting clerks who handle specific, individual business accounts.
Bookkeepers are responsible for recording a business’ financial transactions, including payments, invoices, checks and bills.
Accounting assistants use software programs to perform a variety of financial-related tasks, including accounts payable, accounts receivable, billing, collections, and reconciliations.
Payroll clerks are responsible for assisting in managing employee compensation, including verifying hours worked, completing weekly payroll and process employee status and information changes.
Accounting technicians are responsible for assisting in the reporting and maintenance of financial accounting data, records and transactions.
Accounts receivable clerks process and reconcile financial transactions related to incoming receivables, including processing invoices, credit memos, payments, and deposits.
Sales Managers direct the business development activities of sales personnel, ensuring revenue targets are met or exceeded.
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Associate of Science in Accounting Frequently Asked Questions
Depends. Take as much time as you wish, but our associate degree program is specifically designed for busy, working adults who want to finish fast. At the University of the Potomac, you can earn your A.S. Accounting in as little as 24 months.