|Duration:||2 semesters (1 Year)|
|Start Dates:||Summer, Fall, Winter, |
Start dates are subject to change
|Credential Awarded:||Ontario College Certificate|
The Accounting Techniques (ACT) program is designed to provide you with a solid background in accounting and computerized bookkeeping. Its short, intensive format helps you focus on such critical skills as financial reporting, practical experience with accounting software packages, and training in business communication. Complete the program successfully and you’ll be equipped to work in organizations of all types and sizes as Accounting Clerks, Bookkeepers, Administrative Assistants, Accounts Receivable/Payable Clerks, etc.
- Ontario Secondary School Diploma with a majority of senior credits at the College Preparation (C), University Preparation (U) or University/College Preparation (M) level or Mature Student Status (age 19 or older)
- Grade 12 English: ENG4(C) or ENG4(U)
- Grade 12 Mathematics: (C) or (U) or Grade 11 Mathematics: (U) or (M)
- Applicant grades in pre–requisite subjects (or their equivalents) may be used as a basis for the selection of candidates.
The Importance of Learning Skills:
Student success in college requires well developed learning skills (such as being able to work independently, participate in a team, be well–organized, develop good work habits, and show initiative). These skills are as important as prior academic achievement. While it is expected that applicants would have developed these skills through previous education and life experiences, Seneca offers support to assist students with further development of these important skills. Seminars, workshops and tutoring are available at Seneca's Learning Centres.
Give yourself a career with options. Become a professional bookkeeper with the one–year Accounting Techniques certificate program and you could work for yourself, a small family–run business, a large corporation or anything in between. You’ll enjoy the flexibility to do it all. From accounts payable to accounts receivable to payroll and beyond, you could play a critical role in any company’s financial success by providing it with a strong bookkeeping foundation.
Seneca, in co–operation with the Canadian Institute of Bookkeeping (CIB), now offers this two–semester (eight–month) program that allows you to earn four of the nine courses required for CIB’s professional bookkeeping designation; and prepares you for a career in bookkeeping and entry–level accounting.
A 2009 benchmark study conducted by the Institute of Professional Bookkeepers of Canada found that over 54% of individuals employed in bookkeeping have college or university–level education; and those with a professional bookkeeping designation earn significantly higher pay that those without.
Bookkeeping lends itself well to career advancement. There are numerous options for accreditation in the field of accounting, the majority of which are easy to obtain while working.
Bookkeepers are in demand as accounts receivable/payable clerks/supervisors, administrative assistants, payroll administrators, office managers, budget co– ordinators and assistant controllers.
Transfer Options within Seneca
The School of Accounting and Financial Services offers seamless transfer to a multitude of degree, diploma and certificate programs, given a common first year in most diploma and certificate programs within the Faculty of Business.
The students who successfully complete the ACT program of study will earn four of nine academic courses required for the Certified Bookkeeper designation awarded by the Canadian Institute of Bookkeepers (CIB). The remaining courses required for the designation are offered as part of Seneca’s Accounting diploma program (ACC).
For more information on the CIB, please visit www.cibcb.com.
CGA Ontario Learning Centre
Grow your accounting and finance skill set in a space dedicated to supporting and engaging Seneca students, whether at the introductory or advanced levels of their accounting studies. Academic support is offered in partnership with the Certified General Accountants of Ontario. Located in the Newnham Campus Learning Centre.
|ACC120||Accounting Basics I||4|
|BUS106||Business - Its Nature and Environment||4|
|ICA001||Introduction to Computers and Applications||2|
|QNM106||Mathematics of Finance||4|
|SSC100||Success Strategies for College||2|
|ACC427||PC Applications and Accounting Software||3|
|COM150||Professional Communication for Business||4|
|ECN550||Economics: An Overview||3|
|XXXXXX||General Education Option||3|
|Program Student Advisor:||Sheilagh Stephenson
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22795
|Program Coordinator:||Ebhana Hardy-Henry
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22861
|Associate Chair:||Jeff McCarthy
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 26722
|Program Chair:||Karen Murkar
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22337
|Domestic Admissions Advisor:||Angelie Ramirez
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22058
|International Admissions Advisor:||Susan Gao
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22365
|Registration & Records Advisor:||Graham Becksted
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22464