Enhance your knowledge of accounting principles and practices with an accounting certificate, available on campus from Southern New Hampshire University. Whether the certificate in accounting is your first step toward a degree or a means to enhance your skills, the program provides the training you'll need in today's competitive workplace. You'll learn how to interpret and use financial statements and apply essential financial and managerial accounting principles and practices.
SNHU's undergraduate accounting certificate will provide you with the basic accounting skills you'll need to succeed in an entry-level position.
As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission – to help you see yourself succeed. The benefits of earning your accounting certificate at SNHU include:
By enrolling in SNHU's accounting certificate program, you'll receive a solid foundation in accounting principles and practices to prepare you for entry-level accounting positions in nearly every industry.
Accounting is a growing occupation. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects employment of bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks will increase 11 percent by 2022. Stricter regulation in the financial sector is creating demand for educated and tech-savvy accounting services, opening up more opportunities for accounting clerks.
The curriculum will give you a foundation in essential accounting principles and practices. Courses are taught by instructors with professional credentials and experience in accounting, taxation and fraud examination.
Financial Accounting establishes the rules and regulations for preparing accounting information used by internal and external sources to evaluate the financial health of an organization. This course will develop the student's ability to interpret financial accounting information, to communicate this information and to understand the accounting system that produces this information.
Managerial Accounting will explore the financial impact of alternative business decisions and the financial benefits of new business practices. After completing this course, the student will understand how accounting and other productivity information can be used to assess the past and improve the future performance of a business by giving managers essential information they need to make more informed decisions.
This is the first of three courses in intermediate accounting. These courses are designed to extend a student's knowledge of financial accounting practices. The first course focuses on understanding the theoretical framework that provides the foundations for the development of various accounting standards, regulations and practices. This followed by a review of the accounting cycle, including adjusting, correcting, reversing, and closing entries. Students will learn how to prepare accurate and complex financial statements including required disclosures that must accompany an organization's income statement, balance sheet and statement of cash flows; and how time value of money impacts the recording of various transactions. The course concludes with a presentation of techniques to analyze income measurement and profitability analysis.
A detailed presentation is made of the theory and practice applicable to the preparation of federal income tax returns for individuals.
ACC - Students may select two (2) Accounting electives
An education from Southern New Hampshire University is a smart investment for your future. It’s an affordable investment, too. We believe that college should change your life, not break the bank. That’s why more than 90 percent of our students receive some form of financial aid, and students with a GPA of 2.5 and higher could receive up to $18,000 in grants and scholarships.
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