Online Accounting Certificate

Is an Online Accounting Certification Right for You?

Are you looking for an entry-level job in the accounting field? Are you in the field and looking to upgrade your skills? If you answered "yes" to either of these questions or if you seek additional accounting classes online then consider the online Accounting certificate at SNHU.

Whether you want to obtain basic accounting skills or are seeking to improve your knowledge of accounting, the Accounting certificate delivers the training you need.

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Why the Online Accounting Certificate at SNHU?

As a private, affordable nonprofit accredited university, SNHU focuses on ensuring you have the necessary skills to succeed. Whether you enroll in the accounting certification online or the program at any of our five regional campuses, you will benefit from an SNHU education:

  • A learning environment focused on students success
  • Quality education at one of the most affordable tuition rates available
  • Choose how you want to learn: Online, campus-based or a combination of both
  • Accomplished faculty with extensive experience both in and out of the classroom
  • Students in our online accounting degree programs have 24/7/365 access to class - attend when it is most convenient for you

Accounting Certificate Learning Outcomes

As a student in the online Accounting certificate program or through one of our convenient New England-based campus locations, you will develop basic accounting skills desired by employers in:

  • Interpreting and using financial statements.
  • Using common accounting practices and procedures.
  • Applying financial, managerial and cost accounting.

Whether the certificate in Accounting is your first step toward a degree or a means to improve your skills, the program provides the training you will need in today’s competitive workplace.

Employment Opportunities

By enrolling in SNHU's online Accounting certificate program or on campus, you will 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 reports, "Employment of bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks is projected to grow by 14 percent during the 2010-2020 decade, which is about as fast as the average for all occupations. This occupation is one of the largest growth occupations in the economy, with about 259,000 new jobs expected over the projections decade."

Visit our Career Development Center online to learn more about career opportunities in Accounting.

Transfer of Credit

If you’re a student who wants to transfer to SNHU or if you simply want to finish what you’ve started, we try to make transferring as easy as possible. We’ll accept up to 90 transferred academic credits and automatically complete an official credit evaluation as part of the application review process.

Accounting Certificate Curriculum

The Accounting Certificate program offered online and on-campus provides the foundation in accounting principles and practices demanded by employers.

Required Courses

ACC-201: Financial Accounting
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.
ACC-202: Managerial Accounting
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.
ACC-101 or ACC-210 or ACC-201
ACC-307: Intermediate Accounting I
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.
ACC-102 or ACC-214 or ACC-202
ACC-330: Federal Taxation I
A detailed presentation is made of the theory and practice applicable to the preparation of federal income tax returns for individuals.
ACC-102 or ACC-202

ACC ELE - Students may select two (2) Accounting electives

SNHU's online degree programs meet the needs of today's students while ensuring educational quality and real-world applicability. Contact us to learn more about the SNHU difference.

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