Earn an accounting graduate certificate online or on campus at Southern New Hampshire University, and take your first step toward a variety of professional certifications. This seven-course certificate gives you a strong foundation in accounting principles. You'll explore cost behaviors, alternative cost systems, financial accounting, multinational accounting, SEC reporting, federal income taxation and the audit process.
SNHU's accounting graduate certificate will provide you with the advanced accounting skills you need to succeed in higher-level positions. In your graduate accounting classes, you'll explore:
As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission - to help you see yourself succeed. The benefits of earning your graduate certificate at SNHU include:
An accounting graduate certificate can help you on your way to a successful career in public accounting or corporate accounting. Your coursework will prepare you to work in accounting-related fields such as finance, tax planning, auditing, insurance and banking. It also helps you prepare to sit for the CPA certification exam.
The demand for professionals with accounting certificates and accounting degrees is rising, creating a strong job market for those with an accounting background. Accounting and auditing career opportunities are expected to grow 13 percent through 2022, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
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The Accounting Graduate Certificate program is considered a Gainful Employment program. A Gainful Employment (GE) program is defined as an educational program offered by an institution of higher education, which leads to a certificate, or other non-degree recognized credential, and which prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation. This disclosure provides program length, graduation rate, costs, student debt load and other data about this Title IV eligible certificate program offered by SNHU.
The accounting graduate certificate prepares you either for a career in accounting or to further your graduate studies in the field. All seven required courses may be applied toward an MS in Accounting and count toward the 150 credit hours required to sit for the CPA certification exam.
This course provides a comprehensive study of the concepts, procedures, and practices of accounting systems that record, classify, and report cost data. These systems are designed to aid in the cost-effective operation of for-profit and non- profit organizations. This course focuses on cost behaviors, alternative cost systems, and accounting tools for planning and control. Additional topics studied would include relevant cost analysis for management decisions, cost/ revenue allocation methods, inventory management, and transfer pricing.
This course examines financial accounting theories and practices and emphasizes asset and liability, measurement and reporting.
This course is a continuation of ACC 610. Topics include stockholders' equity, income measurement, income taxes, pensions, leases and statements of changes in financial positions.
This course examines such advanced accounting topics as partnerships, consolidations, insolvencies, estates and trusts.
This course is a study of the concepts and methods of professional auditing.
This course is an examination of advanced topics in accounting, including SEC reporting, corporations in financial difficulty, multinational accounting and additional consolidation reporting issues not covered in Financial Reporting II.
This course studies the theory and practice of federal income taxation of individuals.
For those who do not meet the minimum requirements, the following courses may be required:
This course emphasizes the creation and interpretation of financial statements critical to an understanding of today's economy. Various financial topics related to financial statements are covered. Income statements, balance sheets, and cash flow statements are explored in-depth giving students an appreciation of how these statements are prepared and the standard accounting rules that apply to their creation.
Tuition rates for Southern New Hampshire University's graduate degree programs are among the lowest in the nation. We offer a 25 percent tuition discount for U.S. service members, both full and part time, and the spouses of those on active duty.
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