Enhance your knowledge of accounting principles and practices with an Accounting Certificate online from Southern New Hampshire University. 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'll need in today's competitive workplace. You'll learn how to interpret and use financial statements and apply financial, managerial and accounting principles.
*This is our Undergraduate Accounting Certificate. If you are interested in higher level education, see our Graduate Certificate in Accounting.
SNHU’s accounting online certification will provide you with the basic accounting skills you 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 online at SNHU include:
SNHU's accounting certificate online program gives you a solid foundation in accounting principles and practices and prepare you for entry-level accounting positions in nearly every industry.
Accounting is a growing occupation. Career opportunities in this field are expected to grow 10% through 2026, faster than the average for all occupations according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.* Stricter regulation in the financial sector is creating demand for educated and tech-savvy accounting services, opening up more opportunities for accounting clerks.
Please note: Students cannot earn CPA certification simply by earning a college degree or certificate. If you wish to follow the traditional CPA track upon graduation, you'll need to verify you meet all requirements to sit for the exam. Licensing requirements to sit for the CPA exam vary from state to state, so it's best to review your state-specific requirements. For state-by-state educational requirements, consult the website of the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA). For state-by-state CPA licensing requirements, consult the Accounting Licensing Library, powered by the NASBA.
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.
Review introductory concepts including the accounting cycle, journal and adjusting entries. Learn to address more intricate accounting scenarios such as recording more complex financial statement elements. Apply theoretical frameworks and various accounting standards and regulations to the proper preparation of financial statements.
Learn about current US tax laws and the Internal Revenue Code (IRC), as well as the relevant source documents, associated with federal tax returns for individuals. Apply the appropriate tax laws as required by law in relation to the specific circumstances and tax liabilities of individuals. Prepare federal tax returns and communicate various tax return information to individuals
Total Credits: 18
Tuition rates for SNHU's online degree programs are among the lowest in the nation. We offer financial aid packages to those who qualify, plus a 30% tuition discount for U.S. service members, both full and part time, and the spouses of those on active duty.
*Tuition Rates are subject to change and are reviewed annually.
No Application Fee, $150 Graduation Fee, Course Materials ($ varies by course)
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