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Professional Bookkeeper

Recognition of Achievement

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Overview

This program is designed to provide the student with an opportunity to obtain a Recognition of Achievement in bookkeeping and accounting systems. Graduates will be prepared for employment in small business, as well as medium- and large-sized corporate environments, service, professional, manufacturing or retail operations.

Courses are recognized by the Canadian Institute of Bookkeeping (CIB) toward their professional development program. Students must obtain a grade of 65% or higher. For further information on CIB visit their website or phone 416-925-9420.

Entry Requirements

Ontario Secondary School Diploma Grade 12 English and Mathematics or Mature Student Status.

Students who enter the program are expected to have college level English Proficiency as well both basic computer and systems knowledge. Students without these skills should consider completing EAC150, and SMS210 prior to enrolling in the required courses.


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Curriculum

Recognition of Achievement Requirements

ACC120
Accounting Basics I
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Prerequisite(s):

No required prerequisite, but students should have Grade 12 English and Mathematics or equivalent

This course introduces the student to how accounting information is used by, and meets the needs of both internal and external users through effective and efficient communication as well as what accounting information is required by a business concern to reflect clearly the operating results of the enterprise over its operating life. Throughout the course, students will be introduced to generally accepted accounting principles, the interpretation and preparation of financial statements and how this information is recorded in the various business records.




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ACC220
Accounting Basics II
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Prerequisite(s):

ACC120 - Accounting Basics I

In this second of the two introductory accounting courses, students will expand their understanding of accounting principles and concepts while covering specific topics including: accounts receivable, capital assets, corporations' shareholders' equity, and bonds payable. Preparation of the Statements of Retained Earnings and Changes in Financial Position will also be covered. Finally, the students will expand their understanding of the role of financial statement users by studying financial statement analysis.




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SMS315
Systems Studies II
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Prerequisite(s):

SMS210 - Microcomputer Applications For Business,
ACC220 - Accounting Basics II

SMS315 is a continuation of the study of the tools and techniques of computer systems. This course involves the involves the use of a relational database management system to build a simplified accounting system and implementation of a computerized accounting software package, the recording of accounting transactions and preparation of financial statements as well as creating an accounting system using a database.




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ACC405
Taxation Regulation and Reporting
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Prerequisite(s):

ACC120 and ACC220

The purpose of this course is to provide students with the knowledge and skill to complete personal and business tax forms. Students will learn how to respond to and apply the fundamental provisions of laws that affect taxation of a business and their personal situation. The emphasis will be on practical aspects of compliance.




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CIB

Courses are recognized by the Canadian Institute of Bookkeeping (CIB) toward their Certified Bookkeeper designation. Students must obtain a grade of 65% or higher. For further information on CIB visit their website or phone 416-925-9420.

Seneca College and CIB Equivalent Chart

CIB   Seneca Equivalent
CIB 111 Computer Applications I KIP103
CIB 112 Bookkeeping I ACC120
CIB 113 Bookkeeping II ACC220
CIB 221 Computer Applications II SMS210
CIB 222 Computerized Bookkeeping I ACC219
CIB 223 Computerized Bookkeeping II SMS311
CIB 331 Cost Management ACC431
CIB 332 Income Tax ACC405 OR ACC540
CIB 333 Payroll Administration CPA300

Completion

Recognition of Achievement

Upon successful completion of the program requirements, please submit a Request for Recognition of Achievement Form to the Faculty of Continuing Education and Training. There is no cost for this and your Recognition of Achievement will be mailed to you.

Program Contacts

Keith Chapin
Program Coordinator
Keith.Chapin@senecacollege.ca
416-491-5050 ext.24043