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Accounting and Finance

Accounting and Finance

(Optional Co-op)

Program Code:ACF
Campus:Newnham
Duration:6 Semesters (3 Years)
Offered:Summer
Fall
Winter
Credential Awarded:Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Program Description

The Accounting and Finance program is known for its excellent reputation for quality in the marketplace. As a student in Accounting and Finance, you’ll develop excellent technical knowledge of financial accounting, cost and managerial accounting, taxation, financial management, auditing and technology applications, and practice using MS Excel and Access database software as tools to solve business problems. Microsoft Dynamics is used to introduce you to the modern integrated technological environment of business.

Applicants interested in the Business Administration - Accounting & Financial Planning Option (AFP) program must enrol in ACF and transfer to AFP in semester 4

Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility:

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent with:
    • Grade 12 English: ENG4(C) or ENG4(U)
    • Grade 12 Mathematics: (C) or (U) or Grade 11 Mathematics: (U) or (M)
  • OR Mature Student Status (age 19 or older) with the above prerequisite course(s), their equivalent(s), or appropriate Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) Certificate program credits (see Academic Upgrading).

Fees

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Your Career

Be an accountant in any sector of the economy, including the financial services, manufacturing and public sectors. Graduates of the Accounting and Finance diploma program are prepared for careers as accountants, taxation audit analysts, internal audit technicians, managerial accountants, budget co-ordinators, payroll administrators, junior financial analysts or loans officer.

Multiple pathways lead to exciting business careers or continued degree level education. Students also have the option of choosing a Financial Planning stream of study upon completion of semester 3.

Transfer Pathways

Through transfer agreements and institution partnerships, graduates of this Seneca College program may be eligible for credit at the following post-secondary institution(s):

Toronto

University/CollegeDegrees Available
Ryerson University• Bachelor of Commerce, Business Management – Direct Entry
• Bachelor of Commerce, Business Technology Management – Degree Completion
Seneca College• Bachelor of Commerce, Human Resources Strategy and Technology
• Bachelor of Commerce, Business Management
• Bachelor of Commerce, International Business Management
• Bachelor of Commerce, International Accounting and Finance
• Bachelor of Commerce, Financial Services Management
Tyndale University College• Bachelor of Arts (Business Administration, Business Administration – Co-op, Business Administration – Health & Human Services, Business Administration – International Development)
York University• Bachelor of Administrative Studies (BAS)

Ontario

University/CollegeDegrees Available
Algoma University• Bachelor of Business Administration
• Bachelor of Arts in a related field
• Bachelor of Business Administration (Brampton)
Carleton University• Any Relevant Major
Laurentian University• Honours Bachelor of Commerce
Nipissing University• Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Commerce
University of Ontario Institute of Technology• Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) (Honours) – Direct Entry
University of Ottawa• Bachelor of Commerce
Wilfrid Laurier University• Honours Bachelor of Arts
• Honours Bachelor of Business Technology Management
University of Windsor• Bachelor of Commerce – Honours Business Administration

Canada

University/CollegeDegrees Available
Athabasca University• Bachelor of Management or Bachelor of Commerce
• Bachelor of Human Resources and Labour Relations
British Columbia Institute of Technology• Bachelor of Technology in Accounting
Okanagan College• Bachelor of Business Administration
Royal Roads University• Bachelor of Commerce in Entrepreneurial Management or Bachelor of Business Administration in Sustainability and International Business

U.S.

University/CollegeDegrees Available
University at Buffalo• Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
D'Youville College• BSc - Accounting or Management
Davenport University• BBA – Accounting Fraud Investigation, Accounting Information Management, Finance or BBA/MAcc – Honors Professional Accountancy
Northwood University• Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), with majors in Marketing, Management or Accounting
Robert Morris University• Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science (BSBA)

International

University/CollegeDegrees Available
Birmingham City University• BA (Hons) Business Administration (Top-up)
• BA (Hons) International Finance (Top-up)
Griffith University• Bachelor of Commerce

Co-operative Education Option

In the second semester, you'll have the opportunity to apply for admission to the co-op option, which will commence in the third semester.

Selection is based primarily on academic achievement in the Accounting and Finance program, recommendations from program faculty and the results of a listening comprehension test and interview. Acceptance to this program option provides you with the opportunity to complete paid work-terms alternating with the academic terms. You may choose to complete up to three work terms but only two are required for graduation.

Remember that you'll have a shared responsibility for securing employment. The co-op option is a valuable opportunity to combine classroom learning and real-world experience. Contact the Co-op Office for further information or visit www.senecacollege.ca/coop.

 

Co-op Model - September Start
  Fall Winter Summer
Year 1 Semester 1 Semester 2 Vacation
Year 2 Semester 3 Work Term 1 Semester 4
Year 3 Work Term 2 Semester 5 Work Term 3
Year 4 Semester 6    

 

Co-op Model - January Start
  Fall Winter Summer
Year 1   Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 2 Semester 3 Work Term 1 Semester 4
Year 3 Work Term 2 Semester 5 Work Term 3
Year 4 Semester 6    

 

Co-op Model - May Start
  Fall Winter Summer
Year 1     Semester 1
Year 2 Semester 2 Semester 3 Semester 4
Year 3 Work Term 1 Semester 5 Work Term 2
Year 4 Semester 6    

Professional Certification

CPA LogoAssuming grade requirements are met, ACF graduates will also have completed all ten Program and Technical prerequisite courses required for entry into CPA Canada's Advanced Certificate in Accounting and Finance (ACAF). They may also be eligible for exemptions of up to six ACAF Technical Courses so that the ACAF may be completed with only four additional courses. See CPA Ontario for details.

ACF graduates choosing to pursue the Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation may path into semester five of Seneca's Bachelor of Commerce-International Accounting and Finance program, assuming minimum grade requirements are met.

ACCA LogoStudents that complete the ACF program will be eligible for exemptions for ACCA Papers F1 to F4.

CPA Ontario Learning Centre

Grow your accounting and finance skill set in a space dedicated to supporting and engaging Seneca students, whether at the introductory or advanced levels of their accounting studies. Academic support is offered in partnership with the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario. Located in the Newnham Campus Learning Centre.

Important Academic Dates

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Courses

Please select the curriculum from the Academic Year in which you started (or will be starting) your studies. An Academic Year begins in September and ends in August of the following year.

2016/2017 Academic Year

Semester 1
ACC120 Accounting Basics I
BAM101 Introduction to Business Administration
EAC150 College English
QNM106 Mathematics of Finance
ISC100 Introduction to Seneca Studies
 
Semester 2
ACC220 Accounting Basics II
MRK108 Introduction to Marketing
ECN501 Introduction to Principles of Economics - Micro
QNM222 Business Statistics
SMS216 Systems Studies I
plus: General Education Course
 
Semester 3
ACC431 Cost Accounting
ALW380 Business Law for Accounting
EAC594 Business Communication for the Digital Workplace
QNM444 Quantitative Approaches to Decision Making
SMS315 Systems Studies II
CPP100 Co-op Professional Theory (co-op option only)
plus: General Education Course
 
Co-op Work Term 1
CWT100 Co-op Work-Term (co-op option only)
 
Semester 4
ACC415 Intermediate Accounting I
ACC533 Managerial Accounting
OBR250 Organizational Behaviour
FIN401 Finance I
SMS415 Systems Studies III
CPP200 Co-op Professional Practice (co-op option only)
 
Co-op Work Term 2
CWT200 Co-op Work-Term (co-op option only)
 
Semester 5
ACC517 Intermediate Accounting II
ACC540 Personal Taxation
ACC551 Accounting: Auditing I
ECN502 Introduction to Principles of Economics - Macro
FIN603 Finance II
 
Co-op Work Term 3
CWT300 Co-op Work-Term (co-op option only)
 
Semester 6
ACC530 Advanced Financial Accounting
ACC642 Corporate Taxation
ACC653 Accounting: Auditing II
CAP500 Career Planning (non co-op option only)
EAC694 Advanced Report Writing
SMS515 Systems Studies IV

2015/2016 Academic Year

Semester 1
ACC120 Accounting Basics I
BAM101 Introduction to Business Administration
EAC150 College English
QNM106 Mathematics of Finance
ISC100 Introduction to Seneca Studies
 
Semester 2
ACC220 Accounting Basics II
MRK108 Introduction to Marketing
ECN501 Introduction to Principles of Economics - Micro
QNM222 Business Statistics
SMS216 Systems Studies I
plus: General Education Course
 
Semester 3
ACC431 Cost Accounting
ALW380 Business Law for Accounting
EAC594 Business Communication for the Digital Workplace
QNM444 Quantitative Approaches to Decision Making
SMS315 Systems Studies II
CPP100 Co-op Professional Theory (co-op option only)
plus: General Education Course
 
Co-op Work Term 1
CWT100 Co-op Work-Term (co-op option only)
 
Semester 4
ACC415 Intermediate Accounting I
ACC533 Managerial Accounting
OBR250 Organizational Behaviour
FIN401 Finance I
SMS415 Systems Studies III
CPP200 Co-op Professional Practice (co-op option only)
 
Co-op Work Term 2
CWT200 Co-op Work-Term (co-op option only)
 
Semester 5
ACC517 Intermediate Accounting II
ACC540 Personal Taxation
ACC551 Accounting: Auditing I
ECN502 Introduction to Principles of Economics - Macro
FIN603 Finance II
 
Co-op Work Term 3
CWT300 Co-op Work-Term (co-op option only)
 
Semester 6
ACC530 Advanced Financial Accounting
ACC642 Corporate Taxation
ACC653 Accounting: Auditing II
CAP500 Career Planning (non co-op option only)
EAC694 Advanced Report Writing
SMS515 Systems Studies IV

2014/2015 Academic Year

Fall 2014

Semester 1 Course Name Hrs/Wk
ACC120 Accounting Basics I 4
BAM101 Introduction to Business Administration 3
EAC150 College English 3
QNM106 Mathematics of Finance 4
SSC100 Success Strategies for College 2
 
Semester 2 Course Name Hrs/Wk
ACC220 Accounting Basics II 4
MRK108 Introduction to Marketing 3
OBR250 Organizational Behaviour 3
QNM222 Business Statistics 4
SMS216 Systems Studies I 3
XXXXXX General Education Option 3
 
Semester 3 Course Name Hrs/Wk
ACC431 Cost Accounting 4
ALW380 Business Law for Accounting 3
EAC549 Business Communications for the Digital Workplace 3
QNM444 Quantitative Approaches to Decision Making 4
SMS315 System Studies II 3
XXXXXX General Education Option 3
CPP100 Co-op Professional Theory (co-op option only) 1
 
Co-op Work Term 1
CWT100 Co-op Work Term (co-op option only)
 
Semester 4 Course Name Hrs/Wk
ACC415 Intermediate Accounting I 4
ACC533 Managerial Accounting 4
ECN501 Introduction to Principles of Economics - Micro 3
FIN401 Finance I 4
SMS415 Systems Studies III 5
CPP200 Co-op Professional Practice (co-op option only) 1
 
Co-op Work Term 2
CWT200 Co-op Work Term (co-op option only)
 
Semester 5 Course Name Hrs/Wk
ACC517 Intermediate Accounting II 4
ACC540 Personal Taxation 4
ACC551 Accounting: Auditing I 4
ECN502 Introduction to Principles of Economics - Macro 3
FIN603 Finance II 4
 
Co-op Work Term 3
CWT300 Co-op Work Term (co-op option only)
 
Semester 6 Course Name Hrs/Wk
ACC530 Advanced Financial Accounting 4
ACC642 Corporate Taxation 4
ACC653 Accounting: Auditing II 4
CAP503 Accounting: Career Planning (non co-op option only) 1
EAC694 Advanced Report Writing 4
SMS515 Systems Studies IV 3
 

Winter & Summer 2015

Semester 1 Course Name Hrs/Wk
ACC120 Accounting Basics I 4
BAM101 Introduction to Business Administration 3
EAC150 College English 3
ISC100 Introduction to Seneca Studies 2
QNM106 Mathematics of Finance 4
 
Semester 2 Course Name Hrs/Wk
ACC220 Accounting Basics II 4
MRK108 Introduction to Marketing 3
OBR250 Organizational Behaviour 3
QNM222 Business Statistics 4
SMS216 Systems Studies I 3
XXXXXX General Education Option 3
 
Semester 3 Course Name Hrs/Wk
ACC431 Cost Accounting 4
ALW380 Business Law for Accounting 3
EAC549 Business Communications for the Digital Workplace 3
QNM444 Quantitative Approaches to Decision Making 4
SMS315 System Studies II 3
XXXXXX General Education Option 3
CPP100 Co-op Professional Theory (co-op option only) 1
 
Co-op Work Term 1
CWT100 Co-op Work Term (co-op option only)
 
Semester 4 Course Name Hrs/Wk
ACC415 Intermediate Accounting I 4
ACC533 Managerial Accounting 4
ECN501 Introduction to Principles of Economics - Micro 3
FIN401 Finance I 4
SMS415 Systems Studies III 5
CPP200 Co-op Professional Practice (co-op option only) 1
 
Co-op Work Term 2
CWT200 Co-op Work Term (co-op option only)
 
Semester 5 Course Name Hrs/Wk
ACC517 Intermediate Accounting II 4
ACC540 Personal Taxation 4
ACC551 Accounting: Auditing I 4
ECN502 Introduction to Principles of Economics - Macro 3
FIN603 Finance II 4
 
Co-op Work Term 3
CWT300 Co-op Work Term (co-op option only)
 
Semester 6 Course Name Hrs/Wk
ACC530 Advanced Financial Accounting 4
ACC642 Corporate Taxation 4
ACC653 Accounting: Auditing II 4
CAP503 Accounting: Career Planning (non co-op option only) 1
EAC694 Advanced Report Writing 4
SMS515 Systems Studies IV 3

Contact Us

Admissions Advisors:
Domestic Admissions Advisor: Judy Chung
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22127
Judy.Chung@senecacollege.ca
International Admissions Advisor: Ida Yee
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22405
Ida.Yee@senecacollege.ca
Registration & Records Advisors:
Newnham Campus: Angelo Vaccaro
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22464
Angelo.Vaccaro@senecacollege.ca
Markham Campus: Marc Combetto
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 77435
Marc.Combetto@senecacollege.ca
Program Contacts:
Student Advisor: Lisa Dalla-Zuanna
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22795
Lisa.Dalla-Zuanna@senecacollege.ca
International Student Advisor: Xiaolei Wu
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22642
Xiaolei.Wu@senecacollege.ca
Program Coordinator: Larry Hurst
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 26564
Larry.Hurst@senecacollege.ca
Co-op Coordinator:
Accounting and Finance:
Denise Olah
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22359
Denise.Olah@senecacollege.ca
Co-op Coordinator:
Financial Planning:
Laura Occhiuto
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 26416
Laura.Occhiuto@senecacollege.ca
Program Chair: Karen Murkar
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22337
Karen.Murkar@senecacollege.ca
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