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Professional Accounting Practice

Professional Accounting Practice

Program Code:PRA
Campus:Newnham
Duration:42 Weeks
Offered:Fall
Credential Awarded:Ontario College Graduate Certificate

Program Description

The short and intensive format of the Professional Accounting Practice (PRA) program is especially suited to you if you are a mature or motivated student seeking a career in accounting. Whether or not your diploma or degree is related to business, you may benefit from this program. No accounting background is required.

You'll be introduced to the modern technological environment of business decision-making using spreadsheets (Excel), database software (Access) and integrated database application technologies (ERP) through exposure to accounting software package(s). Your courses will make use of hands-on computer applications and case studies based on real situations.

You'll also gain industry exposure through research, cases and projects.

Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility:

  • A recognized degree from an accredited institution
  • English proficiency at the post-secondary level.

Note:

  • This program is ideal for individuals with little or no background in accounting.
  • Students are required to be highly literate and have a facility for mathematics and financial concepts. Superior communication and analytical skills are necessary
  • Prospective students may be required to undergo testing to assess literacy and mathematics skills.

Fees

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Your Career

In just three semesters, you will be prepared for employment with businesses of all sizes and scope and will possess a sound financial accounting foundation and the ability to use computerized accounting systems. Particular focus is on analysis and interpretation of financial information to make sound financial control and ethical decisions. Opportunities may exist for you in these key areas: accounts receivable/payable, general accounting reconciliation, financial statement preparation, presentation and analysis, and cost accounting and budgeting. The program prepares you to articulate into the Seneca International Accounting and Finance degree, as well as other universities/colleges, to complete an accounting degree, if desired.

Professional Certification

CPA LogoGraduates of this program will have completed courses recognized as equivalent to the 12 modules of the Chartered Professional Accountant's (CPA) Prerequisite Education Program (CPA PREP) assuming minimum grade requirements are met. Details.

Assuming grade requirements are met, PRA graduates will also have completed eight of 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. Details.

For more information about the CPA designation, see cpaontario.ca.

Students that complete the PRA 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.

Transfer Credit/Pathways

The Degree and Credit Transfer Office provides a number of services for students continuing their education at Seneca, and for graduating students considering degree transfer options.

Through transfer agreements and institution partnerships, graduates of this Seneca College program may be eligible for credit at various post-secondary institutions. Please refer to the Degree Transfer Guide for more information.

Transfer Credit may be granted for courses deemed equivalent to courses at Seneca that have been completed at recognized postsecondary institutions. Additional information is available online.

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
BAB140 Introduction to Financial Accounting
BAB210 Business Statistics
BAB231 Introduction to Business Law
IAF330 Finance
IAF340 Business Information Systems
LSP240 Micro Economics: Theory and Practice
 
Semester 2
BAB240 Management Accounting
IAF310 Intermediate Financial Accounting I
IAF320 Income Tax I
IAF520 Auditing
IAF620 Financial Management
LSP340 Macroeconomics - Theory and Practice
 
Semester 3
IAF410 Intermediate Financial Accounting II
IAF420 Income Tax II
IAF530 Management Accounting - Intermediate
IAF710 Advanced Financial Accounting
IAF826 Advanced Auditing
IAF831 International Strategic Management

2015/2016 Academic Year

Semester 1
BAB140 Introduction to Financial Accounting
BAB210 Business Statistics
BAB231 Introduction to Business Law
BAB240 Management Accounting
IAF340 Business Information Systems
LSP240 Micro Economics: Theory and Practice
 
Semester 2
IAF310 Intermediate Financial Accounting I
IAF320 Income Tax I
IAF330 Management Accounting
IAF520 Auditing
IAF530 Management Accounting - Intermediate
LSP340 Macroeconomics - Theory and Practice
 
Semester 3
IAF410 Intermediate Financial Accounting II
IAF420 Income Tax II
IAF530 Management Accounting - Intermediate
IAF710 Advanced Financial Accounting
IAF826 Advanced Auditing
IAF831 International Strategic Management

2014/2015 Academic Year

Semester 1 Course Name Hrs/Wk
BAB140 Introduction to Financial Accounting 4
BAB210 Business Statistics 3
BAB231 Introduction to Business Law 3
BAB240 Management Accounting 3
IAF340 Business Information Systems 3
LSP240 Micro Economics: Theory and Practice 3
 
Semester 2 Course Name Hrs/Wk
IAF310 Intermediate Financial Accounting I 4
IAF320 Income Tax I 3
IAF330 Finance 4
IAF520 Auditing 3
IAF530 Management Accounting - Intermediate 4
LSP340 Macroeconomics - Theory and Practice 3
 
Semester 3 Course Name Hrs/Wk
IAF410 Intermediate Financial Accounting II 4
IAF420 Income Tax II 3
IAF620 Financial Management 3
IAF710 Advanced Financial Accounting 4
IAF826 Advanced Auditing 3
IAF831 International Strategic Management 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 Advisor:
  Wendy Calicchia
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22471
Wendy.Calicchia@senecacollege.ca
Program Contacts:
Program Coordinator: Doug Stephenson
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22731
Doug.Stephenson@senecacollege.ca
Program Student Advisor: Lisa Dalla-Zuanna
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22795
Lisa.Dalla-Zuanna@senecacollege.ca
Program Chair: Karen Murkar
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22337
Karen.Murkar@senecacollege.ca
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