Accounting Certificate

7 courses, 26 credits

The Accounting Certificate fulfills one of the major requirements for students who want to take the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) examination. The certificate will provide you with a solid accounting foundation for earning other credentials, such as Certified Management Accountant (CMA), Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) and Certified Financial Planner (CFP).

NOTE: For information on the additional requirements for becoming a CPA, please visit the California Board of Accountancy website at https://www.dca.ca.gov/cba/

Courses

ACCTCS 210 Principles of Financial Accounting and Reporting (4 Credits)

Explore financial accounting and reporting concepts and procedures used in daily business operations. Examine the use of economic resources, as well as the obligations and activities of financial entities. Learn how financial information is used to analyze the financial health and performance of an enterprise.

ACCTCS 220 Principles of Managerial Accounting (4 Credits)

Analysis of financial and relevant non-financial information used in planning, directing, motivating and evaluating economic behavior. Concepts, terms and techniques from financial accounting, economics and behavioral sciences are applied to operational situations.

ACCTCS 310 Intermediate Accounting I (4 Credits)

Study of the financial accounting environment and the authoritative accounting literature that provides a guide to the recording of economic resources and obligations, and the related economic activities of a business enterprise.
Prerequisite: ACCTCS 220.

ACCTCS 320 Intermediate Accounting II (4 Credits)

Study of the financial accounting environment and the authoritative accounting literature that provides a guide to the recording of economic resources and obligations, and the related economic activities of business enterprise.
Prerequisite: ACCTCS 310.

ACCTCS 410 Auditing (4 Credits)

Examine the purposes, expectations, and responsibilities of independent public auditors as the profession evolves in society. Emphasis on the auditor’s decision process. Topics: legal liability, ethics, sampling theory, evidence, and audit standards.
Prerequisite: ACCTCS 310.

ACCTCS 415 Tax Accounting (4 Credits)

Determine federal and state income tax liability for individuals, corporations, and partnerships. Topics: calculating taxes, filing returns, paying taxes, refunds, and legislative and judicial development of tax law.
Prerequisite: ACCTCS 210.

ACCTCS 421 Governmental and Not-For-Profit Accounting (2 Credits)

Learn accounting principles and practices related to state and local government agencies and not-for-profit entities, including hospitals, colleges, religious groups, and social service organizations. Topics: fund accounting and financial analysis.
Prerequisite: ACCTCS 210.

This program of study is offered in partnership with the University of Redlands College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) and School of Business (SB). Like to know more about CAS and SB degree programs?

 

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Course Enrollment & Registration

You may enroll in any of the upcoming courses below. There are no application requirements.

The Early Bird discount applies to students who register and pay for their classes 14 days before the start of the class using the online shopping cart. Additional discounts and SCS Scholarships are available, contact us for more information. 

For assistance with registration, please email info-scs@redlands.edu.

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Accounting Advisory Committee

Members of the Accounting Advisory Committee come from private and public organizations. The advisory committee helps to:

• shape the curriculum
• lead the development of future offerings
• identify trends in the discipline
• expand partnership opportunities with organizations and professional associations
• identify adjunct faculty and guest speakers to teach in the program, mentor students, and expand the University's reach to new audiences.