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  • Accounting and Finance

    Accounting and Finance

(Optional Co-op)

Program Code:ACF
Campus:Newnham
Duration:6 Semesters (3 Years)
Start Dates:Summer, Fall, Winter,
Start dates are subject to change
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.

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 – International Development or Business Administration – Co-op)
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 - Brantford Campus• 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/MBA – 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 Semester 3
Year 2 Work-Term 1 Semester 4 Semester 5
Year 3 Work-Term 2 Semester 6  

 

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

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

Please take a few moments to view Important Academic Dates for your relevant term.

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.

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
EAC349 Business Communication for Accounting 4
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
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
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
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

* Common First Semester for all Accounting Diploma programs.

Note: Individual courses have specific pre-requisites and co-requisites. Students must attain a B in ACC220 – Accounting Basics II, to enrol in ACC415 – Intermediate Accounting I.

2015/2016 Academic Year
Semester 1
Accounting Basics I
Introduction to Business Administration
College English
Mathematics of Finance
Success Strategies for College
 
Semester 2
Accounting Basics II
Introduction to Marketing
Organizational Behavior
Business Statistics
Systems Studies I
General Education Option
 
Semester 3
Cost Accounting
Business Law for Accounting
Business Communication for Accounting
Quantitative Approaches to Decision Making
Systems Studies II
General Education Option
Co-op Professional Theory (co-op option only)
Co-op Work-Term (co-op option only)
 
Semester 4
Intermediate Accounting I
Managerial Accounting
Introduction to Principles of Economics - Micro
Finance I
Systems Studies III
Co-op Professional Practice (co-op option only)
Co-op Work-Term (co-op option only)
 
Semester 5
Intermediate Accounting II
Personal Taxation
Accounting Auditing I
Introduction to Principles of Economics - Macro
Finance II
Co-op Work-Term (co-op option only)
 
Semester 6
Advanced Financial Accounting
Corporate Taxation
Accounting Auditing II
Advanced Report Writing
Systems Studies IV
Career Planning (non co-op option only)

* Common first year for Accounting (ACC), Accounting and Finance (ACF) and first semester for Accounting and Payroll (APP) and Accounting Techniques (ACT) students.

Business Administration - Accounting & Financial Planning Option

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

Students graduating from Business Administration - Accounting and Financial Planning receive an Advanced Diploma in Accounting and Finance.

Your Career

Equip yourself with the accounting, financial planning and advising skills needed for rewarding careers in professional accounting firms, financial institutions, insurance companies, financial planning companies, the public sector and in accounting within all types of business and market sectors. As a graduate of Business Administration - Accounting and Financial Planning, you’ll be eligible to write the Professional Competence Examination 1 (PCE1) for the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) designation and the Canadian Securities Course (CSC).

Co-operative Education Option

Qualify for the optional co–op work–term and you’ll have the opportunity to become involved in real–life work experiences where critical thinking, problem solving and interpersonal skills are used. The work–term is scheduled between the 5th and 6th semesters. semester five runs in the fall term while semester six is offered during the winter and summer terms. For more information, visit www.senecacollege.ca/coop.

Co-op Model

  Fall Winter Summer
Year 3
Semester 5 Work-Term Semester 6

Non Co-op Model

  Fall Winter
Year 3
Semester 5 Semester 6

Curriculum

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.

2014/2015 Academic Year
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
RFC121 Introduction to Financial Planning and Economics 4
 
Semester 5 Course Name Hrs/Wk
ECN502 Introduction to Principles of Economics - Macro 3
RFC122 Taxation for Financial Planners 4
RFC124 Risk Management and Insurance in Financial Planning 4
RFC125 Understanding Investments and Investment Strategy 4
RFC223 Ethics and Marketing of Financial Products 3
CAP503 Accounting: Career Planning (non co-op only) 1
CPP100 Co-op Professional Theory 1
CWT100 Co-op Work Term (co-op option only)
 
 6 Course Name Hrs/Wk
FIN603 Finance II 4
RFC221 Retirement Planning and Benefits 3
RFC222 Estate Planning 3
RFC225 Investment Strategies and Tactics 4
RFC230 Financial Planning Management 3
SMS413 System Studies III 4
CPP200 Co-op Professional Practice 1

Note: Students may complete the additional one credit required to complete Level 3 of the CGA designation (ACC517) through the Faculty of Continuing Education or Faculty of Business (additional cost).

2015/2016 Academic Year
Semester 4
Intermediate Accounting I
Managerial Accounting
Introduction to Principles of Economics - Micro
Finance I
Introduction to Financial Planning and Economics
 
Semester 5
Introduction to Principles of Economics - Macro
Taxation for Financial Planners
Risk Manament and Insurance in Financial Planning
Understanding Investments and Investment Strategy
Ethics and Marketing of Financial Services
Career Planning (non-co-op only)
Co-op Professional Theory (co-op option only)
Co-op Work-Term (co-op option only)
 
Semester 6
Finance II
Retirement Planning and Benefits
Estate Planning
Investment Strategies and Tactics
Financial Planning Management
System Studies III
Co-op Professional Practice

More Information

For more information about the CPA designation, please visit cpaontario.ca.

Contact Us

Admissions Advisors:
Domestic Admissions Advisor: Angelie Ramirez
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22058
Email: admissions@senecacollege.ca
International Admissions Advisor: Susan Gao
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22365
Email: Susan.Gao@senecacollege.ca
Registration & Records Advisors:
Newnham Campus: Liam McElheron
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22464
Email: William.McElheron@senecacollege.ca
Markham Campus: Marc Combetto
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 77435
Email: Marc.Combetto@senecacollege.ca
Program Contacts:
Student Advisor: Sheilagh Stephenson
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22795
Email: Sheilagh.Stephenson@senecacollege.ca
International Student Advisor: Xiaolei Wu
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22642
Email: xiaolei.wu@senecacollege.ca
Program Coordinator Semesters 1-4 Larry Hurst
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 26564
Email: Larry.Hurst@senecacollege.ca
Program Coordinator Semesters 5-6 Ebhana Hardy-Henry
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22861
Email: Ebhana.Hardy-Henry@senecacollege.ca
Co-op Coordinator: Denise Olah
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22359
Email: Denise.Olah@senecacollege.ca
Program Chair: Karen Murkar
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22337
Email: Karen.Murkar@senecacollege.ca
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