Professional Accounting Practice
|Credential Awarded:||Ontario College Graduate Certificate|
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.
- A recognized degree or post-secondary diploma from an accredited institution; OR
- Mature applicants with 3 to 5 years of documented work experience in a related field may be considered. Relevant résumé and references must be provided.
- English proficiency at the post-secondary level.
- 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.
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.
In the PRA program, Seneca is offering courses recognized by the Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA Ontario) as equivalent to courses in the CPA Prerequisite Education Program (CPA PREP), assuming minimum grade requirements are met. This program is designed for those who have an undergraduate degree in a discipline other than accounting and lack some or all of the prerequisite courses required for admission to the CPA Professional Education Program (CPA PREP). Course equivalences are transitional and subject to change.
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.
Through transfer agreements and institution partnerships, graduates of this Seneca College program may be eligible for credit at the following post-secondary institution(s):
|Davenport University||• Any relevant Bachelor or Master of Business Administration|
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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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 1||Course Name||Hrs/Wk|
|BAB140||Introduction to Financial Accounting||4|
|BAB231||Introduction to Business Law||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|
|IAF530||Management Accounting - Intermediate||4|
|LSP340||Macroeconomics - Theory & Practice||3|
|Semester 3||Course Name||Hrs/Wk|
|IAF410||Intermediate Financial Accounting II||4|
|IAF420||Income Tax II||3|
|IAF710||Advanced Financial Accounting||4|
|IAF831||International Strategic Management||3|
|2015/2016 Academic Year|
|Introduction to Financial Accounting|
|Introduction to Business Law|
|Business Information Systems|
|Micro Economics: Theory and Practice|
|Intermediate Financial Accounting|
|Management Accounting - Intermediate|
|Macroeconomics: Theory and Practice|
|Intermediate Financial Accounting II|
|Income Tax II|
|Advanced Financial Accounting|
|International Strategic Management|
|Domestic Admissions Advisor:||Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22840
|International Admissions Advisor:||Susan Gao
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22365
|Registration & Records Advisor:|
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22471
|Program Coordinator:||Doug Stephenson
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22731
|Program Student Advisor:||Sheilagh Stephenson
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22795
|Program Chair:||Karen Murkar
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22337