Computing accounting skills are valued in nearly every type of business and industry and graduates with a Computer Accounting Assistant certificate can find employment in a range of areas. The program is comprised of nine online courses. You will complete tasks and assignments to meet specific deadlines, but may choose to complete them at times that best fit your schedule.
During the program, you are given an introduction to manual accounting, with particular attention paid to fundamental accounting principles and their application in day-to-day situations. You will learn common accounting systems, including sales, purchases, taxes and payroll.
You will also develop skills in computerized accounting and will learn software commonly used in this field. You will gain hands-on practice converting a manual accounting system to a computerized system.
The program also explores the diverse uses of spreadsheets in the office environment. You will learn to use the fundamental and advanced features of Microsoft Excel with ease. You will perform calculations with advanced formulas and functions, link to Excel data for mail merge and develop a custom Excel application.
You will be introduced to the Microsoft Access data management system and will learn to confidently use PowerPoint presentation software. You will also develop skills in effective job searching in today’s competitive and changing employment market, exploring self-assessment, networking, résumés, interviews, portfolios and career planning.
As a graduate of this program, you will be able to track accounts, work comfortably in an office environment and process a variety of business transactions expediently and efficiently. You will possess the skills required to work as an accounts receivable/payable and payroll clerk or general bookkeeper for a variety of small, medium and large companies.
As a Computing Accounting Assistant certificate graduate, you will qualify to work for a diverse range of businesses from proprietorships to large corporations as a bookkeeping assistant, data entry clerks, financial assistant, payroll support personnel and computer-related positions. The Canadian Institute of Bookkeeping supports NIC graduates by allowing transfer credit for specific course equivalencies.