A skilled accountant is critical to the success of any business in any industry. If you’re good with numbers and have an eye for details then you have the skills needed to start a successful career in accounting.
Accountants are involved in every aspect of a business’ finances from payroll and tax returns, to financial reports, budgets, and business plans. Ashton College’s Certificate of Accounting career program teaches students fundamental and advance accounting knowledge as well as how to use that knowledge to manage personal/service-type businesses and merchandising businesses. Accounting professionals are some of the most sought-after workers in Canada. Unemployment rates are extremely low and job opportunities in accounting are expected to continue to grow over the next few years.
All businesses need someone to oversee their finances and large businesses require an entire accounting department. Graduates from the Certificate of Accounting career program can expect entry roles as accounting assistants, accounting clerks, and accounting technicians. Advanced accountants will often specialize in specific areas of finance such as tax or payroll administration.
The Certificate in Accounting Program, accredited by the Canadian Bookkeepers Association (CBA), provides students with a thorough understanding of accounting techniques and practices and how to apply them in both manual and computerized environments.