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Certificate in Accounting (Post-Baccalaureate)

Accrue an Online Accounting Certificate for a New Career 

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This program is offered online.

You’ve completed your bachelor’s degree, but your chosen career path isn’t what you expected. You want to enter the accounting field, but you don’t have time to get another degree. With Post University’s online certificate in accounting, you can gain the accounting education necessary to become an accounting professional in small to mid-sized accounting firms. Stay in your current position while you learn on your schedule with 100 percent online accounting courses.

Program Highlights

Our certificate for the post-baccalaureate accounting program is designed to provide working individuals like you, who currently hold a bachelor’s degree in a non-accounting or non-business discipline, with flexible accounting training in federal income taxes, accounting information systems and auditing. You will study financial, managerial and cost accounting as you move from intermediate to advanced level coursework.  

Coursework for this 36-credit-hour certificate in accounting program covers all the bases involved in preparing for entry-level careers in auditing and accounting. You’ll investigate financial accounting, managerial accounting, cost accounting, taxes, accounting information systems, auditing and more. Plus, with three electives, you’ll have the opportunity to customize your program to your future goals in areas like fraud prevention, forensic accounting, corporate taxation.  

Though you will learn in an interactive environment, you will never be alone at Post University. Our staff is always available to answer any questions you may have or help you through any challenges you may face. From the moment you enroll at Post University, you will be supported by a personal academic advisor. They will provide guidance at every step of your educational experience to help you succeed. 

 

What can I do with a Certificate in Accounting?

Upon completion of this program, you will be able to problem solve, communicate effectively, perform ethically and pursue your first accounting position. Your education will give you the tools you need to pursue entry-level accounting positions such as an auditor, tax examiner, or investigator with law firms, financial consulting agencies, accounting groups, government departments, and more. 

The Certificate in Accounting (Post-Baccalaureate) program is not designed to fulfill Certified Public Accountant (CPA) licensure requirements in an individual state, however, the program can be used to partially fulfill licensure requirements. Professional credentials vary by state and include requirements outside of education, which may include exams, background checks, work experience, and more. Post University does not guarantee licensure. It is ultimately the responsibility of individual students to be in charge of their own licensure process and to make sure that all requirements are met in obtaining licensure. Post University does not speak on behalf of any licensing board or body.

The following table shows whether Post University, with completion of the appropriate curriculum, does or does not fulfill the educational requirements for a specific license:

 

Visit the University Catalog >> for Curriculum, Course Descriptions, and Program Outcomes.

 

At Post University, we are here to help succeed every step of the way. In fact, each accounting class is led by accounting practitioners who bring years of real-world experience into the classroom, in addition to an unmatched level of support of your goals.

Are you ready to succeed in accounting? Take your first step to a more rewarding and challenging career. Contact us to enroll in the post-baccalaureate accounting certificate program.

Students who wish to enroll in this graduate certificate program are required to have a bachelor’s degree.

FAQs

Can I get a certificate in accounting?

Yes! If you have a non-business or non-accounting bachelor’s degree and are looking to gain specialized knowledge and skills in the field, a post-baccalaureate certificate offers higher-level classes that could help advance your career. The online certificate is designed to provide the education necessary for an entry-level position in accounting or auditing.

Is it worth getting an accounting certificate?

Yes! Earning a graduate Certificate in Accounting is worth it for many reasons. It allows you to gain knowledge in the specialization, offers potential career advancement, helps you grow your professional network, and gives you a competitive edge when you’re job searching. 

What certification is best for accounting?

There are many certifications in accounting available to choose from like Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Certified Payroll Professional (CPP). Which certification you choose to pursue depends on which path you would like to take in accounting. The Post Certificate in Accounting (Post-Baccalaureate) program is not designed to fulfill licensure requirements, but it can be used to partially fulfill them.*

*Professional credentials vary by state and include requirements outside of education, which may include exams, background checks, work experience, and more. Post University does not guarantee licensure. It is ultimately the responsibility of individual students to be in charge of their own licensure process and to make sure that all requirements are met in obtaining licensure. Post University does not speak on behalf of any licensing board or body.

How long does it take to get an accounting certificate?

The online accounting certificate was created with working individuals in mind to offer a flexible instruction option. The certificate will provide training in financial, managerial, and cost accounting along with federal income taxes and auditing.   

The Certificate in Accounting typically takes 14 months and 36 required credit hours. To learn more about certificate requirements view the course catalog.

What jobs can you get with an accounting certificate?

After earning your Certificate in Accounting, you will have gained the skills to prepare financial statements, complete financial audits, understand current financial technology, and use analytical processes to support company decision making. 

You will have the tools to seek careers in accounting, auditing, and tax preparation, in public accounting firms, accounting departments of business or various governmental and nonprofit agencies.  

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