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Accounting 2

  • Learn more advanced accounting, management and statistical techniques.
  • Improve business performance through more accurate data measuring and reporting.

You learned the basics of accounting in earning your Level I certificate. In Level II, you'll expand your knowledge and skill, and improve your prospects for a rewarding career in accounting. You'll learn what managers need to know about finance and accounting. You'll see how data are used for planning, controlling and decision-making, and how good measurement and reporting can help organizations forecast their liabilities, contingencies, shareholders' equity and future employee benefits. You'll learn probability concepts and techniques for describing and measuring data. You'll also work on writing clearer reports, responses, briefing notes and issue-critical news releases.

What You'll Learn

  • Understand Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, and underlying concepts, assumptions and guidelines.
  • Record and correctly interpret financial statements.
  • Use statistics to enhance your management decision-making.
  • Identify, classify and allocate costs for overhead, product costing and performance evaluation.
  • Prepare budgets and determine variances.

Certificate Requirement(s)

You have three years from the start date of your first course to complete the certificate. Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) may be granted for one course.

Important: Upon completion of your certificate requirements, you must request your certificate by submitting a Certificate Request Form.

Required Course(s)


As of Winter 2018, {{0982}} was replaced with two courses 3404 Intermediate Financial Accounting 1 and 3405 Intermediate Financial Accounting 2. If you have already taken, or are enrolled in {{0982}} (Fall 2017 or prior), this course will remain applicable towards CPA PREP and the School's certificates in Accounting Level 2 and Level 3. As well, students can apply {{1348}} in place of 3213 Business Writing.