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Accounting 3

  • Make better strategic decisions using sound financial planning and management.
  • Choose and manage systems that make a business more efficient and competitive.

Now that you have a solid understanding of basic accounting principles, you're ready to study the underlying framework. In this Level 3 certificate, you'll grow your knowledge of accounting and your ability to apply it in a range of positions. You'll study the impact financial management has on business-strategy development. You'll learn how sound management of information technology systems (MIS/IT) can maximize an organization's business capabilities and give it the competitive advantage it needs in the 21st century.

What You'll Learn

  • Deepen your knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
  • Improve your recording and interpretation of financial statements.
  • Forecast liabilities and contingencies, shareholders' equity, future employee benefits and leases.
  • Become more familiar with financial planning, analysis and budgeting.
  • Use information systems to maximize capability and increase competitive advantage.

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.