UC Irvine Extension Launches New Applied Accounting Certificate Program

Curriculum Meets California Board of Accountancy Educational Requirements

Aug 26, 2015, 11:45 ET from UC Irvine Extension

IRVINE, Calif., Aug. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- For the fall 2015 quarter, the University of California, Irvine Extension is launching a new fully online Applied Accounting Certificate Program for students to gain knowledge in accounting standards and principles needed to perform and accomplish fundamental tasks of the occupation. Program participants will acquire a comprehensive set of accounting competencies, interpreting and creating financial statements and reports for use in making business decisions. The program is beneficial for recent college graduates planning to pursue a career in accounting. The curriculum is also developed for those who are in the workforce working towards a career as an accounting/finance manager, budget/financial analyst, internal auditor, or a professional considering a CPA certification. This program meets the educational requirements for students who are preparing to sit for the Uniform Certified Public Accountant Examination (CPA Exam).

"The new Applied Accounting Certificate Program answers the increasing demand for programs that enhance a professional's skills and/or prepare some for a new career," said Angela Jeantet, director of education and business programs at UC Irvine Extension. "Courses are taught by top-notch industry professionals that will provide participants with valuable real-world experience."

The two courses being offered in the fall include:

  • Principles of Accounting (starts Sept. 21) – Participants will explore the role of accounting and financial statements in business. An overview of accounting and its relation to law, finance, economics, and management decision making is also part of the curriculum.
  • Management Accounting (starts Sept. 21) – Course covers an introduction to the role of accounting in making management decisions. Topics include planning, costing, budgeting, and analysis of business performance.

Registration for courses is now available. To learn more about the complete curriculum or to register, visit http://unex.uci.edu/areas/business_mgmt/applied_accounting/?utm_source=pressrelease&utm_medium=accounting-pr&utm_campaign=accounting or call (949) 824-4661.

About UC Irvine Extension: University of California, Irvine Extension is the continuing education arm of UC Irvine, serving adult students online, at the UC Irvine campus, and at employer sites nationally and worldwide. Since 1962, UC Irvine Extension has offered open enrollment learning opportunities to the Orange County community, providing open access to the resources of the university, through Certificate and Specialized Studies programs (http://unex.uci.edu/) and free, open educational resources (http://ocw.uci.edu/). Connect with UC Irvine Extension on the institution's social media channels

About the University of California, Irvine: Founded in 1965, UCI is the youngest member of the prestigious Association of American Universities. The campus has produced three Nobel laureates and is known for its academic achievement, premier research, innovation and anteater mascot. Led by Chancellor Howard Gillman, UCI has more than 28,000 students and offers 192 degree programs. Located in one of the world's safest and most economically vibrant communities, it's Orange County's second-largest employer, contributing $4.8 billion annually to the local economy.

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