Accounting & Taxation

Certificate Major

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Department of Business Studies
Penn 401 • Phone (215) 968-8227
Curriculum Code No. 3176

Students who successfully complete the Accounting & Taxation Certificate Program will have highly developed accounting competencies and an understanding of tax accounting. Students in this program will be qualified to work as full-charge bookkeepers, accounting clerks, auditing clerks, junior accountants and in other positions in which a strong background in accounting is required.

Graduates of this program are able to

  • complete the accounting cycle;
  • prepare GAAP based financial statements;
  • use software to perform accounting functions and analyze financial statements;
  • prepare audit working papers; and
  • research and analyze tax problems and prepare tax returns.

Certificate Requirements

ACCT103

Introductory Accounting 3
ACCT105 Financial Accounting B 4
ACCT106 Managerial Accounting B 4
ACCT130 Accounting Applications for the Computer B 3
ACCT240 Federal and States Taxes I B 3
ACCT241 Federal and State Taxes II B 3
ACCT200 Intermediate Accounting I B 3
ACCT201 Intermediate Accounting II B 3
ACCT250 Auditing B 3
OADM110 Business Communication A,B 3
MGMT120 Business Mathematics A,B 3
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Recommended Semester Sequence

First Semester

 

ACCT103

Introductory Accounting
  OADM110 Business Communication A,B

Second Semester

  ACCT105 Financial Accounting B
  MGMT120 Business Mathematics A,B

Summer Semester

  ACCT106 Managerial Accounting B
  ACCT130 Accounting Applications for the Commuter B

Third Semester

  ACCT200 Intermediate Accounting I B
  ACCT240 Federal and State Taxes I B

Fourth Semester

  ACCT201 Intermediate Accounting II B
  ACCT241 Federal and State Taxes II B
  ACCT250 Auditing B

A Placement testing required
B Course requires prerequisite.