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

Course Credits
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
Total Credit Hours 35

Recommended Semester Sequence

First Semester

Course Credits
ACCT103
Introductory Accounting
3
OADM110
Business Communication A,B
3
Total Credit Hours 6

Second Semester

Course Credits
ACCT105
Financial Accounting B
4
MGMT120
Business Mathematics A,B
3
Total Credit Hours 7

Summer Semester

Course Credits
ACCT106
Managerial Accounting B
4
ACCT130
Accounting Applications for the Commuter B
3
Total Credit Hours 7

Third Semester

Course Credits
ACCT200
Intermediate Accounting I B
3
ACCT240
Federal and State Taxes I B
3
Total Credit Hours 6

Fourth Semester

Course Credits
ACCT201
Intermediate Accounting II B
3
ACCT241
Federal and State Taxes II B
3
ACCT250
Auditing B
3
Total Credit Hours 9

A Placement testing required
B Course requires prerequisite.