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Pilon School of Business

Professional Accounting

Work towards a career in accounting.

Learning Outcomes

  • Integrate ethical and socially responsible decision-making processes into all aspects of the accounting profession.
  • Apply recognized accounting principles to the systematic recording of transactions relating to assets, liabilities, equity, revenue, and expenses for sole proprietorships, partnerships and corporations.
  • Prepare accurate and relevant transactions, business reports including financial statements, and operating budgets to meet international accounting standards for partnerships and corporations.
  • Analyze financial and managerial accounting information to assist in effective management decision-making.
  • Formulate accurate and timely financial information using business applications software and information systems.
  • Evaluate various product and service costing methods appropriate to specific business situations.
  • Utilize statistical techniques effectively in the analysis of financial information.
  • Calculate and apply appropriate corporate finance measures to common financial and accounting management situations.
  • Recommend appropriate accounting and financial reporting information system structure, planning and usage as they relate to their role in a business.
  • Determine appropriate accounting practices to reduce legal risk within a business situation.
  • Communicate across various levels in an organization clearly, concisely and accurately in both the written and spoken form to fulfill the intended purpose.
  • Analyze the economic and fiscal context in which the entity operates and its impact on financial reporting.
  • Plan effective external, internal, and information systems audits to meet compliance and assurance requirements.
  • Identify and manage financial priorities by leveraging strategic thinking as well as economic, operational and technological knowledge.
  • Prepare tax submissions for personal and corporate clients to meet legal standards.
  • Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.