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  • Overview

    Program Description

    Today’s professional bookkeepers are constantly facing new challenges in a rapidly changing business environment. Businesses are now demanding the services of well-qualified Bookkeepers that can also act in the capacity of: bookkeepers, accounts receivable/payable supervisors, administrative assistants, payroll administrators, office managers, budget co-coordinators and assistant controllers.

  • Courses

    Program Requirements

    Level 1
    Group 1
    Expected Availability
    Credits Fall Winter Summer
    Principles of Accounting 1ACCT-1100 3 Yes Yes
    This course introduces the student to the Principles of Accounting, and includes an exploration of the underlying concepts that guide the preparation of accounts for individuals and organizations. It is designed to teach the student, regardless of program destination, an essential life skill - an understanding of Net Worth, and its importance to business success and the financial well being of the individual.
    Principles of Accounting 2ACCT-1011 5 Yes Yes
    This course is a continuation of the study of Financial Accounting at an introductory level. Students will cover additional material related to: - Asset, liability, and owners'/shareholders' equity, revenue and expense accounts - Accounting for partnerships and corporations - Analysis of financial statements, including balance sheet and income statement - Retained earnings and cash flow
    Payroll AdministrationACCT-1060 2 Yes Yes
    Students will be introduced to the complexities of administering a payroll in Ontario. Participants will gain an understanding of payroll record keeping and procedures by reading and analyzing relevant legislation and then applying it to situations. Topics will include: maintaining payroll records, taxable benefits, statutory and other deductions, worker's compensation and employment standards.
    Cost Accounting 1ACCT-3022 3 Yes Yes
    This introductory management accounting course teaches students to employ techniques such as job and process costing, general cost allocations, cost/volume/profit analysis, budgeting, and relevant costing. Students will need a laptop computer with Microsoft in particular Excel.
    TaxationFINA-1037 3 Yes Yes
    Designed to provide students with an understanding of the objectives, principles and administration of income taxation in Canada, this course covers employment, business, property, capital gains, other income, deductions,tax credits and the calculation of taxes payable for individual residents in Canada. Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be able to prepare personal income tax returns using commercial software.
    Taxation 2-Personal TaxFINA-3044 3 Yes Yes
    This course provides the student with a basic knowledge to complete a T1 federal income tax return.
    Group 2
    ACCT-1072 ACCT-3005 OR ACCT-1077
    Expected Availability
    Credits Fall Winter Summer
    Applied Simply Accounting for WindowsACCT-1072 3 No No No
    This course teaches the fundamentals of Simply Accounting to enable the student to use and set up the software in the workplace. NOTE: It is strongly recommended that students have some fundamental knowledge in accounting (ACCT-1004) and computer applications (COMP-1090) in order to be successful in this course.
    ACCPACACCT-3005 3 No No No
    ACCPAC is a hands-on computer applications course, designed to enable the student to become familiar with the day-to-day operation of the ACCPAC PLUS accounting system. In addition, the student will be exposed to other features of the software.
    Applied QuickBooksACCT-1077 3 No Yes
    This course teaches the fundamentals of QuickBooks to enable the student to use and set up the software in the workplace.NOTE: It is strongly recommended that students have some fundamental knowledge in accounting (ACCT-1004) and computer applications (COMP-1090) in order to be successful in this course.
    Group 3
    COMP-1090 COMP-3077
    MATH-1052 BUSI-1121
    Expected Availability
    Credits Fall Winter Summer
    Business Microcomputer ApplicationsCOMP-1090 3 Yes Yes
    An introduction to the use of microcomputers in today's business environment, computer concepts will be covered, including hardware, data communications and software. Hands-on experience will be developed using the Windows operating system as well as the Microsoft Office Application Suite.
    Excel for Business-AdvCOMP-3077 3 Yes Yes
    Modern spreadsheet programs perform far beyond simple number crunching. The functionality of Microsoft Excel continues to move the application into new venues such as visual interactive data presentations or sales proposals. Given the now commonplace nature of the program, it is crucial that all business minded professionals have a comprehensive knowledge of MS Excel. Upon successful completion of this curriculum, students will be trained in MS Excel 2016 for MOS (Microsoft Office Specialist) expert level Excel certification. MOS testing is available at certified testing centers across Canada.
    Business MathMATH-1052 3 Yes Yes
    This course provides a review of basic arithmetic and algebra as well as providing students with mathematical tools and concepts needed for other college courses and in future employment. This course is to prepare students for later courses in Marketing, Business, Financial Planning, Accounting, Purchasing and Insurance.
    Small Business CreationBUSI-1121 3 Yes Yes No
    Students will gain the principal skills to successfully start and manage a small business. Students will also gain a basic understanding of the activities and demands associated with running a small business, such as market research, legal issues, managing risk, managing people, leadership, operations management and growing a small business. Students learn problem solving and decision-making skills related to a small business. The course culminates with the students creating and presenting their business plan.
    Program Residency
    Students Must Complete a Minimum of 8 credits in this
    program at Fanshawe College to meet the Program Residency
    requirement and graduate from this program
  • More Information

    Learning Outcomes

    The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

    1. Apply principles of accounting and bookkeeping to ensure fiscal responsibility.
    2. Analyze and record business transactions.
    3. Prepare Financial Statements required under Ontario and Canadian legislation.
    4. Develop a product cost analysis using job costing, process costing, or activity based costing methods.
    5. Use industry accepted software to generate reports, such as tax returns and T1 schedules (ACCPAC, Simply Accounting, Excel).
    6. Develop skills in applying tax principles and concepts to personal and business taxation.
    7. Develop basic skills in payroll administration.