Accounting at Aquinas College

Accounting and Auditing Certificate Program

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“According to the AICPA, non-accounting graduates now comprise more than 30% of the new hires in public accounting. Many of these professionals are working with accounting and auditing teams implementing technologies such as artificial intelligence, automation, and data analysis. The Accounting Department at Aquinas College is in a unique position to offer a certification program for these professionals to be more effective in a short period of time.”

David G. Echelbarger, CPA, CGMA
Echelbarger, Himebaugh, Tamm & Co., P.C.

About the Program

The Accounting and Auditing Certificate Program (AACP) provides training for non-CPA professionals in financial accounting, accounting systems, and auditing.
Managers, financial analysts, IT professionals, engineers, and others who work with accountants or accounting information will benefit from the program — as will their employing organizations.
Program participants will improve their:
  • Understanding of financial statements and ability to analyze organization results
  • Skills in identifying and reducing financial risk
  • Knowledge of internal and external audit and ability to communicate with audit teams
The AACP is designed with the rigor of an Aquinas College accounting course, with successful completion of the program a notable achievement.

Program Details

  • Fall 2022 - Starts September 8 and runs to November 10
  • 10-week program consists of synchronous virtual sessions (Thursday 6-9 p.m. ET) along with asynchronous learning
  • Led by team of three full-time Aquinas College accounting professors
  • Weekly homework assignments, periodic quizzes and exams, and audit simulation

Your Investment

  • $2,500 program tuition includes all fees and access to customized ebook
  • Approximately 6-10 hours per week of study time outside of class

What We Cover

  • Accounting and auditing fundamentals
  • Financial statement and ratio analysis, accounting for specific balances
  • Introduction to accounting systems (link between IT and accounting), system risks, business processes and controls
  • Experiential internal and external audit simulation: audit purpose, risk assessment, audit testing, and reporting

Your Instructors

Anthony Burdick, M.S, C.P.A.
Chair, Accounting Department, Associate Professor of Accounting

Kevin D. Cantley

Kevin D. Cantley, M.B.A., C.P.A., C.G.M.A.
Assistant Professor of Accounting

Brad Keuning, M.B.A., C.P.A.
Assistant Professor of Accounting

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