The Department of Accountancy and Finance offers undergraduate and postgraduate study choices. Double-entry accounting is also called balancing the books, as all of the accounting entries are balanced against each other. The Accounting (ACC) program provides you with a thorough knowledge of accounting practices and related technology applications and the business fundamentals and soft skills needed to find employment immediately after graduation. Accounting faculty are award-winning teachers, work closely with students, and take a personal interest in their success. The Bachelor of Technology in Accounting program consists of eight Advanced Technical Specialty courses, 12 credits (4 courses) of Liberal Studies Education, and a Workplace education component. The Bachelor of Business (Accounting and Finance) is accredited by CPA Australia, and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ) until 2017. These reports combine the last three years of available results for the 2013-2015 BCIT Outcomes Surveys of 2012-2014 graduates and for Degree 2010-2012 graduates.
Advise clients in areas such as compensation, employee health care benefits, the design of accounting or data processing systems, or long-range tax or estate plans. Undergraduates in our department are prepared for entry-level jobs and graduate programs in accounting. Your third year will involve a year-long industry project, giving you hands-on experience working as part of a team in the planning and development of a medium sized software project.
Students also have the opportunity to complete the Master of Business Administration or Master of Public Administration degree with one additional year of study through the five-year MBA/MPA program. Mac users often come across the issue of finding software that is stripped down or are less intuitive than their Windows counterpart. There are no upgrade hassles – you don’t need to worry about installing new versions of software, you will automatically be working on the latest version of our software. This degree gives you a comprehensive understanding of the tools and techniques required to manage these complex systems, and creative innovative solutions to information challenges. Your academics and personal tutors have a wealth of experience in a wide range of accounting contexts, and will demonstrate how your learning connects to and impacts upon the real world.
Stricter laws and regulations, particularly in the financial sector, will likely increase the demand for accounting services as organizations seek to comply with new standards. Gannon’s accounting students participate in a variety of hands-on, service-learning experiences, such as the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. Accounting information systems have reduced the cost of accumulating, storing, and reporting managerial accounting information and have made it possible to produce a more detailed account of all data that is entered into any given system.
Other topics covered include accounting for foreign currency transactions, translation and consolidation of foreign currency financial statements, and accounting standards pertaining to not-for-profit and public sector organizations. The Institute of Management Accountants offers the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) to applicants who complete a bachelor’s degree. On completing your degree, you will have an in-depth knowledge of accounting and its relationship to organisations and society.