Why ICS Canada?

  • DEAC Accredited
  • Self-Paced
  • Supportive
  • Low monthly payments

Program Overview

In ICS Canada’s online Accounting Certificate training program, you'll learn a blend of fundamental business and accounting principles, including using account books and analyzing case studies. With ICS Canada you train online - at home or on the go - at a pace that’s right for you, and can complete your Accounting Certificate training program in as little as six months!

Curriculum Details

Program Goal and Outcomes

Program Goal

The Accounting Certificate program provides students with new job skills or refines existing accounting knowledge to advance in a current position, improve performance in a current business or prepare for further training.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:

  • Recognize the opportunities in the accounting field; identify types of business organizations
  • Outline the procedures involved in journalizing, posting and preparing the basic financial statements of an enterprise. Recognize the differences between categories of documents
  • Recognize the elements of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling as they pertain to business and management
  • Demonstrate effective quantitative skills in basic mathematical operations pertaining to the business environment
  • Outline the accounting methods for depreciation computation, and stock and bond transactions. Recognize the procedures for computing gains or losses on trade-ins and sales of long term assets. Differentiate among the criteria used in accounting partnerships
  • Demonstrate an understanding of how to compose and revise professional business correspondence, such as memos, letters, emails, and forms

Course 1

Introduction to Accounting

Opportunities in accounting; types of business organizations; the nature of accounting.

Course 2

Accounting I

Transactions and their effect on financial reports; determining the profitability of operations; analyzing the owner's interest in a business; the statement of cash flows; recording transactions; journal entries and posting to accounts; periodic adjustments; closing the accounts; the work sheet; a comprehensive review of the accounting cycle for a service business; accounts and procedures for a merchandising business; preparation of work sheet, financial statements, and closing entries; special journals; payroll accounting; payroll taxes on the employer.

Additional Material

Supplement: Bookkeeping and Accounting in Canada

Course 3

Principles of Management

Definition of management; history of management; planning and leadership; organization and control; future of management.

Additional Material

Textbook: A Real World Approach

Course 4

Practical Business Math Procedures

Basic operations and business basics; applications.

Additional Material

Textbook: Mathematics for Business

Course 5

Accounting II

Accounting for cash; accounting for receivables; notes receivables; accounting for short-term investments; accounting for inventories; accounting for the acquisition and depreciation of property, plant, and equipment; accounting for natural resources and long-lived intangible assets; accounting for long-term investments; accounting for current liabilities; accounting for long-term liabilities; accounting principles and concepts; accounting for partnerships; division of partnership earnings; terminating a partnership; accounting for corporations; retained earnings; consolidated statements; accounting cycle for a firm operating as a corporation; instructions for handling accounting transactions.

Additional Material

Supplement: Internal Control

Course 6

Business English

A description of the parts of a sentence; how to use the parts of speech to write effectively; subject-verb agreement; use of the active voice; effective use of modifiers; producing correct, polished writing for business; common grammatical problems; descriptions of punctuation marks and the purpose of each; using punctuation to properly document research sources; rules of capitalization; writing complete, correctly structured sentences and unified, coherent paragraphs; sentence length and variety; avoiding run-ons and fragments; constructing organized paragraphs; using particular patterns of organization, content, and language to most effectively convey a specific idea to a specific audience; revising, editing, and proofreading; composing clear, courteous, and complete messages; formatting and etiquette for letters, email, memos, and forms.

Additional Material

Reference: Introduction to Writing


Computer Specifications
As you know this is an online academic program. This means you will need high-speed internet access to begin your program. In addition, you will need access to a Microsoft® Windows® based computer running Windows 7® or later or an Apple® Mac® computer running OS X® or later, and an email account to participate in and complete your program.

We reserve the right to change program content and materials when it becomes necessary.

Sample Lesson

To view an Accounting sample lesson, click here.

Accounting Certificate School Details

Accountants perform a wide variety of business functions that help monitor the financial health of an organization. This Certificate program is appropriate for adults looking to refresh or refine existing accounting knowledge used in your current position by better understanding the essentials of accounting.¹

Online accounting certificate program

ICS Canada’s Accounting Certificate program provides basic training for a wide variety of business functions. This program is a great option if you’re looking to learn new skills, or refresh and refine existing accounting knowledge through a better understanding of the essentials of accounting and finance. Here are a few qualities that skilled accountants have in common:

  • Detail oriented: It’s important to have a sharp eye and check things twice.
  • Investigative: The challenge that comes with helping clients is rewarding.
  • Analytical: You enjoy crunching numbers and critically thinking to solve a problem.
  • Independent: You’re able to make decisions and finish work on your own.

"I chose to further my education and accounting knowledge with ICS Canada while working as an accounting clerk, which allowed me to move up within the company at which I am currently working. Studying with ICS Canada was a great experience, and the instructors were very helpful when it came to resolving any issues I had while studying."

- Sean S., ICS Canada graduate

"I have taken three diploma courses with ICS Canada. It has been very rewarding and challenging. I love to increase my knowledge level and share experiences. ICS Canada is great. Enrol! The contact with them is always very pleasant. You feel like a part of the ICS team."

- Connie K., ICS Canada graduate

Your program includes:

  • Customized payment plans with 0% interest
  • Books
  • Instructional support from our experienced faculty
  • Your personalized online student homepage and learning portal
  • Exclusive access to ICS Canada’s Student and Alumni Facebook Group
  • Additional resources such as our online library and career guidance from Career Cruising

Does ICS Canada offer career services to its students?

Yes, students have access to career services through Career Cruising as soon as they are enrolled with ICS Canada. Career Cruising offers students with tips on setting up a career portfolio, learning assessments to find the right job fit, and employment guides with interview do’s and don’ts, resume writing tips and more.

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¹ The completion of a certificate-level program does not typically qualify a student for employment. Completion of this program may assist students who have previous academic or work related experience to improve their chances for promotion or entry-level employment.