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Do you want to improve your chances for career advancement in your current job, or are you ready to find your dream position elsewhere? For those interested in gaining an in-depth knowledge of accounting principles, enhancing their careers, and increasing the potential for higher earnings, choosing an accounting certificate online provides a great opportunity. Linfield College Adult Degree Program offers challenging coursework for our Online Post Baccalaureate Accounting Certificate, which is designed to adhere to rigorous industry standards as well as the benchmarks of the board of accountancy, allowing us to thoroughly prepare accounting professionals interested in advancing their careers. 

Throughout the program, our friendly faculty and staff are here to help. Our online learning staff consists of experts in the field, our team of academic advisors is prepared to aid students in selecting courses to match their interests and assist during the planning phase to ensure a rewarding career.

Recipients of our accounting certificate possess the knowledge and abilities necessary to succeed in this quickly growing field. Linfield courses focus on applying abstract financial management concepts and computational skills to real-world situations. Our staff endows students with skills for a competitive job market, allowing them to qualify for positions in non-profit and government accounting, public accounting, and corporate accounting. Our students thrive after graduation, many of them sitting their state exam to become a Certified Public Accountant.

Prerequisites for this program include a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college (in any major) plus two courses in accounting, Financial Accounting (BNAC 260) and Managerial Accounting (BNAC 261) or in approved transfer courses.  Linfield College provides each of these courses during the fall, spring, and summer semesters.

The Post Baccalaureate Accounting Certificate program requires completion of:

BNAC 361-2 Intermediate Accounting I & II
BNAC 461 Cost Accounting
BNAC 466 Advanced Accounting
BNAC 468 Federal Income Tax
BNAC 469 Auditing

BNAC 361 Intermediate Accounting I
Accounting principles, conventions and rules as reflected in the pronouncements of leading professional and accounting research organizations. Valuation of current and fixed assets, and the impact of valuation procedures on income determination. Prerequisite: BNAC 261. 4 credits.

BNAC 362 Intermediate Accounting II

Continuation of 361. Liabilities, shareholders’ equity, dilutive securities and investments. Issues related to income determination and the preparation and analysis of financial statements. Prerequisite: BNAC 361. 4 credits.

BNAC 461 Cost Accounting
Accounting to meet internal management needs for planning and control. Cost accounting systems and procedures, analyses of costs and variances, and the integration of cost accounting into the overall accounting system. Prerequisite: BNAC 261. 4 credits.

BNAC 466 Advanced Accounting
 Advanced topics in financial reporting, including partnerships, business combinations, consolidated financial statements, foreign exchange transactions (including hedging and foreign exchange risk), translation of foreign statements, segmental and interim financial reporting. Prerequisite: BNAC 362. 4 credits.

BNAC 468 Federal Income Tax
 Theory, policies and procedures regarding federal taxation of individuals, corporations, partnerships and fiduciaries. Prerequisite: BNAC 362. (BNAC 362 may be concurrent with 468 for accounting certificate students only.) 4 credits.

BNAC 469 Auditing 
 Introduction to the field of auditing. Essential characteristics of the business and legal environment of auditing, the recognition and assessment of audit risk, and the detail process of audit execution and reporting of the results of the audit.  Prerequisite: BNAC 362. 4 credits. (MWI)

For students preparing to sit for the CPA exam in their state, BNSS 440 Business Law II and BNAC 464 Government/Not for Profit Accounting are recommended. All prerequisites must be met prior to registration in recommended courses.

Curriculum Plan for Fall Entry
Post Baccalaureate Accounting Certificate

Fall  Winter  Spring  Summer 
BNAC 361 BNAC 464 * BNAC 362 BNAC 466
BNAC 461   BNAC 468 BNAC 469
8 credits 3 credits 8 credits 8 credits

* BNAC 464 is recommended, but not required.

Curriculum Plan for Spring Entry
Post Baccalaureate Accounting Certificate

Spring  Summer Fall  Winter 
BNAC 361 BNAC 362 BNAC 466 BNAC 464 *
BNAC 461 BNAC 468 BNAC 469  
8 credits 8 credits 8 credits 3 credits

* BNAC 464 is recommended, but not required.

If you are looking for the opportunity to advance your career in accounting, Linfield College Adult Degree Program provides the essential skills and responsibilities that you’ll need. No matter where you are in your career path or where you live in the world, we make it convenient to enroll in our post baccalaureate accounting certificate online today.

Enroll Now in Linfield’s Post Baccalaureate Accounting Certificate Program or contact us and one of our knowledgeable admissions counselors will help you get started.

Find information about the Oregon CPA exam or the Washington CPA exam. You can also find your state board of accountancy for preparing for the CPA exam.

Post baccalaureate certificates help you fulfill your dream for higher education. Please contact us and one of our knowledgeable admissions and enrollment specialists will help you get started.