About this Program
Earning your Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license is a key step in becoming a successful accounting professional. This certificate program, offered in partnership with the UW Foster School of Business, helps prepare you for the CPA exam and provides you with a solid foundation in the areas of financial accounting, accounting information systems, audit, cost accounting and federal taxation.
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Anyone seeking to become a professional accountant, including those preparing to take the CPA exam.
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An instructor and students from the Certificate in Accounting talk about the unique curriculum and how the program can help graduates advance in their careers.
Play What You'll Learn
How to prepare financial statements in accordance with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
Methods to set up and maintain accounting systems
Federal income tax rules and their impact on business decisions
How to audit financial statements
Techniques for analyzing costs to help make sound business decisions
Qualify to Sit for the CPA Exam
This program offers 26 quarter credits of upper-level accounting study. When combined with 10 quarter credits of prerequisite courses in financial and managerial accounting, this provides the 36 quarter credits of accounting required to sit for the CPA exam in Washington state.
Note that there are
additional requirements beyond the accounting credits that you must meet to sit for the CPA exam. Additionally, students planning to work in a different state should check that state’s CPA exam requirements. Prepare for Your master's degree
Completing this certificate program provides you with the accounting prerequisites to apply to the
Master of Professional Accounting or Master of Science in Taxation program offered by the UW Foster School of Business. This certificate program also meets the upper-level accounting prerequisite coursework requirement for the Master of Science in Accounting at UW Bothell. Connect With Employers
As part of the program, you’ll attend an alumni panel offering career tips and job-search advice. You’ll also hear presentations by representatives from local public accounting firms, companies and government agencies.