Accounting Software

Accounting Software Certificate of Completion

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403.440.6861 or 1.888.392.3655 

Accounting software programs help you record and report financial transactions in an organization.

Learn the basics of computerized accounting in this short, flexible certificate that provides benefits to your business and personal pursuits. Build your bookkeeping skills to support your small business or acquire accounting techniques that are valued in any office setting. Experienced instructors lead your learning in our on-campus computer labs. Take individual courses as they suit your needs or complete the certificate to demonstrate your competencies to an employer.

Learn basic bookkeeping concepts and explore the terminology needed to effectively use software such as QuickBooks and Simply Accounting (Sage 50). Gain a greater understanding of accounting features, including accounts payable and receivable, the accounting cycle and financial reporting. Learn more about data entry, cash flows, sales tax, inventory adjustments, tracking expenses and sending invoices.

Apply your learning in a practical exercise by setting up a fictitious company and completing transactions and procedures involved in an accounting cycle. Once you have foundational knowledge, increase your scope by practicing handling inventory adjustments, customizing the payroll journal, creating fiscal year comparative reports and more.


  • Earn a recognized credential to enhance your career prospects  
  • Prepare for a career in accounting or support your small business needs
  • Learn from experienced industry professionals
  • Demonstrate workplace competencies to potential employers


Program format

Format: Classroom | Learn more

Duration: Complete the 4 required courses (66 hours) within 1 semester up to a maximum of 2 years. Also, you can take individual courses without earning the certificate.

Textbooks required for this program are available at the Cougars Campus Store.


Contact us

For information about this program:
403.440.6861 or 1.888.392.3655
Mount Royal University, 4825 Mount Royal Gate SW, Calgary AB T3E 6K6

Customize this program for your organization through our Corporate Training department.