Advanced Certificate in Accounting Courses (ACIA)
The Advanced Certificate in Accounting Program (ACIA), instituted in 1995, has proven extremely successful in providing accounting technicians with practical knowledge and experience vital to the growth and strength of CA firms. ACIA courses use a “distributed learning model” offered exclusively over the internet.
These ACIA courses will be offered on an individual basis through the Professional Development program. Normally available only to ACIA registered students, we are offering the following three ACIA titles in the September to November term to any employee of a CA firm.
- ACA020 Accounting Information Systems
Exam date: November 18, 2013
The objective of this course is to provide the student with practical instruction on computerizing accounting records. Each week, the student will construct, from scratch, a new client file using a computerized accounting information software package. The student will be given practical situations where they must take raw source data and organize it to provide informative reports. Upon successful completion of the course, the student will have the ability to set up, input and provide reasonable reports on some of the more complex client situations that a small public accounting firm may encounter.
- ACA050 Review and Compilation Engagements
Exam date: November 19, 2013
The objective of this course is to provide the student with a thorough understanding of the CICA Handbook in relation to preparing review and compilation engagements for clients. The student will be required to understand the CICA Handbook recommendations in this area as well as many of the professional standards required by a CA in public practice. Upon successful completion of this course the student will be knowledgeable in many of the professional standards applicable to Chartered Accountants, as well as being able to plan and adequately complete review and compilation engagements.
- ACA060 Audit Engagements
Exam Date: November 20, 2013
Audit Engagements The objective of this course is to provide the student with a thorough understanding of the CICA Handbook in relation to preparing an audit engagement - focusing on smaller business audits. The student will be required to understand the CICA Handbook recommendations in this area. Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to understand and plan small business audits and adequately complete many sections of a financial statement audit for a small client. The student will also gain knowledge into various audit issues relevant to Not-For-Profit Organizations, special reporting, legal and real estate audits.
Price: $325 (plus applicable taxes)
Registration Deadline: August 21, 2013
Course starts on September 3, 2013
For detailed information, or to register for these courses, contact Lisa Murray at 604-488-2614, or toll-free in BC 1-800-663-2677.
Note: A student contact must be included on your course enrollment form.
You are allowed to take up to two of these titles only through the PD program as a non-registered ACIA program student. Credits for any of these courses can be transferred towards the ACIA designation, should the person decide to register as a student in the full ACIA program at a later date.
We hope these courses will prove useful to your technical staff, and even newly graduated CAs, in assisting employees of your firm.
Note: The following three ACIA courses will be offered January to March 2014. Your future PD mailing will include information.
ACA010 Financial Reporting
ACA030 Personal Income Taxation
ACA040 Corporate and Other Taxes
For detailed information on the ACIA Program, including admission, and hardware and software requirements, please visit our website at www.ica.bc.ca/kb.php3?catid=2