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Accounting

You can begin this program at an
off-campus site through a satellite campus or regional partner.

Explore the business world and the accounting profession. Put your penchant for numbers into practice. Benefit from unique volunteer opportunities and student groups. Challenge your skills with national competition.

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Bachelor of Commerce (B.Comm.) - Accounting

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What is Accounting?

Accounting is the art of measuring, communicating and interpreting financial activity, and is sometimes referred to as "the language of business." Managers, investors, tax authorities and other decision makers count on accurate financial information in order to make strategic business decisions. Accounting is not just number crunching – it is an exciting and lucrative career.

Edwards Co-operative Education Program

Co-operative education provides you the opportunity to take what you are learning in the classroom and apply it in a real-life work situation. The Edwards Co-operative Education Program provides students the opportunity to compete for eight months of relevant work experience for the following January of their acceptance into the co-op program. Students accepted participate in professional development workshops to prepare them for the job search process. Students who successfully complete the co-op experience will extend their degree by at least one term.

Second year Edwards students from all majors are welcome to apply each January. The number of participants and companies continues to grow each year with the ultimate goal of being able to accommodate up to 150 students annually. 

Sample Classes

  • COMM 210: Introduction to Management Accounting
    Introduces students to the vital role that modern management accounting information plays in running a successful business in today's business world. Topics covered include the use of management accounting information to support decision making, planning and controlling activities and the behavioral impact of using accounting information to make decisions. In addition, students will gain an appreciation of the limitations of accounting information and an understanding of the needs of management accounting systems.
  • COMM 308: Cost Management Systems
    The objective of this course is to provide an in-depth understanding of cost management systems from a preparer focus. Particular attention will be devoted to providing students with an understanding of Job Order Costing, Process Costing, and Hybrid Costing Systems. Students will examine cost allocations, variance analysis, and absorption and variable costing. This will be complemented by examining topics such as target costing, life-cycle costing, total quality management, just-in-time management and activity based management.
  • COMM 421: External Auditing
    Considers the demand for independent external audits, including environmental determinants (social, legal and professional) and individual auditor behaviour. The satisfaction of the demand for an audit is examined within a risk reduction expression of an auditor's opinion formulation process.

Career Opportunities

Students who major in accounting may continue their professional development with careers like the following:

  • accountant
  • auditor
  • budget analyst
  • investment analyst
  • taxation specialist

Career Development

Edwards Career Services manages the co-op program and offers many career development services exclusive to Edwards School of Business students.

Employability

Edwards School of Business accounting students are recruited by some of the largest organizations in Canada. There is extensive on-campus recruiting of students who plan to pursue a professional accounting designation after graduation. This is attributed to the solid reputation alumni and current accounting majors have built in the local and international business community.

B.Comm. Employment Statistics

Professional Accounting Associations

Many students will choose to pursue a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation following graduation. 

Graduates of the Edwards School of Business wishing to proceed toward full professional recognition as a CPA (or any legacy profession) will be granted substantial credit toward the professional designation. The extent of the credit granted depends on the courses selected for the degree and the level of performance achieved. 

Students considering a professional accountancy career should consult with the Edwards Student & Faculty Services before registration.

For more information:

Chartered Professional Accountants Western School of Business
The Institute of Chartered Professional Accountants Saskatchewan

Chartered Professional Accountants Canada

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