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Earn your post-baccalaureate certificate in accounting online at UAF and prepare to take the Certified Public Accounting (CPA) exam in Alaska. Accounting careers offer exceptional opportunities for professional growth and earning potential. If you already have a bachelor’s degree in another field, this program will prepare you to complete the CPA exam and meet the educational requirements for professional licensing. Graduates can look forward to rewarding career opportunities in business, government and not-for-profit organizations.

Who Is the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Accounting Designed For?

UAF’s fully online post-baccalaureate certificate in accounting is designed for people who want to make a successful transition into an accounting career. No matter what your undergraduate degree is in, we will prepare you to take the Certified Public Accounting (CPA) exam in Alaska.

If you plan to practice accounting in a state other than Alaska, check the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy to determine if this program will meet your needs. If you have questions, one of our advisors will be happy to help.

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Why Earn Your Online Post-Bacc Certificate in Accounting at UAF?

  • Learn from experienced accounting professionals in a collaborative online program accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).
  • Take part in online events including our weekly accounting club, preparation for accounting recruitment and other special topic events.
  • Make new professional connections through an online internship platform that connects online students with employers all over the country.

Cost breakdown for the online accounting certificate program

The estimated cost for the online accounting program based on current rates is $12,200.

Use code UAFSOM when applying to get your application fee waived!

See what your dollars go toward on the UAF eCampus Tuition and Fees page.

Experience online education at the University of Alaska Fairbanks

Looking for an online graduate program in accounting that is flexible and affordable? At UAF, you can earn your post-baccalaureate accounting certificate online for in-state tuition no matter where you live.

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This certification is valid through 2023.
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Students would be hard pressed to find anything close to this level of faculty commitment and personal involvement at any other accounting program. UAF did a thorough job of preparing me for employment and the particular nuances of public accounting in Alaska.

– Ryan Adickes, Audit Associate at BDO

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Accounting Jobs

Many of our graduates go on to work as Certified Public Accountants, Certified Management Accountants, accounting clerks or auditors.

What can you do with a post-bacc in accounting?

Earning your post baccalaureate certificate in accounting will prepare you for the CPA exam in Alaska and open the door to a wide variety of careers in business. Many of our graduates go on to work as Certified Public Accountants, Certified Management Accountants, accounting clerks or auditors. Other fields you can pursue with this graduate-level accounting experience include:

  • Banking
  • Budget Analytics
  • Credit Authorization
  • Criminal Investigation
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Executive Management
  • Financial Management
  • Government
  • Intelligence

Accounting salaries

According to regional data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, accountants and auditors working in the state of Alaska can expect to earn an average of $79,300 per year. Nationally, the median annual pay for accountants and auditors is $71,550. Here are national average annual earnings for several related careers:

  • Bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks: $41,230
  • Cost estimators: $65,260
  • Budget analysts: $76,540
  • Financial analysts: $81,590
  • Financial managers: $129,890

Explore Classes for the Post-Baccalaureate Accounting Certificate

The online post-bacc in accounting includes required courses in income tax, managerial cost accounting, intermediate accounting, auditing (or internal and government auditing), and accounting information systems. You can also choose from classes in advanced accounting, government and non-profit accounting, advanced taxes, internal and government auditing, and business analytics.

Get Started on Your Online Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Accounting

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