Earn Your Accounting Essentials Certificate Online

If you’re looking to learn new job skills or refresh and refine existing accounting knowledge, Penn Foster Career School’s online Accounting Essentials Certificate program can help you take the first step. Refresh your resume and boost your career confidence from home, on your schedule in as little as five months.

Why Learn Accounting Skills?

Whether you’re already in the finance industry, looking to stay up to date on your accounting skills, or interested in taking the first steps toward getting accountant training, our flexible, online Accounting Essentials Certificate can help you become more confident in your skills. Prepare to make the move to further your education or advance in your current position with courses on Financial Accounting, Managerial Accounting, and more.
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Why Choose Penn Foster Career School?
Start and Study When You Want
Learn at home or on the go through our custom-designed, mobile-friendly student portal, available 24/7.
Committed Support System
A Committed Support System
While you can study at home, you're not alone! Our dedicated Student Services Department, Student Community, and instructors are just a call or email away.
Curriculum for Success
Curriculum for Success
Get the skills and knowledge to refresh your accounting skills or prepare to further your education in the field.
Self paced
Set Your Goals and Pace
Customize your study and exam schedule with progress-tracking and goal-setting tools that keep you moving forward.​
Proven Reputation
With 58,000 + graduates in 2019 from our accredited high school, career school, and college, you're in good hands!
Connect with Other Students
Connect in real-time with your peers in your career area in our discussion boards.
Student Experience

A Customized Learning Experience

With mobile-friendly coursework, progress-tracking and goal-setting tools, virtual simulations, and informative videos to help you succeed, the Penn Foster Experience (PFx) is online learning like no other.
Accounting Essentials Certificate Course Details
Penn Foster’s online, self-paced Accounting Essentials Certificate program can help you learn or refresh financial and math skills that can help you prepare for success in the field. You’ll cover foundational topics such as Mathematics for Business and Finance and Computer Applications in Accounting.
Penn Foster Curriculum

Important State Requirements: Be sure to check here for the requirements in your state.

Accounting Essentials Certificate Tuition

With flexible, affordable payment options, you can get started on your Accounting Essentials Certificate online today.
Penn Foster has taught me no matter how hard things get you can always keep trying, which has encouraged me to further and better my career.
Hannah B.
Penn Foster Graduate
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Get started today on your path toward career confidence and boosting your resume with Penn Foster Career School’s online Accounting Essentials Certificate program.

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Related Program From Our Partner School, Ashworth College

Take your current career to the next level or develop new skills with the freedom of self-paced courses offered through our partner school, Ashworth College.

Tax Preparation

Whether you’re pursuing a career in finance, accounting, or starting your own business, developing a deeper understanding of tax preparation can be essential to your bottom line — and peace of mind. Boost your resume or start your own business to help earn additional income preparing taxes with training from our partner school, Ashworth College. Ashworth’s online tax prep classes focus on the essentials of preparing federal tax returns for individuals and businesses. This program will help you prepare to sit for the National Bookkeepers Association Tax Certification Exam and includes the cost of the exam and one practice test — a $150.00 value!

Program Details

Hundreds of leading employers and workforce organizations partner with Penn Foster to attract, develop, and retain talent for today’s in-demand middle skilled occupations.

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The completion of a certificate-level program does not typically qualify a student for employment. Completion of this program may assist students who have previous academic or work related experience improve their chances for promotion or entry-level employment.