UVA SCPS School Logo

Current Term Classes - Accounting


Spring 2020

Spring class registration opens on December 2.  

The School of Continuing and Professional Studies may cancel, modify, or make substitutions for any published class or program, may change instructors, and may change the dates and times a class is offered. The information published here and in the catalog is subject to change. For the most up-to-date and complete information, please use the SIS Class Search.  

ACCT 2010: Introductory Accounting I
Online Asynchronous* | Available  Jan 13 - Apr 28 | Synchronous sessions TBD.
Designed to introduce students to the language of business, the course begins with the role of financial data in contemporary society, proceeds to develop the accounting model for capturing financial data, and finishes with the problems of measuring and reporting income, assets, liabilities, and equities.
Marshall Kasten | 3 UG credits | Required

ACCT 2020: Introductory Accounting II
Online Synchronous | Mondays, 6:30-9:30 pm | Jan 13 - Apr 27 | No class on Jan 20
Continuation of ACCT 2010. Approximately one third of the course deals with additional financial accounting topics, emphasizing managerial considerations and financial analysis. Cost accumulation, allocation, and product cost methods are studied in a manufacturing setting. Matters such as evaluation of performance planning, cost behavior, and special decisions are emphasized.  Prerequisite: ACCT 2010.
Noel Montesa | 3 UG credits | Required

ACCT 3110: Intermediate Accounting I
Online Synchronous | Tuesdays, 6:30-9:30 pm | Jan 14 - Apr 21
An intensive study of the generally accepted accounting principles for asset valuation, income measurement, and financial statement presentation for business organizations, and the processes through which these principles evolve.  Prerequisite: ACCT 2020.
Leon W. Hutton | 3 UG credits | Required

ACCT 3120: Intermediate Accounting II
Online Synchronous | Thursdays, 6:30-9:30 pm | Jan 16 - Apr 23
Continuation of ACCT 3110, emphasizing accounting for the equities of a firm’s investors and creditors. Covers special problem areas in financial accounting including accounting for leases, pensions, and income taxes. Prerequisite: ACCT 3110.
Nammy K. Lee | 3 UG credits | Required

ACCT 3140: Cost Accounting
Online Synchronous | Mondays, 6:30-9:30 pm | Jan 13 - Apr 27 | No class on Jan 20
Addresses analysis of cost behavior and volume profit relationships; responsibility accounting and reporting flexible budgets; and the use of standard costs to guide and control performance.  Prerequisite: ACCT 2020.
William Cardine | 3 UG credits | Required

ACCT 4450: Federal Taxation I
Online Synchronous | Wednesdays, 6:30-9:30 pm | Jan 15 - Apr 22 
An analysis of the federal income tax law and its application to individuals. A study is made of problems covering personal and business tax situations. Several cases are assigned for which the student prepares illustrative tax returns.  Prerequisite: ACCT 2020 or instructor permission.
Todd Falcone | 3 UG credits | Elective

ACCT 5250: Federal Advanced Auditing
Online Synchronous | Thursdays, 6:30-9:30 pm | Jan 16 - Apr 23 
Builds on the concepts and practice examples from introductory auditing to provide students with an in-depth understanding of professional standards, the audit process, advanced audit techniques, and the auditor's role in ensuring that publicly issued financial statements are fairly presented. Prerequisite: ACCT 5210
Richard Evans | 3 GR credits | Elective

ACCT 5310: Selected Topics in Advanced Accounting
Online Synchronous | Mondays, 6:30-9:30 pm | Jan 13 - Apr 27 | No class on Jan 20
Studies accounting and financial reporting for partnerships, business enterprise segments, home office/branch office, foreign transactions and translation, business combinations, and other intercorporate investments and consolidated statements. Prerequisite: ACCT 3120
Gary Brooks | 3 GR credits | Elective

ACCT 5410: Fraud Examination
Online Asynchronous* | Available Jan 13 - Apr 28
Focuses on the principles and methodology of fraud detection and deterrence. Examines how and why occupational fraud is committed, how fraudulent conduct can be deterred, and how allegations of fraud should be investigated and resolved. Prerequisite: ACCT 3120 Intermediate Accounting II
Wendy Achilles | 3 GR credits | Elective

ACCT 5460: Federal Taxation II
Online Synchronous | Wednesdays, 6:30-9:30 pm | Jan 15 - Apr 22 
Analyzes the federal income tax law and its application to corporations, shareholders, partnerships, partners, estates, and gift transactions.  Prerequisite: ACCT 4450.
Gary Dittmer | 3 GR credits | Elective

*Asynchronous online courses at SCPS can sometimes include synchronous sessions. Instructors can require attendance for these sessions the dates are listed. For synchronous class sessions whose dates are listed, attendance is strongly encouraged. These sessions can be recorded for students who are unable to attend.


* The information contained on this website is for informational purposes only. The Undergraduate Record and Graduate Record represent the official repository for academic program requirements.

Faculty Spotlight

Each learner’s history and experiences affect their learning style and pace.
A photograph of Nammy Lee

Nammy Lee


Nammy is the director of the Certificate in Accounting program, and also facilitates learning as an assistant professor. She has many years of experience teaching adult learners in a community college setting, and empathises with those students who are working hard to prepare for the CPA exam while also working full and part-time jobs. As an instructor, she fine-tunes her approach to the aptitudes of each individual student while thoughtfully addressing their academic needs.

Read more

Student Spotlight

My professors did an excellent job of communicating their enthusiasm for material that might otherwise be dry...I would recommend UVA’s certificate program to anyone.
A photograph of Fran Marshall

Fran Marshall


A painter by trade with a natural aptitude for accounting, Fran came to SCPS because she wanted to expand her career options by taking the CPA exam. The Certificate in Accounting program not only prepared her for the exam, it exposed her to new topics and built her confidence in the accounting field. She is now employed as finance manager in the fundraising department at the Phillips Collection in Washington, DC.

Read more
University of Virginia School of Continuing and Professional Studies
104 Midmont Lane PO Box 400764, Charlottesville, VA 22904