The Accounting and Management Technology Program is a three-year career program that prepares students to work in a variety of technical occupations in the accounting, finance and management fields. It is one of two business career programs offered at Dawson.
Objectives of the Program
The Accounting and Management Technology program emphasizes studies in accounting, finance, management, computer applications.
Upon the successful completion of the Accounting and Management Technology program, graduates will be able:
- to perform, among other functions, computerized accounting and financial analysis tasks and apply various business methods in public, private and non-profit organizations
- to process and analyze financial and managerial accounting information using appropriate computer applications
- to conduct financial analysis of transactions and finance-related activities
- to provide support in carrying out accounting and financial duties using a client based approach
- to contribute to business methods and management decision-making
- to use problem-solving and critical-thinking skills to gather, analyze and interpret information
- to effectively communicate in French orally and in writing in a professional context
Graduates may find employment in public, private and non-profit organizations. Employers range from small start-ups to large, well-established corporations. In small companies, graduates are most often responsible for a variety of tasks, while in large or medium-sized organizations, graduates are assigned more specialized duties.
Among the typical duties that graduates perform are journal entry preparation, financial statement preparation, accounts payable functions, accounts receivable functions, bank reconciliation preparation, summary and analysis of expenses, revenues, assets, liabilities, and equity transactions, job-costing, break-even analysis, budgetary processes and cash flow maintenance.
Internship and Work-Study Option
The Accounting and Management Technology Program includes learning activities in the form of an internship and the Work-Study Option (ATE) to help students integrate into the workforce. Through these activities, students apply theory and skill acquired in the classroom. A four-week internship in the last semester of study helps students develop links to industry and prepare for entry-level positions in the accounting and management technology field through hands-on practical experience.
The Work-Study Option, or ATE (Alternance Travail Études) allows students in the program to alternate between study terms and work terms in an integrated manner. The work-study terms take place in the summer following Term 2 and Term 4.