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BS in Accounting Technology in the Philippines

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Program Overview

The BS in Accounting Technology is a four-year degree program that centers on the basic accounting skills, business, and finance skills that will help students pursue careers in bookkeeping, auditing, tax preparation, and business analysis. This program is designed to equip students with knowledge, skills, and values that will make them competent professionals in the field of accounting.

Recommended Senior High School Strand

Students who want to pursue a degree in BS in Accounting Technology are encouraged to take the Accountancy, Business and Management strand. This strand provides the basic concepts of business and financial management, and corporate operations that will be helpful for college. 

Subjects and Curriculum

  • Fundamentals of Accounting
  • Cost Accounting and Cost Management
  • Management Accounting
  • Auditing
  • Basic Finance
  • Income Taxation
  • Microeconomic Theory and Practice
  • Macroeconomic Theory and Practice
  • Business and Transfer Taxes
  • Principles of Management and Organization
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Business Statistics
  • Accounting Information Systems

Admission Requirements


  • The student must be a high school graduate.
However, if they were not able to graduate high school, they may opt to take the Alternative Learning System (ALS) and pass the Philippine Educational Placement Test (PEPT) to qualify for college; the availability of courses for PEPT passers depend on the university.
  • The students must pass the College Admissions Test of the university.

Basic Requirements

  • Form 138 - High School Report Card (Original and Photocopy)
  • Recommendation letter from High school principal and guidance counselor
  • Most recent medical and dental health record
  • Copy of NSO Certified birth certificate
  • Certificate of Good moral character
  • Copy of honorable dismissal
  • Copy of high school diploma
  • (1) Latest 2”x2” ID Picture

Program Outcome

Graduates of BS in Accounting Technology are expected to be able to:

  • Apply the fundamental accounting principles
  • Knowledgeable of legal and ethical standards of the industry
  • Manipulate and manage accounting data
  • Conduct accounting technology research
  • Report and interpret financial and non-financial information

On-The-Job Training/Internship

During the fourth year of the program, students are required to attend an On the Job Training (OJT) in various corporate and auditing companies.

Students are given the opportunity to apply their knowledge and skills in an actual work setting. Usually, universities require them to submit a written report on their tasks, learning experiences, and hours rendered. Their work performance will also be evaluated by their immediate managers and will be submitted to their respective OJT coordinator. The number of hours required may differ in each university.

Board Exam

To become a Certified Accounting Technician in the Philippines, a graduate of BS in Accounting Technology needs to pass the Certified Accounting Technician Examination conducted by the National Institute of Accounting Technicians.  The CAT Exam can be taken at three levels, wherein the first level involves Practical Accounting, the second level centers on Cost Accounting, while the third one is about Taxation and Payroll Accounting. When passed these exams, graduates can become a registered accounting technician in the UK as well.

Graduates may also opt to take the Civil Service Examination (CSE) conducted by the Philippine Civil Service Commission (PCSC) to qualify in working in government offices. Some graduates opt to take a Master’s degree followed by a Doctorate degree to gain expertise in the industry. 

Career Opportunities

Graduates of BS in Accounting Technology may pursue a career path in various corporate and auditing companies. They may for roles such as a bookkeeper, tax accounting staff, management accounting staff, budget analyst, credit analyst, and internal audit staff.

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Reviews of BS in Accounting Technology graduates:

C. R.
◈ Studied BS in Accounting Technology
◈ At Ateneo de Davao University
◈ Graduated 2017

list bulletWhy did I choose Accounting Technology: I was influenced by my relatives who are business men and women with the expectation that I will become CPA and take Law right after. Upon searching, I learned that it could provide me vast career opportunities ahead. I took BS Accountancy first, but I failed the major subject during second year and I was forced to shift. I chose BS AccTech since it is the closest thing to Accountancy.

list bulletAbout my college education: It is really difficult especially when you don't study and allow laziness conquer you. This is a very boring course and it is never known as exciting, so expect to be facing your books, reading, and using your calculators most of the time.
I would also say that accounting is a skill, so the skillful ones would have easier time passing the exams.

list bulletMy current job: I am currently a Bank Teller and this is my first job. As a Bank Teller, I provides account services to customers by receiving deposits and loan payments; cashing checks; issuing savings withdrawals; recording night and mail deposits; selling cashier's checks, traveler's checks, and series e bonds; answering questions in person or on telephone; referring to other bank services.

I would have to say that my current job isn't really related to my degree, but the job opportunities are really broad. You can actually become a Bank Teller regardless of your course as long as you have at least average grades, good pre-employment exam results, and good interview. However, it would be an advantage if your course is business-related (i.e Marketing, Entrep, Finance, and the like)

list bulletHow long did it take to find a job: I joined the job fair held inside our school. That was February 2017. I took the pre-employment exam in a bank March 2017. I was invited for an initial interview 2 weeks after. I graduated April 1, 2017. I was invited once again for another interview a week after my graduation. 3 days after, I got a call from the HR that I was hired for the position. I was happy of course, but was also torn because I had other pending application with other companies. I just told myself that God is the one who gave me this opportunity so I just took it.

The training was good for 2 weeks.

I started working June 2017

list bulletAdvice to people who are thinking of studying this course: Always provide time in studying because it will be the only key to pass whether it be exams or quizzes.
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