The Department of Accountancy was established at the beginning of the 1996/1997 academic year to offer Higher National Diploma in Accountancy. It has grown from a low background of about 150 students in 1996 to over 2000 students in 2011. Now, the Department has a population of about 1, 200 and runs about seven programmes.

The programmes run include: Bachelor of Technology in Accounting with Computing, HND Accountancy, HND Accounting with Computing, Professional Diploma in Computerized Accounting, Diploma in Computerized Accounting and Diploma in Banking Technology & Accounting.

The Department also runs a programme on behalf of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Ghana (ICAG) Part 1.


Vision

To become the foremost Department, among all the Technical Universities in Ghana that provides high quality training and consultancy in Accounting, Banking and Finance

Mission Statement

The Mission of the Accountancy Department is to provide career-focused education and training at the tertiary level with emphasis on experience and entrepreneurship development in the field of Accountancy to fill the middle level manpower needs of the country.

Core Values

The core values of the Department are:

  • Competiveness
  • Professionalism
  • Excellence
  • Competence
  • Integrity
  • Core Activities

    Training of hands-on skilled support staff in Accountancy Small business consultancy services in book-keeping and information relating to loans acquisition.

    Tax clinic services

  • Auditing services to SMEs and other associations on campus.
  • General business advice-
  • Facilitating workshops and seminars for Local Government Institutions.
  • Objectives

    The Objectives of the Department are:

  • To train skilled support staff and middle and high level accounting personnel.
  • To cater for the accountancy needs of the various identifiable sectors of the economy by giving equal prominence to the public and private sectors.
  • To lay the foundation for the study of accountancy at higher academic levels.
  • To provide opportunity for the Students to advance to the status of professional Accountant.
  • Achievements

    Trained a number of accounting personnel who are working in both the private and public sectors in Ghana. Record of high students pass rate in ICA and ATSWA (GAT) examinations. Recent awards won by our professional students include: Best GAT I Accounting student in Ghana for 2009 and overall Best GAT II Student in Ghana for 2010.

    Unilever Best HND Graduating Student’s awards in Ghana for 2000, 2002 and 2004

    Helped to sustain the UCC Distance Education Programme in Accounting and Management by supplying lecturers.

    Developed a set of Accounting Systems for small scale businesses in Brong/Ahafo Region.

    Runners-up of National Quiz Competition for HND Accountancy Students in 2010

    Helped to streamline and maintain sound Accounting practices in the Books of Accounts of Local POTAG.