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.
To become the foremost Department, among all the Technical Universities in Ghana that provides high quality training and consultancy in Accounting, Banking and Finance
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.
The core values of the Department are:
Training of hands-on skilled support staff in Accountancy Small business consultancy services in book-keeping and information relating to loans acquisition.
The Objectives of the Department are:
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.