July 15, 2014 (Jackson) - Belhaven University Online is now offering a Certificate in Accounting for students who wish to add skill and experience toward their degree. Students with accounting degrees are in high demand and earning a certificate through Belhaven online will help students stay competitive in their careers.

An accounting certificate from Belhaven can lead to career opportunities like public, tax, government, corporate, managerial, cost and not-for-profit accounting as well as auditing and internal auditing. Some Belhaven accounting students are able to get on-the-job training and experience as well as secure accounting jobs or internships while earning their certificate.

Students completing the online accounting certificate program will have taken all courses required to qualify to take the CPA exam in Mississippi. Since certificate students already hold a bachelor's degree in another major, they should also have enough credits to satisfy the 150-hour requirement. Students planning to take the CPA exam in other states must check with that state's board of public accountancy to ensure they will qualify.