2560 Leon Guinto Street

Singalong, Malate, Manila

Philippines

632-5677686

632-5597593

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ADMISSIONS

School of Accountancy

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Mission

The School of Accountancy is committed to providing a holistic, professional education that enables our students to become liberally educated, competent, competitive and socially responsible accounting professionals, living out ora et labora, and making a positive contribution to the profession and the society they serve.

Vision

We envision accounting graduates who are:

• competent professional accountants who are persons-for-others and are deeply conscious of their social commitment to work for a peaceful and equitable society;

• life-long learners who have the ability to work with others in a consultative process and in cross-cultural and cross-border setting;

• imbued with Benedictine values and are committed to the continuous pursuit of academic excellence.

Objectives

The School of Accountancy aims to develop students who:

• are broad-based individuals who can think logically, communicate effectively, and are women of character who have the ability to interact with diverse groups of people;

• possess the basic training, knowledge and skills in various functional areas of accounting;

• have acquired adequate information technology knowledge required of information production, system development, management and control

• possess intellectual skills that will enable them to solve problems and to exercise good and independent judgment in simple and complex organizational structures; and

• are committed to acting with integrity, honesty, professional competence and due care, and are imbued with a genuine  concern for public interest and sensitivity to social responsibility.

Values Objectives

Adhering to Scholastican standards and international Accounting Standards, the School of Accountancy puts emphasis on a professional accounting study that is long and intensive enough to enable students to imbibe the following values:

A.  Professional Ethics

Integrity

Objectivity and Independence

Refraining from any activity that would prejudice their ability to carry out their duties ethically; refusing any gift, favor or hospitality that would influence or appear to influence their actions; recognizing and communicating professional limitations that would preclude responsible judgment or successful performance of activity; communicating unfavorable as well as favorable information and professional opinions; refraining from engaging in or supporting any activity that would discredit the profession.

Communicating information fairly and objectively; and disclosing fully all relevant information that could reasonably be expected to influence an intended user’s understanding of the reports, comments and recommendations presented.

 

Professional competence and due care

Confidentiality

Maintaining an appropriate level of professional competence by undertaking continuing professional education, performing one’s professional duties in accordance with relevant laws, regulations and technical standards, preparing objective and complete reports and recommendations after appropriate analysis of relevant and reliable information.

Refraining from disclosing confidential information acquired in the course of their work, except when authorized, unless legally obligated to do so, informing staff as appropriate regarding the confidentiality of information and monitoring their activities to assure the maintenance of confidentiality, and refraining from using or appearing to use confidential information acquired in the course of their work for unethical or illegal advantage either personally or through third parties.

Professional behavior

Discharging one’s professional responsibilities with competence and diligence and performing one’s services to the best of a member’s ability with concern for the best interest of those for whom the services are performed and consistent with the profession’s responsibility to the public, obligations of self-discipline above and beyond the requirements of laws and regulations, unswerving commitment to honorable behavior, even at the sacrifice of personal advantage.

B.  Moral Values

Beyond ethical rules, there is a need for the accounting graduate to be able to discern between what is morally right or wrong.  These values include:

Honesty
Truthfulness
Social Responsibility
Environmental
Commitment to justice and peace
Willingness to take a firm stand

To achieve this goal of accounting education, the accountancy curriculum provides foundation of knowledge, skills and professional values that would enable the students to continue to learn and adapt to change throughout their professional lives.

The General Education component supports the holistic formation of accounting students and contributes to the development of a “liberally educated” professional with a strong and sincere commitment to service.

The Business Education component provides the student with the ability to relate accounting to the issues that confront management business and public enterprises. It equips the student with sufficient understanding of how the organizations function in the practical context of the business environment, how international enterprises operate and an appreciation of the importance of ethics in business.

The Accounting Education equips the students with technical proficiency in accounting and information technology sufficient to prepare them for multicultural environment and the globalization of business and the practice of accounting.

Meets International Accounting and Education Standards:

• 5 year BS Accountancy Program
• 4 year BS Accounting Technology Program (a ladder to the BSA Program)

Contact Us

School of Accountancy
Dean’s Office Landline: (632) 567-7686 (local 298)

St. Scholastica’s College Manila
2560 Leon Guinto Street, 

Malate, Metro Manila 
PHILIPPINES, 1004

The Accountancy curricular programs provide a foundation of professional knowledge, professional skills, professional values, ethics, and attitudes that enable students to continue to learn and adapt to change throughout their professional lives. The BS Accountancy Program is a 5-year board program that qualifies the graduate to take the CPA Licensure examinations and to render professional services in any of the four sectors of the Accountancy Profession. The BS Accounting Technology Program is a non-board program that addresses the manpower requirements of the Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) Industry. It is the only acceptable ladder to the BSA program per CHED rules, thus, giving the graduate of the program an opportunity to earn two diplomas.

In the face of the increasing and fast-paced changes in the world of work, it is essential that accounting students develop and maintain an attitude of learning to learn, to maintain their competence later as professional accountants  who have the ability to work with others in a consultative process and in cross-cultural and cross-border setting.  Thus, the Accountancy curricular programs:

1. Adopt the International Education standards issued by the International Federation of  Accountants;

2. Adopt the Core Competency Framework for Entry to the Philippine Accountancy Profession issued by the Board of Accountancy. This framework articulates the knowledge, skills, and professional values that accounting graduates need to successfully face the challenges of today’s changing environment

3. Adopt the requirements of the UNCTAD Global Curriculum

4. Adopt the Liberal Education core curriculum of St. Scholastica’s College  that enables its  Benedictine graduates to become self-fulfilled women of character who are “persons-for-others”, living out ora et labora, with a passion for truth and justice to transform society.

5. Considered the “best practices” from accountancy schools worldwide.

SA Progs

Bachelor of Science in Accountancy (BSA)

The Bachelor of Science in Accountancy Program equips students with technical proficiency in accounting and information technology that is sufficient enough to prepare them for the multi-cultural environment and globalization of business. The Program is intensive enough to enable students to gain professional knowledge in the following areas of competencies: accounting and finance, organizations and business, and information technology.

The General Education component supports the holistic formation of accounting students and contributes to the development of a “liberally educated” professional with a strong and sincere commitment to service. It complements the non-professional knowledge as well as the intellectual, personal, interpersonal, communication, organizational and management skills.

The Business Education component provides students the ability to relate accounting to the issues that confront management business and public enterprises. It equips student with sufficient understanding of how the organizations function in the practical context of the business environment and how international enterprises operate. It enables them to appreciate the importance of ethics in business.

Bachelor of Science in Accounting Technology (BSAcT)

The Bachelor of Science in Accounting Technology (BSAcT) Program produces competent professional accountants who are capable of making a positive contribution over their lifetimes to the profession and society in which they work. It provides students the foundation of professional knowledge, professional skills, and professional values, ethics and attitudes that enable them to continue to learn and adapt to change throughout their professional lives.  It enables professional accountants to identify problems, know where to find this knowledge and know how to apply it in an ethical manner to achieve appropriate solutions. 

The Program is a non-board Program for accounting technologists who would supply the needs of Business Process Outsourcing for finance and accounting services. It has the same subject offerings as that of the BSA Program from the first to the third academic years, except board-related subjects such as Auditing, Management Consultancy, certain business law and Integrated Accounting subjects. Instead of these subjects, the Program offers Information Technology subjects.  It is an acceptable ladder to the BSA Program, should the student later on decide and qualify for the BSA Program.

Components of the BSA and BSAcT Curriculums

The curriculum for the Accounting Programs put emphasis on a professional accounting study that is long and intensive enough to permit students to gain the knowledge and skills required for professional competence as well as the attributes of a liberally-educated accounting professional.   Such professional accounting education consists of:

     1.  General Education core
     2.  Accounting, finance and related knowledge
     3.  Organizational and business knowledge
     4.  Information technology knowledge and competencies

Thus, the curriculum has the following components:

A. General  Education - This component of the curriculum  focuses on the development of non-professional knowledge, intellectual skills, personal skills, interpersonal and communication skills.  A good foundation of general education helps students become broad-minded individuals who think and communicate effectively, and who have the basis for conducting inquiry, carrying out logical thinking and undertaking critical analysis. This foundation will enable students to make decisions in the larger context of society, to exercise good judgment and professional competence, to interact with diverse groups of people, to think globally, act locally and begin the process of professional growth.  The process of acquiring these skills is as important as the skills learned.

B. Business Education - The Business Education core equips the student with a broad knowledge of business, government, and not-for-profit organizations essential for professional accountants.  It equips students with knowledge of the environment in which employers and clients operate, and provides the context for the application in which professional accountants work. Business Education has two parts:  Basic Business Core and Business Education Core.

C. Information Technology (IT) Education - The IT education component of  the curriculum includes the following subject areas and competences;  (a) general knowledge of  IT; (b)  IT control knowledge; (c) IT control competences;  (d)  IT user competences; (e)  one of, or a mixture of competences of, the roles of manager, evaluator, or designer of information systems.

Knowledge that the BSA/BSAcT graduate should possess include:

a.   General Knowledge
b.   Organizational and business knowledge
c.    Information technology (IT) knowledge
d.    Accounting and finance knowledge

Skills that the BSA/BSAcT graduate should possess include:

a. Intellectual – the ability to carry out abstract logical thinking and learn the process of critical thinking, visualization or “seeing things in the mind’s eye” and reasoning skills.

b. Interpersonal – ability to work in groups and being a team player.  It includes the skills to participate as member of  a team, and contributing to group effort; teaching others new skills, working to satisfy client’s expectations, negotiation skills.  

Thus, the BSA/BSAcT graduate must demonstrate attributes such as being:

     • A team player
     • Persuasive, confident, diplomatic
     • Discreet, open minded and patient
     • Capable for hard work and able to respond well to pressure

c. Communication – refers to active listening skills and the ability to communicate effectively one’s points of view both orally and in writing, at all organizational levels; being able to justify one’s position, deliver impressive presentations and to persuade and convince others.

Values that the BSA/BSAcT graduate should possess include:

a. Professional Ethics

     • Integrity
     • Objectivity and independence
     • Professional competence and due care
     • Confidentiality
     • Professional Behavior
     • Moral values

Some School Highlights

Curriculum

1.  The Thesis cum Practicum Program

2.  The Oral Comprehensive Examinations Program, on top of the Oral Defense of Thesis 

3.  The Accounting Integrated Review Program for BSA students

Performance of graduates in the CPA Licensure Examination

1. Awarded by the Professional Regulation Commission as Top Performing School in Accountancy, Category D: 10-25 examinees  

2. A CPA passing percentage that is consistently above the national passing percentage

Employability of Graduates – 100%

Faculty Component

A highly qualified, well-blended mix of academicians, accounting and law professionals, Accounting and Auditing standard-setters,  who are recognized leaders in academe as well as in business and industry.

JUNIOR PHILIPPINE INSTITUTE OF ACCOUNTANT (JPIA)

St. Scho Chapter

The Junior Philippine Institute of Accountants (JPIA)-St. Scholastica’s College is an accredited local chapter of the National Federation of Junior Philippine Institute of Accountants (NFJPIA).

“The National Federation of Junior Philippine Institute of Accountants (NFJPIA) is the only organization accredited by the Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA).  The national federation for business and accountancy students, NFJPIA ranks among the best organizations in the country as it serves as conduit of academic excellence, home of industry leaders, and training ground for future professionals through its over 270 accredited local chapters including the leading universities in the country and more than 45,000 constituents all over the archipelago.” NFJPIA

The St. Scholastica’s College, Manila – Junior Philippine Institute of Accountants (SSC-Manila JPIA) is an accredited academic organization of St. Scholastica’s College, Manila. It aims to foster Benedictine values among its officers and members through various activities. Moreover, it aspires to help heighten the political and socio-economic awareness of the members in line with its mission of holistic development as well as to be the means by which its members may be exposed to the challenges of the real corporate world.

Vision

An organization that imbibes the Benedictine values primarily Ora et Labora, promotes academic excellence as well as social awareness, fosters camaraderie among its members and graduates on the one hand and members of other organizations on the other hand, possesses versatility and dedication to continuous learning and improvement that will enable it into becoming the leading school organization.

Mission

The JPIA organization is geared towards holistic development of its members. As such, it aims to inculcate in them Benedictine values through practice of honesty, silence, stewardship, obedience, simplicity and humility in all its dealings. It is committed to assist the members in their pursuit of outstanding education in the light of their aspiration of becoming a Certified Public Accountant. In its advocacy of social responsibility, it is dedicated to extend social awareness and a loving concern for others through constant outreach activities. Furthermore, the organization is directed to uphold and strengthen the ties between its members and that of the other organizations. In line with its vision to be the leading organization, it pursues to mold flexible accounting students adaptive to the dynamic and competitive professional world.

Contact

Junior Philippine Institute of Accountants (JPIA)
Website: http://stschojpia.weebly.com/
E-mail address: jpiassc@yahoo.com

Facebook Group: sscjpia@groups.facebook.com
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