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.
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 the cross-cultural and cross-border setting;
• imbued with Benedictine values and are committed to the continuous pursuit of academic excellence.
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.
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
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
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.
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:
Commitment to justice and peace
Willingness to take a firm stand
To achieve this goal of accounting education, the accountancy curriculum provides a 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 a 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 the 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)
School of Accountancy
Dean’s Office Landline: (632) 8567-7686 (local 2298)
St. Scholastica’s College Manila
2560 Leon Guinto Street,
Malate, Metro Manila