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Accounting Instructors

Susan Johnston – Instructor, Accounting Specialist Program

Susan is a graduate of St. Francis Xavier University, where she earned a B.A. and B.Ed. She has taught fundamental accounting for over 30 years, and is one of the premiere Instructors in the Maritimes. Susan has mastered the art of teaching accounting concepts in a simple, progressive way, and provides one-on-one support to students that sometimes find accounting principles challenging. She is a master of both fundamental accounting and the emerging field of computerized accounting. Her commitment to excellence has prepared many students for long, successful careers in bookkeeping and accounting administration.

Susan also teaches Business English and Professional Development at MBC. In addition to these teaching responsibilities, Susan has facilitated workshops at CEED (The Centre for Entrepreneurship Education and Development). In her spare time, Susan enjoys playing tennis at St. George’s Tennis Club and reading.

Eric R. Wagner, CPA, CMA – Instructor, Accounting Specialist Program

In 1983, Eric graduated with an Accounting Diploma from Humber College in Ontario. While working in progressively senior accounting positions, Eric completed his Certified Management Accountant (CMA) courses through the University of Toronto. Eric wrote the comprehensive final examination and received his professional accounting (CMA) designation in 1995.

Eric relocated to Halifax in 1998, and worked as a Controller in a number of industries. In 2003, he started his own accounting practice, and continues to provide high quality accounting and income tax services to a variety of businesses and individuals.

We are pleased to have Eric’s broad experience in accounting and taxation to enhance the learning experience of our students. His teaching approach is very open and he offers a comfortable classroom environment for his students. Eric primarily teaches accounting fundamentals, computerized accounting (using Simply Accounting software) and Canadian Taxation. He also teaches the core accounting subjects of Managerial Accounting and Auditing and facilitates the Job Readiness module.

Consider our long history in Accounting

The college first taught ‘accountancy’ when it opened in 1899, and the founder himself was a C.A. Our program carries on this long tradition and helps meet the demand for people who can create and interpret the financial data for day-to-day decision making.

Fundamental accounting and sound financial management are critical to the success of all companies. Accurate and timely information is vital to making good decisions in an organization. All levels of accounting jobs are committed to providing reports that guide managers in an organization.

Career Opportunities

Every business requires core bookkeeping services and responsible financial management, so there are thousands of jobs in this industry. Graduates of this program find employment as bookkeepers, accounting clerks, payroll clerks, and auditing clerks. Most work directly as staff in a company, but many people opt to set up their own home-based bookkeeping services after gaining experience in the field. Some go on to continue their accounting education.

Bookkeepers and Clerical Workers in Finance and Insurance typically make an average of $16.00 an hour, with a high of $29.00 an hour. Click here to get Labour Market Information on Bookkeepers and Clerical Workers in Finance and Insurance.

Ready to start a career as an Accounting Specialist? Learn more…

To learn more about your possible career opportunities as an Accounting Specialist and to explore if this is the right career path for you, fill out the form to receive additional information. A helpful Maritime Business College Admissions Advisor will assist you with everything from course questions to financial aid. Complete your Accounting Specialist Program in just 13 months!

For immediate questions, give us a call at 1-800-550-6516.

At MBC, we have an open door policy. We encourage you to come visit, or sit in on classes. Coming in for a tour is the best way to see for yourself if this career training is right for you.

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The MBC Advantage

Founded in 1899, Maritime Business College has provided advanced career training to thousands of students in Nova Scotia. The Instructors at Maritime Business College are trained and experienced experts in the industry. They provide a balance of theory and practical training that is the most comprehensive in Atlantic Canada. Insightful classroom instruction is complemented by practical training.