Professional Accounting Certificate Course

Objectives:

By the end of the program, participants will be able to:

  • Enhance their accounting knowledge by learning how to account for income measurement and recognition.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of accounting for assets, including long-term assets and intangibles.
  • Account for current liabilities, contingencies, long-term liabilities and bonds.
  • Account for equity stock transactions, including dividends and long-term liabilities.
  • Apply accounting for operating and capital leases and how it will affect income statement and balance sheet.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the rules of accounting changes and errors.

The Content:

Accounting: The Language of Business

  • The Environment of Financial Reporting
  • The Balance Sheet and the Statement of Changes in Stockholders’ Equity
  • The Income Statement and the Statement of Cash Flow

Cash and Receivables 

  • Accounting for Cash and Receivables
  • Allowances, Bad Debts, and Life-Cycle of Accounts Receivable

Inventory Life-Cycle

  • Accounting for Inventory, Costing, and Measurement
  • Computation of Cost of Goods Sold Using Inventory Costing Methods
  • Inventory Valuations

Property, Plant, Equipment and Intangibles

  • Accounting for Purchased Assets
  • Depreciation of Assets Using Different Depreciation Methods
  • Maintenance and Repairs of Operating and Capital Assets
  • Accounting for Retired, Sold, and Written-Off Assets

Current Liabilities and Contingencies

  • Accounts Payable and Accruals
  • Advances and Refundable Deposits
  • Warranty Obligations and Contingencies

Investments Reporting and Classification

  • Trading, Available-for-Sale and Held-to-Maturity Securities
  • Accounting for Investments, Impairments and Disclosures
  • Cost versus Equity Method

Contributed Capital

  • Stock Subscriptions and Stock Splits
  • Stock Options and Convertible Securities
  • Treasury Stock Method and Dividends

Accounting for Leases

  • Operating Lease
  • Capital Lease
  • Disclosure Requirements

Accounting Changes and Errors

  • Restatements and Prior Period Adjustments
  • Accounting for a Change in an Estimate, Principle and Reporting Entity
  • Accounting for a Correction of an Error

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