Open a new door in your accounting career and acquire knowledge and skills you can use in companies large and small, government offices or the nonprofit sector. The demand for accountants is rising in all types of organizations and industries. Add a new professional designation to your title, keep up on current trends, and challenge yourself to be the best in your field.
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Total Units 36 Units
How to successfully master tax planning, budget analysis, financial statement preparation, and auditing
Methods to understand and be able to apply important accounting principles to private, public and nonprofit organizations
How to meet legal and regulatory requirements necessary to perform public accounting functions for clients
Ways to analyze financial statements
Effective methods to prepare and advise clients regarding important financial reporting requirements, strategic financial decisions and other matters related to accounting practice
Prior to enrolling, please ensure that you meet the following minimum requirements:
High school education or equivalent
Completion of this certificate meets one of the State of California educational requirements to sit for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam.
Individuals working in the financial services industry
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Auditing: FinancialProvides an examination of auditing theory, principles and practices as they apply to financial accounting, including governmental audit principles.
Cost AccountingTheory and practices of cost accounting and control with special attention given to cost accounting in the manufacturing supply chain and service industries.
Financial ReportingIntermediate-level exploration of financial accounting theory, principles and practices.
Financial Statement AnalysisCovers the use of financial statements for analyzing investments, company portfolios and making strategic business decisions.
Managerial AccountingIntroduction to theory, principles and practices of managerial accounting, including the use of accounting information to plan and control and to provide strategic guidance for decision-making in the firm.
Principles of AccountingAn introduction to accounting theory, principles and practice, covering the uses, communication and processing of accounting information, as well as the recording, analyzing and summarizing procedures used in preparing balance sheets and income statements.
Tax PlanningSurveys income tax planning opportunities, issues and potential problems.
Choose your Favorite from Elective, One is Required
Internal Auditing: Operational and ManagementParticipants explore internal audit procedures, including internal controls, managing the audit process, working papers, procedures, sampling, evidence, and business process mapping.