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Basic Accounting Certificate

Certificate Description

This certificate program is designed to provide the core concepts and principles of accounting. In addition, it introduces related disciplines, such as budgeting, payroll, and taxation. Learn the key elements of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and their application in real-world situations; financial transaction recording and preparation of balance sheets, income statements, and statements of cash flow; accounting for asset, liability, equity, revenue, and expense accounts that comprise the balance sheet and income statement; financial ratios and other techniques used to analyze financial statements and the concepts and principles in related accounting and finance fields, such as auditing, budgeting, and taxation.

Certificate Coursework

A certificate is awarded after completion of each of the required courses. Students must register in each individual course separately or call 216.687.6957. This provides students the opportunity to move at their own pace.

Required Courses

Basics of Accounting and Budgeting

Excel Introduction

Finance and Accounting for the Non-Finance Manager

Taxes and Payroll for the Small Business

Electives (Choose 1)

Advanced Budgeting

Intermediate Excel