Accounting and Bookkeeping Studies
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The Certificate in Accounting and Bookkeeping Studies is for anyone who desires to have a better understanding of basic accounting and bookkeeping procedures or who desires to work in a bookkeeping/ accounting department. The Certificate in Accounting and Bookkeeping Studies is particularly well suited for anyone who has recently assumed some bookkeeping and/or accounting responsibilities; anyone who works in business and wants a foundation in bookkeeping and/or accounting, or anyone who wants better understanding of the principles of bookkeeping and/or accounting. This course introduces the student to basic accounting terminology as well as examines the fundamental principles of basic accounting and the accounting cycle. This course develops the practical skills necessary to record transactions in chronological order by using journals, and categorize them by account using ledgers. This course provides an understanding of how to summarize business transactions that have been recorded in journals and ledgers into financial statements. In addition, you will learn how to interpret financial statements, use them to determine company profitability, and measure cash flow. In this course you will be introduced to the standard requirements of the payroll process. It will cover payroll expenses, liabilities, taxes, forms, laws, and regulations as well as a variety of other payroll functions. In this course you will be introduced to the proper accounting procedures for working with accounts payable. In this course you will be introduced to the proper accounting procedures for working with accounts receivable.
In this course you are introduced to the fundamentals of the budgeting process including understanding not only how to prepare a budget but how to manage a budget within the context of a hierarchical organizational structure. You will be exposed to the various components of a budget and how they work together as well as how to prepare, organize, and structure your budget using basic financial statement. Many small businesses use some type of accounting software. Many small businesses use only a portion of the functionality of the accounting software. In this course participants will learn the basic functions of QuickBooks, including establishing an appropriate general ledger, entering data in the correct fields, and generating basic reports. In this course students will learn the fundamentals of understanding financial statements for purposes of obtaining financing. It is critical that every business owner understand how to interpret and explain the financial condition of his/her business.
This course provides students with certified, skilled facilitators to guide them through their learning experience. Facilitators who are well trained in a unique mastery methodology and provide one-on-one instruction to their students to ensure mastery of the course material. The course facilitator is available to answer any questions a learner may have including questions on course content, course material, certifications, and even industry questions. Facilitators also monitor the progress of learners to ensure training retention and program advancement. The facilitator for this course is Katherine Pang, PhD, JD, LLM, MBA, MEd, MS
Dr. Pang has instructed, facilitated, and led numerous business skill courses including team building, building effective groups, and similar courses for several manufacturing companies including Weir SPM, Turbomeca, as well as the City of Arlington along with numerous top 100 law firms.
Dr. Pang served as a faculty member at the University of Texas at Tyler and has been an adjunct faculty member in the law and business/ schools of many universities including the Stern School of Business at New York University, the Graduate School of Management at the University of Texas, Dallas, Pepperdine University, USC, Golden Gate University, the University of California, Irvine, Regent University, and Northeastern University. Dr. Pang received her B.A. from Clark University, her J.D. from the University of Dayton Law School, her LL.M in Taxation from Georgetown University Law School, her M.Ed from the University of Texas, her MBA, MS (Psychology), and her Ph.D in Educational Psychology from Texas A&M – Commerce. Dr. Pang also has two theology degrees.
Dr. Pang has over 20 years of entrepreneurial and operational experience in professional services, manufacturing and education oriented companies. Dr. Pang has served as founder, president, CEO, COO and CFO of several companies over the last 15 years. Prior to forming Corporate Growth Strategists, Dr. Pang was recruited to serve initially as COO/CFO and General Counsel for a Dallas-based CNC precision and assembly manufacturing company to effectuate a restructure of corporate obligations and operations. The successful reduction in corporate indebtedness and the substantial increase in cash-flow flowing from operational and financial changes resulted in Dr. Pang’s promotion to interim CEO and General Counsel for a period of 12-months. Dr. Pang has also served as COO and General Counsel for Technology Training Services Corporation a technology training company delivering services in Europe under Unites States Government contracts. Dr. Pang was also the Manager, Firmwide Practice Section Development, Training and Forms for Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, L.L.P. in Dallas, Texas.
Dr. Pang has over 20 years of experience in the design, development and delivery of educational courses and professional development and training content. She has been the CEO and Founder of three companies in the field of applied skills, active learning both in an ILT, CBT and Web-Based environment. Dr. Pang has served as an SME for over 65 business and law-related courses. In addition, Dr. Pang serves in a consulting capacity for various institutions and organizations in designing and developing curricula, adopting new technologies, integrating technology with instruction and implementing training and professional education programs. Dr. Pang has served as an SME for over 100 business and law-related courses. In addition, she has served in a consulting capacity for various institutions and organizations in designing and developing curricula, adopting new technologies, integrating technology with instruction and implementing training and professional education programs.
Dr. Pang has been a speaker at numerous e-learning conferences, including the MEC 2001 Conference sponsored by Arizona State University, the 2001 Conference on Training and Knowledge Management sponsored by Generation 21 Learning Management Systems; E-Learn 2005 and Online Educa Berlin 2005, AACE/ED Media 2006, E-Learn 2006, E-Learning Guild 2006, CELDA 2007, Learning Conference 2008 at University of Illinois, Chicago, EduComm 2008 in Las Vegas, DevLearn 2008 in San Jose, among numerous other professional conferences.
The following textbooks will be provided to each student upon registration:
- Keeping the Books: Basic Record keeping and Accounting for the Successful Small Business (ISBN:0944205577)
- Bookkeeping Made Simple (ISBN:0767917065)
- Budgeting for Managers (ISBN:0071391339)
- Managing by the Numbers: A Common Sense Guide to Understanding and using your Company’s Financials (ISBN:0738202568)
- Accounting for Managers (ISBN:0071421742)
Microsoft Office Suite is required for course completion but is NOT included in the program.
- Certification included