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Personal Financial Planning
Study of the fundamentals of accounting and the skills required to perform the bookkeeping for a small This course provides an overview of financial literacy, terminology, concepts and practices of personal finance. Students will learn how to navigate the financial decisions they must face and to make informed decisions related to career exploration, financial planning, budgeting, banking, credit, insurance, spending, taxes, saving, investing, buying/leasing a vehicle, living independently, and inheritance
This course provides an overview of personal investing. Students will learn how to make informed decisions about investing in common stocks, fixed-income securities (bonds), mutual funds, and exchange-traded funds (ETFs). Other topics include measuring risk and return, modern portfolio concepts, market efficiency, behavioral finance, and managing a portfolio.
Financial Management for Accountants
Finance from the viewpoint of the chief financial officer. Topics include understanding the role of managerial finance and financial markets; analyzing financial statements and ratios; valuation of stocks and bonds; understanding risk, return, and cost of capital; capital budgeting and capital structure. Financial Management for Accountants includes topics tested on the Business Environment and Concepts (BEC) section of the CPA exam. This course is part of the CPA Exam Preparation Series, which is intended to meet the education requirement to sit for the CPA exam. Students who intend to transfer should take this course at their transfer school.
Study of the fundamentals of accounting and the skills required to perform the bookkeeping for a small business. Topics include the accounting cycle, preparation of journals, ledgers, adjusting journal entries, and financial statements; the sales cycle, purchasing cycle, payroll, and bank reconciliations.
Preparation and interpretation of financial accounting information. Topics include application of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) to value assets, liabilities, and equity; accounting systems and internal controls; use of software applications to prepare and analyze accounting information; use of accounting information by decision makers.
Use of accounting information by management for analysis, planning, decision-making and control. Topics include product cost accumulation, cost-volume-profit analysis, responsibility accounting, budgeting, capital budgeting, and use of software applications to prepare and analyze accounting information.
Study of the theory and practice of managerial cost accumulation concepts and techniques for product and service costing, planning and control. Special emphasis will be placed on the use of cost accounting information for decision-making and the preparation, analysis and use of cost accounting information. Topics include process costing, job order costing, variable costing, direct costing, standard costing, budgeting, profit planning, and activity based costing. Cost Accounting includes topics tested on the Business Environment and Concepts (BEC) section of the CPA exam. This course is part of the CPA Exam Preparation Series, which is intended to meet the education requirement to sit for the CPA exam. Students who intend to transfer should take this course at their transfer school.
Professor Heath’s positive attitude and teaching skills bring so much joy and excitement to class. Truly dedicated that his students are successful inside his class and outside in their personal goals. By being compassionate with his students he is able to create great lectures in class in which everyone feels comfortable in asking questions.