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Intensive Analysis of Accounting Principles & Practices II

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Course Details

This course can only be taken as part of the Certificate in Accounting.

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About this Course


This course is made up of the following modules:

Intermediate Financial Accounting III

This course module examines the conceptual fundamentals of accounting and reporting as well as accounting standards and practical applications. You'll learn how and when to apply accounting principles, why a particular accounting procedure is applied, and what the economic implications are of particular accounting treatments.

Topics include:

  • Accounting for income taxes
  • Pensions
  • Stockholders equity and earnings
  • Accounting changes and error corrections
  • Preparation of Statement of Cash Flows

Audit

This module examines the importance of auditing in today’s financial markets. We’ll explore the auditor’s professional and ethical responsibilities and the issues auditors face in performing a high-quality audit.

Topics include:

  • Audit reports on financial statements
  • Audit reports on the effectiveness of internal controls over financial reporting
  • Various ways auditors can gather evidence.
  • The role of professional skepticism in evaluating audit evidence
  • The AICPA Code of Professional Conduct
  • Auditor Independence Rules
  • How to successfully plan an audit by prioritizing risks
  • Audit of sales and receipts, purchases and disbursements, and payroll cycle 

Accounting Information Systems

This module explores the various ways to set up and maintain accounting systems.

Topics include:

  • The importance of source documents
  • The “flow” of information from journals to ledgers to financial statements
  • The importance of internal controls, along with regulations such as SOX, FCPA and COSO
  • Various ways accounting systems are documented

Program Overview

We offer this program in two formats: three part-time courses over three quarters, and a full-time intensive course over one quarter (summer). Both formats cover the same curriculum and fulfill the same CPA educational requirements.

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