Class Overview

Accounting and Finance for Non-Financial Managers | Seattle Central College - Continuing Education

Learn financial concepts and processes that will aid you in making effective decisions using financial information.

During this course, you'll gain practical techniques that you can use to improve your effectiveness and influence career development, including:

  • The seven steps in the accounting cycle
  • Financial terminology and processes
  • The content and presentation of financial statements
  • Profit is not equal to cash and the importance of cash
  • Why budgets are used as a management tool and how they are built
  • How to read and analyze the accounting numbers

You'll come away with the knowledge to analyze resource allocation and evaluate financial performance.

Course Outline

Introduction to Finance

  • The Vocabulary of Finance
  • The Four Basic Elements of Finance
  • The Basic Financial Statements

Introduction to Accounting

  • Basic Terminology
  • The Purpose of Accounting
  • The Accounting Cycle
  • Preparing Financial Statements

Managing Liabilities

  • Overview of Liabilities
  • The Liabilities of a Business
  • Short-Term Liabilities
  • Long-Term Liabilities

Financial Planning

  • Overview of Financial Planning
  • The Importance of Financial Planning
  • The Business Planning Process




Learning Outcomes

After taking this course, you will:

  • Know financial terminology and concepts
  • Understand the accounting cycle
  • Understand debits and credits as well as journals
  • Know how to create and interpret financial statements
  • Know how budgets are built
  • Have information on reading financial reports and understanding the financial picture

Who Should Take this Class?

  • Non-finance professionals who would like to have a better understanding of basic budgeting and financial processes
  • Small business owners looking for guidance on bookkeeping fundamentals
  • Anyone interested in our Entrepreneurial Finance Certificate program

Session Details

  • Class ID: 5928
  • Instructor: Sharon deFonteny
  • When: 6/4/18 - 6/29/18
  • Total Number of Hours: 16
  • Where: Online
  • Fee: $195
  • Additional Notes: This course is also part of our Entrepreneurial Finance Certificate program.