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Language: EnglishDescription: 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.An Introduction to Accounting: The Accounting CycleThis course introduces the student to basic accounting terminology as well as examines the fundamental principles of basic accounting and the accounting cycle.Journals, Ledgers and WorksheetsThis course develops the practical skills necessary to record transactions in chronological order by using journals, and categorize them by account using ledgers. Introduction to Accounting: The AccountingCycle is a prerequisite.Financial/Accounting ManagementThis 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. Introduction to Accounting: The Accounting Cycle is a prerequisite.Payroll AccountingIn 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.Accounting for Accounts PayableIn this course you will be introduced to the proper accounting procedures for working with accounts payable.Accounting for Accounts ReceivableIn this course you will be introduced to the proper accounting procedures for working with accounts receivable.Instructor Description: 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.Certification: The Bookkeeper Certification is accredited by the National Bookkeepers Association (NBA). The Certification is

PDEV-504D

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Tuition $2,895.00

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Language: EnglishDescription: This program has five modules: • Administrative Assistant• Professional Bookkeeping• QuickBooks Pro• Project Management Fundamentals• Email EtiquetteAs an office professional, you only have to do one thing: everything! And there never seems to be enough time to do it all, much less learn how. But if you really want to ramp up your job performance – and add value to your employer – you need to take this Administrative Assistant course. This course offers an almost endless supply of savvy advice, great tips, proven tools, and powerful strategies for dealing with both everyday job responsibilities and requirements. So whether you’re brushing up your skills, keeping up with new developments in business, increasing your own marketability, or just starting a challenging and rewarding career, this comprehensive course is just the right thing to move your career forward!After completing this course, you should be able to:• Type quickly and effectively• Identify the steps to complete general office procedures• Comprehend the basics of working within Microsoft® Office• Identify the steps for creating business documents using professional language• Identify the basic requirements for bookkeeping and accounting in the officeThis Professional Bookkeeping course will show you the essentials of record keeping for a small business and will show why it's necessary to track information. The course will give you a greater understanding of the purpose and process of record keeping. Professional Bookkeeping teaches you how to sort through the masses of information and paperwork, how to record what is important for a business, and how to use that information to grow a business for success. This course helps prepare you to take the NACPB Bookkeeping Certification exam. Professional Bookkeeping also assists you in setting up and running a thriving home-based bookkeeping business. This course includes 50 lessons on DVD.After completing this course, you should be able to:• Define the basics of beginning, intermediate, and advanced bookkeeping• Identify the steps involved in starting a bookkeeping business• Define methods for recruiting and maintaining clients• Distinguish between bookkeeping and accounting• Identify methods for tax planning and minimizing taxesTo succeed in small business, you need great ideas, an entrepreneurial spirit, and competitive products or services. And one other thing: a good accounting system like QuickBooks. With our course you will learn how to track your sales and expenses all in one place and get reliable records for tax time. This QuickBooks course shows you how to use this popular business finance program to gain a clear view of your finances and keep your business in the black. Our course will help you make your bookkeeping workflow smoother and faster. Students will receive step-by-step instructions on how and when to use specific features, along with basic accounting advice to guide you through the learning process of QuickBooks. After completing this course, you should be able to:• Identify the basics for getting started with QuickBooks• Define the steps for setting up bookkeeping and invoicing functions• Recognize ways to track expenses, monitor accounts receivables, credit cards and payroll• Recall the various components of managing a business, such as budgeting and reporting• List steps for integrating and customizing features in QuickBooksNOTE: This course does NOT include the QuickBooks program itself. Students will need to have QuickBooks Pro already installed on their computers.In a professional setting, chances are all of us have been asked to manage projects, whether large or small in scope. Our Project Management Fundamentals course provides a solid basis for individuals who would like to understand the field of project management and the concepts used to successfully deliver projects. We cover the “big picture” by developing project objectives, analyzing appropriate timelines and organization and roles and responsibilities of participants and stakeholders. After taking this course, students will be prepared to discover concepts, tools and ways to manage projects to achieve positive outcomes.After completing this course, you should be able to:• Define project management, a project manager’s role and ways to successfully achieve results• Identify the principles of risk management and work breakdown structure• Recall how to develop and motivate a team and also identify proper communication methods• Recognize the principles of earned value management and ways to take your project to the next levelIn decades past, business writing was a rare, formal event. Most everyone has a computer at home or work these days, so we are now many times more likely to send a written message to others using email. Sometimes these messages are poorly written, which creates misunderstandings and affects the sender’s reputation. After completing this course, you should be able to:• Define the role proper netiquette has in email• Identify how to convey “non-verbal” meaning• Recall the proper way to organize an email• List several ways to write clear and effective messages• Name several components of effective emailsInstructor Description: Though this program is a self-paced program it is supported by an educational mentor. Our educational mentors are subject matter experts who have years of experience in their field as well as the necessary educational training and credentials to work as an expert. The mentor is available to answer any questions a learner may have including questions on course content, course material, certifications, and even industry questions. Mentors also monitor the progress of lea

PDEV-506D

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Tuition $3,995.00

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Language: EnglishDescription: This online certificate program introduces non-financial managers to the essentials of finance. The course will help you become conversant in critical financial terminology, and you'll learn how to calculate key financial management indicators.You will learn how to assess your organization's financial health by reviewing balance sheets, income statements, and statements of cash flow, and you will discover how finance and accounting tools can be used to support informed decision making within organizations.Instructor Description: This course has a "Mentor Expert" helpdesk feature. Learners have the ability to submit questions directly to an expert in the field you are studying.Certification: N/A

PDEV-507D

Start Date: upon registration

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Tuition $495.00

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Language: EnglishDescription: This program has four modules: •Professional Bookkeeping•QuickBooks Pro•Successful Student•Ace Your Job Search! This Professional Bookkeeping course will show you the essentials of record keeping for a small business and will show why it's necessary to track information. The course will give you a greater understanding of the purpose and process of record keeping. Professional Bookkeeping teaches you how to sort through the masses of information and paperwork, how to record what is important for a business, and how to use that information to grow a business for success. This course helps prepare you to take the NACPB Bookkeeping Certification exam. Professional Bookkeeping also assists you in setting up and running a thriving home-based bookkeeping business. This course includes 50 lessons on DVD.After completing this course, you should be able to:• Define the basics of beginning, intermediate, and advanced bookkeeping• Identify the steps involved in starting a bookkeeping business• Define methods for recruiting and maintaining clients• Distinguish between bookkeeping and accounting• Identify methods for tax planning and minimizing taxesTo succeed in small business, you need great ideas, an entrepreneurial spirit, and competitive products or services. And one other thing: a good accounting system like QuickBooks. With our course you will learn how to track your sales and expenses all in one place and get reliable records for tax time. This QuickBooks course shows you how to use this popular business finance program to gain a clear view of your finances and keep your business in the black. Our course will help you make your bookkeeping workflow smoother and faster. Students will receive step-by-step instructions on how and when to use specific features, along with basic accounting advice to guide you through the learning process of QuickBooks 2016. After completing this course, you should be able to:Identify the basics for getting started with QuickBooksDefine the steps for setting up bookkeeping and invoicing functionsRecognize ways to track expenses, monitor accounts receivables, credit cards and payrollRecall the various components of managing a business, such as budgeting and reportingList steps for integrating and customizing features in QuickBooksNOTE: This course does NOT include the QuickBooks program itself. Students will need to have QuickBooks 2016 already installed on their computers.Instructor Description: This class supported by an Educational Mentor. Our educational mentors have worked or are working in the subject they mentor. Educational Mentors reviews student work, student progress, and interacts with students as needed. They respond to any questions or concerns you might have, as well as encouraging and motivating you to succeed.Certification: Upon successful completion of our Professional Bookkeeping course, students will be prepared for an entry-level position as a bookkeeper in an office setting and will be prepared to sit for the NACPB national certification exam. NACPB's Bookkeeper Certification assures employers you have bookkeeping knowledge and skill. You obtain the Certification by passing the Uniform Bookkeeper Certification Examination.

PDEV-508D

Start Date: upon registration

Self-Paced

Online 24/7

Tuition $4,495.00

Location : Online



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With the demands of daily operations, non-financial managers may put financial reports on the shelf. But take a look at some of the most admired companies like Apple, Google, and Berkshire Hathaway. Sure, they are evaluated by their products, innovation, and culture but they wouldn’t be in the limelight without profits. Money matters! This course will help you build on your understanding of financial concepts and help you establish your role in the financial success of your organization. Designed for non-financial managers, business owners, entrepreneurs, and other decision-makers, this advanced course will take the mystery out of money matters. Throughout this course, financial information that drives your organization, as seen on the business’s reports, will be assessed and analyzed to understand it. An understanding of this information will help you make smart decisions when it comes to budgeting, setting goals, and assessing performance within your own area of influence. Agenda Unit 1 - Financial Strategies 1.1 Your Role in Financial Decision Making Who is responsible for the financial decisions in your company? The Goal of Business 1.2 Understand the Language of Finance Accounting as a Language Learn the Language Visual Activity – Accounting Process Accounting and Recordkeeping Systems Self Check – Account Categories 1.3 Read the Story A Word about Financial Concepts ***Financial Concept: The Accounting Equation*** ***Financial Concept: The Matching Principle*** The Common Financial Statements Income Statement The Balance Sheet Statement of Cash Flows 1.4 The Purpose of Financial Statements Unit 2 Financial Dashboard – Introduction to Financial Gauges 2.1 Understand Basic Financial Concepts Introduction The Story Statements Tell ***Financial Concept: The Accounting Equation*** ***Financial Concept: The Profit Matching Principle*** ***Financial Concept: The Fund Matching Principle*** ***Financial Concept: Cash Basis vs. Accrual Basis Accounting Methods*** ***Financial Concept: Cash vs. Profits*** ***Financial Concept: Debt vs. Equity (Optimum Capital Structure)*** 2.2 Financial Strategies Financial strategies stem from business goals Take a Look: Example Financial Strategies 2.3 Financial Gauges Introduction to Financial Gauges Your Financial Gauges Profitability-based gauges Performance-based gauges 2.4 Reading Your Financial Gauges The Story Financial Gauges Tell Research and Analysis Unit 3 Financial Gauges - Profitability 3.1 Profitability Gauges Ratio Analysis Financial Gauge: Net Profit Margin (or) The Bottom Line Financial Gauge: Gross Profit Margin Financial Gauge: Operating Margin Using Profitability Ratios 3.2 The Components of Profitability The Origin of Profits Sales and Expenses 3.3 Sales Sales Strategies Pricing Strategies 3.4 Cost of Goods Sold and Cost of Sales Cost of Goods Sold Gross Profit Margin Gross Profit Analysis and Planning Evaluate Profitability of Product or Service Lines 3.5 Expenses Budget vs. Actual Analysis Cost Management and Efficiency Unit 4 Financial Gauges - Performance 4.1 Making Money The Goal of Business Value Growth Company Resources 4.2 Taking Advantage of Assets Tangible vs. Intangible Assets Cash 4.3 Making the Most of Liabilities and Equity Liabilities Equity 4.4 Performance Financial Gauges Financial Gauge: Current and Quick Ratio (Liquidity) Financial Gauge: Return on Assets Financial Gauge: Return on Equity Financial Gauge: Debt to Equity Ratio 4.5 Financial Analysis and Planning Summary Downtown Publishing Financial Performance Analysis Summary

PDEV-500D

Start date: 06/04/18

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Tuition $259.00

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What does it take to have a financially feasible business? The short answer is Money! But, where does this money come from? Come explore your business’s financial feasibility in three areas—start-up or expansion, profits, and cash. Then, you will explore potential debt and equity sources of funds to help support these areas and create a financially successful venture. Agenda Unit 1 Determining your business’s financial potential identifying your personal financial goals Projecting how your business will help you reach your financial goals Typical funding stages in business Knowing where people get money to start and operate a business Unit 2 Estimating the business’s profit potential Estimating projected sales for three years Projecting expenses for three years Comparing your projections to industry standards Making changes to improve profitability Unit 3 Projecting the business’s cash flow Estimating how much money is needed Determining your cash sources for three years Determining your cash needs for three years Improving cash flow Unit 4 Evaluating funding needs against potential sources What debt sources are available for your needs What equity sources are available for your needs What the funding requirements are Putting together a funding request

PDEV-501D

Start date: 06/04/18

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Tuition $259.00

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Cash is arguably the most important factor in business success. Dun & Bradstreet (D&B) reports 90% of all small business failures are due to poor cash flow—more money gets paid out than collected. It is the non-financial manager who really makes a difference in the day-to-day cash activities. Discover how to maximize cash flow, learn the importance of cash and find out your role in cash flow success. Agenda Unit 1 Cash Flow Strategies Why cash is so important in business What are the cash-critical stages in business What internal sources of cash are possible What potential external sources of cash there are Unit 2 Reporting and Evaluating Cash Flow Review of the Cash Flow Statement Review of Projected Cash Flow Report What the Cash Cycle communicates What improvements can be made to shorten the cash cycle Calculating cash cycle Unit 3 Projecting Cash Needs How much cash the business needs When cash injections are needed Which cash needs will internal sources be able to cover Which cash needs must be met through external sources Making comparisons with other businesses in the same industry Unit 4 Funding Requests What debt sources of cash are possible What are the potential equity sources of cash What requirements different funding sources have Making a pitch to investors Approaching potential lenders for financing

PDEV-503D

Start date: 07/02/18

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Tuition $259.00

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With the demands of daily operations, non-financial managers may put financial reports on the shelf. But take a look at some of the most admired companies like Apple, Google, and Berkshire Hathaway. Sure, they are evaluated by their products, innovation, and culture but they wouldn’t be in the limelight without profits. Money matters! This course will help you build on your understanding of financial concepts and help you establish your role in the financial success of your organization. Designed for non-financial managers, business owners, entrepreneurs, and other decision-makers, this advanced course will take the mystery out of money matters. Throughout this course, financial information that drives your organization, as seen on the business’s reports, will be assessed and analyzed to understand it. An understanding of this information will help you make smart decisions when it comes to budgeting, setting goals, and assessing performance within your own area of influence. Agenda Unit 1 - Financial Strategies 1.1 Your Role in Financial Decision Making Who is responsible for the financial decisions in your company? The Goal of Business 1.2 Understand the Language of Finance Accounting as a Language Learn the Language Visual Activity – Accounting Process Accounting and Recordkeeping Systems Self Check – Account Categories 1.3 Read the Story A Word about Financial Concepts ***Financial Concept: The Accounting Equation*** ***Financial Concept: The Matching Principle*** The Common Financial Statements Income Statement The Balance Sheet Statement of Cash Flows 1.4 The Purpose of Financial Statements Unit 2 Financial Dashboard – Introduction to Financial Gauges 2.1 Understand Basic Financial Concepts Introduction The Story Statements Tell ***Financial Concept: The Accounting Equation*** ***Financial Concept: The Profit Matching Principle*** ***Financial Concept: The Fund Matching Principle*** ***Financial Concept: Cash Basis vs. Accrual Basis Accounting Methods*** ***Financial Concept: Cash vs. Profits*** ***Financial Concept: Debt vs. Equity (Optimum Capital Structure)*** 2.2 Financial Strategies Financial strategies stem from business goals Take a Look: Example Financial Strategies 2.3 Financial Gauges Introduction to Financial Gauges Your Financial Gauges Profitability-based gauges Performance-based gauges 2.4 Reading Your Financial Gauges The Story Financial Gauges Tell Research and Analysis Unit 3 Financial Gauges - Profitability 3.1 Profitability Gauges Ratio Analysis Financial Gauge: Net Profit Margin (or) The Bottom Line Financial Gauge: Gross Profit Margin Financial Gauge: Operating Margin Using Profitability Ratios 3.2 The Components of Profitability The Origin of Profits Sales and Expenses 3.3 Sales Sales Strategies Pricing Strategies 3.4 Cost of Goods Sold and Cost of Sales Cost of Goods Sold Gross Profit Margin Gross Profit Analysis and Planning Evaluate Profitability of Product or Service Lines 3.5 Expenses Budget vs. Actual Analysis Cost Management and Efficiency Unit 4 Financial Gauges - Performance 4.1 Making Money The Goal of Business Value Growth Company Resources 4.2 Taking Advantage of Assets Tangible vs. Intangible Assets Cash 4.3 Making the Most of Liabilities and Equity Liabilities Equity 4.4 Performance Financial Gauges Financial Gauge: Current and Quick Ratio (Liquidity) Financial Gauge: Return on Assets Financial Gauge: Return on Equity Financial Gauge: Debt to Equity Ratio 4.5 Financial Analysis and Planning Summary Downtown Publishing Financial Performance Analysis Summary

PDEV-500D

Start date: 08/06/18

Online 24/7

Tuition $259.00

Location : Online



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What does it take to have a financially feasible business? The short answer is Money! But, where does this money come from? Come explore your business’s financial feasibility in three areas—start-up or expansion, profits, and cash. Then, you will explore potential debt and equity sources of funds to help support these areas and create a financially successful venture. Agenda Unit 1 Determining your business’s financial potential identifying your personal financial goals Projecting how your business will help you reach your financial goals Typical funding stages in business Knowing where people get money to start and operate a business Unit 2 Estimating the business’s profit potential Estimating projected sales for three years Projecting expenses for three years Comparing your projections to industry standards Making changes to improve profitability Unit 3 Projecting the business’s cash flow Estimating how much money is needed Determining your cash sources for three years Determining your cash needs for three years Improving cash flow Unit 4 Evaluating funding needs against potential sources What debt sources are available for your needs What equity sources are available for your needs What the funding requirements are Putting together a funding request

PDEV-501D

Start date: 08/06/18

Online 24/7

Tuition $259.00

Location : Online



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