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Adult and Continuing Education

Accounting & Finance

Bookkeeping Administration Certification

 This course will provide an introduction to the concepts and uses of accounting in a business environment. The primary areas of study in this course include analysis of business transactions, recording procedures and the use of ledgers and journals, accounting for sales and purchases, managing cash, payroll, accruals and deferrals, and preparation and analysis of basic financial statements. After completing this course, students will have solid understanding of business and financial accounting and its role in bookkeeping administration. 

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Bookkeeping Administration Expert Certification

This course will provide an introduction to the concepts and uses of accounting in a business environment. The primary areas of study in this course include analysis of business transactions, recording procedures and the use of ledgers and journals, accounting for sales and purchases, managing cash, payroll, accruals and deferrals, and preparation and analysis of basic financial statements. After completing this course, students will have solid understanding of business and financial accounting and its role in bookkeeping administration.

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Certificate in Finance Essentials

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.

 

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Chartered Tax Professional Career Package Certification

The Chartered Tax Professional (CTP) designation is the undisputed professional credential for persons who typically advise clients on income tax situations.  After completing this comprehensive program, certificates will be prepared to handle almost any individual and small business income tax situation encountered.  Candidates must successfully complete a series of six 30-hour, computer-administered courses in income tax preparation. All courses are offered via the Internet and can be completed anywhere, anytime-24/7 – instructor support is included with each module.  Each module consists of ten 3-hour lessons and can be completed in 5-10 weeks (one or two lessons per week).

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Chartered Tax Professional Business Package Certification

A Chartered Tax Professional (CTP®) is someone who has completed a series of 5 federal tax courses in individual and small business income tax preparation. This nationally recognized certificate program enables students to start working and earning money as a tax preparer while completing coursework toward the CTP® credential! With the talk of more requirements for tax preparers, many preparers have decided to work towards becoming an IRS Enrolled Agent (EA), the most distinguished credential in the tax industry. The CTP® is the perfect career path for the EA!

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Financial Planning and Control

Decision-making within an organization often hinges on the numbers. So what financial tools do managers need to be familiar with to make sound, defensible decisions? This introductory-level course is meant to teach finance concepts to non-financial managers, and considers tools for decision-making such as cost benefit analysis, break even analysis, and Balanced Scorecard. The course also teaches the basic finance concepts such as return on investment (ROI), fixed and variable costs, and payback period.

 

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Financial Risk Manager (FRM) Certification

The eFRM Coach Complete is a comprehensive online study guide for the FRM exams conducted by GARP.

The underlying tutorials of eFRM Coach Complete have been designed based on the FRM exam structure and the latest learning outcome statements. They possess every formula, definition, concept and application for all subjects covered in the exam. While the interactive study modules foster benchmarking and self-assessment against other candidates, the mock exams are modeled on the same lines as the final exam.

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How to Read a Financial Statement

Financial statements can look intimidating and, as a non-financial manager, you may feel like ascertaining the right conclusion from a financial statement is like finding a needle in a haystack. This course covers financial reports and their meaning. You will learn the fundamentals and importance of the income statement, balance sheet, and statement of cash flows, and how they can be used to manage a business. You will also be exposed to financial (ratio) analysis.

 

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Introduction to Business Statistics

Statistics is the science of collecting, organizing, and analyzing data in order to make more effective decisions. As such, statistics is critical to a successful business. This introductory-level course is meant for non-financial managers. Understanding statistical techniques can help any manager responsible for marketing, management, accounting, sales, or other business functions. This course will also cover graphical representations of data that your stakeholders may expect when reviewing the results of any statistical analysis.

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Introduction to Finance

Understanding basic finance is important for any managerial position, even non-financial managers. This introductory-level course starts at the beginning, discussing finance as an organizational setting and legal forms of business. The course continues on to cover the responsibilities of financial managers, roles of finance in a typical business organization, and relevant financial markets of interest to financial managers. Further, the course will discuss corporate financing and the role the stock market plays in the business world.

 

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Intuit QuickBooks Online Plus Certification

In this course, you will learn how to use QuickBooks Online plus by completing two monthly accounting cycles. In the first lessons, accounting for selling service items will be covered. In later lessons, both service items and inventory items that are sold will be covered. Preparing payroll and creating a new company will also be included. Prior to taking this course, you should be familiar with the accounting cycle and how it is related to a business. While no prior knowledge of QuickBooks Online is required, it will be beneficial to have an understanding of accounting principles.

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Professional Risk Manager (PRM) Certification

The ePRM Coach Complete prepares the learners to pass the four exams as a part of the PRM Certification. It contains all the study material and practice questions you need to pass the four exams.

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Professional Tax Preparer Certification (DL)

The Professional Tax Preparer Certification (DL) course teaches you how to become a tax preparation specialist equipped to prepare federal income tax filings for individuals and businesses.

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Accounting Fundamentals for Small Businesses

Following basic accounting principles is an essential and necessary part of any business, regardless of size. As a small business owner, it is crucial to recognize the importance of maintaining proper financial records. Accounting records help identify sources of revenue, monitor the progress of business operations, assist in identifying areas that need improvement, and aid in preparing accurate financial statements.

This course will introduce you to fundamental accounting concepts and develop your ability to record and analyze business transactions, and prepare the four major financial statements.

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Budgeting and Financial Analysis for Small Businesses

This course will introduce you to the budgeting process and financial analysis. In module one, you will develop your ability to prepare budgets, generate pro forma financial statements, and analyze budget variances. Module two will focus on analyzing the financial position of your business through financial ratio analysis, benchmarking, and break-even analysis.

 

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Start Your Own Business in Bookkeeping Administration Professional Certification

The purpose of this course is to give the student tools, information, and strategies to equip them in a way that will give them the best chance of success when starting a business.  We will discuss topics such as risk, economics, the global market, ethics, legal considerations, organization, human resources, and marketing. As a student reads, completes practices and assignments, discusses with others, and takes assessments, he or she will gain a practical understanding of the components of a small business and the steps that one takes to create and establish that business, from the idea, to the business plan, to the strategies for helping that business to succeed and grow.

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Time Value of Money and Risk

Is a dollar more valuable today or tomorrow? What about a year from now? This introductory-level course covers time value of money (TVM) principles and risk and return. You will review the basic TVM techniques used in evaluating all financial decisions and their cash flow implications. For Risk and Return, you will learn how risk influences investment decisions, and how to calculate risk and rates of return. Further, you will explore the benefits of diversification and the use of the portfolio concept in investing.

 

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Understanding and Managing Budgets

A budget is a detail of expenses and incomes for a set period of time. This introductory-level course covers budgets and how they are used in organizational settings including the uses and functions of master budgets, operating budgets, sales, production and cost of goods sold budgets, and cash budgets. You will also learn about the budgeting process, and how organizations are using different budgeting techniques to overcome operating challenges.

 

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Questions?

If you would like to discuss your options with someone from Adult and Continuing Education, please call (904) 826-8643 or email:

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Disclaimer

Flagler College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts, and Master of Arts degrees.  Non-degree, non-credit training and development programs are not accredited by SACS Commission on Colleges, and the accreditation of Flagler College does not extend to or include these programs or its students.  Flagler College does not accept course work from these programs for credit toward any award.