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Accounting for Non-Accountants

Accounting for Non-Accountants

Course Information:

Time: 6:00 – 9:00 PM
Location: UNM Graduate School of Management, Room 302 - Click here for map

As a fundamental building block of business, accounting skills can open doors in every kind of industry.  You may not want to be an accountant, but mastery of basic accounting skills can help diversify you in the job market and expand your career opportunities.  Taught by experts in the accounting field, this hands-on program is designed for those who occupy the responsible positions in the business, but lack an accounting background.

Program Fee:

  • $995
  • Early Bird Discount - $50 off
  • Group Discount - $100
  • UNM Alumni, Faculty, and Staff qualify for the Group Discount
  • Tuition Remission Accepted

Who Should Take this Course:

  • New managers who need to understand fundamental accounting principles
  • Employees who use financial information to monitor the organization's performance and make decisions
  • Professionals interested in pursuing a career in accounting

What You Will be Able to Do:

  • Understand and speak the foreign language of accounting
  • Use accounting principles to critically examine your business's performance and make insightful decisions
  • Prepare simple financial statements and reports from accounting data

How You Will Benefit:

  • Develop fundamental accounting skills to strengthen your resume and propel your career forward
  • See at a glance how well your business is performing
  • Use accounting skills to assist in making effective business decisions


Participants must attend 7 of the 8 sessions to receive a certificate.


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Role of Accounting

  • Understanding accounting to help you manage

First Steps: Recording Events

  • Analyze how transactions (receipt of cash, paying expenses, buying assets) affect financial statements

Preparing Basic Statements

  • Look at how income statements, balance sheets and cash flow statements are prepared

Managing Cash and Working Capital

  • Learn how to use accounting skills to manage what might be your most important resources

Analyzing Results: Ratio Analysis

  • Analyze your organization's ability to survive and grow by looking at financial ratios

Internal Control and Internal Auditing

  • Learn how to protect your organization's resources

Accounting in Dynamic Organizations

  • Discover what works