CPA courses for accountants, a need!

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May 19, 2011
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I found a great resource to share with you guys and wanted to know your thoughts about it, I want to know if its helpful for you guys or not. The resource is about online accountancy courses an it was a great help for me,

An Accountant's Guide to Financial Management

This course is designed for accountants who must have financial knowledge but lack formal training in finance. Topics include: The Sarbanes-Oxley Act financial reporting requirements, financial ratio analysis, financial forecasting and cash budgeting, risk and return, valuation of stocks and bonds, time value of money, investing and financing, leverage, optimal capital structure, management of financial resources, and international finance. The goals of the course are fourfold:
1. It provides an understanding and working knowledge of the fundamentals of financial decision making and strategy that can be put into practical application in the day-to-day jobs of accountants and managers.
2. It also concentrates on providing a working vocabulary for communication.
3. It uses examples and illustrations, with emphasis on the practical application of financial concepts, tools, and methodology.
4. It also includes checklists, guidelines, rules of thumb, diagrams, and graphs.

• Gain an understanding of the fundamentals of financial and managerial accounting.
• Become confident in applying these fundamentals daily.
• Gain a new working vocabulary for communication on accounting subjects.
• Understand various problem solving techniques.
• Integrate practical application of accounting concepts, tools, and methodology within the workplace.
• Adapt to new concepts through computer software demonstration and various printouts.
• Become familiar with stated guidelines and rules of thumb relating to accounting.

• Chapter 1: An Overview of Financial Management
• Chapter 2: Financial Statements and Cash Flow
• Chapter 3: Evaluating a Firm’s Financial Performance
• Chapter 4: Improving Financial Performance
• Chapter 5: Budgeting, Planning, and Financial Forecasting
• Chapter 6: The Time Value of Money
• Chapter 7: The Meaning and Measurement of Risk and Rates of Return
• Chapter 8: Valuation of Stocks and Bonds
• Chapter 9: The Cost of Capital
• Chapter 10: Capital Budgeting: Techniques and Practice
• Chapter 11: Determining the Financing Mix
• Chapter 12: Managing Liquid Assets
• Chapter 13: Short-Term Financing
• Chapter 14: Debt Financing
• Chapter 15: Equity Financing
• Chapter 16: International Finance


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