Business college launches accounting certificate program

In response to increasing demand for financial professionals, Cornell has developed an online certificate program in accounting and auditing.

The program is relevant for people seeking a career in corporate finance, as well as for pre-MBA students looking to obtain a core foundation in accounting.

Rob Bloomfield

Available online through eCornell, the program’s four courses include essential principles and best practices of accounting, including how to interpret and report financial statements and accounts, understand the conceptual framework and rules, and identify potential gaps in financial reporting.

“This course was designed to develop the critical skills for those exploring a career in accounting or navigating the financial world, and enable them with the fundamental knowledge necessary to succeed,” said Rob Bloomfield, faculty program author and professor of accounting in the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business.

Participants will benefit from expert instruction and established best practices, and will learn to confidently construct and interpret accounts of revenue, accounts receivable, inventory, long-term assets and debt, and equity.

Whether looking to enter the financial world as an accountant, investor, entrepreneur or student, this program will equip participants with the indispensable skills and understanding to enrich their journey.

Courses for the certificate program include:

  • Foundations of Financial Statements
  • Accruals and Cash Flows
  • Sales Accounting
  • Investments, Capital and Financial Forecasting

After completion of the four courses, participants will receive an accounting certificate. Go to the eCornell website to learn more about this program.

– Bailey Karfelt

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