All organizations regardless of size, type, or industry require the input of financial experts in order to thrive or maintain. Someone with an interest in learning more about accounting, like you, will find themselves a necessity to these organizations—but only with the right skill set and knowledge. Whether you plan to pursue an accounting or related degree or are already in financial services but want to move up, giving yourself the foundation to build the right skills and understanding is key to setting yourself up for future success.
First, learn about the basics of accounting practices and theories and ways used to convey and process accounting information. Understand how to use balance sheets and income statements to record, analyze, and summarize that information. Learn more about the different facets of accounting, from purchases and sales to intangible assets to sole proprietorships. Take a deeper dive into intermediate accounting theory and topics. Explore interpretation, use, processing, presentation, and more. Discover the generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), valuation, recording, presentation, and control of different assets. Use your collection of knowledge to pursue something immediately or use it to bolster your goals elsewhere.
Professionals in the financial services industry
Students majoring in business
Individuals wishing to pursue a career in accounting
What You'll Learn
Essential and intermediate accounting theory
Accounting principles and practices of using, communicating, processing, recording, analyzing, and summarizing accounting information
The application of accounting in different departments and organizations
Generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and principal accounting statements
Intermediate topics such as valuation, presentation, and control of assets
What You Can Do With This Program
Positions are available in a variety of industries and can include self-employment, firms, government, or nonprofit organizations. Jobs might include:
Personal financial advisors
Real People. Real Results.
“My experience at UCR Extension was great. My instructors worked in the industry, not just academics, and were able to share real-world scenarios for the assignments we were learning and participating in. I took real-time experiences back to the office, and implemented the new knowledge immediately.”
Tracy TrettinAdministrative Operations ManagerUCR School of MedicineRiverside, CA
Our certificate programs are designed to be flexible, allowing you the option to take just a few courses or to earn the complete certificate. If choosing to complete the certificate, we recommend you get the most out of your experience by following the suggested completion path below.
Principles of Accounting 4 units
Financial Reporting 4 units