Certificate in Financial and Cost Accounting


Particularly during challenging economic times, financial acumen is expected at every organizational level and even non-finance professionals are expected to understand and contribute to a company’s financial policy.

Participants who enroll in Florida Atlantic University’s Certificate in Financial and Cost Accounting will learn the language of accounting and how to apply it to identify profitability for an organization. In addition, both finance and non-finance professionals will become proficient in evaluating results against budgets with greater accuracy and how to effectively apply cost accounting methods to maximize the use of people, resources and materials.

Program Details

  • Format: Wednesdays | On-Campus or Live Virtual
  • Dates: Mar. 13 - Apr. 24, 2024
  • Time: 6:30pm - 9:30pm EST
  • Hours: 21 Hours / 2.1 CEUs
  • Sessions: 7
  • Location: Boca Raton Campus or Live Virtual
  • Fee: $1,200.00


Participants who take this course will:

  • Learn the basics of accounting and how transactions are reported and recorded
  • Learn about Accounting Systems and Financial Reports
  • Gain a better understanding of the role of accounting in the creation of financial statements
  • Gain a better understanding of variable cost, fixed costs and unit costs
  • Gain a better understanding of the impact of depreciation on the firm
  • Learn how to read and better understand financial statements, cash flow statements
  • Explain how accounting information assists in making decisions
  • Analyze business transactions and relate them to changes in the balance sheet
  • Explain how accountants measure income

Program Outline

  • Understanding the Language of Accounting
  • Financial Statements
  • The Recording Process
  • The Statement of Cash Flows
  • Financial Reporting
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Management Cost Accounting & Break Even Analysis

Instructional Format

  • Seminar-style, instructor-led program
  • Traditional, live classroom instruction
  • Includes a combination of lectures, interactive discussions, and a combination of case studies and practical reading materials



Contact Us

Robert Munoz
Program Coordinator

phone: (561) 297-2571
email: rmunoz@fau.edu
map: Bldg. 103, SF 129