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Accounting for Non-Accountants I (Cebu Campus)

Course Name Accounting for Non-Accountants I (Cebu Campus)

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Price: Php 19,200

This course is designed for individuals without accounting background but who need to understand and appreciate how business transactions are recorded, summarized, and interpreted for commercial decision-making purposes. Through a series of exercises, participants get a hands-on experience on the practical application of theories and concepts in the “accounting cycle,” from event/transaction recognition to financial statement preparation, review, and appreciation.


After the course, you will:

1. Gain an insight on the fundamental principles and concepts underlying resource valuation and income determination in business;

2. Explain the accounting process, structure accounting entries, and recognize basic lapses in transaction recording and financial reporting;

3. Appreciate the contents, purpose, usage, and limitations of financial statements, i.e., balance sheet, income statement, and cash flow statement  for decision-making purposes; and

4. Install basic internal controls to safeguard assets and maintain the integrity of the accounting and financial reporting process.

Who should attend
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Business owners and decision-makers
  • Other professionals tasked to perform accounting or bookkeeping functions but do not currently possess the required training and/or skill for the job

I. Accounting and financial reporting overview

   A. Course coverage, objectives and format 

   B. Legal and functional forms of business organization 

   C. Conceptual framework of accounting and financial reporting

      1. Basic accounting concepts, principles, terminologies

      2. Financial reporting rules (PAS, PRFS, IAS, IFRS)

   D. Exercises

II. The accounting process

   A. Essential components

      1. Chart of accounts 

      2. Transaction media

      3. Books of accounts

      4. Financial statements

   B. Double entry bookkeeping

   C. The accounting cycle

   D. The accounting process: Exercises and practical application

      1. Transaction analysis

      2. Journal entries

      3. Ledger posting

      4. Trial balance

      5. Adjusting entries

      6. Financial statement preparation

      7. Closing entries

III. Basic financial statement analysis

   A. Understanding financial statements: Format, contents, uses, limitations, variations

   B. Critical information

   C. Illustrative review of balance sheet, income statement and cash flow statement (as time


Resource Speakers
Mr. Larry S. Esguerra IV

is the Director for Credit Programs at the Ateneo-BAP Institute of Banking, the Program Director for Finance at the Ateneo Center for Continuing Education, and a professor of Finance at the Ateneo Graduate School of Business.