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Course Description

This course provides an overview of accounting practices for creative professionals, arts organization managers and freelance artists/designers interested in developing their business skills. Topics covered will include recording business transactions, preparing financial statements, managing accounts payable and receivable, budgeting, cash management, and tax planning strategies. For online courses, students must have access to Microsoft Excel to complete assignments. Students are responsible for purchasing their own software for class. Trial versions of the software are sometimes available on the company website, but at this time there are no discounts available for Continuing Studies students.

LEARNING OUTCOMES
Upon the successful completion of this course, students will:

  • Learn how to go through the entire accounting cycle when it comes to recording business transactions for a professional services company or small business, including recording transactions, making adjustments, developing the financial statements, and closing off an accounting period.
  • Understand how to read and analyze financial statements through financial ratios to determine trends in performance, including solvency, liquidity, profitability, and efficiency evaluation.
  • Develop cash management and budgeting strategies to manage working capital, improve cash flow, and achieve tax efficiency.
  • Understand the relationship among cost, volume, and profit for a business.
  • Better communicate accounting information to non-financial professionals and overall feel more comfortable with accounting, the language of business.

After enrolling in a course, please allow up to 5 hours for your student data to migrate to Canvas. Please note that courses may fill up early or be cancelled due to low enrollment. Students are encouraged to register early, at least ten (10) days prior to the start date of the course.

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Section Title
Accounting for Creative Professionals
Type
Online
Dates
Nov 08, 2021 to Dec 13, 2021
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
18.0
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Course Fee non-credit $445.00
Instructors
  • Adam Prokop
Required Software/Supplies
Regular access to a computer with a high speed broadband internet connection is required. For online courses, students must have access to Microsoft Excel to complete assignments. Students are responsible for purchasing their own software for class. Trial versions of the software are sometimes available on the company website, but at this time there are no discounts available for Continuing Studies students.
Section Notes

Online courses are delivered in an asynchronous format through a series of tutorials and related assignments which students may complete at their own pace on our Learning Management System, Canvas. The instructor is available throughout the course time period for questions and discussions. Learn more about what to expect in an online course at OCAD U.

As a Continuing Studies student, you will receive an OCAD U user account, which will grant you access to Canvas, and our on-campus WiFi network. Your Canvas account will be enabled one week prior to the start date of your course. Please log in at https://canvascloud.ocadu.ca. If you do not know your OCAD U User ID, please check your registration confirmation email. You can reset your password here: https://login.ocadu.ca/forgot. If you need further help, please contact us at continuingstudies@ocadu.ca

After enrolling in a course, please allow up to 5 hours for your student data to migrate to Canvas. Please note that courses may fill up early or be cancelled due to low enrollment. Students are encouraged to register early, at least ten (10) days prior to the start date of the course.

Section Title
Accounting for Creative Professionals
Type
Online
Dates
Mar 01, 2022 to Apr 05, 2022
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
18.0
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Course Fee non-credit $445.00
Instructors
  • Adam Prokop
Required Software/Supplies
Regular access to a computer with a high speed broadband internet connection is required. For online courses, students must have access to Microsoft Excel to complete assignments. Students are responsible for purchasing their own software for class. Trial versions of the software are sometimes available on the company website, but at this time there are no discounts available for Continuing Studies students.
Section Notes

Online courses are delivered in an asynchronous format through a series of tutorials and related assignments which students may complete at their own pace on our Learning Management System, Canvas. The instructor is available throughout the course time period for questions and discussions. Learn more about what to expect in an online course at OCAD U.

As a Continuing Studies student, you will receive an OCAD U user account, which will grant you access to Canvas, and our on-campus WiFi network. Your Canvas account will be enabled one week prior to the start date of your course. Please log in at https://canvascloud.ocadu.ca. If you do not know your OCAD U User ID, please check your registration confirmation email. You can reset your password here: https://login.ocadu.ca/forgot. If you need further help, please contact us at continuingstudies@ocadu.ca

After enrolling in a course, please allow up to 5 hours for your student data to migrate to Canvas. Please note that courses may fill up early or be cancelled due to low enrollment. Students are encouraged to register early, at least ten (10) days prior to the start date of the course.