Accounting for Non-Accountants Training Courses - Dubai | Meirc
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Accounting and Finance

Accounting for Non-Accountants

Why Attend

Accounting is the language of business. By attending this course you will learn the fundamentals of accounting as well as reading and analyzing financial statements. You will also appreciate the relationship between accounting and finance and understand the use of debits and credits. Finally, this course will help you to record financial transactions accurately and summarize them in financial statements.

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Course Methodology

This course uses a mix of interactive techniques, such as brief presentations by the consultant and the participants, in addition to demonstrating theoretical core accounting topics. The course also features real-life case studies that are discussed, solved and presented by participants.

Course Objectives

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:
  • Define accounting and the accounting cycle
  • Identify the major rules and principles of accounting under the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the basic accounting equation, double-entry bookkeeping, and the new automated accounting systems
  • List the key financial statements (balance sheet, income statement, changes in shareholders’ equity and cash flow statement) and their components
  • Practice financial statements’ adjustments at month and year-end

Target Audience

Managers, supervisors and staff from any function including the accounting department who need to improve their understanding, application and techniques of the language of numbers.

Target Competencies

  • Accounting for business transactions
  • Preparing income statements
  • Interpreting balance sheets
  • Analyzing cash flow statements
  • Preparing adjustment entries
  • Using debits and credits
  • Applying international financial reporting standards
  • Introducing accounting and financial statements
    • Definition of accounting
    • Users of accounting information
    • Basic financial statements
    • The corporation defined
    • Presentation of accounting information by different business entities
  • International financial reporting standards
    • The International Accounting Standards Board (IASB)
    • Introduction to IFRS
    • Main differences between IFRS and US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Double-entry accounting
    • The accounting equation
    • Traditional double-entry bookkeeping
    • Your asset is his liability
    • The chart of accounts
    • The general journal
    • The general ledger
    • The trial balance
    • Modern bookkeeping: automating transactions
  • Income statements
    • Defining the income statement
    • Defining revenue and its recognition
    • Defining expenditures and their classifications
    • Calculating profit
    • Gross profit
    • Operating profit
    • Net profit
    • The income statement illustrated
  • Net equity
    • Defining capital stock
    • Dividends are not an expense
    • Cash dividends, stock dividends and stock split
    • Definition of treasury stock
    • Retained earnings - not the same as cash
  • The balance sheet and its components
    • Defining the balance sheet
    • Assets
    • Liabilities
    • Equity
    • Current versus non-current assets and liabilities
    • The balance sheet illustrated
  • Cash flow statement
    • Defining the statement of cash flows
    • Cash and cash equivalents
    • Classification of cash flows
      • Operating activities
      • Investing activities
      • Financing activities
    • The cash flow statement illustrated
  • Adjustments to financial statements
    • The accrual concepts
    • Accruals and prepayments
    • Depreciation
    • Bad debts
    • Provisions for contingencies

Meirc Professional Certificate (MPC)

MPC certified courses by Meirc Training and Consulting are designed for those willing to challenge themselves and go the extra distance. Participants who fully attend an MPC course and successfully complete the test on the last day, will receive a Meirc Professional Certificate (MPC), in addition to the one they receive for attendance. MPC certificates are regionally recognized and can be quite valuable when applying for more senior roles within the organization or outside.


National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA)

Meirc Training & Consulting is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website

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Per participant - 2019

USD 4,800

Per participant

USD 4,900

Fees + VAT as applicable

Tax Registration Number : 100239834300003

(including coffee breaks and a buffet lunch daily)

This course is worth 25 NASBA CPEs

2021 - Location & Date

19 - 23 Sep, 2021
Meirc reserves the right to alter dates, content, venue and trainer.

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