Certificate in Professional Accounting Training Courses - Dubai | Meirc
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Accounting and Finance

Certificate in Professional Accounting

Why Attend

This course is essential for accounting and finance employees in every company as it covers the rules and regulations under International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) blended with practical knowledge for recording and reporting financial data. It is a technical accounting course which starts with financial statements and goes into the details. The course also tackles the definitions and meanings of the main accounts such as 'cash and cash equivalents', 'Available for Sale' (AFS) and some equity accounts which employees do not see on a daily basis, and as a result, forget how to treat. Also, this course covers topics such as proper account classifications such as 'non current assets' or 'non current liabilities' and the rules that require different classifications.

Furthermore, this course highlights for participants different depreciation methods for various types of assets as well as costs capitalization rules and impairment rules for assets. We also cover interesting and sometimes controversial topics such as 'leases' and correcting errors, which will engage participants in conceptual thinking and discussions.

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Course Methodology

The course relies on presentations and explanations supported by examples from the consultant. Participants will solve exercises, participate in workshops and will have to go through an exam to earn their certificate.

Course Objectives

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:
  • Enhance their accounting knowledge by learning how to account for income measurement and recognition
  • Demonstrate knowledge of accounting for long lived assets and intangibles
  • Explain current liabilities, contingencies, long term liabilities and bonds
  • Apply accounting for operating and capital leases and understand how it will affect income statement and balance sheet
  • Account for various investment types such as available for sale, trading and held to maturity
  • Identify equity stock transactions, including dividends and stock splits
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the rules of accounting changes and errors

Target Audience

Accountants, senior accountants, chief accountants, accounting managers, general ledger accountants, corporate accountants, and professionals interested in upgrading, enhancing, and refreshing their accounting skills.

Target Competencies

  • Applying IFRS
  • Recording and reporting accounting transactions
  • Calculating doubtful debts and inventory loss of value
  • Accounting for current assets per IFRS
  • Capitalizing assets' costs per IFRS
  • Differentiating between expenses and capitalized costs
  • Classifying assets and liabilities properly
  • Accounting: the language of business
    • The environment of financial reporting
    • The balance sheet
    • Statement of shareholders’ equity
    • The income statement
    • The cash flow statement
  • Cash and receivables
    • Accounting for cash and cash equivalents
    • Accounting for accounts receivable
  • Inventory life cycle
    • Accounting for inventory, costing, and measurement
    • Computation of COGS using inventory costing methods
    • Inventory valuations
  • Property, plant, equipment and intangibles
    • Accounting for purchased assets
    • Asset capitalization rules
    • Depreciation methods
      • Straight line depreciation
      • Units of production
      • Double declining
    • Maintenance and repairs expensing or capitalizing
    • Accounting for retired, sold, and written-off assets
    • Depletion of natural resources
    • Intangible assets
  • Liabilities
    • Accounts payable and accruals
    • Advances and refundable deposits
    • Warranty obligations and contingencies
    • Accounting for bonds
  • Accounting for leases
    • Classification criteria
    • Operating lease
    • Capital lease
  • Investments reporting and classification
    • Reporting categories for investments
    • Trading securities
    • Securities available for sale
    • Debt held to maturity
    • Equity method
  • Shareholders’ equity
    • Equity capital
    • Stock subscriptions and stock splits
    • Authorized, issued and outstanding shares
    • Comprehensive income and loss
  • Accounting changes and errors
    • Restatements and prior period adjustments
    • Accounting for a change in an estimate, principle and reporting entity
    • Accounting for correction of errors

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 www.learningmarket.org

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Per participant - 2019

USD 5,100

Per participant

USD 5,200

Fees + VAT as applicable

Tax Registration Number : 100239834300003

(including coffee breaks and a buffet lunch daily)

2021 - Location & Date

25 - 29 Jul, 2021
Sofitel Downtown Dubai         
Meirc reserves the right to alter dates, content, venue and trainer.

This course is also offered in Virtual Learning, click on the course below.