Accounting Practices

Course Level:  College Level
 

Course Format: 

TWO DAY INTENSIVE:  10 hours of class time (not including breaks)
VIRTUAL ONLINE DISCUSSIONS:  One weeknight per week (1.5 hours)

 

Course Description:

Whereas bookkeeping is a form of financial record-keeping, accounting is the practice of producing financial data to be used in decision-making and reports.  Accounting is important because part of organizational stewardship lies in understanding the precise financial position of different economic entities.  Since there are different ways of organizing and creating financial data, not all accounting practices are alike.  In this course students will be challenged to discern the underlying values that drive different practices in accounting.

Key Questions To Be Explored:

  • What kind of accounting practices best honor God's standard of holiness?

  • What does it mean to "cook the books?

  • What is the process for generating proper financial ratios? 

  • In what sense is accounting "the language of business"?

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