Make more informed management decisions by having a working understanding of how financial accounting data can be used to analyze a business. Gain a basic understanding of financial statements, the structure of accounting systems, and the ability to understand and interpret financial statements in order to improve management decision-making.


  • Finacial accounting, cash management, and managerial accounting
  • The users and uses of accounting
  • Identifying the sections of a classified financial statements
  • Applying accounting principles and practices to analyze the effects of business transactions



Course Outline

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This course is available for Western employees only.

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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In class
9:00AM to 12:00PM
Sep 21, 2022 to Dec 14, 2022
Total Hours
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What to Expect

This is an interactive course; you will engage face-to-face with your class and instructor.

You will have access to our online learning management system to review, download and print course materials, connect with your classmates and instructor via the online discussion forum.

You can expect to spend approximately three additional hours of work per week on course requirements.

Completion Requirements

This is a graded course. Evaluation will be based on any combination of participation, exams/quizzes and assignments.


Financial Accounting: Tools for Business Decision Making, Kimmel, Weygandt, Kieso & Trenholm, 8th Canadian edition.

Managerial Accounting: Tools for Business Decision Making, Kimmel, Weygandt, Kieso & Trenholm, 6th Canadian edition.

*Please do not purchase these texts separately. Textbooks are bundled together with two online access codes designed for this course. Bundle can be purchased at Western BookStore, ISBN 9781394159871. Both texts AND their online access codes are required for this course.


Please note that registration in this course is restricted to Western Employees only.