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Online: Self-Paced

Not everyone can speak accountant. And thankfully, not everyone has to, including managers and executives. In this course, you learn about financial concepts and financial statements in plain language. You'll also discover how to organize financial information in ways that support your organization’s objectives. In addition, you'll have the opportunity to practise analyzing reports to identify elements requiring attention.

Average weekly commitment: 3+ hours. Total course commitment: 15+ hours.

When to Register

If you’re registering for the Spring 2023 term (January - April), the registration period is:

  • January 9 to 29

You’ll be able to access the online classroom one to two business days after you register. Once you enrol in the online classroom, you’ll have 90 days to complete the course. During these 90 days, you’ll have access to all courses materials as well as the mentor.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Read financial statements
  • Use financial statements to analyze day-to-day operations and assess risks and opportunities
  • Compare financial results to budget targets
  • Evaluate the quality of the information you are receiving from the financial data


Module 1: Cash is King

Module 2: Building Budgets

Module 3: Tracking Budgets

Module 4: Income Statements & Balance Sheets

Module 5: Financial Ratios and Monitoring Business Performance

Evaluation Method



  • Basic keyboarding capability
  • Basic internet navigation skills
  • Basic file management knowledge

Required Materials

  • Windows or Mac computer (desktop or laptop).
  • High-speed internet (at least 25 Mbps download speed) – Find out your internet connectivity speed.

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CapU Lonsdale
250-125 Victory Ship Way
North Vancouver, British Columbia
Canada V7L 0G5
604 984 4901


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