Accounting and Financial Analysis for Non-Accountants (AFA101)
Accounting and Financial Analysis for non-Accountants is managerially oriented and focuses key aspects of accounting. It teaches students how to post, read, analyze and interpret financial accounting data to make informed business decisions. Case studies and issues will be solved using excel applications in the computer lab.
This course aims to give non-accountants an overview of what occurs in the accounting department from posting of entries to analysis of financial data to computing a unit cost of one item to how the public accountants, i.e. auditors and internal auditors work. At the end of this course, students should have a strong understanding on how the accounting world operates.
Towards the end of the course we will look at contemporary issues. Key changes in accounting standards that are on-stream in International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS); in particular IFRS 9 (impairment), IFRS 15 (income recognition) and IFRS 16 (leases) and how they are changing the industry will be covered. Another is a trend towards more subjective narrative analysis in the financial reports.
Toshiki Onozuka holds a MBA from Foster School of Business at the University of Washington, and a CPA from the Washington State Board of Accountancy. His work experience ranges from a 27 year career in diverse accounting and finance roles in ExxonMobil (1977 to 2004) to working as a controller for Walt Disney Japan (2005 to 2012) including a three year supervisory responsibility for the accounting function in Walt Disney Korea. In addition to management-related tasks, he has accumulated a wealth of experience in a diversity of accounting and finance-related jobs while working for Controller's, Treasurer's, Strategic Planning and the SAP Project team. Toshiki has been teaching accounting courses at Temple University Japan Campus since the year 2000. Between 2013 and 2014, he was invited as visiting professor to give lectures on International Financial Reporting Standards and other accounting courses at Tashkent Financial Institute in Uzbekistan where he is also currently honorary professor.
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