Get a Managerial Accounting Certificate

Are you someone who loves delving into numbers to uncover hidden insights, and analyzing large amounts of information to make smart business decisions? In this course, you will receive a comprehensive introduction to the exciting world of managerial accounting.

Whether you are an aspiring managerial accountant, or simply an interested individual who wishes to take control of your own personal or business finances, this course will equip you with a strong understanding of how managerial accounting can help you to make better decisions at work or in your day-to-day life.

What Happens in the Managerial Accounting Certificate Course

The Managerial Accounting Certificate Course is an online learning program with recommended readings from the textbook (Principles of Accounting, Volume 2: Managerial Accounting). This course is self-directed, which means you may study and complete assignments at times that are most convenient for you from the comfort of your own home.

This part-time Managerial Accounting Certificate Course has a recommended completion date of 7 weeks from the start of the program, however, you may choose to complete the course in as little as 4 weeks or as long as 14 weeks, depending on your schedule.

The Managerial Accounting Certificate Course has been created to allow you to complete it without teaching assistance. However, if you have questions or need assistance, you can receive help from a Faculty Member throughout the 7 weeks of the course. Your Faculty Member is a valuable resource person who can provide you with personal teaching assistance to help you succeed in the course.

Course Topics

The Managerial Accounting Certificate Course has been developed to meet high academic standards, ensuring that as a graduate you can display with pride the Managerial Accounting Certificate you will earn from the International Association of Professions Career College (IAP Career College).

Accounting as a Tool for Managers

  • Define Managerial Accounting and Identify the Three Primary Responsibilities of Management
  • Distinguish Between Financial and Managerial Accounting
  • Explain the Primary Roles and Skills Required of Managerial Accountants
  • Describe the Role of the institute of Management Accountants and the Use of Ethical Standards
  • Describe Trends in Today’s Business Environment and Analyze Their Impact on Accounting

Building Blocks of Managerial Accounting

  • Distinguishing Between Merchandising, Manufacturing, and Service Organizations
  • Identify and Apply Basic Cost Behavior Patterns
  • Estimate a Variable and Fixed Cost Equation and Predict Future Costs

Cost-Volume-Profit Analysis

  • Explain Contribution Margin and Calculate Contribution Margin per Unit, Contribution Margin Ratio, and Total Contribution Margin
  • Calculate a Break-Even Point in Units and Dollars
  • Perform Break-Even Sensitivity Analysis for a Single Product under Changing Business Situations
  • Perform Break-Event Sensibility Analysis for a Multi-Product Environment under Changing Business Situations
  • Calculate and Interpret a Company’s Margin of Safety and Operating Leverage

Job Order Costing

  • Distinguish between Job Order Costing and Process Costing
  • Describe and Identify the Three Major Components of Product Costs under Job Order Costing
  • Use the Job Order Costing Method to Trace the Flow of Product Costs through the Inventory Accounts
  • Compute a Predetermined Overhead Rate and Apply Overhead to Production
  • Compute the Cost of a Job using Job Order Costing
  • Determine and Dispose of Underapplied or Overapplied Overhead
  • Prepare Journal Entries for a Job Order Cost System
  • Explain How a Job Order Cost System Applies to a Nonmanufacturing Environment

Process Costing

  • Compare and Contrast Job Order Costing and Process Coasting
  • Explain and Identify Conversion Costs
  • Explain and Compute Equivalent Units and Total Cost of Production in an Initial Processing Stager
  • Explain and Compute Equivalent Units and Total Cost of Production in a Subsequent Processing Stager
  • Prepare Journal Entries for a Process Costing System

Activity-Based, Variable, and Absorption Costing

  • Calculate Predetermined Overhead and Total Cost under the Traditional Allocation Method?
  • Describe and Identify Cost Drivers
  • Calculate Activity-Based Product Costs
  • Compare and Contrast Traditional and Activity-Based Costing Systems
  • Compare and Contrast Variable and Absorption Costing

Budgeting

  • Describe How and Why Managers Use Budgets
  • Prepare Operating Budgets
  • Prepare Financial Budgets
  • Prepare Flexible Budgets
  • Explain How Budgets Are Used to Evaluate Goals

Standard Costs and Variances

  • Explain How and Why a Standard Cost Is Developed
  • Compute and Evaluate Materials Variances
  • Compute and Evaluate Labor Variances
  • Compute and Evaluate Overhead Variances
  • Describe How Companies Use Variance Analysis

Responsibility Accounting and Decentralization

  • Differentiate between Centralized and Decentralized Management
  • Describe How Decision-Making Differs between Centralized and Decentralized Environments
  • Describe the Types of Responsibility Centers
  • Describe the Effects of Various Decisions on Performance Evaluation of Responsibility Centers

Short-Term Decision Making

  • Identify Relevant Information for Decision Making
  • Evaluate and Determine Whether to Accept or Reject a Special Order
  • Evaluate and Determine Whether to Make or Buy a Component
  • Evaluate and Determine Whether to Keep or Discontinue a Segment or Product
  • Evaluate and Determine Whether to Sell or Process Further
  • Evaluate and Determine How to Make Decisions When Resources Are Constrained

Capital Budgeting Decisions

  • Describe Capital Investment Decisions and How They Are Applied
  • Evaluate the Payback and Accounting Rate of Return in Capital Investment Decisions
  • Explain the Time Value of Money and Calculate Present and Future Values of Lump Sums and Annuities
  • Use Discounted Cash Flow Models to Make Capital Investment Decisions
  • Compare and Contrast Non-Time Value-Based Methods and Time Value-Based Methods in Capital Investment Decisions

Balanced Scorecard and Other Performance Measures

  • Explain the Importance of Performance Measurement
  • Identify the Characteristics of an Effective Performance Measure
  • Evaluate an Operating Segment or a Project Using Return on Investment, Residual Income, and Economic Value Added
  • Describe the Balanced Scorecard and Explain How it is Used

Sustainability Reporting

  • Describe Sustainability and the Way It Creates Business Value
  • Identify User Needs for Information
  • Discuss Examples of Major Sustainability Initiatives
  • Future Issues in Sustainability

What Is Included in the Managerial Accounting Certificate Course

This all-inclusive Managerial Accounting Certificate Course Online package includes:

  • Registration for the Managerial Accounting Certificate Course Online
  • Access to a Faculty Member to provide you with personal teaching assistance
  • Textbook: Managerial Accounting: Principles of Accounting, Volume 2: Managerial Accounting (e-book edition)
  • Downloadable Managerial Accounting Certificate personalized with your name and the seal of the International Association of Professions Career College which you may print
  • (Optional) Opportunity to order official certificates printed on fine linen paper and embossed with the gold seal of the college
  • (Optional) 2024 membership in the IAPO International Organization of Business Professionals for only $2.99 per month

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Managerial Accounting and Your Career

Do you thrive when decisions are made carefully, after pouring over the best available information? Are you fascinated by all of the different factors that dictate how well a business performs, and how each move made by decision-makers has a variety of impacts? Do you want to help decision-makers uncover and organize information that will lead to a more profitable organization?

If you answered ‘yes’ to the questions above, this introductory managerial accounting certificate course might be a perfect fit for you!

This course will provide you with a comprehensive introduction to managerial accounting, and will have you well on your way to applying to skills and methods of managerial accountants no matter your prior experience or knowledge. Whether you are a prospective accounting student, a business owner who is committed to making better decisions, a career changer, or simply seeking to enhance your understanding of financial management and control, our Managerial Accounting Certificate Course welcomes all who are fascinated by the intersection of financial data and business decision making.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, managerial accountants:

● Combine accounting and financial information to guide business decision making
● Understand financial and nonfinancial data and how to integrate information
● Prepare budgets and evaluate performance
● Help organizations plan the cost of doing business
● Work with financial managers on asset management

The information that managerial accountants prepare through all of the activities listed above is internal to the organization they are working for: any reports, forecasts, budgets, and other work done by a managerial accountant will be used internally by business managers, leadership and other decision makers.
Managerial accountants are indispensable to their employers, which is reflected in an impressive median annual salary of $73,062 according to Indeed.com.

This is a career that requires higher education. In order to gain employment in managerial accounting, managerial accountants typically need at least a bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance or economics. Many accountants also pursue additional certification, such as a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) license in order to expand their career opportunities.

Before investing years of time and thousands of dollars in advanced degrees, an introductory course such as this can give you the opportunity to learn core concepts and gain insight into the discipline of managerial accounting to help you decide if this is a profession you wish to pursue.

For every student who takes this managerial accounting course from IAP Career College, we make a donation to textbook publisher OpenStax, part of Rice University, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.

My experience with IAP Career College was exceptional! I loved how the courses get right to the main points and you learn so much in a short period of time.
Kari Miller, Ohsweken, Ontario

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  • Assurance to clients of your professionalism
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  • Higher earnings (according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in Certificates: A fast track to careers)

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Why Choose IAP Career College?

The International Association of Professions Career College (also known as IAP Career College) aims to offer the finest in affordable online certificate programs for dream careers.

The textbooks for most of our courses were developed by our parent company, the leading online publisher of career guide books on how to get started in a dream career, with an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau.

Our guides have been used as textbooks for more than a decade, and you can find them in the career centers and library collections of many famed colleges and universities – from the University of Texas to the Fashion Institute of Technology – as well as in numerous public libraries in cities from Vancouver to New York.

It can cost hundreds, or even thousands, of dollars to take other certificate programs. When we discovered online courses based on old editions of our career guides costing over $1,000.00, we knew it was time to offer our own online certificate programs.

Now, the leader in online career guides for dream careers, along with a team of respected academics, have created online certificate programs through IAP Career College, allowing you to study and earn a certificate from the comfort of your own home.

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We continue this tradition of excellence in online career education with the International Association of Professions Career College. Each of our career certificate programs has been developed to meet high academic standards, ensuring that as a graduate you can display with pride the certificate you will earn from the International Association of Professions Career College.

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  • How Much Money Do Managerial Accountants Make?
    Managerial accountants are indispensable to their employers, which is reflected in an impressive median annual salary of $73,062 according to Indeed.com. Many experienced managerial accountants earn more than $100,000 per year.
  • What Does a Managerial Accountant Do?
    According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, managerial accountants: combine accounting and financial information to guide business decision making; understand financial and nonfinancial data and how to integrate information; prepare budgets and evaluate performance; help organizations plan the cost of doing business; and work with financial managers on asset management. The information that managerial accountants prepare through all of the activities listed above is internal to the organization they are working for: any reports, forecasts, budgets, and other work done by a managerial accountant will be used internally by business managers, leadership and other decision makers.
  • How Do I Become a Managerial Accountant?
    This is a career that requires higher education. In order to gain employment in managerial accounting, managerial accountants typically need at least a bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance or economics. Many accountants also pursue additional certification, such as a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) license in order to expand their career opportunities. Before investing years of time and thousands of dollars in advanced degrees, an introductory course such as this can give you the opportunity to learn core concepts and gain insight into the discipline of managerial accounting to help you decide if this is a profession you wish to pursue.
  • What is the Managerial Accounting Certificate Course?
    In this part-time online managerial accounting certificate course, you will receive a comprehensive introduction to the discipline of managerial accounting. From the importance of managerial accounting for making informed business decisions, to information about budgeting and business analysis, this course will provide you with a strong foundation in managerial accounting. You will receive a Managerial Accounting Certificate when you successfully complete this course. This online course has a recommended completion date of 8 weeks, however it may be completed in as little as 4 weeks or as long as 16 weeks. The course has been created to allow you to complete it without any teaching assistance, however as a student you have access to Faculty Members to provide you with personal teaching assistance and career advice.
  • What is IAP Career College?
    The International Association of Professions Career College (IAP Career College) is a leading online career college offering affordable online certificate courses and professional certifications for non-traditional and "dream" careers. When you take a part-time online certificate course with IAP Career College, you can schedule your learning around your life - you can work at your own pace, at the best times for you and from the comfort of your own home. IAP Career College and affiliated company FabJob Inc (the leading online publisher of guide books on how to get started in a dream career) have served over half a million career changers on six continents since 1999.