Cost-Accounting Course

Get ready to become a cost accounting expert! Our five-day Cost Accounting Certification Training Course is the solution you have been looking for. You’ll discover the most effective strategies for evaluating key manufacturing costs and confidently apply these best practices in any situation.

Don’t let this opportunity pass you by to enhance your skill set and take charge of your career. Join us and solidify your position as a leader in your field. With our training, you will have the knowledge and ability to excel in cost accounting like never before, so register today!

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  • Learn industry recommended cost accounting procedures and best practices.
  • Receive training from a cost accounting professional with 30+ years of experience.
  • Four ways to learn: public classwebinarself-study, or on-site training.
  • Public class and webinar limited to four students for maximum learning.
  • Certificate and CPE credits issued on completion.
  • Cost: Five-day class $3,435.00.
  • Available discounts and grants.

What Will I Learn in the Cost Accounting Certification Training Course?

In the Cost Accounting Training Course, you will learn the accounting process used for recording, classifying, analyzing, summarizing, allocating, and evaluating all key costs, including inventory valuation, job costing, production process costing, standard costing, and fixed costs such overhead and depreciation of capital equipment, to enable management to consider various alternative courses of action and control of costs based on cost efficiency and company capability. 


What is Cost Accounting and Its Purpose?

Cost Accounting provides the detailed information management needs to control current operations and plan for the future.


Why Is Cost Accounting Important?

Management uses this information to decide how to allocate resources to the most efficient and profitable business areas.


What Will You Learn in this Cost Accounting Class?

In Module One, you will learn the uses of cost accounting information, the ethical responsibilities and certification requirements for management accountants, corporate governance, the 

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Cost Accounting Certification Training Course Outline

Module One: Introduction to Cost Accounting

  • Uses of Cost Accounting Information
    • Determining Product Costs and Pricing
    • Planning and Control
  • Professional Ethics, CMA Certification, and Corporate Governance
  • Relationship of Cost Accounting to Financial and Management Accounting
    • Costs of Goods Sold
    • Inventories
  • Elements of Manufacturing Costs
    • Direct Materials
    • Direct Labor
    • Factory Overhead
    • Summary of Manufacturing Costs
    • Flow of Costs
  • Illustration of Accounting for Manufacturing Costs
  • Cost Accounting Systems
    • Special Order
    • Continuous or Mass Production
    • Combination of Systems
    • Standard Costing
    • Illustration of a Job Order Cost System
    • Work in Process in the Manufacturing Statement

Module Two: Accounting for Materials

  • Materials Control
    • Physical Control of Materials
    • Controlling the Investment in Materials
  • Materials Control Procedures
    • Materials Control Personnel
    • Control during Procurement
    • Control during Storage and Issuance

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Cost Accounting Certification Training Course Public Class and Webinar Schedule

  • Monday – Friday, May 27-31, 2024 Full
  • Monday – Friday, June 24-28, 2024
  • Monday – Friday, July 22-26, 2024
  • Monday – Friday, August 26-30, 2024
  • Monday – Friday, September 23-27, 2024
  • Monday – Friday, October 21-25, 2024
  • Monday – Friday, November 18-22, 2024
  • Monday – Friday, December 16-20, 2024

Cost Accounting Certification Training Course CPE Credits DIsclosure

Scheduled dates don’t work for you? Schedule your own start date (subject to availability).  Contact customer service to check date availability at info@academyofbus

Recommended CPE credit: 40
Recommended field of study: Managerial Accounting
Program level: Advanced.
Advance preparation: None
Additional disclosure information

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relationship of cost accounting to financial and management accounting, and the three basic elements of manufacturing costs. In Module Two, you will learn to recognize the two basic aspects of materials control, to specify internal control for materials, to account for materials and relate materials accounting to the general ledger, to account for inventories in a just-in-time (lean production) system, and to account for scrap materials, spoiled goods, and defective work.

In Module Three, you will learn to distinguish between the features of an hourly rate and piece-rate plans, specify procedures for controlling labor costs, account for labor costs and payroll taxes, prepare accruals for payroll earnings and taxes, and account for special problems in labor costing.

In Module Four, you will learn to identify cost behavior patterns, separate semi-variable costs into variable and fixed components, prepare a budget for factory overhead costs, account for actual factory overhead, distribute service department factory overhead costs to production departments, apply factory overhead using predetermined rates, and account for actual and applied factory overhead.

In Module Five, you will learn to recognize the differences between job order and process cost accounting systems, to compute unit costs in a process cost system, to assign costs to inventories using equivalent units of production with the average cost method, and to prepare a cost of production summary and journal entries.

In Module Six, you will learn to compute unit costs when materials are not added uniformly throughout the process, to account for units lost in the production process, account for units gained in the production process, to assign costs to inventories, using the first-in, first-out method, and to identify the methods used to apportion joint costs products and account for by-products.

In Module Seven, you will learn to explain the general principles involved in the budgeting process, to identify and prepare the components of the master budget, to identify and prepare components of the flexible budget, and to explain the procedures to determine standard amounts of factory overhead at different levels of production.

In Module Eight, you will learn to describe the different standards used in determining standard costs, to determine procedures for recording standard costs, to compute and analyze variances, to prepare journal entries to record variances, to examine and interpret variances, to recognize the features of a standard cost system, to account for standard costs in a departmentalized factory, to distinguish between actual and applied factory overhead, to compute variances using the two-variance method, to compute variances using the four-variance method, and to compute variances using the three-variance method.

In Module Nine, you will learn to perform job-order costing for service businesses, prepare budgets for service businesses, apply activity-based costing for a service firm, compare the results of cost allocations using simplified costing versus activity-based costing,  prepare a balanced score-card for various business entities, and determine the cost of quality.

In Module Ten, you will learn to compute net income under variable and absorption costing, discuss the merits and limitations of variable costing, define segment profitability and distinguish between direct and indirect costs, to compute the break-even point and the target volume needed to earn a certain profit, to calculate the contribution margin ratio and the margin of safety ratio, to discuss the impact of income tax on break-even computations, to use differential analysis to make special decisions. and to identify techniques for analyzing and controlling distribution costs.