Professional Certificate

Financial Accounting

Increase your confidence as a business decision-maker and team contributor by sharpening your financial accounting skills. eRasmussen has developed the Financial Accounting Professional Certificate to help you stay up to date in the world of finance.

The digital economy is always evolving, and gaining fundamental skills beyond a degree is essential to continuous learning. 1

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Understand Fundamental Accounting Processes

Through earning this Professional Certificate, you will learn how to understand and analyze financial statements. Accounting principles are taught through the fundamentals of bookkeeping, including asset valuation, classification of accounts, notes, payroll liabilities and monthly adjustments. Specific to corporations and partnerships, there is an emphasis placed on corporate accounting, investing in debt and equity securities, financial and cash-flow analysis, and overall decision-making.

By taking these eRasmussen courses, you will gain in-demand skills that are essential for a career in accounting and advantageous for anyone with a financial decision-making role. Business is everywhere, so these skills can transfer to a variety of organizations or leadership roles.


Evolve your career

Cultivate in-demand, relevant job skills quickly and increase your potential without an overwhelming investment of time or money.

Prepare for Key Business Responsibilities

Strengthen your financial accounting skills and help enhance your status as a trusted member of your organization, from financial statements to payroll and monthly assets.

Upskill Your Career

Knowing how to complete financial statement analysis and understanding accounting methods are essential to every business—and can help you advance your career.

Build Your Resume

Accountant and auditor professions are projected to grow 6% between 2018-2028. 7


What You Will Learn

  • COURSE 1

    Financial Accounting I

    • Define accounting objectives and their relation to business
    • Learn the fundamental principles of bookkeeping
    • Analyze trial balance, working papers, financial statements and completing an accounting cycle
    • Devise methods of valuing assets, including property, plant and equipment, inventory and accounts receivable
    • Explore the classification of accounts, notes, payroll liabilities and monthly adjustments
  • COURSE 2

    Financial Accounting II

    • Analyze financial statements for partnerships and corporations
    • Learn about corporate accounting and corporate issuing
    • Examine investing in debt and equity securities
    • Develop the ability to review financial and cash-flow analyses
    • Enhance decision-making skills in a business setting
    • Explore manufacturing accounting methods used for budgeting and forecasting
A business team collaborates over a laptop to help define their accounting strategy.
Gain relevant financial skills to help move your career forward.

Two Courses

Completing these courses will qualify you for the Professional Certificate. Show your proficiency by sharing your badges and certificate on your resume or LinkedIn®.



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Why Rasmussen

Affordable and Convenient

Engaging content such as videos, infographics and interactive elements emphasize skill mastery, not just theory. Earning a Professional Certificate means quickly realizing the benefits of your new proficiencies with validated skill competencies to showcase on your resume.

Plus, all of the eRasmussen Professional Certificates are available to everyone with no costs or fees to help support our community of motivated learners.



  • Career training that’s easy to manage

    • No cost to you 6
    • Cloud-based and available on your time
    • Average completion time per course is just six to eight hours 3
    • Easily digestible content units (45–90 minutes), including video, imagery and interactive elements that keep you engaged
    • Our courses save your progress in real time, allowing you to pause your work and complete it later

2 courses

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  • About Enrollment

    About Enrollment

    • When can I register?

      Registration and enrollment are on demand and always available.
    • After enrolling, when will I receive additional details?

      After payment is processed, it may take a few minutes, but the course will become available on your dashboard. At this time, all coursework will be available to you.
    • Is financial aid available?

      No, financial aid is not available for Professional Certificates. Some employers, however, reimburse students for professional development. Check with your human resources or professional development team to see whether you qualify.
    • What is the refund policy?

      All of the eRasmussen Personal Certificates are available at no cost to you. 6
    • Who can enroll?

      eRasmussen Professional Certificate courses are available to individuals seeking professional development in the United States except California.
  • About Access

    About Access

    • How long will I have access to this online course?

      You will have access to each course in which you’re registered for 90 days after the registration date.

    • How long does the program take to complete?

      Individual courses are estimated to take about four to six hours to complete.

    • Are extensions granted if requested?

      No. Sufficient time to complete coursework has been built into each course of the Professional Certificate. If a course is not finished and a learner wants to re-enroll to complete it, they will have to register for the course again and restart from the beginning.

    • What are the technical requirements to access online courses?

      A fully functional PC or Mac® computer capable of running a Windows® virtual machine is required. ChromeBooks®, Android® devices, tablets and mobile phones are not recommended. An internet downstream connection speed of 2 Mbps or higher is strongly recommended.

      The following web browsers are formally supported and tested:

      • With PCs running Windows OS:

        • Firefox®
        • Microsoft Edge®
        • Google Chrome®
      • With Mac computers running OS X:

        • Google Chrome
        • Firefox
    • Can course materials be downloaded to save for later use?

      The materials used in this course—including video lessons, quizzes and tests—are copyrighted. They are intended for individual use by registered learner. Unauthorized or illegal use, or attempted unauthorized or illegal use, of these materials may result in a suspension and/or cancellation of the user’s account.

  • About Courses

    About Courses

    • Do courses or Professional Certificates qualify as credits toward a degree?

      No. These are non-credit, non-degree resources intended for professional development. Although courses apply toward Professional Certificates, neither the courses nor the Certificates transfer toward a degree.

    • Do courses or Professional Certificates qualify for Continuing Education Units (CEU)?

      No. These are intended for individual professional development, but do not qualify for CEUs.

    • How many courses are there for the Financial Accounting Professional Certificate?

      There are two courses for the Financial Accounting Professional Certificate.

    • Are there prerequisites for this Certificate?

      No, there are no prerequisites for any courses toward Professional Certificates.

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  1. The content and professional certificates offered under eRasmussen are different from the academic programs offered by Rasmussen University. Professional certificates are intended for the purposes of professional development and training and are not intended to prepare individuals for entry-level employment. They are non-credit, non-accredited, non-licensed and are not intended to transfer to any institution of higher education.

  2. Source: Labor Insight Jobs (Burning Glass Technologies)

  3. Students must complete all work in the assessment within 90 days.

  4. A refund totaling the amount paid for an individual course will be issued to any participant who requests cancellation within 7 calendar days of starting a course. No badge or certificate will be issued for courses where a participant requests a refund, even if the work was completed prior to the end of the 7-day trial timeframe. Payments are made via PayPal and refunds will be issued via PayPal.

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  6. eRasmussen will extend access to its online non-credit courses at no cost. No prior or future commitment is required. Professional Certificates are intended for the purposes of professional development and training and are not intended to prepare individuals for entry-level employment. They are non-credit, non-accredited, non-licensed and are not intended to transfer to any institution of higher education.

  7. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, [career information accessed July 14, 2020]
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