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Designed for Non-Financial Managers

Financial management made simple for entrepreneurs, business owners and any individual interested in learning bookkeeping basics to better understand financial reports and statements. No accounting experience required, but participants will be expected to do prep work outside of class.

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Tuesdays 5:30-7:30 p.m.
February 15-March 22, 2022
6 Weeks


In-Person Classes
Marinette Campus


$299 for all 6 Weeks
(excluding coursebooks)

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Take the Next Step in Your Career

Gain a Competitive Edge

Upon successful completion of this 6-week certificate program, you will receive an exclusive UW-Green Bay credential, a digital badge validating your accomplishment and signaling to employers your mastery of the curriculum. The digital badge can be featured on LinkedIn, your resume, email signature or website.
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The Future is Bright

Effective financial planning and management is critical to any new venture, particularly if you're an entrepreneur or would like to gain a deeper knowledge of the revenue drivers for your company or organization.

Entrepreneurship plays a vital role in the growth of the U.S. economy. 

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Supercharge Your Decision Making

This certificate is relevant to anyone who uses financial information to make business decisions, including:

  • Marketing or production managers
  • R&D and sales managers
  • Entrepreneurs and small business owners
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • First-time supervisors


Core Courses Dates Description
The Basics February 15, 2022 An overview of business types and audits
Financial Statements February 22, 2022 Reviewing balance sheets, income statements and statements of cash flow
Bookkeeping Topics March 1, 2022 Basic understanding of income and expenses as well as assets, liabilities and stockholder's equity, including business activity reporting
Financial Statement Analysis March 8, 2022 Learn how to analyze sales and earnings data, including inventory turnover and key short-term ratios
Budgeting March 15, 2022 How each type of budget fits into a master budget and aids decision-making
Annual Report Presentation March 22, 2022 A capstone project for the program is an annual report presentation

NOTE: Please purchase Accounting for Non-Accountants, 3rd Edition (#978-1402273049) and Study Guide and Workbook for Accounting for Non-Accountants (#978-0986099823from Amazon or another source.  


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Robin Kinzer West
President, West Ventures LLC

West Ventures specializes in accounting and bookkeeping services for small business and nonprofits. With experience in the finance world, as well as previous teaching experience, she will guide participants to a better understanding of the language of finance, and why it is important to have a grasp of its role in all aspects of your business or organization.

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We're Here To Help

"I understand you're juggling a lot — family, home, work. That's why if you have questions, I am here to help you find answers. No question too small."
– Linda Hornick, Program Specialist

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