|Financial Management - Accounting|
All courses in Finance are offered as elective credit. Mastery of business skills with project-based learning and leadership development activities through FBLA will give students a competitive edge for the global marketplace.
Introduction to Business and Technology
This course provides an overview of business and technology skills required for today's business environment. Knowledge of business principles, the impact of financial decisions, and technology proficiencies demanded by business combine to establish the foundations of this course. Students will learn essentials for working in a business environment, managing a business, and owning a business. Professional communication skills and practices, problem-solving, ethical and legal issues, and the impact of effective presentation skills are taught in this course as foundational knowledge to prepare students to be college- and career-ready. After mastery of the standards in this course, students should be prepared to earn an industry recognized credential: Microsoft Office Specialist for Word Core Certification.
Principles of Accounting I
In this course, students learn to perform accounting activities for sole proprietorships and corporations following generally accepted accounting procedures. Students will analyze business transactions and financial statements, perform payroll, examine the global perspective of accounting, and evaluate the effects of transactions on the economic health of a business. This course offers an introduction to the balance sheet; the general journal; the general ledger; classification and summary of income and expenses; and basic principles, terms, and procedures used in entering data in an accounting system. Additional emphasis is placed on journalizing, posting, checking of accounts, reconciling of bank statements, and working with adjustments and closing entries.
Principles of Accounting II
Prerequisite - Accounting I
This course builds on knowledge acquired in Accounting I. Students will perform accounting activities for partnerships and corporations following generally accepted accounting procedures. Uncollectible accounts, plant assets, inventory, notes payable and receivable, prepared and accrued expenses, and unearned and accrued revenues are analyzed and related adjustments are calculated. Students will apply accounting procedures to the formation, dissolution, and liquidation of business entities. In addition, students will apply managerial accounting techniques. This course provides advanced instruction in departmentalized accounting procedures, cash funds, depreciation, uncollected accounts, notes, payables, receivables, unearned revenue, corporation dividends and capital acquisition, manufacturing costs, break-even points, and electronic spreadsheet information. Computerized and manual accounting systems will be used.
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Letter from a Parent
I have wanted to contact you so many times to thank you for the time and energy you put into the Accounting Program at Brookwood. Alan learned so much under your leadership and went on to complete an Accounting degree at Mercer University in Macon. He is presently at Georgia State pursuing a Masters of Accountancy. He worked for a tax CPA all last year as a Senior in Macon and gained some “real life” experience.
After taking your first accounting course, he was set that he should pursue accounting as his career. Thank you again so much for the influence you had in his life. You truly made a lasting impression on him and encouraged him at a time in his life when encouragement was hard to find. I appreciate your commitment to Gwinnett County and to Brookwood students in particular.
I hope your year has started well and you have interested as well as capable students. I wish you the best always and again thank you for the impact you had in Alan’s life.
Parent of GCPS Accounting Student
Alan has now completed his Masters of Accountancy from Georgia State and is now looking for employment.
- Accounting Clerk
- Accounting Supervisor
- Adjustment Clerk
- Assistant Treasurer
- Budget Analyst
- Budget Manager
- Billing Supervisor
- Merger & Acquisitions Manager
- Price Analyst
- Collections Executive
- Investment Executive
- Chief Financial Officer
- Finance Director
- Certified Public Accountant
- Accounts Receivable Clerk
- Cost Accountant
- Financial Accountant
- Billing Clerk
- Payroll Accounting Clerk