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Certificate in Accounting and Finance

Certificate in Accounting and Finance


The Certificate in Accounting and Finance course at CTS College is designed to provide participants with comprehensive and hands-on training in essential accounting principles, practices and software tools. This programme is ideal for individuals seeking to acquire practical accounting skills for employment or career advancement. Participants will acquire a strong foundation in both accounting and finance concepts, enhancing their proficiency in utilising accounting software for a range of financial activities.


Upon completion of this programme, students would be able to:

  • Understand fundamental accounting concepts, principles, and terminology
  • Prepare and interpret financial statements, including balance sheets, income statements, and cash flow statements
  • Apply accounting principles to record transactions accurately and maintain financial records
  • Perform reconciliations and process adjustments
  • Test balances, audit balances and transactions
  • Analyse financial data to make informed business decisions
  • Understand taxation


Below are some of the main features of this course:

  • Short duration - can be completed in only 8 weeks (1 class/week)
  • Competitive rates with flexible payment plans
  • Experienced lecturer with excellent student support
  • Online classes which are also recorded for further review
  • Support group via WhatsApp with the lecturer, programme manager and students

Target Audience

This course is perfect for:

  • Accounting staff
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Persons desirous of learning a new skill

Entry Requirements

Students are expected to meet the following requirements in order to start this course:

  • Intermediary Microsoft Office experience including Microsoft Excel
  • 1 Year work experience in a related field
  • Working knowledge of accounting terms such as double entry, debit, credit, assets, liabilities, income and expenses, trial balance, balance sheet and income statement

Course Content

The following would be covered in this course:

1: Introduction to Accounting Principles

  • Basic concepts of accounting
  • Double-entry accounting system
  • Accounting equations and principles
  • Chart of accounts and account classification

2: Recording Financial Transactions

  • Journal entries and ledger maintenance
  • Debits and credits
  • Posting to the general ledger
  • Trial balance and its significance

3: Reconciliations

  • Bank and cash reconciliation process
  • Ledger reconciliations
  • Adjusting entries

4: Auditing and Testing

  • Identifying inconsistencies
  • Tracking and tracing transactions
  • Testing controls
  • Standard operating procedures
  • Building out a monthly and yearly audit file

5: Financial Statements

  • Balance sheet preparation and analysis
  • Income statement preparation and analysis
  • Statement of cash flows
  • Interpreting financial ratios

6: Analysing Financial Data

  • Financial statement analysis techniques
  • Ratio analysis for performance evaluation
  • Identifying financial trends and implications

7: Taxation

  • Understand the relevant payroll and income taxes
  • Computations
  • Submitting returns
  • Deadlines and penalties


Course Offering

Day Time Duration Contact Hours Cost Lecturer
Saturday 09:00 am to 12:00 pm 8-Weeks 24 hours $1,200.00 Ms. Risha Ferdinand

Session - Saturday (09:00 am to 12:00 pm)

Session Start Date End Date
Session 1 Saturday, May 25, 2024 Saturday, July 13, 2024
Session 2 Saturday, August 24, 2024 Saturday, October 19, 2024

Delivery Mode

Online Classes

This course will be delivered via live online classes. Students will be provided with a link to join the class as well as other relevant instructions at least one day before the start of each class. These classes are also recorded - therefore students have the option to review the course content as often as they like.

Additional Info


Students would be required to complete the following assessment(s) for this course:

  • Quizzes
  • Assignments
  • Final Project


In order to receive the CTS College certificate of completion or participation for this course, students must attend a minimum of 75% of classes and pay any outstanding fees. Where applicable, students who do not meet the necessary assessment requirements, but attended the required amount of classes would receive a CTS College certificate of participation.

Certificates would be provided in digital format which would allow students to access, print and share their certificates 24/7 on demand. For more information on our digital certificates please click here.

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Fees & Payment


This course is offered at the affordable price of $1,200. In order to start the course, students must pay a minimum of 50% before the first class.

Payment Plans

Students can be given a payment plan where the initial downpayment is made, with an arrangement for the remaining balance to be paid over the duration of the course. Please feel free to contact us to discuss a payment plan customised for you.

Payment Methods

The following table shows the details for the 4 convenient ways to pay the CTS College fees for this programme:

Payment Method Details
Linx Paid at the Administration Office
Credit Card Paid at the Administration Office

Paid at the Administration Office

Made Payable to CTS College

Online Bank Transfer

Paid via Online Banking

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Student Support


At CTS College, we believe in crafting an extraordinary student experience. This is why we have selected Ms. Risha Ferdinand to facilitate the Certificate in Accounting and Finance course. Ms. Ferdinand not only imparts knowledge, but creates a learning experience where students feel valued and appreciated. She is also committed to shaping a transformative learning journey and creating an educational adventure that goes beyond the ordinary.

Risha Ferdinand is a seasoned Business Growth Strategist with a rich background spanning 16 years in Finance and Accounting. For over a decade she has successfully navigated the entrepreneurial landscape, serving as the CEO of Strategic Business Management Agency (SBMA) and the visionary founder of a thriving retail chain.

In addition to her entrepreneurial ventures, Risha is a respected Lecturer, International Speaker, and the Owner of a popular TV show. Her academic achievements include a Business Administration Degree from the University of Hertfordshire. She is also a proud member of the Forbes BLK community, further highlighting her influence and impact in the business world.

Risha's innovative approach and expertise have garnered recognition on an international scale. She was honored as one of the Female Disruptors in the United States of America by the esteemed Authority Magazine. Her insights have been featured in prominent publications and magazines such as The Ticker News, Voyage Ohio, Shout Out Atlanta, Paradise Pulse Magazine, Women of Excellence and Exposure. Her commitment to excellence and dedication to her craft continue to inspire others in the industry.

Programme Management

The programme management team is responsible for the management of this course. If you would like further information or clarification on this programme please contact:

Ms. Kelly Ann Bholasingh
Programme Manager
Phone: (868) 360-3209 / (868) 740-9095

E-mail: Certifications@CTSCollege.com

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