Accounting & Financial Skills For Lawyers

In our sophisticated and ever-evolving global economy and marketplace, lawyers, in addition to their legal expertise, often need basic accounting and financial skills to be effective. Accordingly, this three credit course is designed to provide a variety of “hands-on applications” of pertinent accounting and financial skills regarding accounting and taxation for entrepreneurs, partnerships and corporations; accounting for mergers and acquisitions; forensic accounting; accounting for managerial decisions and control and an overview of governmental and not-for-profit entities and the impact of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) on the audits and practices of publicly-traded corporations in the United States.
Credits: 3

Type: SEM

Pre-requisites: Accounting for Lawyers