Finance & Financial Management
Prepared for immediate employment, advanced certifications, and further education
Who Can Attend
This class is typically available to students in grades 11-12.
Prerequisites: All students must successfully complete an Information Management course.
What To Do Next?
This program consists of courses in Accounting and Advanced Accounting, where students will be introduced to the theory and practice of accounting and financial reporting.
In Accounting, students will complete all phases of the accounting cycle, including:
- Collecting and verifying source documents
- Analyzing and journalizing transactions
- Posting transaction data to ledger accounts
- Preparing a trial balance, worksheets and financial statements
- Recording, adjusting and closing entries and preparing a post-closing trial balance
Advanced Accounting is designed to help students develop in-depth knowledge of the principles of accounting, with more emphasis being placed on financial statements and accounting records. The course is a study of previously-learned principles as they apply to more complicated types of business organizations. Students will become familiar with specialized fields of accounting, including:
- Cost accounting
- Tax accounting
- Payroll accounting
- Managerial accounting
- Financial projections / interpretations
Financial programs range from personal finance and money management to corporate accounting with an emphasis on the use of the technology and computerized accounting to analyze financial data. Students enrolled in this program have the opportunity to compete at the regional, state and national levels in Business Professionals of America (BPA) in contests such as Fundamental Accounting, Advanced Accounting, Payroll Accounting, Personal Financial Management, Banking and Finance, and Financial Analyst Team, among others, which allows them to attend workshops, network with business students from around the country, and experience travel. Many students have achieved national recognition in BPA.
Finance & Financial Management is offered at:
- Marquette Senior High School
- Negaunee High School
- Westwood High School