Accounting and Financial Analysis for Non-Accountants

Course Code: AFA101
Day: Sat Time: 11:00-12:50 Hours: 20 Sessions: 10 Instructional Language: English Location: In-Person (Tokyo)

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Course Description

Accounting and Financial Analysis for non-Accountants is managerially oriented and focused on key aspects of accounting. It teaches students how to post, read, analyze and interpret financial accounting data to make informed business decisions. This course aims to give non-accountants an overview of what occurs in the accounting department from posting of entries to analysis of financial data. At the end of this course, students should have a strong understanding on how the accounting world operates. The first half of the course focuses on accounting processes. Students learn the process of preparing financial statements (Income Statement, Balance Sheet and Statement of Cash Flows) from business transactions. The second half of the course focuses on the analysis of the financial data. Students learn the basic ratios necessary to conduct financial analysis. This course uses materials on US accounting practices.

Learning Objectives

1. The accounting process in which financial statements are prepared.
2. Basic skills of financial statement analysis.
3. Interpretation of the financial statements.

Who should take this course

A non-accountant who has interface with the accounting department or needs to read financial data in the daily work of the company.


No required textbook - Handout will be provided by the instructor


Toshiki Onozuka

Instructor Biography

Toshiki Onozuka holds a MBA from Foster School of Business at the University of Washington, and a CPA from the Washington State Board of Accountancy. His work experience ranges from a 27 year career in diverse accounting and finance roles in ExxonMobil (1977 to 2004) to working as a controller for Walt Disney Japan (2005 to 2012) including a three year supervisory responsibility for the accounting function in Walt Disney Korea. In addition to management-related tasks, he has accumulated a wealth of experience in a diversity of accounting and finance-related jobs while working for Controller's, Treasurer's, Strategic Planning and the SAP Project team. Toshiki has been teaching accounting courses at Temple University Japan Campus since the year 2000. Between 2013 and 2014, he was invited as visiting professor to give lectures on International Financial Reporting Standards and other accounting courses at Tashkent Financial Institute in Uzbekistan where he is also currently honorary professor.