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ABCs of Financials

ABCs of Financials


ABCs of Financials is a component of the CWRU Administrative Professional Series (CAPS). It provides participants with a basic understanding of the accounting structure, system and concepts used to manage the daily financial transactions and flow of money at the university. In this class, participants will:

  • Review basic accounting concepts and how they relate to fiscal responsibilities at CWRU
  • Discuss Chartfields and how they function in the CWRU accounting system
  • Define the role of the General Ledger 

This class is a core class for the Certificate of Achievement in Financial Management.


  • Participants must register for classes in order to attend.
  • Participants must provide at least 24 hours' notice to the CAPS management team if they are unable to attend. To cancel, email
  • If a a participant fails to cancel his or her attendance at least 24 hours' in advance of the class, a $25 no-show fee will be charged to his or her department.
  • All CAPS classes will start at the time scheduled. Registrants should five to ten minutes early in order to be prepared for class.
  • Registrants who are more than 10 minutes late for a class or who depart 10 minutes early from a class will not receive certification credit for the course. If time accommodations need to be made, registrants should email at least 24 hours' prior to the scheduled start time.