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PEMA 2020 - Accounting and Finance for the Maintenance Manager

Maintenance Management Part-time Studies Course

School of Energy

Course Details

This course is equivalent to PEMAC Maintenance Management Certification Module 4: Financial Management for the Maintenance Manager. This module focuses on the application of accounting and finance principles as it pertains to the maintenance management role. The module will give you an understanding in the foundation principles of accounting and cover the four main pillars of accounting knowledge the maintenance manager needs to support a successful maintenance department. These four main pillars are: Project Analysis, Budgeting/Forecasting, Cost Analysis for Managerial Decisions and MRO Inventory.

Prerequisite(s)

PEMA 1000

Credits

2.5

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  • List the 4 Pillars, or financial activities, that are key to the maintenance department's contribution to financial success of the company.
  • Perform a cost-volume-profit analysis.
  • Build a financial case for purchasing needed equipment (capital projects) based on payback, Internal Rate of Return, or Net Present Value.
  • Define financial and management accounting as well as the key principles and terminologies that are relevant to the work of the maintenance manager.
  • Read and understand corporate financial statements.
  • Define the key terms necessary to relate typical budgeting and spending activities to the financial statement of a company. Examples include: balance sheet, income statement, double entry accounting, assets, liabilities, revenues, expenses, chart of accounts, depreciation and amortization.
  • Participate productively in all phases of the budget cycle: planning, spending, analyzing costs and making corrections.
  • Discuss the limitations of using financial accounting information in measuring performance.
  • Evaluate short-term managerial decisions using relevant costs.

Effective as of Winter 2016

Related Programs

PEMA 2020 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Energy

  1. Maintenance Management Professional
    Part-time   

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