In this course, the accounting equation of Assets = Liabilities + Shareholder Equity is expanded upon to understand how debits and credits are used to stay in balance. Core accounting tools are presented, including t-accounts, ledgers, journals and trial balances.
You will gain an understanding of how each of these tools interacts with one another and its distinct purpose in an accounting system. There are many opportunities for hands-on practice in this course.
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Erik is currently an Accounting Professor at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo. Formerly, Mr. Slayter served as Division Controller for the San Luis Obispo County division of Waste Connections, Inc. (NYSE: WCN). Prior to Mr. Slayter’s work for Waste Connections, he was Controller and MIS Director for Waller Genetics, a leading horticultural research company based in Santa Barbara County, California. Mr. Slayter’s M.B.A. and degree in Accounting were both earned from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo. Mr. Slayter holds an active Certified Public Accountant license from the State of California. Mr. Slayter serves as founder and President of CCSoccer Corp., a non-profit recreational, adult soccer league.
Professor : Cal Poly San Luis Obispo - [2003-01 to Current]
District Controller : Waste Connections - [2002-10 to 2008-09]
Controller : Waller Genetics - [1997-10 to 2001-09]
Accountant : Shilling & Kenyon Accountants - [1993-10 to 1997-10]
Accountant : KPMG - [1992-06 to 1993-10]
MBA, Business : California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo - [2006 to 2008]
BS, Accounting : California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo - [1988 to 1992]