Accounting Fundamentals: The Basics of Accounting in Construction

Many business people do not understand accounting, its processes and its methodologies This course, designed specifically for non-accounting personnel, guides participants through basic and elementary accounting procedures used to produce financial reports. Those who attend this course will learn and understand how the financial statements are developed and the controls and checks used to assure reliability in those financial statements.


The course is worth 1 Gold Seal Credit

Accounting Fundamentals will help you understand:

  • Why accountants do what they do
  • Improve basic accounting knowledge
  • Accounting terms and definitions
  • Basic financial statements and internal reports
  • Accounting processes
  • Standards and principles
  • Risk management

CCA Member $299 (+GST) Non-Member $399 (+GST)

December 1 & 2, 2021 - 9AM - 1PM

2 Virtual 1/2 Day Sessions

Additional Details

This 2- ½-day instructor-led live webinar, Gold Seal approved course, specifically focuses on what accountants do, how they do it and why they do what they do. This is not a sit and listen event. It is an interactive course with hands-on exercises that walk participants through each step of the financial process. Practical examples and exercises demonstrate the sources, uses, preparation and analyses of financial reports. They take home the comprehensive course manual filled with accounting methodologies and processes needed for a thorough understanding of financial reports.

Accounting is a language unto itself and, thankfully, non-financial personnel, and other employees with financial responsibility, can learn to be conversant with the key terminology – this course gives them a basic knowledge and understanding of the financial terminology.

Every employee can benefit from this course especially those who have little or no experience in accounting.

This course is delivered in partnership between your local construction association and other associations throughout Western Canada. You’ll be participating in a cohort with industry peers from across these regions.

Wayne Newell 

For over 35 years Wayne Newell served in senior financial leadership roles and worked with companies in Canada, the United States and the Caribbean. His experiences and expertise, shared with many companies, has helped owners, managers, employees and businesses grow. In doing so, he has amassed a library of knowledge on what makes a successful contracting company.

In the past eighteen years he has presented his exclusive Construction Management Courses to over 3,400 construction professionals from St. John’s to Victoria. He was awarded his Certified Management Accountant (CMA now CPA) designation in 1972.

This course is highly interactive, you must have the following:

  • Computer or laptop with webcam: This course will involve on-screen interaction with your instructor and classmates, reading/viewing on-screen content like slides or videos, and interacting via typing with questions or responses. For this reason, you must have a webcam and use a full computer/laptop, and we do not permit students to attend using a tablet or cell phone.
  • A quiet space with minimal distractions: Please plan to be fully engaged in the class, and clear your work schedule just as you would for an in-class program.

Cancellation Policy:

Payment is non-refundable for cancellations made within 5 business days of the course, or non-attendance on the day. Complimentary substitution of another member of your company is accepted. If CCA has to postpone or cancel courses due to insufficient enrolment, CCA will refund the registration fee or, if possible, the attendee may choose to move to an identical session in the future.


Did you know!!  Eligible employers can get government funding to help employees access training opportunities. The Canada-Alberta Job Grant will give you up to 2/3 of the registration fee (up to $10,000/employee/fiscal year) for training. Whether taking one course or a combination of courses, the total training must be a minimum of 21 hours and be completed within 52 weeks.