This five-week course is designed to teach accounting and finance basics for the non-accountant, and from a craft brewery perspective. Topics include brewery cash-flow management, accounting for inventory, overhead expenses and cost of goods sold, forecasting brewery capital requirements, understanding profit margins, and excise and income-tax basics. Guest speakers from the local craft beer community will round out the course by discussing how financial information has assisted in making key strategic decisions for their brewery.
Students must have completed Exploring Craft Beer before taking this course.There is no class on Wednesday, Nov. 23.
This course is part of the Professional Certificate in the Business of Craft Beer through SDSU’s College of Extended Studies.