Surgent Partners With AME Learning to Offer Suite of Introductory Accounting Courses
The partnership expands Surgent IQ’s offering of skills-based online training courses to support professionals without traditional accounting and finance backgrounds
Surgent announced the expansion of, its online learning center, Surgent IQ’s Partnership Program to include a suite of introductory accounting courses from AME Learning. This partnership brings the powerful combination of AME Learning’s expertise in introductory accounting instruction and their interactive online learning platform, AME Engage, to a new audience of current and aspiring accounting and finance professionals through Surgent IQ. In turn, these career-building educational courses extend Surgent IQ’s offering to meet the needs of professionals with atypical educational backgrounds.
The accounting industry is changing, as new technologies are automating previously manual processes and demands for expert data insights accelerate. As part of this evolution, many accounting and finance roles are now being filled by professionals with non-traditional educational backgrounds. This new line of foundational courses from Surgent IQ gives these professionals the industry know-how they need to succeed.
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“As we continue to grow Surgent IQ, and build it into the go-to place for professional development, we look to partner with companies that put user experience at their forefront” said Elizabeth Kolar, Executive Vice President of Surgent, a KnowFully Learning Group Company. “AME Learning is a fantastic example of such a company, and as we see the market asking for easily accessible, foundational accounting training, we strongly believe that our joint offering will help meet the needs of professionals across the globe.”
AME Learning’s AME Engage platform, already in use at over 70 higher education institutions, incorporates the best of cognitive science, technology, and learning principles into an active learning approach that emphasizes constant decision-making, real-world examples, and experience over memorization.
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Their patented Accounting Map tutorials are the foundation of the learning system. Using a logical, visually-based approach, the platform translates accounting concepts into common experiences and terminology that make it easily understandable to learners with little or no accounting or finance background.
The series of hands-on, online, and self-paced courses will include:
- Financial Accounting Fundamentals – a foundational course designed to give future professionals at all levels the foundational financial accounting knowledge to analyze a company’s potential or prepare their financial statements. This course covers a range of topics from determining profit or loss to understanding financial statements to evaluating the health and viability of a business.
- Accounting Fundamentals for Bookkeeping – an accelerated course designed to give current and aspiring bookkeepers the skills necessary to prepare and maintain accounting records for a business, from individual transactions to final financial statements. Specific attention will be given to the accounting cycle, cash flows and cash maintenance, and recording payroll liabilities – one of the more complex transactions regularly recorded.
- Small Business Accounting Fundamentals – an interactive training course that concentrates on giving small business owners the financial literacy they need to price their product, understand their costs, and operate at a profit. This course will also cover the fundamentals of implementing successful business strategies that improve viability.
“The strength of AME Learning is our proven approach to helping non-financial learners quickly raise their accounting and financial literacy and apply it to their working lives. Surgent IQ is the perfect partner to help AME reach a broader range of professionals and help them succeed on their chosen career paths,” said Kevin Martindale, President and CEO of AME Learning. “Surgent’s ability to offer career-spanning educational solutions was important to us as we made the decision to work together, and we look forward to a thriving alliance.”