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Construction Accounting and Contract Management

Gain an understanding of basic accounting concepts and how they apply to the construction industry using a team approach to cost management. Construction management teams must anticipate, monitor and control the various components of every job. Beginning with an introduction to accounting, learn cost accounting principles and applications. Examine profit and loss statements, cash flow evaluation, revenue projection, job management and closeouts. Learn to monitor construction progress and payment schedules and to administer contracts and computer applications for the construction industry.


Linda Clifford has more than 30 years of experience in the construction financial management and services field. Since 1986, she has worked for C.C. Myers, Inc., and as its current CFO is responsible for business startups, related entities, patents, and financial and risk management. She also sits on its board of directors. Other organizations for whom she has worked include Bank of America and Continental Heller—a nationwide contracting firm—where she assisted in the development of the Metropolitan Atlanta Regional Transit, Anheuser Busch Gardens in Jacksonville, Florida, and the restoration of the California State Capitol.


Sept. 15-Nov. 17: Mon., 6-9 p.m.


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Technical requirements:

Certain elements of this class will be conducted online. You must have a computer with access to the Internet and an email account in order to complete this course. If you plan to access an online course using an iPad, iPod or an iPhone there are a variety of Flash web browsers available in the App Store that can enable your iPad/iPod/iPhone to view Flash content.


Sutter Square Galleria, 2901 K St, Sacramento, CA




$740.00 ($815.00 if postmarked after 09/02/2014).

Special Discounts:

10% discount for organizations enrolling three or more people at the same time in the same course. All registrations must be submitted at the same time and fees paid with one check, credit card or purchase order.
10% discount for BES, SBE and BIA members


3 quarter units academic credit, X415.3, 12 PDU Hours

Required textbooks:

Construction Accounting & Financial Management (3rd Edition) by Steven Peterson ISBN 978-0-13-267505-5. Buy this book from the UC Davis Bookstore.






Earn a Certificate

This course is part of these certificate programs:

Construction Management