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Sonoma State Introduces New Program: The Wine Industry Finance and Accounting Certificate

January 21, 2013

Sonoma State’s new certificate program will be taught by wine industry professionals in the finance and accounting fields. Each seminar is designed to deliver core quantitative concepts illustrated by wine industry examples. The new program is appropriate for wine industry professionals who seek a greater understanding of the quantitative side of their business. No previous finance and accounting experience is required.

Joining Sonoma State’s Wine Industry faculty to deliver this new program are:

Rick Boland: Moss Adams
Ted Elliott: TR Elliott Winery and Emeritus Vineyards
Corinne Meddaugh: Landmark Vineyards, Sonoma State Business Administration lecturer
Toni Moheng: Burr Pilger Mayer
Jay Silverstein: Moss Adams
Betsy M. Stewart: Zainer Rinehart Clarke
Jeanette Tan: Kokomo Winery and Sbragia Family Vineyards

An introductory elective, Finance for Non-Finance People, will be held on Friday, Feb. 8, from 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.  and you must register here. To earn the certificate you must complete eight, 4-hour seminars split between core and elective offerings. Core seminars include:

Financial Accounting for Your Wine Business
Available: Friday, Feb. 15, 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. - register here

Cost Accounting for Wineries
Available: Friday, Feb. 15, 1 - 5 p.m. - register here

Managerial Accounting for your Wine Business
Available: Friday, April 19, 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. - register here

Budgets, Forecasting, and Best Practices for your Wine Business
Available: Friday, April 19th, 1-5 p.m. - register here

For a complete list of available electives visit Sonoma State's website at

Cost: $150 per seminar; $1,200 for certificate (8 seminars total)

For more information please call Dana Swilley at 707-664-3347, or email:

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