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Diploma in Accounting - Core Practices and Theory

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Learn more about the core practices and theory in accountancy and worksheet accounts.




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Good accounting practices and procedures are needed in every business and organization. Details of trading transactions need to be accurately recorded so that you know what your financial situation is at any time.

In Alison's accounting diploma course, you will learn about the core practices involved in recording various details, from understanding debits and credits and using simple T-accounts to closing out the accounts at the end of an accounting period, producing the statement of retained earnings and balance sheet. Detailed examples are worked through on a transaction-by-transaction basis, helping you understand how and why each step is necessary.

After reviewing day-to-day accounting procedures, you are introduced to the more formal theory of accounting, the assumptions, principles and modifying conventions, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) conceptual framework and the main objectives of financial reporting.

Alison's accounting course will be of great interest to entrepreneurs and business professionals who would like to get a thorough introduction to accounting practices and theory, and to any learner who is interested in accounting as a future career.

Having studied Alison's Diploma in Accounting Core Practices and Theory course, you will be able to:

  • Identify and describe the three basic forms of business organizations;
  • Determine the effects of individual transactions on the financial statements;
  • List and describe the four main financial statements;
  • Classify and record financial transactions;
  • List and execute the steps in the accounting cycle;
  • Work with t-accounts and journals;
  • Describe how to use adjusting entries;
  • Describe how to close out a set of accounts using a worksheet;
  • Describe how to prepare a classified balance sheet;
  • Identify and discuss the underlying assumptions, major principles and modifying conventions of accounting.

All Alison courses are free to enrol, study and complete. To successfully complete this Diploma course and become an Alison Graduate, you need to achieve 80% or higher in each course assessment. Once you have completed this Diploma course, you have the option to acquire official Certification, which is a great way to share your achievement with the world. Your Alison Certification is:

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Alison offers 3 types of Certification for completed Diploma courses:

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Course Reviews

Shameka P.
one year ago
Shameka P.

Hard work pays off.

Rayanna B.
one year ago
Rayanna B.

It had some challenges and very adventures. but very educational and food for though and i enjoyed every moment studying and reading.The exams were a bit difficult but none the less thank to God I came through.

Happy L.
2 years ago
Happy L.

Really good course for accounting.

Christopher  Kofi A.
2 years ago
Christopher Kofi A.

The course is very enjoyable and indeed involving a lot that makes good knowledge. I have actually learned new lessons and therefore do recommend it to Accounting students and teachers as well.

2 years ago


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