Fundamentals of Financial Accounting - Revised 2017
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This course will first introduce you to the fundamentals of accounting including the key information and ratios used in accounting processes. You will then learn about the issues that common accounting procedures are usually applied to. You will study balance day adjustments, depreciation, cash budget, variance reports, and control accounts. The course will also discuss cash flow statements as well as the profit and loss statement, which is a combined report of the cash flow statement, profit and loss statement, and the balance sheet.
Next, the course will teach you how to prepare profit and loss statement reports using both vertical and horizontal classifications. You will learn that the multi-column profit and loss statement must indicate both gross margin and contribution margin and that expenses should be classified. Finally, you will study the 12 main areas where risks for small businesses come from as well as look into the management of stock recording and valuation.
Financial accounting essential for every business in the world. It provides a systematic record of all financial transactions of a firm which can be readily available for investors, creditors, and tax purposes. Such systematic recording requires special skills and knowledge. By taking this Fundamentals of Financial Accounting online course, you will gain the essential knowledge of budgeting, managing cash flow, preparing profit and loss statements, and accounting for depreciation that you need to boost your accounting career. All this, for free.
Financial Accounting - Learning Outcomes
Balance day adjustments
Control for Debtors and Creditors
Historical cash flow statement
Profit and loss statements
Risk in small business
Stock recording and valuation
Financial Accounting: Lesson Summary
Having completed this course you will be able to:
- List key tasks in preparing your accounts
- Identify the main accounting ratios
- Discuss the need to analyse your accounts
- Explain how to prepare a profit and loss statement
- Explain what the cash flow statement is used for
- Eiscuss the risks the small business may encounter
- Discuss the process for recording stock
- Discuss the different ways of depreciating stock
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