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Fundamentals of Financial Accounting - Revised 2017

Accounting
Free Course
Financial accounting is the bedrock of valuable company information and helps provide accurate data to external parties such as investors, creditors, and tax authorities. It also helps company managers and supervisors make important and sound financial decisions. This free Fundamentals of Financial Accounting online course will teach you financial reporting procedures that will give your accounting career a solid boost.
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  • Duration

    2-3 Hours
  • Assessment

    Yes
  • Certification

    Yes
  • Responsive

    Yes
  • Publisher

    XSIQ

Description

Outcome

Certification

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Description

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.

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Learning Outcomes

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

Certification

All Alison courses are free to enrol, study and complete. To successfully complete this Certificate course and become an Alison Graduate, you need to achieve 80% or higher in each course assessment. Once you have completed this Certificate 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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An incentive for you to continue empowering yourself through lifelong learning

Alison offers 3 types of Certification for completed Certificate courses:

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    Course Reviews

    Annafaye O.
    2 years ago
    PH
    Annafaye O.

    Very nice source of Knowledge! Thanks Alison!

    Mary rose H.
    2 years ago
    PH
    Mary rose H.

    its more difficult to understand but it is challenge me a lot to make easy the balancing method

    Erica M.
    2 years ago
    US
    Erica M.

    The course was good. It was easy to follow and the animation was a good touch, especially Haley.

    Junaid A.
    2 years ago
    IN
    Junaid A.

    this course is improving my basic knowledge about accounting

    Shari B.
    2 years ago
    US
    Shari B.

    Great course!

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