Full course description
Accounting is often called the language of business. Using the vocabulary and grammar of this language, a business entity communicates with those interested in its activities such as investors, creditors, and regulators.
The primary focus of Financial Accounting is the preparation, understanding, and analysis of financial statements – income statement, balance sheet and the statement of cash flows. These statements report a company’s profitability and financial health and are useful to all economic agents who are engaged with the firm. The purpose of this course is to provide you with the concepts and tools needed to understand and effectively use a company’s external or financial accounting information system.
By the end of this course, you will be able to:
- Utilize accounting techniques to evaluate the financial health of a company
- Analyze how financial transactions impact financial statements
- Use available computing technology (e.g., spreadsheets) interpret make inferences about underlying populations
- Utilize financial statements to make informed managerial inferences and decisions
The course is completely self paced. It will take you approximately 30 hours to complete all 5 modules. Activities include, video lessons, readings, and self reflection activities. Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a certificate of completion.