Best Free Accounting & Bookkeeping Courses

Find the best online Free Accounting & Bookkeeping Courses for you. The courses are sorted based on popularity and user ratings. We do not allow paid placements in any of our rankings.

Financial Accounting in Excel – New Business

We will start a comprehensive worksheet in Excel and enter journal entries related to setting up a new business.

Created by Robert (Bob) Steele - CPA, CGMA, M.S. Tax, CPI

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Students: 33184, Price: Free

If we are a business owner or accounting professional who would like to get a better understanding of what our accounting software is doing

Or

An accounting student or student in general that would like to get a better understanding of what our accounting textbook is doing

This course is a course for us.

Business owners, accounting professionals, and accounting students often have the same problem with accounting. . .

that we are focused on one small component of the accounting process and not able to make all the necessary connections to other components of the accounting process to fully benefit from an understanding of how the business runs.

Business owners focus on cash flow and revenue, accounting professionals focus on their component of the accounting department and enter data into the accounting software, and accounting students focus on the topic they are currently working on.

Accounting professional often focus on one component of the accounting cycle like accounts receivable, accounts payable, or payroll often not having much time to consider the relationship with other areas of the accounting cycle.

Accounting software helps simplify the data entry process, but the simplification also restricts us from seeing how the data is being processed into the end product, into financial statements and reports.

Students are focused on one component of the accounting cycle at a time following an accounting textbook that is putting the pieces of the accounting puzzle together one step at a time.

As students zoom their focus into the current topic, they often lose sight of it fits into the larger objective and this loss of sight causes students to question the relevance of what they are losing. Student’s questioning the relevance of what they are learning causes students to lose interest. A loss of student interest causes students grades to fall.

Part of the reason accounting textbooks have a difficult time incorporating the current topic into the big picture is that a textbook is restricted by what can fit on a page and the problems a textbook provides are restricted by what a student can accomplish with paper and pencil.

The use of instructional video providing a step by step process along with Excel that allows students to sum up large columns of numbers in a short time provides the tools to create a comprehensive problem that will demonstrate current topics in the context of the entire accounting process.

Why Take This Course?

We will start to learn the accounting cycle in a comprehensive way and learn the fundamental of Excel.

Learning the accounting process without Excel or Excel without accounting is a waste of time and not an efficient way to learn either topic.

Like assets being equivalent to liabilities and equity, accounting is equivalent to Excel in many ways and therefore learning Excel will accelerate our learning of accounting and make what we learn more applicable.

Accounting is also the perfect tool to learn Excel. This course will not provide a broad overview of everything Excel can do because that is not a way to learn. Courses attempting to demonstrate all the functions Excel fail to create value for learners because learners will not retain what they learn without a foundation of core concepts and a reason for learning each new function.

This course will cover the fundamentals of Excel, those components used 99% of the time, and the components needed as a foundation for learning more about Excel.

The core components of Excel we will learn include adding, subtracting, and summing up columns of numbers.

We will learn the core concept of Excel through demonstration, repetition, and application to practical problems.

What Will Be Included in This Course?

In addition to instruction video we include an Excel worksheet with just about every presentation allowing us to both see the completed answer and work through the problems step by step along with the video.

Each Excel workbook includes at least two tabs. One tab will have the answer so that we can see how the completed worksheet is constructed and the second tab will provide us the opportunity to enter the data along with the instructional video.

Who Will We Be Learning From?

We will be learning from somebody who has practical accounting experience as a practicing CPA, teaching experience, curriculum design experience.

Credentials include:

We are learning from someone who has both instruction and curriculum development experience needed to construct comprehensive courses of a technical nature in a way that meets students’ needs and expectations.

 What Will We Learn?

We will learn how to complete the components of the accounting cycle and the fundamental of Excel including addition, subtraction, and the sum function.

Below is a short list of what is included in the accounting cycle and what we will cover in the course:

  • Journalizing journal entries
  • Posting to the general ledger
  • Create a trial balance
  • Financial statement generation

How Will We Be Taught?

We will learn through viewing and then doing.

We will demonstrate each component of the problem in small digestible parts using both a completed Excel worksheet and instructional video.

We will provide an Excel worksheet that can be filled in along with the instructional video or after watching the instructional video.

Please join us in learning Accounting, Excel, debits, and credits.

It will be Great 

Course Content Includes:

  • Start a New Business Section of Accounting & Excel Course
  • 05 Set up New Company Worksheet
  • 10 Set Up Inventory Items
  • 15 Set Up Customer Balances
  • 20 Set Up Vendors Beginning Balances
  • 25 Enter Opening Account Balances

Introduction to Financial Accounting

Learn the fundamentals and building blocks of the accounting process

Created by Tim Vipond - CEO at Corporate Finance Institute | 350,000+ students

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Students: 32313, Price: Free

Introduction to Accounting course overview:

This FREE Introduction to Accounting  course will guide you through the fundamentals of the accounting process. We will explore the layout of the balance sheet, income statement, and cash flow statement; and demonstrate how to prepare financial statements from scratch. This fundamental accounting course is an essential building block required for performing financial modeling and other types of Wall Street financial analysis.

Constructing an income statement and balance sheet

In the first section of this free accounting course, we will explore the layout of the balance sheet and income statement,  how transactions are recorded, and how to prepare a simple balance sheet and income statement. By the end of this section, you will have a solid understanding of how to construct a balance sheet and income statement.

  • Explain the format of the income statement and balance sheet
  • Define various financial statement terms (e.g. accounts receivable, prepayments, etc.)
  • Record financial statement transactions (e.g. invoicing, raising equity, buying inventory, etc.)
  • Prepare a simple income statement and balance sheet

Constructing a cash flow statement

In this second section of this Intro to Accounting course, we will explore the layout of the cash flow statement, explain the differences between the cash flow statement and the income statement, and prepare a cash flow statement from scratch. By the end of this section, you will have a solid understanding of how to construct a cash flow statement.

  • Outline the format of the cash flow statement
  • Explain the difference between profit and cash
  • Prepare a simple cash flow statement using the balance sheet and income statement

More Accounting Course Details

This online accounting course incorporates a wide range of applied exercises and case studies. Sophisticated search and navigation tools allow you to go at your own pace while quizzes test what you’ve just learned. 

The course also includes two PDF reference guides – an accounting factsheet and a financial statements glossary - that can be used while taking the course and downloaded to your computer for future reference. This is the ultimate accounting crash course to prep for Wall Street careers!

How to Prepare, Read and Analyse a Company Balance Sheet

A practical first step in company analysis

Created by The Duomo Initiative - Financial Education (as seen on YouTube)

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Students: 29363, Price: Free

The Duomo Initiative presents: "How to Prepare, Read and Analyse a Company Balance Sheet".

A practical, step-by-step course that will accelerate your understanding of how to perform this critical aspect of company analysis.

The course is presented in the distinctive Duomo style; engaging and interactive, as seen on the popular YouTube Channel.

If you're an investor looking to improve the depth of your equity analysis...

Or an entrepreneur wanting to calculate your company's solvency...

Or simply someone that wants to expand their horizons by learning more about the financial world around them...

Then this is the course for you!

Featured in this package are nearly 2 hours of practical and theoretical lessons, detailed text modules and a quiz at the end of every section to test your understanding.

You will also receive a supporting spreadsheet, to aid you in completing all the practical activities.

The content of the course has been put together following proven principles for accelerated learning. This means it will challenge you to stay focused and work hard, but is still suitable for complete beginners with no previous accounting or financial experience.

This course will be presented by Nicholas Puri and has been written by Dr. Alexander Cassar, a director at PuriCassar AG and a qualified accountant since 1990.

Accounting Debits and Credits – Accounting Play

With PDF Course Book, Finally Learn Your Accounting Debits & Credits

Created by John Gillingham - Certified Public Accountant

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Students: 23147, Price: Free

Welcome to the course that is all about learning Debits & Credits! I am John Gillingham, CPA, from Accounting Play. I have my own firm, accounting educational apps on iOS & Android, and enjoy teaching. After this course, I want you to:

-Learn accounting debits & credits increases and decreases across the main accounts

-Use debits & credits for journal entries, financial statements, and bookkeeping

-Learn the language of accounting: Accounting Equation, Financial Statements - Such as the Balance Sheet, Income Statement, and more

This stuff is hard, but I am here to guide you step by step using your eBook and recommending innovative optional app resources. Come and join me on this journey with Accounting Play and learn this technical concept once and for all.

About the concept: Debits and credits form the foundation of the accounting system. The mechanics of the system must be memorized. Once understood, you will be able to properly classify and enter transactions. These entries make up the data used to prepare financial statements, such as the balance sheet and income statement. While software has simplified entering daily transactions, debit and credit entries are always recorded in the background.

Practical Accounts Training A

Using Software, Manage & Record 80 Document Types, Interpret 15 Period Reports

Created by Moses Carson Bakaluba - Author

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Students: 23091, Price: Free

This course is structured on the robust Practice Procedures used in Accounting Firms.

It empowers the newly qualified with skills, and a competitive advantage when job hunting.

It provides a good understanding of how softwares work.

Its just the Recording of 80 Document Types & 15 Period Reports are Automated.

It cuts the training time into a fraction. We all need to save time.

Its Not only Mobile & Computerised Accounting, but Practical & Technical Knowledge is Acquired

The course comprises of:

  1. A Practical Accounts Training SW on Google Play & App Store, Bought Separately
  2. Recorded Videos
  3. On Screen Guides
  4. Live Online Lectures
  5. Practice Documents
  6. A 34 Periodic Tasks Checklist
  7. A Year End Reports Checklist
  8. 90 Periodic and Year End Reports

The Lectures and Recorded Videos cover the following:

  1. Objectives and App Overview
  2. Tax Return and COA
  3. Recording Basics
  4. Start Features and Settings
  5. Miscellaneous Facilities
  6. Receipts & Refund Recording
  7. Purchases & Refund Recording
  8. Fixed Assets Recording
  9. Payments Recording
  10. Loans & Credit Card Recording
  11. Creditors Facilities
  12. Debtors Facilities
  13. Opening & Pre-Vat Recording
  14. Post Vat & Reconciliation
  15. Period Reports including a Vat Return

On Completion, Trainees are able to:

  1. Identify and Interpret 80 types business documents
  2. Record 80 types of Transactions
  3. Identify and Interpret 15 Periodic Reports
  4. Verify & Reconcile 15 Periodic Reports
  5. Present and Explain 15 Periodic Reports
  6. Develop a deeper Appreciation and Understanding of Accounting 

Mini Course on Accounting Skills for Business Owners

A very short , concise and to the point accounting course

Created by Adnan Hasbi - Passionate Teacher Changing 1 Life at a Time

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Students: 19428, Price: Free

Accounting can be a very dry and daunting subject for many. To be honest, some lecturers that teach this subject almost sound like they are speaking a different language Accounting-lish ! Even the text books can be as dry. I vividly remember having to study this subject when I was in University and it was a struggle. Luckily for me after working for a couple of years in a Big 4 and seeing the application of Accounting. It just clicked for me.

So I made it a mission of mine to give back and teach this subject to the new generation of accountants so I have created this course to help you in your accounting journey. So in this course we shall cover the following :

- Why Even Study Accounting

I think this section is extremely important to cover as it gives you a context on why you should even study this subject. Only upon knowing the why, this will enable us to gain some context on why we study this subject in the 1st place.

- The Basic Lingo - What is an Asset, Liability & Shareholder Equity

To understand a book, we need to know the words. And like accounting, to understand the statements we need to have a grasp on the accounting lingo.

- The Accounting Equation - Asset = Liability + Equity    
This is the very base of accounting knowledge.

Financial Accounting-Debits & Credits-Accounting Transaction

Includes downloadable e-book in multiple formats so you can open it on your tablet or Kindle -Formats (EPUB, MOBI, PDF)

Created by Robert (Bob) Steele - CPA, CGMA, M.S. Tax, CPI

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Students: 14909, Price: Free

Includes downloadable e-book in multiple formats so you can open it on your tablet or Kindle - Formats (EPUB, MOBI, PDF).

Accounting Instruction Reference #100 is a book that sells on Amazon and is available in Kindle, Paperback, and audiobook format. Often times when we receive a book that is published on Amazon it is exciting until we find it is only in PDF format. The e-book we provide is in a format you can use on a tablet and Kindle.

Accounting core concepts will be covered, foundational accounting skills needed for all levels of accounting including the accounting terms, the double entry accounting system, and recording transactions using both the accounting equation and debits and credits.    

These are the accounting fundamentals which most accounting courses spend far too little time on. The better we understand these accounting foundation topics, the better we will do in all accounting concepts.

Like practicing catch or going over those musical scales, practicing the accounting fundamentals is time well spent for beginners as well as experienced accountants. We are never too smart to practice the accounting fundamentals. This course will thoroughly cover the fundamentals and will provide a foundation for learning concepts that limit the likelihood of learning rules that do not always apply.    

We also offer practical practice problems in Excel, along with step by step instructional videos to walk you through an example problem. Learning basic concepts in Excel while learning accounting concepts will advance our ability to learn both topics much faster. We will only cover very basic Excel tops, using step by step instruction, including learning how Excel names cells, how to add and subtract in Excel, and how to use the sum function.  

This course will provide much more structure to the journal entry process than most courses, including a detailed step by step process for thinking about how to construct financial transactions. This process will eliminate the problem of getting stuck and not knowing how to move forward. The process will also help us understand the transactions we are recording and eliminate the problem of learning concepts that do not apply in all circumstances.  

I am available for questions throughout the course. I have been teaching and working in accounting for a long time, have a lot of experience breaking down concepts, and enjoy working with new people.  

Please join us in learning financial accounting concepts

Learn Accounting Basics in Minutes for Free

Learn the basics of accounting visually in a business simulation game — only 29 minutes!

Created by Mathew Georghiou - Entrepreneur, engineer, designer of educational games & sims

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Students: 11515, Price: Free

Yes, learning ACCOUNTING can be EASY, FAST, and FUN!

Yes, you can learn ACCOUNTING even if you don’t like MATH.

In 29 minutes, you will learn the basics of accounting by watching a business simulation game.

Guaranteed to teach you more about accounting in less time than any other course.

This is a VERY basic and brief introductory course.

Take this course BEFORE you take any other accounting course so that you will be well-prepared for more advanced concepts.

For business OWNERS, business MANAGERS, and STUDENTS.

The perfect first course to learn the basics. And, be prepared to better understand how accounting software works, like QuickBooks, Sage, MYOB, FreshBooks, Wave, Netsuite, Zoho, Xero, SAP, and more.

This course can kickstart your journey to learn new accounting skills that can improve your personal finances, earn money offering bookkeeping services, get a job promotion, or to start and manage your own business.

This course has trained thousands of people around the world and has many 5-star reviews and a 97% performance rating.

Bonus content included. 

This course is taught by Mathew Georghiou — CEO, entrepreneur, engineer, inventor, writer, designer of educational games, simulations, and more.

Watch the video to find out how Mathew will teach you accounting using a powerful teaching method.

Your ACCOUNTING journey starts here … let's get started!

Learn Wave accounting to maintain books properly

Learn how to maintain your books of accounts on Wave Accounting

Created by Payel Podder - Chartered Accountant with 8 years of experience

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Students: 7597, Price: Free

This course will teach you how to maintain your own books of accounts by using Wave Accounting software.

This course includes accounting activities done in Wave Accounting like creating chart of account,creating an invoice,bills,expenses, reconciliation of bank statement or understanding various Wave reports

This course is explained with the help of screen cast and all the process or activities are shown stepwise through examples

This course is meant for small business owner and professional who wants to maintain their own books of accounts through Wave Accounting.

Whether you are a non finance person or finance person , this course will help you understand accounting activities in Wave Accounting better by providing you the knowledge on the basics concepts of accounting.

At the end of this course, you will be able to-

1) Set up your own books of account in Wave Accounting

2) Manage and create customer master ,invoices and receive payment through Wave

3) Manage and create vendor master and book various type of expenses

4) Perform bank reconciliation independently.

5) Understand various reports in Wave

Building Financial Statements in Excel

Learn how to build financial models and use financial ratios in Excel

Created by ThinkTank Careers - ThinkTank Careers

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Students: 5613, Price: Free

Why this course is for you

You want to learn about financial statements.  You want to learn how to build your own financial statements accurately and efficiently.  You want to learn how to analyze the numbers in your financial statements. 

This course will teach you about the three main financial statements (Income statement, balance sheet, and cash flow statement.  You will learn how to build your own models in Excel including debt schedules and PP&E schedules.  You will also learn how to use financial ratios to effectively analyze the numbers in your financial statements.

What you will learn:

  1. What the financial statements are (income statement, balance sheet, and cash flow statement)
  2. How to build integrated financial statements in Excel
  3. How to build supporting financial schedules
  4. The different financial ratios
  5. How to use financial ratios to analyze your company

What you will need:

  1. A computer, laptop, or tablet
  2. Microsoft Excel
  3. Hunger to learn

30-day money back guarantee

In the rare case that you feel the course was not helpful or isn't for you I will refund your money up to 30 days.  You have nothing to lose and everything to gain

Beginner’s Guide to Merchant Accounts

Tips for Choosing a Credit Card Processor for Your Business

Created by Lesa Townsend - Online Business Trainer | Author | Speaker

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Students: 4922, Price: Free

Accepting credit cards makes it easier for people to buy your products and services, but credit card processing comes with fees. And touching credit card information opens you and your business to an increased level of liability.  This course will help you to understand the risks and weigh the fees associated with accepting credit cards so you can make the right decision for your business.

Accounting Fundamentals in 30 minutes

Accounting concepts from journal entry to financial statements

Created by Vikas Handa - Director at Qviksoft

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Students: 2967, Price: Free

You will learn how business activities are transformed into:

  • Journals

  • Double-entry accounting

  • Bookkeeping of various activities

  • Trial Balance

  • Income Statement

  • Balance Sheet

Equipped with this knowledge, you can implement Financial accounting systems with more confidence.  You will also be able to appreciate the purpose of the configuration when you configure various setups in ERP. Your fear for accounting will disappear and you will start enjoying various terms on Accounting.

Accounting in 40 Minutes – Beginner to Intermediate

Learn Finance & Accounting from Scratch and Build Understanding of Accounting and Get into Financial Analyst

Created by NeomX Solutions - Where Future Begins

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Students: 2896, Price: Free

Learn the basics to intermediate of financial accounting in less than an hour!

The worldview of accounting and accountants may certainly involve some unhelpful characters poring over formidable figures stacked up in indecipherable columns.

However, a short and sweet description of accounting does exist:

Accounting is the language of business efficiently communicated by well-organised and honest professionals called accountants.

A more academic definition of accounting is given by the American Accounting Association:

The process of identifying, measuring and communicating economic information to permit informed judgments and decisions by users of the information.

The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants defines accounting as:

The art of recording, classifying, summarizing in a significant manner and in terms of money, transactions and events which are, in part at least of financial character, and interpreting the results thereof.

Accounting not only records financial transactions and conveys the financial position of a business enterprise; it also analyses and reports the information in documents called “financial statements.”

Recording every financial transaction is important to a business organisation and its creditors and investors. Accounting uses a formalized and regulated system that follows standardized principles and procedures.

The job of accounting is done by professionals who have educational degrees acquired after years of study. While a small business may have an accountant or a bookkeeper to record money transactions, a large corporation has an accounts department, which supplies information to:

  • Managers who guide the company.

  • Investors who want to know how the business is doing.

  • Analysts and brokerage firms dealing with the company’s stock.

  • The government, which decides how much tax should be collected from the company.

Principle of Accounting can also refer to the basic or fundamental principles of accounting: cost principle, matching principle, full disclosure principle, revenue recognition principle, going concern assumption, economic entity assumption, and so on.

Accounting- Financial Accounting, Cash vs Accrual Accounting

Why use Accrual Accounting; Gaps in Cash Accounting; Prepare financial statements under both methods; financial analysis

Created by Sandesh Banger - MBA (IIM), CFA level 2, Finance Enthusiast

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Students: 2844, Price: Free

Let's discover the untold story of Cash vs Accrual Accounting.

If you are an accounting or finance enthusiast, this mini course is for you. 

Have you ever thought why Accounting has to be complex? Why someone made Accrual Accounting? Why it can’t be simple? Why don’t we use the simple Cash based Accounting? I bet you have.

I will tell you the answer. And for that we need to understand how business accounts will look like if we use Cash Accounting vs Accrual Accounting. And we will learn that in this course.

One thing is sure that Accrual Accounting is used by the whole world. That means it has to have certain characteristics which make it powerful. What are these, let’s find out.

In this mini-course I’m going to take you through an excel based exercise on creating accounts using cash based and then using accrual based accounting. So, that we can compare the two and figure out interesting insights.

I teach this module in b-schools and students find it an incredible insight, never told before.

By realizing what lies at the core of accounting, you will not only appreciate accounting methods but will also be equipped with the right mindset to learn. It will enable you to better analyse the financials of any company.

Contents and Overview This course includes 10 lectures and just over 30 minutes of content in order to give students a working knowledge and an invaluable insight into Accounting.

What you’ll learn

At the end of this course you have following takeaways

  1. You will be well versed with Cash vs Accrual Accounting

  2. You will be able to record basic transactions in Cash as well as Accrual Accounting

  3. You will have an invaluable insight into the science behind of Accounting

Balance Sheet, Accounting Equation

An overview of the balance sheet, the accounting equation and its components

Created by Baker Abdallah - Engineer

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Students: 2397, Price: Free

Financial statements report the state of financial affairs of an enterprise. They Provide information to owners and creditors about the firm’s current status and past financial performance.  There are three key statements: Income statement, statement of the cash flow and balance sheet. In this course, we will provide an overview of the financial statements and explain in details the balance sheet statement.

Learn Accounting

Basics of Financial Accounting

Created by Radhika Ghelani - ACCA Tutor and Oxford Brookes Project Mentor

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Students: 2132, Price: Free

Debit, Credit, Credit, Debit... Are you also confused with the debits and credits in accounting!? Don't worry, this FREE short course is all you need!

In this course, you will learn about the basics of financial accounting.

You will learn:

1. The difference between management accounting and financial accounting

2. Definition of assets, liabilities & Equity

3. The accounting equation

4. Source documents, journals & ledgers

5. Basics of double entry bookkeeping, how to record transactions in ledger accounts and how to balance ledger accounts.

6. Meaning and purpose of a Trial Balance

7. How to prepare a Trial Balance

8. Errors that affect & those that do not affect the Trial Balance

Free Accounts Training 30 Minutes

Accounts Training in 30 Minutes using software

Created by Moses Carson Bakaluba - Author

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Students: 2095, Price: Free

Learn how to record and check the following; Stock Bought, Cash Sales; Expenses like; Rent, Telephone, Electricity and Wages; Fixed Assets, Loan Borrowed, Daily Cash Balance, Profit and Tax Amount, plus Business Value on Balance Sheet.

Note the following;

  1. This Crash Training is based on Android Software which also runs on Windows. However the Windows version is Not Free.

  2. Training Software is Free and offline, doesn't require the Internet.

  3. No Prior Accounting or Bookkeeping Knowledge is required

  4. Software Overview is skipped, please navigate at your pace

  5. It is easy to apply in a business that has straightforward transactions without complications

  6. These are only Cash transactions without the Bank Account or Credit

  7. Software has more facilities and Reports than this coverage. upto a Tax Return or Vat Return (separate version). You can check the different menus.

  8. It calculates the Stock Balance if the Sales and buying is recorded in Units

  9. The displayed Profit or Loss is Not accurate if the Closing Stock value is Not recorded.

  10. Since this is recorded training, please re-play the video to understand better, before contacting us for explanations

  11. Further Training is also Free, via WhatsApp and Facebook, for individuals who buy software directly from us.

  12. The software can be customised to any Reports format, at a reasonable Fee.

  13. For those who wish to do some practice, there are dummy documents at the end.

Fundamentals of Management Accounting

Management Accounting

Created by Darshana Bhatia - Qualified Accountant and Banker

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Students: 1899, Price: Free

This course will make the students familiar with cost accounting concepts. They will learn Budgeting, Marginal and Absorption Costing.

Students will learn the basics of management accounting and its importance in planning and decision making.

They will learn to analyse and present key information required for decision making in organisations. by various stakeholders.

How To Effectively Manage Your Business Through A Crisis

FREE Covid -19 Business Special - Survive And Adapt Your Business In A Crisis

Created by Stuart Morley - Our expertise is strategic mentoring

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Students: 1828, Price: Free

This course is designed to help you adapt, and survive a crisis situation with your business.    Learn how to change your focus quickly and make important changes to your business that will get results.  Topics include:

What to focus on in a crisis

Three tools to use in a crisis

Emotional hats we wear

How to adapt in a crisis

and more..

Financial Accounting Primer

Free Yourself From the Fear of Accounting

Created by Eric Knight, DBA, CPA, CGMA - A teacher that makes the complex into something simple

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Students: 1070, Price: Free

Accounting can be an intimidating course. Accounting students look forward with anticipation but also hesitance. Non accounting majors that are forced to take accounting look at accounting with dread. This course is designed to make accounting a more friendly course by getting you ready. A big fear of the unknown will now be known.

  • Fear: Unknown

  • Fear: Loss of control

  • Fear: Humiliation

  • Fear: Left behind or lost

  • Fear: Failure

Who will benefit from this course?

Are you about to take financial accounting? Would you like to better understand financial accounting? Are you a student, businessperson or manager that does not have a background in accounting but may need to deal with the accounting department? Then this course would benefit you!

What you will learn

We will learn what accounting really is and what it is not. We will see the truth behind the ‘math’ misunderstanding of accounting. You will get a primer in accounting by understanding what accounting reports. You will get an introduction into basic accounting equation. You will be introduced to debits and credits. You will even learn to use journal entries. I will show you some examples using Excel.

Lesson Descriptions

· Introduction to the course: You will get an overview of this course and what to expect. You will see how this course will help pre-accounting students gain an understanding of accounting. Knowing what accounting is about will take away that fear. Managers that deal with accounting may be at a disadvantage if they do not know what the accounting department does.

· Common student fears introduced: The biggest fears students have in accounting are discussed in this lesson. One fear is that of math. Math can be intimidating or even scary. Math students often fear math because of the use of formulas. Students in math see the questions as right or wrong with no interpretation. Students also fear accounting for its use of rules. Accounting is seen as a profession of rules.  Students believe not knowing the rules can lead to failure. Students often fear the use of debits and credits in problems.  After this course you will understand that none of the common misconceptions about accounting, math, debits and credits, or rules is true. 

· Perception vs reality: What is an accountant’s life like? We perceive accounting and accountants a certain way. In this lesson we’ll discuss that perception. We’ll then discuss the reality of the profession. What do accountants really do? What is their career like?

· Basic accounting terms: Key terms include transaction and account. These terms are used throughout business. The reason for confusion is that there are multiple definitions for these terms in business depending on your role.

· Accounting Reports: What are the reports provided by accountants? You’ll learn the major two accounting reports that are taught in school. You’ll see what kind of information is provided in these reports.

· Who?: In this lesson you will get to see who uses the accounting reports. You’ll find out why accounting reports are so useful and why there is such a need for accountants.

· Math: You will get the truth about math as it is used in financial accounting. There are numbers in accounting but what accountants really do is communicate. The numbers are part of that transfer of information to the user. The ‘math’ accountants use is really just adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing. The accounting problems take no special math skills, but those accounting problems may be a challenge. So how should you approach accounting problems when you take the course?

· Accounting Equation: All of financial accounting can be boiled down to one formula: Assets = Liabilities + stockholders’ equity. You will understand this formula as a fundamental or foundation of information you will need for the course.

· Debits and Credits Oh My!: You will know, by the end of the lesson, what a debit and credit is and what they are not. You will understand how these are merely tools for increasing or decreasing accounts.

· Journal Entry: Learn how to do a journal entry. Get some examples from real world transactions. You will follow the journal entries as they are completed using Excel.

Course Prerequisites:

No prerequisite: You will learn the very basics of financial accounting!

Learn Complete Xero Online Accounting

The complete guide for using Xero online accounting and master yourself in it by an experienced accountant.

Created by Mohammad Owais - Accounting Teacher

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Students: 853, Price: Free

The course Learn Complete Xero Online Accounting will take you from starting a company in Xero to the final level of year-end reporting.

In these video lessons, I have clearly demonstrated that how different transactions are performed in Xero. You can watch the videos and can practice anything that you want in Demo Company. If something is missed, you can always go back and can watch the lessons again.

The course is not completed yet, I am continuously updating and adding new lessons in this course, so you will have access to new lessons at no extra charge.

Following areas are taught in different lessons which are necessary for every business's day-to-day activities:

  • Chart of Accounts - Add - Bulk Import - Edit - Delete/Archive

  • Sales - Record - Edit - Send Email - Copy to

  • Bills - Record - Edit - Copy to

  • Purchase Order - Create - Send - Copy to Bill

  • Quote - Create - Send - Mark - Copy to

  • Customer/Supplier/Items - Create - Bulk Import - Edit

  • Bank Accounts - Add - Import Statement - Reconcile - Add Transactions

  • Reporting - Profit and Loss - Balance Sheet - General Ledger - Account Transactions - Trial Balance and much more...

There are also few other sections that are included in this course and you might want to learn them:

  • Fixed Assets - Addition - Management - Depreciation

  • Taxation - Overview - Tax Rates Addition

  • Payroll - Add Employees - Pay Employees

This Xero course includes nearly all that you need to learn to operate Xero accounting accurately and efficiently.

If you have any questions regarding the course, I will answer them during or after the course.

Learn Accounting in 1 hour FREE (Material, quizzes & videos)

From Double entry to Financial Statements, learn every basics of financial accounting & bookkeeping from a UK lecturer

Created by Ilias Rubel ACCA, MBA - Chartered Accountant

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Students: 758, Price: Free

You will learn accounting within 1 hour. This is a brief introduction to bookkeeping & accounting.

No prerequisite knowledge is required!

This course is ideal for any accounting beginner student, an aspiring bookkeeper & accountant, a businessman who wants to know how to keep daily accounting records or anybody who is interested how accounting system works in real life.

Course contents:

  • The Accounting Equation

  • How to remember Debit & Credit

  • What T-Accounts are

  • How T-Accounts and Journal Entries are made

  • Trial Balance

  • How to create a simple Balance Sheet/SOFP

  • How to create a simple Income Statement/SPL

At the end of this course, you will be confident in preparing double entry, trial balance & financial statements.

Are you a business owner who wants to better understand your business finances?

Are you someone who is interested in bookkeeping and accounting?

Well, this course is for you, and all you need is 1 hour! Bookkeeping & accounting doesn't have to be hard. Accounting is not all about math. If you can understand the concepts and know how to use a calculator, you can be an excellent bookkeeper.

This course takes you through the basics of bookkeeping in 1 hour. By the end of this course, you will have a solid understanding of the main accounts in bookkeeping & accounting, the different financial reports, and I will show you step-by-step how to do bookkeeping & accounting.

This is a FREE course

QuickBooks Online Security For 100% Secure Records

Using QuickBooks Online Security Features To Keep Secure And Protect All Your Financial Records

Created by Mark Smolen - Professor of Computerized Accounting

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Students: 725, Price: Free

Would you like to be 100% sure that your QuickBooks Online records are perfectly secure?

This ground-breaking, revolutionary new course will show you, in the clearest possible terms, how to use every security related feature that QuickBooks Online provides.

This course guarantees that if you use every feature in the way that this course shows, you will never have a security breach or any issue with protecting your QuickBooks Online records.

The topics demonstrated here that you must use are:

How To Keep Your QuickBooks Online Records Perfectly Secure

How To Have Total Control Over Everything That Happens In Your QuickBooks Online Account

How To See And Find Every: Transaction, List Item And Piece Of Data Ever Entered In To Your QuickBooks Online Account

How To Set Up New Administrative Users And Standard Users For Your QuickBooks Online Account

How To Give Permissions To New Users For Customers, Vendors And Other Areas Of QuickBooks Online

How To Create An Accountant User

How To Use The QuickBooks Online Audit Log

How To Set A Closing Date From Your Account Settings

How To Set Up A Closing Date Password

How To Use The "Exceptions To Closing" Report

How To Identify Each Change To Every Entered Transaction Or List Item

How To See Everything That Any Specific User Did In The QuickBooks Online Account Since The Beginning (Track User Activity)

How To Use Common Browser Security Features To Keep Your Q.B.O. Records Secure

Common Security Recommendations For The Local Computer

How To Use The Reconciliation Discrepancy Report To Keep The QuickBooks Online Records Safe And Accurate

After helping thousands of people keep their QuickBooks Online records secure, I am sure that this course will do that for you as well as giving you knowledge and skill that will greatly increase your ability to use QuickBooks Online for things like finding and fixing mistakes and managing any other advanced aspect or feature in QuickBooks Online.

I’m here if you have any course-related questions. I get back to my students very quickly with the best answers to their inquiries. I know you will enjoy the course!!

-Mark

Accounting, Financial Accounting

Double Entry book-keeping simplified, also learn how to prepare Financial Statements

Created by Aymen M - Instruction | 10 years

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Students: 638, Price: Free

Hello there and welcome to the Best support Financial Accounting Course on Udemy (Learn Finance and Accounting the Easy Way)! I am gonna take you right the way through out the course so you'll see my course will help you understand underlying principles and concepts relating to financial accounting and technical proficiency in the use of double-entry accounting techniques including the preparation of the basic financial statements.

After taking this course you will understand how to create, analyze and forecast an income statement, balance sheet and cash flow statement.

Preparing trial balance and recording transactions and events.

Use of double entry and accounting system.

characteristics of financial information.

purpose of financial reporting.

By choosing my course you make sure you'll learn in shortest possible amount of time. when I explain concepts, you are going to see that I not just provide lectures on the subject but also provide a deep understanding. I believe that a strong education in accounting and finance equips you with a know how to make sound decisions in your professional as well as in your personal life.

Do help other students. Students can help and advise each other.

It's a very good way to making sure you yourself have understood something. If you can explain something to somebody else who's got a problem that means you yourself understand it properly. So you are helping yourself as well as helping others.

All the remaining to be said is Good Luck. njoy the course and I will see you as we go along.

Take Care!

Learn O Levels / IGCSE Accounting with ARD

Double Entry and Accounting Basics

Created by Ahmed Raza Dharolia - O/A Level Accounting Teacher

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Students: 625, Price: Free

This Course is for someone who wants to learn basics of Accounting including Double Entry System, Difference between Debit and Credit, Learn how to make Journal Entries for Assets, Liabilites, Capital, Income and Expenses. Source Documents i.e. Documentary Records, Books of Original Entry, Ledgers, Trial Balance, T Accounts, Trade Discount v Cash Discount, Effect on Capital etc.

Learn Microsoft Excel : Advanced Tactics for Workplace

Microsoft Excel from Beginner to Advanced level

Created by Sajedul islam ACCA, MBA - Managing Partner at Linkon Chartered Certified Accountants

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Students: 592, Price: Free

This course gives you a deep, 100% comprehensive understanding of Excel Pivot Tables and Excel Pivot Charts. I'll show you when, why, and how to use Excel Pivot Tables, introduce advanced sorting, filtering, and calculation tools, and guide you through interactive, hands-on demos and Excel exercises every step of the way.

There are many helpful and time-saving Excel formulas and features. We tend to forget what these are if we don't use them. This Microsoft Excel Essentials Course will give you the practice you need to be able to apply the best solution for the task at hand. This way you can do more in less time.

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We'll start by covering everything you need to know to get up and running with Excel Pivot Tables, including:

  • Raw data structure in Excel

  • Pivot Table layouts & styles

  • Design & formatting options

  • Sorting, filtering,

  • Calculated fields, items & values

  • Pivot Charts, slicers & Chart

At the completion of this course, you will have mastered the most popular Excel tools and come out with the confidence to complete any Excel tasks with efficiency and grace. Below are just a few of the topics that you will master:

  • Creating effective spreadsheets

  • Managing large sets of data

  • Mastering the use of some of Excel's most popular and highly sought-after functions (SUM, VLOOKUP, IF, AVERAGE)

How to buy, send & store cryptocurrency

Learn the basics and keep your crypto safe

Created by Richard Todd - Business Owner & Online Investor/trader

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Students: 561, Price: Free

Welcome to our How to buy, send and store cryptocurrency course! We are really pleased to have you with us!!

In this course we show you how to buy crypto safely, how to store it so that it's there when you want it and how to send it where you want, when you want.

There are too many people in this world that will try to rip you off and that's probably even more so in the crypto world specifically, so don't be foolish and let that happen. Give yourself a fighting chance and start off doing things the best way possible.

The aim of this course is to upskill our customers to the point that they would be able to take one of our more advanced courses that teach you how to trade crypto to make regular, reliable daily income that can replace your job and grant you the freedom to do what you want, when you want.

Come and join us on Discord where we have a lovely trading community that will welcome you and help you on your journey to becoming a successful crypto trader.

If you need any help during the course or want a recommendation on what to do next please reach out and we will be happy to help.

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Python For Accountants I

A Journey From Excel to Python

Created by Rizwan Ahmed - Experienced Finance Professional with Data Analytics Skills

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Students: 498, Price: Free

This is a beginner level course designed specifically for accounting and business professionals who have no prior knowledge of computer programming.

Python is gaining popularity in the accounting and finance field. Despite professional willingness to learn it, most courses available online are more centric to IT background professionals.

It is a 1 hour and 18 minutes short course for accountants, auditors, and other finance professionals to learn python taking small steps at a time. The aim is to avoid technical jargon and setup complexities so the accountants can get straight to learning rather than frustrating installing software and setting up environments.

Practice exercises use Google Colab Notebook, so you don’t need to install anything on your computer. Google Colab is a cloud-based software that allows you to write your code online. All you need is just a google account.

Class notebooks are attached to either download or linked to open in Google Colab directly.

What we cover in this course:

· Introduction to Programming

· Introduction to Python

· Syntax or Grammar of Programming

· Variables

· Data Formats (Structured Data, Unstructured Data etc.)

· Data Types (String, Numbers, Dates, Boolean etc.)

· Operators(>, =, /, ==, & etc.)

· Conditional Statements (if, else, etc.)

· Loops (For, While)

· Functions

· Data Structures in Python (Lists, Dictionaries, Data Frames )

After completing this course

1. You will have an understanding of computer programming

2. Various Data Structures

3. Write basic Python syntax

4. Familiarity with a notebook, so you know where to write your code.

See you in Class!

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I want to credit the following resources in making this course.

Music:

Track: We Were Young — Vendredi [Audio Library Release]

Music provided by Audio Library Plus

Available at YouTube

Videos and Images:

Pixabay

Pexels

Videezy

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Cost & Management Accounting

Beginners to intermediate level of cost & management accounting

Created by Md Ilias Rubel ACCA, MBA - Chartered Accountant & Accounting Lecturer

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Students: 491, Price: Free

Learn beginners to intermediate level of Cost & Management accounting, boost your CV & keep your boss happy with impressive work. Free accounting course included.

This is a comprehensive Management Accounting & Costing course which will increase your confidence in daily accounting work.

This course is helpful for HNC, HND, other university & professional accounting courses such as aat 3 & 4, acca, cima, cat fia cpa cga, cma, AQA A level Accounting etc.

This course is developed with years of research , guided by a Chartered Accountant & experienced UK lecturer.

You may claim CPD hours after completion.

*Comprehensive pre-recorded bite size hd video lectures using BPP, Osborne & other world class materials materials.

*Videos are sequentially structured.

*Tutor support via phone, email & website.

*Course materials can be accessed online.

*Short quizzes.

*All questions and test your learnings covered from text book.

*Guaranteed satisfaction & plenty of practice.

*Revision mock video.

*Social media Student community where thousands students getting help and sharing resources.

*Top AAT country leading tutor.

All you need to do is sit with a pen, paper & calculator, watch our videos, practice & pass.

Who is this course for?

  • Anyone dealing with daily managerial accounting.

  • AAT level 3 students.

  • CAT,ACCA, CIMA & University students

  • A businessman who wants to know more about management accounting system.

  • Job seekers in Accounting & Bookkeeping.

  • Aspiring accounting students who wants to gain a certificate in management accounting.

  • Future NHS finance officers

Tally ERP 9 Project Based Training for Finance Professionals

Tally ERP 9 Project Based Basic to Pro Training for Finance Professionals with Trading & Manufacturing Company Projects

Created by Accountech Training & Solutions - Helpful Instructor

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Students: 379, Price: Free

Tally ERP 9 Project Based Basic to Pro Training for Finance Professionals with Trading & Manufacturing Company Projects

Achieve steady growth in your career/business with Advance Tally GST . online course

What you will learn from Tally Erp9  in this online training course

Bookkeeping of each company with GST

From manual bookkeeping to initial GST reports on Tally Erp9 & Tally Prime

GST calculations and reports on Tally Erp9 & Tally Prime

Salary management with PF, ESI, EPF, mandatory pay on Tally Erp9 & Tally Prime

TDS computing and reports

Production company accounting

Banking Management

Backup and Restore

Generate MIS reports for senior management

Create BRS

Download and install Tally Erp9

Tally ERP 9 has advanced integration in the form of an application programming interface to make the software extensible. Tally ERP 9 is the most advanced Tally ERP software on the market. The course content provides students with detailed information on administration and maintenance of accounts, inventory and payroll at Tally.

This is a complete training course covering all the topics and options available on Tally. This course is designed to work independently with a single account. It doesn't matter whether you are new or experienced in accounting or an entrepreneur who wants to take care of accounting. You are in the right place because Tally ERP 9 is a very good and simple software that will help you make complete business decisions and is easy to learn and use.

Here are the most important things Tally can do:

Reporting for all types of transactions such as payments, receipts, sales, purchases

Manage your banking business through bank coordination

Inventory management

Tax Administration

Job performance analysis

Cost centers and cost types for IIA and internal control

Pay and pay with employee data

At some point you will learn many other functions

What People Say About Accountech Training & Solutions Courses:

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“Yes, course is exactly what was looking for. I would like to see journal entries for car depreciation, purchase of cars etc... Plus after doing first year accounts, how to do roll over for next year. Learned quite a few short cuts. Thanks.” - Meera Patel

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“Thanks ,You for everything.I have thoroughly enjoyed this course. The course is great and the concepts are easy to understand” - Qudsia Ali Manzar

“its just an amazing course for all the people who want to be an Excel expert in their offices. I have learnt so many new things and i will help my staff with my knowledge and I will definitely recommend this to many others. Thank you for bringing a lot of changes in my life. love this. Lock-down helped me a lot to learn this faster. Now i want the lock down to be lifted at the earliest to go to my office with this new learning experience.” Asif M Pathan

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“It's a fantastic course for grasping the knowledge of Tally software from scratch. It helped me a lot in building my foundation knowledge as well as other blocks level. Everything is perfect. Thank you !!!!! “- Devraj Raghuwanshi

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Xero Cloud Accounting Course Reviews

“Great teaching, learned a lot, thanks.- Ewa Schreiber

“ i understand the course so far. very well explained “- Monica

Microsoft Word Course Reviews

“Very useful, especially for creating professional documents. Loved how each and every step was explained.” - Manisha Sharma

Great Content love the way he is explaining it.” - Amit

Excel Business and Financial Modeling Course Review

“ Best course to go for........if you really want a zero to advance level course. everything was explained soo nicely that i got all the things in one go. Thank You.- Ratnesh

This course is highly recommended for anyone who wants to learn excel from the very basics to the most advanced level. The instructor has a very strong grip and deep experience about MS excel. It was a wonderful experience and that God that I have life time access to this course. I will surely keep watching the videos again and again and practice more and more to make my learning more useful for me in my job. Thank you Sir Saad “- Ziyad Khan