Best Free Accounting Courses

Find the best online Free Accounting 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!

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.

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!

Website Hosting for beginners cPanel with Siteground account

Explore how you can get online create your first Website Hosting and get your own website URL using common cPanel

Created by Laurence Svekis - Instructor, GDE, Application Developer

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Students: 8262, Price: Free

Beginners starter guide for getting started with hosting your own website.  Whether you are looking to setup hosting for a Wordpress site or you want to develop your own website, this course is perfect to teach you the basics.  Explore how to select a host and common hosting dashboard features in cPanel.

Please note that SiteGround hosting account will be used to demo cPanel and the course demos this version of cPanel.

Course focuses on hosting with Siteground which is a popular host service provider.  Bonus free pdf guide is also included to help you get started quickly with getting content online, getting a live URL to host your stuff.

Course covers

  • Selecting a host provider

  • Selecting a domain name

  • How to do a quick setup of WordPress or other popular application scripts.

  • What to consider with hosting plans and what type is best for your needs

  • Signing up and how to navigate Siteground dashboard

  • How to setup sub-domains, redirects and new domains

  • File manager and editing pages online

  • FTP for download and upload of content

  • Filezilla as a typical FTP application how to connect to your web host using Filezilla

  • Database setup and Account setup - phpmyadmin access to Database content

Fast Friendly support to help answer any questions you might have and to help clarify content is always available in the Q&A section.

Taught by an instructor with over 20 years real world experience ready to help you learn more.  Step by step training resources and source code is also included to get you started quickly.

Cloud Accounting Course

Learn Cloud Tools to make you a Next Gen Accountant

Created by Deepa Shekhar - Practicing GST Consultant

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Students: 8223, Price: Free

This course is for Accountants, Tax Practitioners and Students who want to enhance their skills by learning how to use Next gen Tools which could make them a career ready accountant or help them with tools to make their accounting practice easy.

The course can be completed in 3-5 hours and is followed by a online examination. On completion of the examination, you will be given a certificate.

This course is currently available in English and Hindi

The following is the Course Content:

  • Introduction
  • Setting up 
  • Invoicing 
  • Receipts 
  • Sales Returns
  • Purchase Bills
  • Payment 
  • Purchase Returns
  • Bank Transaction 
  • Staff Salary 
  • Cash management
  • Asset Purchase 
  • Capital Loan 
  • Year end closure 
  • Gstr 1
  • Gstr 2
  • Gstr 3
  • 3B

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

Financial Ratios Simplified : A practicle guide

This course is for accounting and finance students . This course covers various types of financial ratios with examples

Created by EduFinWizards Edu - Educating for better tommorow

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Students: 7393, Price: Free

In the course we will cover ,

1. Activity Ratio

2. Profitability ratios

3. Dividend ratios

4. Valuations

5. Solvency ratios

6. Coverage ratios

7. Return ratios

8. Margin ratios

9. Liquidity ratios 

We will then discuss time series and cross sectional ratio analysis

We will then take examples of Google . Tesla and Alibaba to understand ratio analysis

We will also do cross sectional analysis of weed stocks

Assignment : Use the attached excel sheet to do ratio analysis of a company of your choice

Financial Derivatives Basics

The Course is structured to help students understand structure of Derivatives instruments

Created by CFINACC Trusted Mentor in the Field of Finance & Accounting - Happy Learning

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Students: 7116, Price: Free

What you will learn?

  • Types of Derivative Instruments and markets

  • Definitions and terminologies

Requirements

  • None

Description

If you are a beginner and don’t know much about Financial Derivatives. Then you have come to the right place as I have covered all the concepts from scratch.

Why you should take this course? What value it will add?

Let me first discuss some problems and issues that students encounter when they study Financial derivatives.

  • First, Financial derivatives is one of the complexed courses in Finance, as the students need to have a strong knowledge about fundamentals of Finance to understand the pricing and valuation of financial derivatives instruments.

  • Second, one concept leads to another, so students find it difficult to understand linkages between various interlinked concepts.

  • Third, many of the concepts covered in Financial derivatives are difficult to relate to real life examples as compared to the other subjects in Finance such as Corporate Finance or Financial Reporting and Analysis.

I have tried to address the above mentioned issues

  • By adding complementary lectures to explain fundamentals of finance which are relevant to the topics covered in the Financial derivatives

  • I have divided the concepts into various parts and explained each part separately and also how all components are related to one another

  • I have included examples and focused on relating a concept to a situation. This will help students to visualize, which in turn help them to retain the concepts

  • Used plain language

This course is divided into three sections

  • Introduction

  • Forward & Futures

  • CDS, Options and SWAPs

I will advise you to watch the videos in the manner that they are listed as videos in the later sections contain examples explained in the earlier videos.

Who this course is for

  • This course is for CFA Level 1 Candidates

  • This course is for students who are interested in studying Financial derivatives at University level programs

Tax Prep for Entrepreneurs – by Accounting Play

More Value. Less Tax. Better Decisions.

Created by John Gillingham - Certified Public Accountant

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Students: 5579, Price: Free

You are an entrepreneur, creator, or maybe even consultant. Tax Prep for Entrepreneurs is designed to teach you what you need to know the language of tax. If you self-prepare, this course will give you an added edge and tax strategy normally reserved for paying clients. Once you graduate to a CPA or trusted tax preparer – this course will get you past just a “tax return” and get you to planning and advisory.

Come get it:

-Learn the language of tax

-Make informed tax and entity decisions

-Save money through deductions and fees

-Self prepare with greater confidence

-Get past preparation and onto planning and advising with your CPA

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.

Managing CPF Savings For Your Retirement

For Singaporean and PRs. Understand your CPF accounts and the changes at age 55. Learn about Minimum Sum and CPF Life.

Created by Peggy Chan - Financial Literacy Trainer

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Students: 4024, Price: Free

This course is meant for Singaporean and Permanent Residents.

This course will help you understand how you can manage your CPF accounts to meet your retirement needs. CPF stands for Central Provident Fund. The Central Provident Fund (CPF) was introduced in Singapore in 1955. It is a compulsory savings scheme which ensured that workers could support themselves with dignity in retirement.

The following topics will be covered:

  • How CPF schemes fit into your retirement plan
  • Challenges ahead
  • CPF insurance schemes
  • Life and Health Insurance Planning
  • Your CPF Accounts explained
  • Important Figures - Minimum Sum, Medisave Required Amount, Medisave Minimum Sum
  • Case Studies
  • CPF Investment Schemes (CPFIS)
  • Your Child's CPF Education Loan
  • Sales of properties bought using CPF after age 55
  • Working after and 55 and the corresponding CPF rates
  • Draw Down Age
  • CPF LIFE Plans

Stacked Careers for Accounting and Finance

Double Your Job Interviews, Leverage Recruiters, Unlock LinkedIn

Created by Karen Gurney - Executive Search Consultant

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Students: 3611, Price: Free

Why

This Class is for You

I have been working in the recruiting industry as an Executive Search Consultant and Career Coach since 2004, but something happened in 2014 that completely changed how I coached my accounting and finance clients literally overnight.

I had a client Lisa who was a CPA Controller for a $4M per annum for-profit organization that licensed music for Karaoke machines. It was an unusual one-of-a-kind business in Columbus Ohio. (Hardly the mecca for music and entertainment.) Prior to that she had great roles in Treasury and FP&A with a particular joy for forecasting.

Despite 15 years of incredible skills across five industries and multiple Accounting Roles, she could barely get a call for an interview after a few months of job hunting.

When I talked to Lisa on the phone I was so surprised.  Typically an accounting and finance professional has no problem getting a job. She shared with me that she never had  a problem before and she feared ageism. Lisa was 43 years old. That is not when age discrimination hits so I knew that was not the issue.

I asked for her resume and review her LinkedIn profile and saw the problem immediately. Her resume and job campaign issues had to do with rank, industry, scope, and professionalism – not ageism. This was easily fixed.

My client was absolutely desperate for a job and I knew I had to act quickly. I got her logins for LinkedIn as well as other online job boards and within two hours, I re-aligned everything, got a new professional profile picture, submitted her resume to local recruiters, changed all of her online profiles to match her job search goals. 

Within 72 hours she had five phone screen requests and within 60 days she had a new job as a Forecasting Analyst for a large automotive company. But that is not the best part…

She had not applied for a single job! Not one!

All the calls she got were from her online profiles. These profiles continue to regular hits even today allowing her to determine market and salary demand for her skills and plan her career.

This method is now the core of my career coaching practice.

So what is the secret? It is just one phrase: Keyword-stacking.

Once you learn how to keyword-stack your profiles in the way that recruiters search, you will get calls too.

 

What You Will Be Able to Do After Reading This Book

  • Leverage a database of local and national recruiters
  • Have recruiters come straight to you for great jobs
  • Run a discrete search if required
  • Get calls for jobs without applying
  • Double your interviews with active and passive search techniques
  • Tap unadvertised jobs in the hidden job market

With the class you get:

  • Video instruction
  • A resume template that beats the resume black hole
  • My copyrighted “Core-3©” career assessment
  • Fill-in-the-blank interview preparation scripts
  • Salary negotiation scripts
  • And so much more! 

EXTRA BONUS: The class includes a database of 300+ recruiters specializing in accounting and finance. The database allows the possibility for discrete job searches or you can use it in addition to active and passive job search techniques that double your job interviews.

One of the reasons I did a break out book based on my best-selling Stacked program is due to the unique and unprecedented opportunity accounting and finance professionals have to leverage the recruiting machine that exists in this category.

There are hungry recruiters waiting to work with you today!

These methods have facilitated thousands of career changes, and now you can use them too!

I look forward to helping you achieve your career goals.

Sincerely,

Dr. Karen Gurney

 

Forex Trading With LIVE Account Examples of Forex Trading

How to become a successful trader in Forex?

Created by Yaniv Ben Porat - Professional trader

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Students: 3369, Price: Free

This course is aimed to give you an introduction into the world of Forex trading. To become a successful trader, This course will help you identify what kind of trader you and How to chose signals provider.

You should take this course if you are interested in becoming a trader and learn How to make money in forex and How to copy trades from professionals trading system.

Introduction to Excel for Finance and Accounting

Learn how professionals use Excel in the fields of Finance and Accounting by completing FOUR mini-projects

Created by Dobromir Dikov - FCCA, FMVA

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Students: 2986, Price: Free

If you are about to enter a role anywhere between accounting and finance, there’s a high chance you’ll probably face the challenge of preparing various Excel files. It would be great if you have an idea of how we use Excel in the fields of finance and accounting.

And this is the course to introduce to the main concepts of Excel that are applicable to these fields!

You will start with the main Excel functions, go over the most important shortcuts, and build four mini-projects that accountants and financial analysts prepare in their daily job!

What you’ll get out of this course?

Introduction to Excel for Finance and Accounting course will guide you through the most common functions and shortcuts used by people in the fields of accounting and finance and show you the practical process of creating working files in Excel, step by step. We will define a clear structure and build four mini-projects, which you can reuse over and over again. I will help you understand the main principles that finance and accounting professionals use in their daily work.

I will show you some ways to tremendously improve your productivity by employing shortcuts and standardizing your workflow.

After you take the Introduction to Excel for Finance and Accounting course, you will have a solid understanding of how Excel formulas and principles are applied within the fields of Finance and Accounting.

What should you know to take the course?

It is possible to follow along and learn a lot from the course, even without basic accounting and Excel knowledge, as I will go over the concepts and provide thorough explanations.

Who is this course for?

I made the Introduction to Excel for Finance and Accounting course to serve as a practical guide on how the concepts are applied in the field. The course is most suitable for:

· Junior finance and accounting professionals;

· Business owners and entrepreneurs who want to know more about their figures;

· Students in Finance and Accounting majors who wish to get a head start.

I hope you are ready to upgrade yourself, learn how Excel formulas and principles are used in Finance and Accounting and propel in your career!

Are you excited to start?

Then enroll in the course, and I’ll see you in class!

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.

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!

LEEA Level 6 Certificate in Finance

A General Overview of Finance including Accounting, Corporate Investments, Budgeting and Net Present Value Analysis

Created by LEEA London Executive Education Academy - Bridging the Gap in Executive Education

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Students: 1041, Price: Free

The Finance Online course from LEEA is packed with content that will help with understanding the world of finance and investments

THIS UDEMY COURSE IS FREE!

This course allows you to gain knowledge and insights

  • Understand the most important aspects of finance, including

  • Net Present Analysis

  • Budgeting

  • Financial Transactions

  • Accounting Rate of Return (ARR)

  • Corporate Finance

  • Leveraging

    AND MUCH MORE!

We are really proud of the fact that our Professors who designed this course come from a rich background of academic and business success. This includes directors, technology entrepreneurs, academics, successful consultants and more.

FOR THESE REASONS WE BELIEVE THIS IS GREAT VALUE!

Why choose this course:

We believe that the best investments are the ones with high returns and low risk. This course will give you the best return possible in terms of salary, promotion prospects, business insights and experience, entrepreneurial head start and all for a ridiculously reduced price!

ABOUT LEEA

We are a New Institution with a Proud History

Our directors and faculty have worked for some of the most important business schools in Europe. Our professors are seasoned individuals with backgrounds from LSE, ESADE (Spain), University of Exeter among others.

Our online programs have been developed from existing highly rated courses from triple accredited business schools.

We at LEEA bring experience, quality and innovation to offer programs that with boost your career.

ENROL NOW!

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

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.

Accounting Basics

Information Vital to the Entrepreneur

Created by Shane Patrick Irvine, BSL JD - Become your own Business Lawyer

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Students: 98, Price: Free

The world was dealt a serious blow with the Covid-19 pandemic. During the 2020 time of writing Entrepreneurs, Et al, and recovery was just getting started. Different regions were affected differently and the level of resources to promote entrepreneurship also varies by region. Jobs and financial resources became alarmingly scarce.

Working from home, being self-employment and undertaking entrepreneurial endeavors quickly became the new business norm as many people had no choice except to go to work for themselves.
With major corporations and government entities outsourcing much of their work to avoid workplace exposure to the coronavirus. Initially, only essential workers were retained while many people, were left unemployed, laid off, or had their jobs suspended. The lucky ones were able to work from home.
As a result, entrepreneurialism became the new standard for business in the United States and around the world. Many entrepreneurs had studied business science in undergraduate or graduate coursework, and were able to adapt. However, many found themselves unprepared to start or manage their own business, and going back to school was just not an option. This series of courses is designed for those who want to improve their business skills but lack the resources to go back to school.
There are certain disciplines in business that every entrepreneur needs to be familiar with, but it is not necessary to learn them in a traditional academic setting. Business disciplines are typically taught in classrooms with a live instructor and typically include basic business scholastic selections such as entrepreneurship, management strategies, insurance, finance, sales, marketing, human resources, and accounting principles. However, the information provided in these disciplines is generic. No one university has a monopoly on standard business knowledge. As a matter of fact, most of the business curriculum has become standardized so that transferring students have equivalent knowledge about the standard curriculum.
Because this information is considered standard knowledge, it can be taught through either traditional classroom study or self-study. Not every student has the self-discipline to achieve a high level of understanding of a subject matter. Not every university student has the ability to even pass their classes. Education is very individual. People learn at different levels. Some people are capable of learning with minimal assistance by just listening, reading along, and doing independent studying on areas they don’t initially grasp.
Quite often a discipline requires understanding fundamental principles. If those principles are not understood from the beginning, the whole study thereafter may be flawed by a lack of understanding of core principles. All too often, the speed of the class does not allow students to go back and relearn what they missed. Some students excel while others are left behind. The courses often flow at the speed of the top learners. This deprives other students of an opportunity to matriculate and achieve scholastic successes.
Not everyone needs a traditional classroom setting to learn in and some are just not cut out for university education. However, many people are capable of learning independently at their own pace.
If one plans to start their own business, they don’t necessarily need an actual diploma, they need the knowledge. The curriculum contained herein is designed to give a broad knowledge of the functional areas of how businesses are structured, practical managerial skills, communication skills, and business decision-making capability.
When it comes to business, there is no one right way to do anything. There are as many different approaches as there are different opportunities. The goal of every business student is to synthesize the information and extrapolate from that information that is necessary to achieve their end business goal.