Financial Accounting Fundamentals (Coursera)

Financial Accounting Fundamentals (Coursera)

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Descripción de “Financial Accounting Fundamentals (Coursera)”

This course will teach you the tools you’ll need to understand the fundamentals of financial accounting. Concise videos, the financial records of a small business, and “your turn” activities guide you through the three most commonly used financial statements: the Balance Sheet, the Income Statement, and the Statement of Cash Flows. Beyond recording transactions, you’ll learn how to prepare these financial statements, and read and analyze them to draw basic conclusions about a company’s financial health.

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

– Use journal entries to record transactions;

– Prepare and use t-accounts to summarize transactions recorded during an accounting period;

– Describe the three most commonly used financial statements and how they fit together;

– Prepare these financial statements based on transactions recorded during an accounting period; and

– Draw basic conclusions about a company’s financial health.

Syllabus

WEEK 1

Introduction to Financial Accounting, the Financial Statements, and the Balance Sheet

During this first week, we’ll learn about the context for financial accounting, including the informational role it plays for both internal and external audiences. We’ll explain accounting standards, which ensure financial information is conveyed clearly and effectively. Finally, we’ll describe the three primary financial statements as part of a recurring accounting process, called the accounting cycle, and then dive into one of those statements: the Balance Sheet (BS).

Graded: Week 1 Graded Quiz

WEEK 2

Introduction to Recording Transactions

After learning about the Balance Sheet, we’re ready to move on to using journal entries to record transactions, then t-accounts to summarize transactions recorded during an accounting period. We’ll apply those tools to record transactions for a fictional startup company, The Garden Spot, during its first year of operations (TGS Year 1). As we go along, we’ll also evaluate the effect of transactions on the balance sheet equation to ensure it remains balanced.

Graded: Week 2 Graded Quiz

WEEK 3

The Income Statement, Revenue and Expense Transactions, and Adjusting Entries

Now that we’ve learned the fundamentals of recording transactions, we’re ready to dive into another financial statement: the Income Statement (IS). After learning about the Income Statement, we’ll record revenue and expense transactions and summarize these transactions in a special account. Finally, we’ll record adjusting entries in accordance with accrual accounting, prior to the preparation of the financial statements.

Graded: Week 3 Graded Quiz

WEEK 4

The Statement of Cash Flows, Financial Statement Preparation

After learning about the Income Statement, revenue and expense transactions, and adjusting entries, we’re ready to move on to preparing our end-of-period financial statements. We’ll prepare the Income Statement and Balance Sheet based on the transactions that have been recorded. Then, we’ll dive into the Statement of Cash Flows (SCF) and learn how to prepare that financial statement. Finally, we’ll briefly discuss closing entries, since we’ve been preparing them as we’ve been going along!

Graded: Week 4 Graded Quiz

WEEK 5

More Transactions, Analysis of Financial Statements, and an Annual Report

During this last week, we’ll walk through the second year of operations for our fictional startup company, The Garden Spot (TGS Year 2), for additional practice recording transactions and preparing our end-of-period financial statements. Then we’ll do some analysis of The Garden Spot’s financial statements. Finally, we’ll take a look at PepsiCo’s Annual Report as an example of reporting for a publicly traded U.S. company.

Graded: Week 5 Graded Quiz

Especificaciones: Financial Accounting Fundamentals (Coursera)

Curso ofrecido por
Disponibilidad

✔ Disponible

Plataforma

Universidad

Impartido por

Luann J. Lynch

País

USA

Nivel, duración y fechas
Nivel

Principiante

Fecha

04/05/2020

Duración

5 semanas

Tiempo necesario

1-3 horas/semana

Idioma del curso
Idioma vehicular

Inglés

Subtítulos

No informado

Exámenes y Certificados
Certificados

Certificado de Pago

Exámenes/Proyectos

Con Examen/Proyecto Final de pago

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