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Financial Accounting - A Brief Introduction

Learn the basics of financial accounting in one hour!
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Last updated 3/2016
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 7 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
Hold their own when talking with Accountants at their job
Understand the basics of accounting
Create a simplified Balance Sheet
Create a simplified Income Statement
Know the difference between a debit and a credit
Understand why Cash is King
Create Journal Entries
Calculate the Net Income of a Business
Make T-Accounts
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  • You may want to print the handouts as it will make the course interactive - so you may want a printer

Do you want to learn the basics of accounting incredibly quickly? Like in an hour.

Do you want a professor that works the problems with you? Rather than just talks at you.

Do you want an interactive and fun course?

This course is for you!

I’ve taught thousands of students over the past 8 years and sent students to compete with the best of the best at Big 4 Accounting Firms.

With this class you will learn the basics of accounting and you can complete it in only one hour! You will work with me on the handouts like you are sitting in the classroom. This is a proven technique that I’ve used over the past 8 years.

You will learn:

  • The Accounting Equation
  • What T-Accounts are
  • How T-Accounts and Journal Entries are related
  • How to create a simple Balance Sheet
  • How to create a simple Income Statement
  • Debits and Credits
  • How Cash is King

You will learn accounting in 60 minutes. This is a brief introduction to accounting.

No prerequisite knowledge is required!

I've taught this course hundreds of times to thousands of students. I know what you need to know and I'm incredibly confident you'll enjoy this course!

Who is the target audience?
  • You interact with accountants at your job. You hear this mumbo jumbo like debits and credits and you don’t know what it means. You’re too afraid to ask. This course is for you!
  • Students who interact with accountants in their daily job
  • Business owners who want to gain a better understanding of their business
  • University Students trying to determine if they want to pursue a career in Accounting
  • Anyone needing a refresher in Accounting
  • IT Professionals who work with financial software or accounting software at their company
  • You are a university student and you want to know if you want to major in accounting. This introductory course will show you if you are either interested in it or you dread it. You’ll know after spending the cost of a few drinks instead of thousands of dollars of student loans. Now that’s a great deal!
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Curriculum For This Course
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The Beginning and Introduction!
2 Lectures 04:06

Quick introduction to Son!

Welcome to the class!

Click the resources tab to get the handouts.

Course Manual
The Accounting Equation
4 Lectures 09:41
The Accounting Equation

Let's buy a tractor!

Example on your own!

Understanding Accounts

Accounting Equation Quiz
4 questions
Demystifying Debits and Credits
3 Lectures 15:52
Debits and Credits

The Trial Balance

Trial Balance Example - On your own!

Debits and Credits Quiz
5 questions
The Balance Sheet
1 Lecture 03:06
The Balance Sheet

Balance Sheet Quiz
2 questions
The Income Statement
4 Lectures 11:36
Making Money!

Spending Money!

Net Income

Tying It All Together!

Income Statement Quiz
4 questions
1 Lecture 08:43
Timing Matters!

Timing Quiz
3 questions
Journal Entries
1 Lecture 02:26
Understanding Journal Entries

Journal Entries Quiz
2 questions
That's a Wrap!
1 Lecture 03:28
That's it! Our Conclusion!
About the Instructor
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Loves teaching on Udemy!

Son loves finance and traveling. His lectures are about personal finance, hacking travel (via financial modalities) and accounting. He is a vagabond and is currently traveling the world. He loves to surf as well!

Son Han received his B.B.A. and Masters degrees from The University of Texas at Austin in 2008. He is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Texas and a Chartered Financial Analyst. 

On a personal note, Son volunteers with educational non-profits focusing on K-12 education. He will be living in Juba, South Sudan for the next year working with Medecins Sans Frontieres.

If you haven't felt it yet, Son loves to teach!

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