Exploring The Annual Accounting Close Process
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Exploring The Annual Accounting Close Process

This course describes the annual closing process, including its place in the accounting cycle.
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Last updated 7/2017
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Includes:
  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 2 Articles
  • 2 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Discover the reason to perform closing journal entries and identify how they fit in the accounting cycle.
  • Recognize how to prepare the four closing journal entries.
  • Identify the closing entries and discover how they compare to the statement of retained earnings.
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Requirements
  • No advanced preparation or prerequisites are needed for this course.
Description

This course describes the annual closing process, including its place in the accounting cycle. Examples of closing the accounting cycle and the primary closing journal entries are presented along with the underlying reason they are necessary. 

A comparison of the Statement of Retained Earnings and the closing process will be presented to help tie together the student’s knowledge of this important step in the accounting cycle.

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone interested in finance, accounting or related fields.
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Curriculum For This Course
8 Lectures
01:46:30
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Introduction
6 Lectures 01:46:28


Adjusting Journal Entries
06:21

Adjusted Trial Balance
12:56

Ending the Closing Process
11:44

Core Financial Accounting: The Closing Process Continuous Play
53:12
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Supporting Materials
2 Lectures 00:02
Notes Template: The Closing Process
00:01

Workbook: The Closing Process
00:01
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Review and Test
0 Lectures 00:00
Review Questions
3 questions

FINAL EXAM
5 questions
About the Instructor
Illumeo Learning
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Erik Slayter (Illumeo)
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Erik is currently an Accounting Professor at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo. Formerly, Mr. Slayter served as Division Controller for the San Luis Obispo County division of Waste Connections, Inc. (NYSE: WCN). Prior to Mr. Slayter’s work for Waste Connections, he was Controller and MIS Director for Waller Genetics, a leading horticultural research company based in Santa Barbara County, California. Mr. Slayter’s M.B.A. and degree in Accounting were both earned from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo. Mr. Slayter holds an active Certified Public Accountant license from the State of California. Mr. Slayter serves as founder and President of CCSoccer Corp., a non-profit recreational, adult soccer league. 

Experience

Professor : Cal Poly San Luis Obispo - [2003-01 to Current]

District Controller : Waste Connections - [2002-10 to 2008-09]

Controller : Waller Genetics - [1997-10 to 2001-09]

Accountant : Shilling & Kenyon Accountants - [1993-10 to 1997-10]

Accountant : KPMG - [1992-06 to 1993-10] 

Education

MBA, Business : California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo - [2006 to 2008]

BS, Accounting : California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo - [1988 to 1992]