Certificate Program in Financial Accounting

This course will introduce you to the exciting world of finance and provide you with key accounting knowledge and skills
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  • Lectures 20
  • Contents Video: 2.5 hours
    Other: 2 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 4/2014 English

Course Description

Course Introduction:

The Financial Accounting course will introduce you to the world of finance. It will explain you with the fundamentals of financial accounting concepts, principles and policies. It will also explain the concepts of double entry accounting and what subsidiary books are and show you how to create a trial balance and the final accounts.

Why Learn Financial Accounting?

Financial accounting is the process of summarising financial data taken from an organisation's accounting records and publishing in the form of annual (or more frequent) reports for the benefit of people outside the organisation. Financial accountants are responsible for creating and issuing the company's financial statements, providing accurate and timely information to the management, and ensuring that all the regulatory reporting requirements are met. It provides valuable, accurate, and reliable information.

The Financial Accounting course will introduce you to the world of finance. It will provide you with a basic knowledge of financial accounting concepts, principles and policies. It will also explain to you the concepts of double entry accounting, tell you what subsidiary books are and show you how to create a trial balance and the final accounts.

Join us on this exciting journey as we learn about Financial Accounting and how to apply it in organisations. In the next few pages of the Learner’s Handbook, we will tell you more about the curriculum, duration, teaching methods and career options available to you after the completion of this course.

Learning Plan

You are expected to spend the following effort in completing this course:

Activity Time Spent (hrs.)

Read Learner Handbook 1

Watch videos for all modules 20

Self-Assessment Exercises 5

Total 26

What Next?

This course provided you an overview of the field of Financial Accounting. To gain further competency as a Finance professional you would need to gain an understanding of one or more of the following areas:

Management Accounting

Finance for Non-Finance

Basic Corporate Finance

Equity Research

Financial Risk Management

Private Equity

Financial Accounting is a powerful and important field for all organisations. To remain employable and competitive, you need to be frequently taking courses and learning about all the different aspects of Finance and how they are applied across companies.

What are the requirements?

  • The course starts from the basics of financial accounting and hence does not require any prerequisite knowledge. However, having some idea of finance and accounts will make the course easier to understand.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • By the end of this course, you will be able to:
  • • Define accounting
  • • List the various stages in an accounting cycle
  • • Explain commonly used accounting concepts, accounting conventions and principles
  • • Define accounting policies and list their disclosure requirements
  • • Define the commonly used terms in accounting
  • • Explain double entry accounting
  • • Journalize the transactions
  • • Prepare ledger accounts in the books of accounts
  • • Describe subsidiary books
  • • Define trial balance
  • • Identify and list adjusting entries in books of accounts
  • • Identify and rectify errors in books of accounts
  • • Explain financial statements
  • • Record the adjustments in the books of accounts before finalizing the financial statements

What is the target audience?

  • Students of Commerce or Accounts
  • MBA students or graduates
  • People who want to learn about the basics about financial accounting

What you get with this course?

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30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction to Accounting
09:22

In this video, you will learn the definition of accounting, the purpose of accounting information and who are the users of accounting information.

07:38

In this video, you will learn about the various stages in an accounting cycle, the major limitations of accounting and the differences between accounting and bookkeeping.

9 pages

In this presentation, you will learn the definition of accounting, the purpose of accounting information and who are the users of accounting information. You will also learn about the various stages in an accounting cycle, the major limitations of accounting and the differences between accounting and bookkeeping.

Introduction to Accounting - Self Assessment Quiz
10 questions
Section 2: Accounting Concepts, Principles, and Conventions
10:03

In this video, you will learn about the generally accepted accounting principles and the commonly used accounting concepts.

12:18

In this video, you will learn about the commonly used accounting conventions and principles and accounting policies and their disclosure requirements.

19 pages

In this presentation, you will learn about the generally accepted accounting principles and the commonly used accounting concepts. You will also learn about the commonly used accounting conventions and principles and accounting policies and their disclosure requirements.

Accounting Concepts, Principles, and Conventions - Self Assessment Quiz
10 questions
Section 3: Double Entry Accounting
13:11

In this video, you will learn about the commonly used terms in accounting, double entry accounting and the classification of accounts.

09:53

In this video, you will learn about journalizing transactions.

07:42

In this video, you will learn about journalizing transactions. (Contd.)

08:00

In this video, you will learn about preparation of ledger accounts in the books of accounts.

35 pages

In this presentation, you will learn about the commonly used terms in accounting, double entry accounting and the classification of accounts. You will also learn about journalizing transactions and about preparation of ledger accounts in the books of accounts.

Double Entry Accounting - Self Assessment Quiz
10 questions
Section 4: Subsidiary Books
15:02

In this video, you will learn about subsidiary books and the advantages of maintaining subsidiary books.

10:38

In this video, you will learn about the commonly used subsidiary books.

20 pages

In this presentation, you will learn about subsidiary books and the advantages of maintaining subsidiary books. You will also learn about the commonly used subsidiary books.

Subsidiary Books - Self Assessment Quiz
10 questions
Section 5: Trial Balance
09:01

In this video, you will learn about trial balance, the objectives of preparing a trial balance, the proforma of a trial balance and adjusting entries in books of accounts.

08:57

In this video, you will learn about identifying and rectifying errors in books of accounts.

20 pages

In this presentation, you will learn about trial balance, the objectives of preparing a trial balance, the proforma of a trial balance and adjusting entries in books of accounts. You will also learn about identifying and rectifying errors in books of accounts.

Trial Balance - Self Assessment Quiz
10 questions
Section 6: Final Accounts
08:44

In this video, you will learn about financial statements and the formats to be followed while preparing financial statements.

14:54

In this video, you will learn about recording of adjustments in the books of accounts before finalizing the financial statements.

27 pages

In this presentation, you will learn about financial statements and the formats to be followed while preparing financial statements. You will also learn about recording of adjustments in the books of accounts before finalizing the financial statements.

Final Accounts - Self Assessment Quiz
10 questions

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Instructor Biography

Manipal Global, Professional Certificate Programs to enhance Your Skills

Manipal Global Education Services is a leading international provider of high-quality higher education services. These include:

  • A wide range of services for educational institutions in India
  • Vocational training across a number of sectors
  • Technology-driven services in areas such as testing and education delivery.

Headquartered in Bangalore, India, Manipal Global also owns and operates university campuses in Malaysia, Antigua, Dubai and Nepal. It currently services and supports over 300,000 students, many of them through its award-winning technology platform, EduNxt™.

Manipal Global believes industry relevance is the key to career-focused education in India and Worldwide.

Other strategic investments include MeritTrac, India´s leading testing & assessment company, and iRize, a unique employment exchange initiative in partnership with educational institutions, local partners and the government.

The Manipal Global mantra – Achieve, Enable and Transform – builds on this legacy and expertise.

Manipal Global creates a future for every life it touches. A future that inspires achievements, enables ambitions, and transforms lives, worldwide.

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