Accounting Journal Entries - A beginners guide

One stop repository of basic journal entries for all Finance professionals, Accounting students and Business needs
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Rating: 4.3 out of 5 (41 ratings)
1,023 students
39min of on-demand video

Learn the 3 golden rules of accounting
Learn the logic of application of these rules (A step-by-step approach) to identify the correct accounting journal entry for any scenario
Learn the basic accounting journal entries across different sub processes
Will be confident in answering most of accounting entry related questions


  • Basic understanding of Accounts
  • Interest in learning the basics of accounting journal entries


1. A simple course comprising of Accounting Journal entries for beginners.

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2. This course will make accounting journal entries interesting for all those who have been avoiding this subject.

3. It will be a one stop repository of all basic journal entries for most of the sub processes.

4. It covers first level accounting Journal entries

· Basics of Journal entries and types of Journal entries

· Journal entry format and Journal entry impact on accounts

· 3 Golden rules of accounting – Real account, Personal account, Nominal account

· Two scenario-based examples, with a step-by-step approach to identify the correct accounting journal entries. With this step-by-step approach you will be able to arrive at the correct journal entries for any given scenario.

· Order to Cash process - Revenue, Accounts Receivables, Allowance for Bad debts, Bad Debts, Factoring

· Procure to Pay process - Payable, Payroll expenses, Accruals

· Prepaid, Fixed Assets, Inventory, Abnormal loss, Prepaid expenses, Petty cash, Banking

· Special topics like Intercompany, Lease, Impairment, Goodwill, Amortization expense

· Taxes – Goods and Service Tax, Income tax and Deferred Tax Asset and Deferred Tax Liability

· Share capital, Dividend

· Investments, Investment in Associates and Investment by the owner in Equity

5. This course is relevant for all Business needs, Finance professionals and accounting students.

Who this course is for:

  • This course is for all Finance professionals, Accounting aspirants and accounting students who would want to learn the basics of accounting journal entries.


Chartered Accountant
Sonu Thomas
  • 4.3 Instructor Rating
  • 115 Reviews
  • 1,298 Students
  • 3 Courses

Sonu Thomas is a Chartered Accountant with 20+ years of Corporate experience in the field of Finance, Accounting, Auditing, Compliance and Operational excellence.

He has extensive experience in the field of Accounts Receivables, Accounts Payables, Internal Audit and Controls, SOX Compliance, Cost saving.

He aims to help individuals and businesses accomplish their goals by providing them with simple and effective learning solutions.

Strongly believes upskilling team members is the key to Organization and individual success stories.

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