Accounting- Financial Accounting, Cash vs Accrual Accounting

Why use Accrual Accounting; Gaps in Cash Accounting; Prepare financial statements under both methods; financial analysis
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Excel based exercise on how business transactions will differently impact Cash Accounts and Accrual Accounts
What makes Accrual Accounting so powerful that the entire world uses it?
Learn to prepare P&L and Balance Sheet in Cash Accounting vs Accrual Accounting.
Uncover the untold story of why we don’t use Cash accounting?
Learn to understand finer aspects of financial statements


  • Basic knowledge of Finance & Accounting


Let's discover the untold story of Cash vs Accrual Accounting.

If you are an accounting or finance enthusiast, this mini course is for you. 

Have you ever thought why Accounting has to be complex? Why someone made Accrual Accounting? Why it can’t be simple? Why don’t we use the simple Cash based Accounting? I bet you have.

I will tell you the answer. And for that we need to understand how business accounts will look like if we use Cash Accounting vs Accrual Accounting. And we will learn that in this course.

One thing is sure that Accrual Accounting is used by the whole world. That means it has to have certain characteristics which make it powerful. What are these, let’s find out.

In this mini-course I’m going to take you through an excel based exercise on creating accounts using cash based and then using accrual based accounting. So, that we can compare the two and figure out interesting insights.

I teach this module in b-schools and students find it an incredible insight, never told before.

By realizing what lies at the core of accounting, you will not only appreciate accounting methods but will also be equipped with the right mindset to learn. It will enable you to better analyse the financials of any company.

Contents and Overview This course includes 10 lectures and just over 30 minutes of content in order to give students a working knowledge and an invaluable insight into Accounting.

What you’ll learn

At the end of this course you have following takeaways

  1. You will be well versed with Cash vs Accrual Accounting

  2. You will be able to record basic transactions in Cash as well as Accrual Accounting

  3. You will have an invaluable insight into the science behind of Accounting

Who this course is for:

  • Students of Accounting and Finance


MBA (IIM), CFA level 2, Finance Enthusiast
Sandesh Banger
  • 4.5 Instructor Rating
  • 1,309 Reviews
  • 9,816 Students
  • 5 Courses

Having built hundreds of financial models for companies over last many years, Sandesh Banger (CFA level 2 & MBA – IIM Kozhikode) is student’s favorite instructor in Finance & Accounting. He has been a Corporate Banker and a Finance Trainer. He delivers amazing insights into Finance through live examples and keeps the learning levels of students in mind while teaching. He loves to draw business insights from raw data.

Sandesh runs Hipertap Consulting – a venture into Education and Training. In his current role, he has been instrumental in guiding students and young professionals on business finance, financial modelling as well as preparing them for placements. He also regularly mentors young buds in their career aspirations.

You can visit his credentials on the LinkedIn page & feel free to connect on LinkedIn and social media.

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