Python For Accountants I

A Journey From Excel to Python
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Students will learn python programming language.

Requirements

  • Some experience with excel would help but not essential

Description

This is a beginner level course designed specifically for accounting and business professionals who have no prior knowledge of computer programming.

Python is gaining popularity in the accounting and finance field. Despite professional willingness to learn it, most courses available online are more centric to IT background professionals.

It is a 1 hour and 18 minutes short course for accountants, auditors, and other finance professionals to learn python taking small steps at a time. The aim is to avoid technical jargon and setup complexities so the accountants can get straight to learning rather than frustrating installing software and setting up environments.

Practice exercises use Google Colab Notebook, so you don’t need to install anything on your computer. Google Colab is a cloud-based software that allows you to write your code online. All you need is just a google account.

Class notebooks are attached to either download or linked to open in Google Colab directly.

What we cover in this course:

· Introduction to Programming

· Introduction to Python

· Syntax or Grammar of Programming

· Variables

· Data Formats (Structured Data, Unstructured Data etc.)

· Data Types (String, Numbers, Dates, Boolean etc.)

· Operators(>, =, /, ==, & etc.)

· Conditional Statements (if, else, etc.)

· Loops (For, While)

· Functions

· Data Structures in Python (Lists, Dictionaries, Data Frames )


After completing this course

1. You will have an understanding of computer programming

2. Various Data Structures

3. Write basic Python syntax

4. Familiarity with a notebook, so you know where to write your code.

See you in Class!


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I want to credit the following resources in making this course.

Music:

Track: We Were Young — Vendredi [Audio Library Release]

Music provided by Audio Library Plus

Available at YouTube

Videos and Images:

Pixabay

Pexels

Videezy

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Who this course is for:

  • Accounting and finance professionals, students in accounting and finance and people with general interest in python

Course content

4 sections22 lectures1h 18m total length
  • Introduction
    01:54
  • What We Will Cover?
    00:44
  • What is Programming?
    02:04
  • Introduction to Python
    02:07
  • Tools to Write Code (Text Editors)
    03:45
  • Introduction to Notebook
    02:46

Instructor

Experienced Finance Professional with Data Analytics Skills
Rizwan Ahmed
  • 4.4 Instructor Rating
  • 78 Reviews
  • 1,365 Students
  • 4 Courses

Finance professional with several years of experience in the world's leading accounting firms, EY, KPMG, BDO, PKF, and Grant Thornton, financial services, and Government organizations in various industries and sectors such as investment management, retail, transport, banking, etc.

I am an artificial intelligence and data science enthusiastic and applying these next generations skills to the accounting and finance profession