FINANCIAL MARKET COURSES
Japanese Equity Market
Receivable Finance (New)
Lending - An Introduction
The Lending Cycle
Commodities - An Introduction (Revised)
Commodities - Trading (New)
Commodities - Livestock (New)
Commodities - Softs (New)
Primer – MiFID II/MiFIR (New)
Understanding Private Wealth Management Business
Private Wealth Management Products & Services
Primer – Smart Beta (New)
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Accounting - An Introduction
For many, the term ‘financial accounting’ brings to mind the endless struggle to balance accounts and the confusion associated with double-entry, debits, credits, and so on. From the non-specialist’s perspective, however, the important skills to develop are not the skills of double-entry or accounts preparation, but the skills required to navigate and analyze financial statements so as to be able to make informed decisions.
This course introduces the subject of financial accounting to those new to the area. It starts off with a broad look at what exactly financial accounting involves, before discussing the different types of financial statements. It also describes the main accounting concepts and conventions, including a look at the important role of accounting standards and standard setters.
On completion of this course, you will be able to:
• Explain the fundamental role of accounting and outline the structure of the three main financial statements
• Describe the key accounting concepts and conventions used in the preparation of financial statements
Topic 1: The Role of Accounting
• What is Accounting?
• Users of Accounting Information
• Elements of Financial Statements
• Double-Entry Bookkeeping & the Accounting Equation
• The Accounting Process
• Financial Statements
o Balance Sheet
o Income Statement
o Cash Flow Statement
Topic 2: Accounting Concepts & Conventions
• Concepts and Conventions
• Other Qualities of Accounting Information
• Accounting Principles and Standards – GAAP
• Financial Accounting Standard Setters
o Financial Accounting Standards (FASB)
o International Accounting Standards Board (IASB)
o Accounting Standards Board (ASB)
No prior knowledge is assumed for this course.
ESTIMATED COMPLETED TIME
Analysis of the Balance Sheet
This course introduces the various elements that make up a balance sheet and shows where these are positioned on the balance sheet itself. It also discusses consolidated balance sheets (the balance sheet of a group of businesses), before concluding with balance sheet ratio analysis.
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