Financial Accounting

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About This Course


This course in financial accounting is designed to provide you with a comprehensive understanding of the fundamental principles behind financial accounting. After completing this course, you will have knowledge that is equivalent to taking a first year undergraduate college course in financial accounting. Financial accounting is considered the language of business and all business professionals are expected to have a basic understanding of accounting. What better way to learn that skill set than by taking our free online and self-paced course! Begin by reviewing the course syllabus and then proceeding through the course outline.

Course Syllabus


Before beginning the course, students should review the course syllabus to become familiar with the topics they will learn and the various resources they have access to. The course syllabus can be viewed here. Once you have finished reviewing the syllabus you can proceed to the course by using the course outline below. Students may select any chapter to study and advance at their own pace. Registration is not required. Students who register will have access to additional resources such as the ability to automatically save progress, track quiz results and allow the course AI (artificial intelligence) to suggest an optimal learning strategy.

Course Chapters


Chapter 1: Introduction to Financial Accounting

Chapter 2: Fundamental Accounting Principles

  • Chapter 2: Textbook
  • Chapter 2: Interactive Video Lecture
  • Chapter 2: Study Notes
  • Chapter 2: Supplemental Practice
  • Chapter 2: Skills Quiz

Chapter 3: Accrual Accounting Principles

  • Chapter 3: Textbook
  • Chapter 3: Interactive Video Lecture
  • Chapter 3: Study Notes
  • Chapter 3: Supplemental Practice
  • Chapter 3: Skills Quiz

Chapter 4: Preparing Financial Statements

  • Chapter 4: Textbook
  • Chapter 4: Interactive Video Lecture
  • Chapter 4: Study Notes
  • Chapter 4: Supplemental Practice
  • Chapter 4: Skills Quiz

Chapter 5: Current Assets and Revenue Recognition

  • Chapter 5: Textbook
  • Chapter 5: Interactive Video Lecture
  • Chapter 5: Study Notes
  • Chapter 5: Supplemental Practice
  • Chapter 5: Skills Quiz
  • Comprehensive Exam (Chapters 1-5)

Chapter 6: Long-Term Assets

  • Chapter 6: Textbook
  • Chapter 6: Interactive Video Lecture
  • Chapter 6: Study Notes
  • Chapter 6: Supplemental Practice
  • Chapter 6: Skills Quiz

Chapter 7: Merchandising Businesses

  • Chapter 7: Textbook
  • Chapter 7: Interactive Video Lecture
  • Chapter 7: Study Notes
  • Chapter 7: Supplemental Practice
  • Chapter 7: Skills Quiz

Chapter 8: Inventory Accounting

  • Chapter 8: Textbook
  • Chapter 8: Interactive Video Lecture
  • Chapter 8: Study Notes
  • Chapter 8: Supplemental Practice
  • Chapter 8: Skills Quiz

Chapter 9: Marketable Securities

  • Chapter 9: Textbook
  • Chapter 9: Interactive Video Lecture
  • Chapter 9: Study Notes
  • Chapter 9: Supplemental Practice
  • Chapter 9: Skills Quiz

Chapter 10: Current Liabilities and Contingent Liabilities

  • Chapter 10: Textbook
  • Chapter 10: Interactive Video Lecture
  • Chapter 10: Study Notes
  • Chapter 10: Supplemental Practice
  • Chapter 10: Skills Quiz
  • Comprehensive Exam (Chapter 6-10)

Chapter 11: Time Value of Money

  • Chapter 11: Textbook
  • Chapter 11: Interactive Video Lecture
  • Chapter 11: Study Notes
  • Chapter 11: Supplemental Practice
  • Chapter 11: Skills Quiz

Chapter 12: Long-Term Liabilities

  • Chapter 12: Textbook
  • Chapter 12: Interactive Video Lecture
  • Chapter 12: Study Notes
  • Chapter 12: Supplemental Practice
  • Chapter 12: Skills Quiz

Chapter 13: Accounting for Intangible Assets

  • Chapter 13: Textbook
  • Chapter 13: Interactive Video Lecture
  • Chapter 13: Study Notes
  • Chapter 13: Supplemental Practice
  • Chapter 13: Skills Quiz

Chapter 14: Accounting for Leases

  • Chapter 14: Textbook
  • Chapter 14: Interactive Video Lecture
  • Chapter 14: Study Notes
  • Chapter 14: Supplemental Practice
  • Chapter 14: Skills Quiz

Chapter 15: Stockholder's Equity

  • Chapter 15: Textbook
  • Chapter 15: Interactive Video Lecture
  • Chapter 15: Study Notes
  • Chapter 15: Supplemental Practice
  • Chapter 15: Skills Quiz
  • Comprehensive Exam (Chapter 11-15)

Chapter 16: Statement of Cash Flows

  • Chapter 16: Textbook
  • Chapter 16: Interactive Video Lecture
  • Chapter 16: Study Notes
  • Chapter 16: Supplemental Practice
  • Chapter 16: Skills Quiz

Chapter 17: Accounting for Taxes

  • Chapter 17: Textbook
  • Chapter 17: Interactive Video Lecture
  • Chapter 17: Study Notes
  • Chapter 17: Supplemental Practice
  • Chapter 17: Skills Quiz

Chapter 18: Business Combinations

  • Chapter 18: Textbook
  • Chapter 18: Interactive Video Lecture
  • Chapter 18: Study Notes
  • Chapter 18: Supplemental Practice
  • Chapter 18: Skills Quiz

Chapter 19: Financial Statement Analysis

  • Chapter 19: Textbook
  • Chapter 19: Interactive Video Lecture
  • Chapter 19: Study Notes
  • Chapter 19: Supplemental Practice
  • Chapter 19: Skills Quiz
  • Chapter 19: Comprehensive Exam (Chapters 16-19)
  • Final Exam (Chapters 1-19)