Course provided by Future Learn

Study type: Online

Starts: Anytime

Price: Free

Overview

Develop your pre-existing accounting skills and knowledge

On this course, you will discover how the decisions and operations of an organisation are translated into numbers. You will cover fundamental financial accounting concepts to help you develop in your accounting career or prepare yourself for more advanced study.

This course features a range of conceptual and practical activities. You will understand the different purposes of accounting information, the role of accruals, and learn how to read financial statements. You will also address myths of accounting and separate fact from fiction.

What topics will you cover?

  • The accounting cycle: translating companies’ operations and decisions into numbers;
  • Understanding accounting as the language of business: users of accounting information and its different purposes;
  • The role of accounting equation in ensuring recording integrity and keeping track of the transactions;
  • The role of accruals in making sense of financial accounting information;
  • The package of Financial Statements: balance sheet, income statement and cash flow statement;
  • Debunking myths about accounting as a fact: the role of valuation, assumptions and forecasts;
  • Reading and interpreting financial statements with a ‘sceptical’ eye.

When would you like to start?

Start straight away and learn at your own pace. If the course hasn’t started yet you’ll see the future date listed below.

  • Available now

Who is the course for?

The course is designed for those who have already completed an introductory course in financial accounting and need to refresh their understanding. It will suit those looking to take an intermediate or advanced financial accounting course in the future, dealing with business groups, M&A, and consolidation.

Junior professionals (e.g. Chartered Accountants and Certified Financial Accountants) can also familiarise with recent changes in International Financial Reporting Standards.

Who developed the course?

University of Padova

The University of Padova is one of Europe’s oldest and most prestigious seats of learning; it aims to provide its students with both professional training and a solid cultural background.