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- Available Lessons: 13
- Average Lesson Length: 8 min
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Watch a preview:chapter 1 / lesson 1The Fundamental Principles of Accounting
Course SummaryThis course prepares your employees to use basic accounting principles and practices in their day-to-day activities. These video lessons describe common accounting functions and concepts, such as how to create and interpret financial statements, and explain why they are important.
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About This Course
This course shows your employees about the basic functions, principles and concepts of accounting, including definitions of common terms, ways to record transactions and how to prepare financial statements. It is divided into chapters, each containing several video lessons that last five to ten minutes.
How It Works
Lessons can be viewed on computers, smartphones or tablets as schedules allow. Employees can watch alone or as part of a group training session, which is especially beneficial because it promotes discussion among colleagues.
Useful features include:
- Helpful lessons packed with real world examples
- A clickable timeline that makes it simple to return to the lesson to review key topics
- Assessment of learning through lesson quizzes and chapter exams
- A comprehensive final exam that verifies what was covered
How It Helps
- Increases accounting knowledge: These lessons get everyone, even non-accounting employees, on board by explaining the terminology and basic principles and processes of accounting. Employees who understand the fundamentals will be better able to communicate and collaborate.
- Improves record-keeping: Ensuring that all your employees understand why accurate financial documents are vital and what is required to create them may mean they will be more careful with their work.
- Promotes teamwork: Watching these videos and taking the quizzes that accompany them give your employees a chance to share experiences and ideas.
|Chapter||Topics & Objectives|
|Basic Accounting Concepts||Explore the seven major accounting principles, methods of recording transactions and the accounting equation.|
|Accounts, Debts & Credits||Define accounts and how to classify them, and gain an understanding of debits and credits.|
|Understanding Financial Statements||Discover the purpose of source documents, learn how to create an adjusted trial balance and basic financial statements, and find out what financial statement ratios mean.|
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