Accounting Fundamentals

This module helps learners understand the foundations and fundamentals of business accounting, including basic financial statement analysis, analytical measures, corporate annual reports, capital investment analysis, internal controls, budgeting, and performance measures.

This module is particularly well-suited for someone needing a comprehensive overview of the business accounting function.

Module Length: 5 Learner Hours

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Accounting Fundamentals Learning Outcomes

Throughout this module, learners can expect to meet the following learning outcomes:

+ Describe basic financial statement analytical procedures.
+ Analyze financial statements to assess the solvency and profitability of a business.
+ Summarize the uses and limitations of analytical measures.
+ Describe the purpose and contents of corporate annual reports.
+ Evaluate capital investment proposals using the following methods: average rate of return, cash payback, net present value, and internal rate of return.
+ Describe factors that complicate capital investment analysis.
+ Explain the capital rationing process.
+ Summarize transactions for a corporation’s first and second period of operations.
+ Describe the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 and its impact on internal controls and financial reporting.
+ Explain the objectives and elements of internal control.
+ Explain the use of a bank reconciliation in controlling cash.
+ Describe the nature and objectives of budgeting.
+ Interpret the basic variances for direct materials and direct labor.
+ Describe examples of nonfinancial performance measures.

  • Accounting Fundamentals Syllabus

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– Integrate in a course on accounting, finance, or principles of business.
– Academic leveling for learners who may not have adequate preparation for advanced studies.
– Include in an academic leveling program.
– Develop skill sets of working professionals.
– Professional development for continuing education or refresher of skills.

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