• Length:
    10 Weeks
  • Effort:
    4–5 hours per week
  • Price:
    $89 USD
  • Institution
  • Subject:
  • Level:
    Intermediate
  • Language:
    English
  • Video Transcript:
    English

Prerequisites

This course is suitable for you if you’re just starting out in finance, or if you work in finance but do not yet have a professional qualification. Or try out our free courses first.

About this course

This course introduces the principles of financial accounting, and will allow learners to demonstrate technical proficiency in the use of double-entry techniques, including the preparation and interpretation of basic financial statements for sole traders, partnerships and companies. You will also learn how to:

  • Record, process and report business transactions
  • Use the trial balance and identify and correct errors
  • Draft financial statements
  • Understand the qualitative characteristics of useful information

Completion of this course will also prepare you for the ACCA ‘Financial Accounting (FA)/FFA’ exam, which leads to a Diploma in Accounting and Business.

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This course does not offer an edX certificate.

Those learners who would like to earn an award will have the opportunity to register with ACCA as a student, take computer based exams and gain the ACCA Diploma in Accounting and Business.

You can find your nearest ACCA exam centre on the ACCA website.

What you'll learn

  • Context and purpose of financial reporting
  • Qualitative characteristics of financial information
  • Use of double-entry and accounting systems
  • How to record transactions and events
  • How to prepare a trial balance (including identifying and correcting errors)
  • How to prepare basic financial statements for incorporated and unincorporated entities
  • How to interpret and prepare simple consolidated financial statements

Meet your instructors

Josie Adams
Senior Lecturer
Nick Weller
Author & Technical Reviewer

Learner testimonials

“The courses gave me confidence in my accounting knowledge.” - Bree from the United States


"Studying with ACCA-X gave me confidence and knowledge. I got 95% in my FFA exam. And in less than one year, I had retrained and got the financial and management accounting job I wanted.”  - Vanessa Lavoipierre, from South Africa and the UK