Course Description

Deciphering Business Through its Financial DNA: Mastering the Art of Accounting

In the dynamic world of business, accounting isn't just numbers and ledgers; it's the very DNA, revealing the health, vitality, and potential of a company. Yet, truly understanding this DNA means diving deep into its core – the financial statements and reporting systems. These aren't mere documents, but rather strategic communication channels that unravel the intricate tales of a company's financial trajectory and vitality.

Why This Course Is A Game-Changer:

  1. Comprehensive Insight: Navigate through the maze of business finance, from foundational accounting stages to intricate GAAP principles.
  2. Tools of Financial Revelation: Delve into essential financial statements like the balance sheet, income statement, and more, demystifying their roles in painting a comprehensive financial portrait of a company.
  3. Applied Analysis: Journey beyond basic understanding to applied financial statement analysis. Learn the dance of cash flow, its rhythmic movement, and profound impact on business health.
  4. Ratio Revelations: Unravel the power of financial ratio analysis, a critical compass guiding investors towards informed, insightful investment decisions.
  5. Detective Skills for the Modern Business World: Step into the intriguing realm of accounting fraud. Understand its mechanisms, identify red flags, and delve into the dark arts employed by those who distort financial realities for deceptive gains.

Course Highlights:

  • Building Blocks: Set your foundation with the fundamental principles of accounting and GAAP.
  • Financial Statement Mastery: Develop expertise in reading, interpreting, and analyzing balance sheets, income statements, and other pivotal financial documents.
  • Cash Flow Chronicles: Chart the journey of cash flow, understanding its ebbs and flows and the profound stories it tells about a company's health.
  • Investor's Insight: Harness financial ratio analysis, turning raw numbers into strategic insights that empower investment choices.
  • Guardians of Authenticity: Dive into the world of accounting fraud detection, equipping yourself with skills to safeguard businesses from deceptive practices and ensure financial integrity.

Empowering Decision-Makers:

Financial acumen transcends mere numbers; it's the bedrock upon which businesses are built, grown, and sustained. This course isn't just for aspiring accountants. It's for managers envisioning growth, investors seeking clarity, and any individual aiming to navigate the business world with confidence and competence.

Join us on this enlightening journey, where we transform the seemingly complex world of financial statements into a treasure trove of insights, strategies, and opportunities. Unlock the true language of business and equip yourself with the tools to interpret, analyze, and thrive in the financial landscape of tomorrow. Your voyage into mastering the financial DNA of business begins here.

  • Completely Online
  • Self-Paced
  • 6 Months to Complete
  • 24/7 Availability
  • Start Anytime
  • PC & Mac Compatible
  • Android & iOS Friendly
  • Accredited CEUs
Universal Class is an IACET Accredited Provider
 

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Define understanding GAAP and FASB.
  • Summarize the financial statements included in an organization's financial reporting structure.
  • Describe how to itemize and interpret the information provided in the income statement.
  • Recognize The Balance Sheet.
  • Identify The Statement of Stockholders' Equity
  • Summarize The Statement of Cash Flows.
  • Describe the impact of working capital and business activities on cash flow.
  • Describe financial ratio analysis and its objectives and limitations.
  • Describe the different types and categories of financial ratios.
  • Summarize performing calculations using financial ratios.
  • Summarize financial statement fraud, reasoning, and consequences.
  • Define what cooking the books means.
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
 
 

Assessment Guide

Assessment Points
Motives for Taking this Course 2 points
Exam 1 10 points
Exam 2 10 points
Exam 3 9 points
Exam 4 10 points
Exam 5 10 points
Exam 6 10 points
Exam 7 10 points
Exam 8 10 points
Exam 9 10 points
Exam 10 10 points
Exam 11 10 points
Exam 12 10 points
Final Exam 58 points
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