Introduction to Accounting

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  • Review the Key Things to Know for the topic.
  • Watch the Video Lectures for Step-by-Step instruction for procedures.
  • Take the Self-Test to make sure you understand the terminology and formulas.
  • Work the Practice as You Learn problems to reinforce the concepts you’ve reviewed.
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      Hard Test (if it gets harder) as your understanding significantly increases.
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Video Lectures

Overview of Financial Accounting

Balance Sheet

Income Statement

Cash Flow Statement and Statement of Equity

Transactions that Change the Balance Sheet

The Accrual Basis Income Statement

The Accrual Basis Balance Sheet

Recording Transactions on a Spreadsheet: Overview

Recording Balance Sheet Transactions on a Spreadsheet

Recording Income Statement Transactions on a Spreadsheet

Record Journal Entries and Balance T Accounts

Adjusting Journal Entries

The Accounting Cycle

Cash and the Bank Reconciliation

Accounts Receivable Overview

Accounts Receivable Specifics

Estimating Bad Debt Expense

Accounting for Bad Debt Expense

Inventory: Overview

Inventory: Periodic FIFO/LIFO/Average

Long-term Assets: Overview

Using Long-term Assets

Investments: Overview

Investments: Cost & Fair Market Value Method

Investments: Fair Market Value Method

Investments: Equity Method

Investments: Equity Method Example

Notes Payable

Bonds Payable: Overview

Bonds Payable: Pricing and Amortization Schedule

Bonds Payable: Example

Stockholder’s Equity: Overview

Stockholder’s Equity: Recording Transactions 1

Stockholder’s Equity: Recording Transactions 2

Cash Flow Statement: Overview

Cash Flow Statement: Direct & Indirect

Cash Flow Statement: Investing & Financing

Cash Flow Statement: Indirect Method Example

Managerial Accounting

Cost Classification: Product or Period

The Cost to Make One Product

Cost Behavior: Variable / Fixed / Mixed

Cost Volume Profit Analysis

Cost of Goods Manufactured & Cost of Goods Sold

Record Manufacturing Costs (Actual Cost Method)

Record Manufacturing Costs (Normal Cost Method)

Activity Based Costing

Process Costing

Variance Analysis

Flexible Budgets

Comprehensive Master Budgets

Short-term Decisions Overview

Short-term Decision Examples

Long-term (Capital) Decisions Overview

Long-term (Capital) Decisions Example

Variable Cost/Absorption Cost Income Statements