Introduction to Financial Accounting

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Master the technical skills needed to analyze financial statements and disclosures for use in financial analysis, and learn how accounting standards and managerial incentives affect the financial reporting process.

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Taught by
Brian J Bushee
The Geoffrey T. Boisi Professor
and 10 more instructors

Offered by
University of Pennsylvania

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6 posts • 65 mentions • top 20 shown below

r/todayilearned • post
7543 points • bakedlurker
TIL that bookkeeping is the only word in the English language with 3 consecutive sets of double letters
r/Accounting • post
4 points • shakenbaconbits
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3 points • SupremoZanne
TIL that bookkeeping is the only word in the English language with 3 consecutive sets of double letters ; posted on r/todayilearned
r/Accounting • comment
3 points • HLODor

If you want to get a jump on the subject matter, I recommend taking a look at a Coursera course that I really found helpful. Dr. Bushbee really knows his stuff!

It's a good way to dip your toe in the water and see if you really like the subject matter. If you cancel before the end of the trial, then you don't have to pay.

r/investing • comment
3 points • ColonelPants

I would recommend this free online course at Coursera.

They do a lot more than just the 10-k, but give a good overview of the information behind the 10-k like balance sheets and business bookkeeping.

This is definitely an intro course, so it may be too basic for what you are looking for.

r/MBA • post
3 points • PorcupineGod
Pre-MBA online preparatory knowledge programs

I'm looking for Pre-MBA prepatory courses available online, at your own pace (and preferably free).

Does anyone know of any great resources for these?

Harvard offers their CORe courses for a fee through HBx, they start at a defined time. Focuses on: Intro to Business Analytics Intro to Economics for Managers Intro to Financial Accounting

I'm looking for similar course content. So far found:

r/u_rlugo3 • post
2 points • rlugo3
TIL that bookkeeping is the only word in the English language with 3 consecutive sets of double letters
r/QuickBooks • comment
2 points • fatguyfw

Take a look at Coursera's two online classes for an introduction to financial accounting. They are very reasonably priced.

They will not teach you QuickBooks, but they give a great overview of accounting terms and procedures that will make sense of why QB does what it does. IMO, equivalent to what most MBAs get in their basic accounting class.

r/Accounting • post
11 points • TitanApe
Starting Tax Prep at Small CPA Office

/r/Accounting! I was hired at a small CPA firm for Tax Preparation and begin in a couple weeks. A little background, I have no experience preparing taxes! There will only be 3 people in the office; a CPA, a book keeping / payroll clerk and myself (tax prep). The tax software used is ATX.

I was told the majority of the forms are 1040, 1041 and 1120S. What is the best way to prepare for my first week? Are there any free online courses I can take to get better prepared?

Things Google has turned up:

Any advice or ideas would be appreciated.

r/Accounting • comment
1 points • jubayed_bd this one is good for learning financial accounting (how to record and report transactions of the business). If you want to know about management acounting (budgeting, costing) you have to find another course.

r/science • comment
1 points • Bigdawgbawlin

Accounting can be intimidating - I avoided it the entire time I was an undergrad, despite working in finance after.

It’s actually pretty fun if you enjoy solving puzzles though, and enormously important for any career in business, no matter your specific role.

For anyone who is interested, Wharton has a free intro to accounting course on Coursera ( ) that starts today.

r/StockMarket • comment
1 points • Rafael_Anzures

The Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham is the best, but requires a minimum previous knowledge on some concepts of financial accounting. I'd recommend to read or take a course on that first. Wharton offers one via Coursera, and is a very good one.

r/india • comment
1 points • ThrowAwayRegret16
r/cscareerquestions • comment
2 points • gerradisgod

However, I think financial accounting is intrinsically interesting and useful, so I recommend taking an online class on it, if you are interested.

This is a good introduction on Coursera from the Wharton School:

r/Accounting • comment
2 points • could_be_any1

A colleague of mine took this one and said it was really good:

It is Wharton Business School's intro to fin acct on Coursera. The description says that it is four weeks of study, 5-6 hours per week. Timewise, that's in your ball park. If you go with it, let me know what you think.

r/Entrepreneur • comment
2 points • officialmarc

I took about half of this course on accounting:

I thought it was great and learned a lot. I didn't finish, but it gave an overview of what accounting really means, it means telling the story of a company with the financial numbers, and how to do double-entry bookkeeping. The professor is endearingly corny, and really knows his stuff.

r/Accounting • comment
1 points • ShakeThatIntangible

I don't know about good accountant, but to be a happy (or at least not miserable) accountant you probably need to be fond of puzzles. Not, like, mathematical puzzles, but ones where you kind of have to logic and intuit your way through something.

The math never really goes beyond arithmetic (time-value-of-money aside) in financial accounting and algebra in managerial accounting, but it does involves a kind of mathy way of looking at the world.

Go take a free accounting course online, like, and if you still like it once you finished the course, it may be for you! I went from teaching and translation to accounting, mostly on the strength of quite liking an intro accounting course I took while working.

r/PersonalFinanceCanada • comment
2 points • aughhhhh

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0 points • KidLogic

r/ProductManagement • comment
1 points • readywater