Accounting Fundamentals

Total Time
6 Hours
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Accounting is the language of business. It’s important to have an understanding of how accounting fits into the organisation and how it delivers important information to assist decision-making.

This course uses financial statements from a central case study to connect concepts to concrete examples. It demonstrates how accounting enables an understanding of how a business is performing.

Key topics

  • An information system
  • Elements of accounting
  • Financial statements
  • Financial statement analysis.


Learning outcomes

  • Explain how accounting satisfies the information needs of a range of users
  • Explain the definitions relating to the five elements of financial statements
  • Explain the nature of recognition, measurement and disclosure
  • Explain how scaling techniques and ratios enhance analysis and interpretation of financial statements.


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