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Course Description

This course, developed at the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia and taught by top-ranked faculty, will teach you the tools you'll need to understand the fundamentals of financial accounting. Concise videos, the financial records of a small business, and "your turn" activities guide you through the three most commonly used financial statements: the Balance Sheet, the Income Statement, and the Statement of Cash Flows. Beyond recording transactions, you'll learn how to prepare these financial statements, and read and analyze them to draw basic conclusions about a company's financial health.

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

- Use journal entries to record transactions

- Prepare and use t-accounts to summarize transactions recorded during an accounting period

- Describe the three most commonly used financial statements and how they fit together

- Prepare these financial statements based on transactions recorded during an accounting period

- Draw basic conclusions about a company's financial health

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https://www.coursera.org/learn/uva-darden-financial-accounti...

University of Virginia Financial Accounting Fundamentals! This is the only one that you need to get started. Luann J. Lynch is a fantastic teacher. She guides you through all accounting fundamentals with lots of example problems (including a breakdown of the Coca Cola's Balance Sheet).

"Finance Theory" from Prof. Andrew Lo (MIT). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HdHlfiOAJyE&list=PLUl4u3cNGP...

He used "Principles of Corporate Finance" by Richard Brealey, Stewart Myers, and Franklin Allen as the text book. I bought it from Google Play.

For accounting, I use Coursera: https://www.coursera.org/learn/wharton-accounting

https://www.coursera.org/learn/wharton-financial-accounting

https://www.coursera.org/learn/uva-darden-financial-accounti...

There are other courses about finance in Coursera and Youtube but I haven't checked them out. But the ones I listed here are good based on my experience.

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