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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. By the end of this course, you’ll be able to read the three most common financial statements: the income statement, balance sheet, and statement of cash flows. Then you can apply these skills to a real-world business challenge as part of the Wharton Business Foundations Specialization.

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Jan 12, 2021 · bradleybuda on Plain Text Accounting
I took this course about three years ago (which, coincidentally, starts today!) and I completely agree - a basic knowledge of bookkeeping is an incredibly handy skill in all sorts of real-world situations:

Most of the Coursera courses "starts today". Check tomorrow, you'll still see the same message.
How do they manage it possible ?
These must be pre-recorded, available on-demand.
"Finance Theory" from Prof. Andrew Lo (MIT).

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:

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.

Aug 23, 2019 · HeavenFox on Datadog S-1
Take an introduction to accounting course ( is very good, and it's free to audit), and you should be able to understand the meaty part of S-1 (and 10-Q/10-K)
Aug 21, 2015 · mynegation on Financial Misstatements
I can recommend Brian Bushee's accounting course on Coursera: is helpful for occasional reference

Thanks! Signed up for the next session.
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