Financial Accounting Explained

Offered By
Coursera Project Network
In this Guided Project, you will:

Access and analyze the components of a public 10-K financial report

Create journal entries and produce financial statements (requires free Wave Financial account)

Search accounting standards for financial reporting compliance

ClockAbout one hour
IntermediateIntermediate
CloudNo download needed
VideoSplit-screen video
Comment DotsEnglish
LaptopDesktop only

In this 1-hour long project-based course, you will access and evaluate financial statements of publicly traded companies and learn how financial statement users rely on this information to make lending, regulatory, and investing decisions. You’ll also perform common accounting tasks like creating journal entries and producing financial statements. Note: This course works best for learners who are based in the North America region. We’re currently working on providing the same experience in other regions.

Skills you will develop

Business AnalysisFinancial StatementAccountingfinancial statement analysisFinance

Learn step-by-step

In a video that plays in a split-screen with your work area, your instructor will walk you through these steps:

  1. Access a public 10-K financial report

  2. Analyze the components of a public 10-K financial report

  3. Create and record journal entries (requires free Wave Financial account)

  4. Generate financial reports (requires free Wave Financial account)

  5. Search accounting standards for financial reporting compliance

  6. Explore technological challenges and opportunities for accountants

How Guided Projects work

Your workspace is a cloud desktop right in your browser, no download required

In a split-screen video, your instructor guides you step-by-step

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