Accounting Transaction Analysis –


(3 credits)

This course introduces the reporting of transactions for plant assets, liabilities, accounting for corporations, investments, statements of cash flows, time value of money, payroll accounting, and other significant liabilities.
This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks. This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Advisor.


  • Calculate ending inventory value using the LIFO, FIFO, and average cost methods.
  • Record the transactions that involve the purchase and sale of merchandise.
  • Analyze the impact of elements in the cost of goods sold calculation.
  • Examine the impact of inventory valuation expense using various methods.

Statement of Cash Flows and Cash Versus Accrual Basis

  • Prepare a statement of cash flows using both the indirect and direct methods.
  • Differentiate between accrual basis and cash basis accounting.

Equity and Investments

  • Record treasury stock transactions.
  • Examine stock dividends and stock split transactions.
  • Prepare journal entries associated with the issuance of preferred and common stocks and the declaration and payment of dividends.
  • Explain the characteristics of a corporation and the different types of stocks issued by corporations.


  • Prepare necessary journal entries to record the issuance of bonds, the periodic interest, and amortization of bond premiums and discounts.
  • Prepare necessary journal entries for payroll transactions.
  • Identify an account for accounts payable, notes payable, and accrued expenses.

Principal Assets

  • Calculate depreciation and amortization expense using various methods.
  • Identify the entries associated with the acquisition, disposal, and sales of plant assets.
  • Prepare journal entries to account for transactions related to accounts receivables and bad debt using both the percentage of sales and the percentage of receivables methods.

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