Financial Accounting Transaction Analysis –


(3 credits)

This course covers 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.


  • Record the transactions that involve the purchases, sale of merchandise, and cost of goods sold.
  • Describe the impact of different inventory valuation methods on ending inventory and cost of goods sold.
  • Explain the treatment of inventory errors.

Principal 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.
  • Identify the entries associated with the acquisition, disposal, and sales of plant assets.
  • Calculate depreciation and amortization expense using various methods.


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

Equity and Investments

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

Statement of Cash Flows and Cash Versus Accrual Basis

  • Prepare a statement of cash flows using both the indirect and direct methods.

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