Intermediate Financial Accounting I –

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(3 credits)

This course examines the conceptual framework of accounting, including cash versus accrual accounting, the income statement and balance sheet, the time value of money, revenue recognition, statement of cash flows, and full disclosure issues.
This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks. This course is available to take individually or as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

The Accounting Environment

  • Explain the purpose of accounting and financial reporting for the business community.
  • Apply accounting concepts to business situations.
  • Identify the roles and hierarchy of the various accounting governing bodies.
  • Identify the key components of the accounting cycle.

Income Statement and Revenue Recognition

  • Explain the purpose and components of the income statements.
  • Prepare single- and multiple-step income statements.
  • Apply the guidelines for revenue recognition to various business situations.

Balance Sheet and Full Disclosure

  • Explain the purpose and components of the balance sheet.
  • Prepare a balance sheet in both account and report form.
  • Explain the need for full disclosure and the items included in the notes to financial statements.
  • Perform basic financial analysis using ratios.

Statement of Cash Flows

  • Explain the purpose and components of the statement of cash flows.
  • Prepare a statement of cash flows using the direct and indirect methods.

Time Value of Money

  • Explain time value of money and when it is appropriate to use present or future values in accounting.
  • Calculate present and future values.

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