Accounting Crash Course

Accounting Crash Course

Used widely at investment banks and universities, the Accounting Crash Course will bring trainees up to speed on the income statement, the balance sheet, the cash flow statement and more.

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Course Objectives

Our step-by-step video lessons make accounting accessible and are filled with real-world exercises that test and reinforce covered concepts.

We begin with an analysis of basic accounting rules and the structure and composition of key financial filings like 10Ks and 10Qs. Then, we introduce the income statement, balance sheet, cash flow statement, and thoroughly analyze their important inter-relationships, line-by-line, all the while using real life examples to reinforce important concepts. The course concludes with a discussion of ratio analysis that ties together previously covered concepts. This course satisfies the accounting prerequisite for every Wall Street Prep financial modeling course. Step-by-step video lessons make accounting accessible, and are filled with real-world exercises that test and reinforce covered concepts.

What You Will Learn

  • Balance sheet
  • Working capital
  • Inventories & COGS
  • Fixed assets & depreciation
  • Intangible assets & goodwill
  • Deferred tax assets/liabilities & income taxes
  • Retained earnings & net income
  • Capitalizing versus expensing
  • The cash flow statement
  • Financial ratio analysis

Wall Street Prep’s Accounting Crash Course is used at top financial institutions and business schools.

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Full Course Agenda

    • Introduction
    • Basic Accounting Principles
    • Financial Reportings & Important Filings
    • Reading the 10K
    • Revenue
    • Revenue Recognition
    • Revenue Manipulation
    • COGS & Gross Profit
    • Selling, General & Administrative, Research & Development
    • Expenses
    • Depreciation
    • Amortization
    • Non-Operating Items & Taxes
    • Net Income, EPS & Dividends
    • EBIT, EBITDA & Income Statement Summary
    • The Lemonade Stand, Part 1
    • The Lemonade Stand, Part 2
    • An Introduction to Assets
    • An Introduction to Liabilities
    • Double Entry Accounting
    • How the Income Statement Connects to the Balance Sheet
    • The Lemonade Stand Revisited
    • How Assets & Liabilities are Presented
    • Cash, Receivables & Prepaid Expenses
    • Inventory
    • Property, Plant & Equipment, Part 1
    • Property, Plant & Equipment, Part 2
    • Intangible Assets & Goodwill
    • Payable, Accrued Expenses, Deferred Revenue & Debt
    • Operating & Capital Leases
    • Equity
    • The Lemonade Stand, Part 3
    • The Cash Flow Statement
    • Cash From Operations
    • Cash From Financing & Cash From Investing
    • The Lemonade Stand, Part 4
    • Financial Statement Analysis
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