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Advanced Accounting Online Course
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Advanced Accounting Online Course

73 Lessons
6h 5m
86,208 Students

Master accounting topics that pose a particular challenge to finance professionals. Includes 6+ hours of step-by-step video instruction filled with real world exercises for advanced accounting.

Complex Accounting Topics Demystified

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  • A practical look at the "blind spots" of accounting — topics that appear frequently in real-world financial analysis but aren't covered in most accounting courses.
  • Covers stock based compensation, deferred taxes, financial instruments, debt accounting, lease Accounting, M&A accounting and more
  • Filled with step-by-step exercises encountered on the job.

Who is this program for?

This advanced accounting course is designed for professionals and those pursing a career in the following finance careers:

  • Investment Banking
  • Buy-Side Equity Research
  • Sell-Side Equity Research
  • Private Equity
  • Credit Research
  • FP&A and Corporate Finance

Wall Street Prep’s Advanced Accounting online course is used at top financial institutions and business schools.

Course Samples

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Paying in Excess of BV Exercise
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Deferred Tax Liabilities Exercise, Part 2
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Lease accounting IFRS vs. US GAAP

Course Highlights

  • Taught by bankers

    Our instructors are former I-bankers who give lessons real-world context by connecting it to their experience on the desk.

  • Used on the Street

    This is the same comprehensive course our corporate clients use to prepare their analysts and associates.

  • 1.5x, 2x video speed

    Save loads of time by bumping up playback speed to breeze through lessons at your own pace.

  • Instructor Support

    Have a question on course content? Communicate directly with instructors by asking questions throughout the course.

Course TOC

Chapter 1: Deferred Taxes
1 Advanced Accounting Course Welcome 1:28
2 Introduction to Deferred Taxes 8:26
3 Deferred Tax Liabilities Exercise, Part 1 10:54
4 Deferred Tax Liabilities Exercise, Part 2 3:08
5 Book vs. Tax Basis 1:55
6 Deferred Tax Assets Exercise, Part 1 11:07
7 Deferred Tax Assets Exercise, Part 2 2:39
8 Introduction to NOLs 2:44
9 NOLs illustration 7:27
10 NOLs-related tax journal entries 1:53
11 NOLs exercise solution 7:43
12 Valuation Allowance 4:46
13 Valuation Allowance Journal Entries 3:21
14 Presentation of NOLs in Financials 1:12
Chapter 2: Stock Based Compensation
15 Stock Based Compensation 5:05
16 Stock Based Compensation Accounting: Journal Entries Reading
Chapter 3: Intercompany Investments
17 Introduction to Intercompany Investments 7:16
18 Trading, Available for Sale & Held to Maturity Securities 6:55
19 Equity Method, Part 1 5:52
20 Equity Method, Part 2 6:37
21 Deferred Taxes & Dividends Received Deductions Arising From Equity Investments 13:39
22 Paying in Excess of Book Value Under Equity Method 6:34
23 Paying in Excess of BV Exercise 9:45
24 Consolidation Method & Noncontrolling Interests, Part 1 7:48
25 Consolidation Method & Noncontrolling Interests, Part 2 10:48
26 Consolidation Method & Paying in Excess of BV 14:48
Chapter 4: Debt Accounting; PIK; Capitalized Interest; OID & OIP
27 Introduction & PIK Debt 5:44
28 Capitalized Interest 3:21
29 Original Issue Discount 4:34
30 OID Zero Coupon Exercise 6:29
31 OID With Coupon Exercise 4:41
32 OIP With Coupon Exercise 3:43
33 Debt Accounting: Financing Fees Reading
34 Deferred Taxes Arising from OID & OIP 3:21
35 Deferred Taxes Arising from OID & OIP, Exercise 1 14:29
36 Deferred Taxes Arising from OID & OIP, Exercise 2 4:17
37 Deferred Taxes Arising from OID & OIP, Exercise 3 4:58
Chapter 5: Lease Accounting
38 Introduction to Lease Accounting 2:22
39 Lease accounting IFRS vs. US GAAP 4:44
40 Lease Presentation on the Balance Sheet 5:30
41 Operating Lease Accounting Overview 2:49
42 Exercise: Straight-Line Rent Expense 3:34
43 Exercise: ROU and Lease Liability Initial Entries 4:08
44 Imputed Interest 2:16
45 ROU Depreciation Amortization 5:59
46 Lease Liability Accounting 3:32
47 ROU Asset and Lease Liability Roll-Forward 5:15
48 Operating Lease Journal Entries 2:02
49 Finance vs Operating Lease Classification 2:38
50 Finance Lease Accounting 5:00
51 Finance Lease Roll Forwards 3:30
52 Lease Footnote Disclosures 3:22
53 Cash Flow Statement Leases Presentation 4:56
54 Lease Accounting Summary 2:36
Chapter 6: Lease Accounting Nuances
55 Impact of Lease Commencement Payment 6:18
56 Lease Liability Rollforward Walk Though 4:42
57 ROU Exercise: Operating Leases 2:24
58 ROU Exercise: Operating Leases Walk Through 1:13
59 Exercise: Finance Leases 3:11
Chapter 7: Stock Sale v Asset Sale
60 Stock Sale v. Asset Sale Intro 2:43
61 Tax Basis Step Ups in Stock sale vs Asset sale 5:34
62 Quantifying PV of Acquirer Tax Benefits in Tax Basis Step Up 4:58
63 Seller Preferences in M&A Deal Structuring 3:51
64 Calculating Target Proceeds in M&A in Asset vs. Stock Sale 9:54
65 Taxable Sales: Introduction and Acquirer Perspective 3:15
66 Taxable Sales including 338(h)(10): Target Perspective 3:07
67 NOLs in M&A 2:02
68 NOLS in M&A exercise 6:48
69 NOLs for 80%+ owned subsidiaries 1:21
70 Selling S-Corporations and subsidiaries 2:09
71 Aggregate Deemed Sales Price (ADSP) 1:56
72 Taxable Sales Exercise 11:28
73 Nontaxable Sales 3:46
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