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Introduction to Basic Accounting Concepts

Free online course covering basic accounting concepts.

Are you interested in learning more about basic accounting concepts and don’t know where to begin? It is quite common to encounter various accounting concepts in the workforce, particularly as we move into higher level roles in an organization. For example, a newly minted manager might now be faced with the responsibility for preparing budgets and forecasts, or a first-time entrepreneur soon realizes that they need to learn about basic accounting concepts in order to record their business transactions and ultimately understand what is included in the financial statements.

This free online course is designed to introduce students to basic accounting concepts. Learn online at your own pace with a course taught by an experienced finance professional through a series of short, approachable videos, with practical examples throughout.

Key course topics include:

  • Revenues
  • Expenses
  • Assets and Liabilities
  • Equity
  • Debits and Credits
  • Accrual Accounting vs. Cash Accounting

We hope you find this free course on basic accounting concepts helpful as you begin your journey to learn more about these topics!


Your Instructor


Johnathan Klimo, CFA
Johnathan Klimo, CFA

Johnathan is an experienced finance professional and a CFA charterholder, with over a decade of experience in the finance industry, including roles with mortgage, asset-based lending, and private equity firms. His specific areas of expertise include business valuation, financial modeling, due diligence, and commercial real estate valuation.


Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.

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