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Who Benefits ?

So exactly who can benefit from my bookkeeping and accounting courses ? Almost anyone associated with business or education.

  • Owners and Managers
Owners and managers of small businesses who either need a quick review (refresher courses) or who need to learn the basics from the ground up. You don't actually have to do the bookkeeping but you do need to at least be familiar with the terminology and what's involved so that you can intelligently analyze and discuss your financial situation with your bookkeeper, accountant, banker, etc. In addition, you'll also be able to prevent being "snowed" by your bookkeeper.

  • Students
Students, high school or above, taking bookkeeping or accounting courses and having a difficult time grasping the concepts and material or understanding the instructor or teacher.

  • Teachers and Educators
Teachers and Educators who are looking for additional material to compliment the lessons from their accounting textbooks and lectures.

  • Bookkeepers and Office Staff
Bookkeepers and others currently performing accounting and bookkeeping tasks who need a refresher course or need to learn the whys of what they are doing.

  • Small Business Help Organizations
Many organizations, national as well as local, such as SCORE and others want small business owners to succeed and provide free consultation, tools, and other information to help. If your'e one of these organizations, consider utilizing my site as one of your tools by providing a link to my site.

  • Individuals Responsible for Employee Training
The accounting courses provide individuals responsible for accounting and bookkeeping training material that can be used as an additional tool used to help educate their employees about the basics of bookkeeping and accounting. OJT (On The Job Training) is fine; but, it doesn't hurt to provide some additional material to aid in providing employees with the knowledge necessary in order to properly perform their assigned tasks.

  • Individuals Needing Accounting and Bookkeeping Software Help
Good accounting and bookkeeping software help to simplify, automate, and speed up the bookkeeping process. In this day and age, I recommend that even small businesses use accounting software. That being said, some time does have to be invested in order to learn how to properly use the software. While, the good programs actually don't require a lot of accounting and bookkeeping knowledge, it's still beneficial for those that use the programs to also invest a little time to learn the basics of bookkeeping.

  • Anyone Wanting or Needing to Learn The Basics Of Accounting
Whether your preparing for a new job, just need a quick refresher, or have other reasons to learn about the basics of bookkeeping, this course is for you !

Bean Counter's Free Online Accounting and Bookkeeping Tutorials

My free So, you want to learn Bookkeeping! Introductory Bookkeeping Course introduces you to beginning bookkeeping and my style of presenting information. In other words, this online bookkeeping course is designed for beginners (newbies) and provides an introduction into the world of accounting. This tutorial can also be used as a quick bookkeeping refresher course for those wanting to brush up on their bookkeeping basics. Topics covered include accounting and bookkeeping terms, the accounting equation, double entry bookkeeping, debits and credits, business transactions, general ledger and journals, financial statements, and more.

The course is a two part course.


The Bookkeeping Lessons

Part I
The Introduction discusses the types of business organizations, types of business activities, users of financial information, bookkeeping systems, accounting rules, and the cash and accrual basis of accounting.

Lesson 1 The Bookkeeping Language introduces you to some of the terminology and definitions used in the accounting and bookkeeping language.

Lesson 2 Property and Property Rights explains Property & Property Rights, the Accounting Equation, Double Entry Bookkeeping, and how business transactions affect the accounting equation.

Lesson 3 Debits and Credits introduces and explains Debits and Credits and how they affect the Accounting Equation and are used to record business transactions.

Part II
Lesson 4 Recording Business Transactions explains and uses examples to illustrate how business transactions are properly analyzed, recorded, and summarized.

Lesson 5 The General Ledger and Journals explains what General Ledger and Journals are, how they're used, and what bookkeeping purposes they serve.

Lesson 6 Financial Statements explains what financial statements are, how they're created, and how they're used.

Lesson 7 Review of Major Concepts reviews the major definitions, concepts, and bookkeeping records previously discussed and necessary for an understanding of bookkeeping.

Financial Accounting Basics

This free accounting course Financial Accounting Basics is presented compliments of Professor Dave Alldredge. The course consists of 19 lectures
that discuss beginning accounting and bookkeeping topics.

More Free Bookkeeping Training

Needing some additional training ? Check out my "sister" sites.

An accounting and bookkeeping practice set is the best way for students to learn the practical skills essential to accounting by completing a one month accounting cycle for a fictional business.

Baldy’s Barber Shop bookkeeping practice set course was made to provide the accounting and bookkeeping student with an overview of how the manual concepts taught in an introductory accounting course can be applied to a manual and computerized accounting system. In addition, the practice set illustrates the benefits of using a computerized accounting and bookkeeping system.


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