"Introduction to the Basics of Accounting"

By Store of Finance and Accounting
Accounting, Finance, Finance & Management Accounting, Financial Accounting
Beginner, Intermediate, Diploma, Bachelors/Undergraduate, Masters/Postgraduate
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  1. Introduction: Accounting is introduced as the language of business, used to track, summarize, and communicate financial information.

  2. The Accounting Equation: Explains the fundamental equation - Assets = Liabilities + Equity, which represents a company's financial balance.

  3. Types of Accounting: Distinguishes between Financial Accounting (for external parties) and Managerial Accounting (for internal decision-making).

  4. Double-Entry Accounting: Describes the concept of double-entry accounting, where every transaction impacts at least two accounts, maintaining the accounting equation's balance.

  5. Types of Accounts: Discusses different account types, including Assets, Liabilities, Equity, Revenues, and Expenses.

  6. Recording Transactions: Explains the process of recording various business transactions using journals and ledgers.

  7. T-Accounts: Introduces T-Accounts as a visual tool for understanding how debits and credits affect specific accounts.

  8. Debits and Credits: Clarifies how different account types are affected by debits and credits and provides examples.

  9. Trial Balance: Discusses the purpose of the trial balance in ensuring debits and credits are equal and for error detection.

  10. Financial Statements: Introduces key financial statements - Income Statement, Balance Sheet, and Cash Flow Statement - and explains their roles in reporting financial performance and position.

  11. Small Questions and Solutions: Provides concise answers to essential questions about accounting concepts.

  12. Conclusion: Summarizes the importance of accounting for business and decision-making.

  13. Thank You: Concludes the presentation and invites questions from the audience.

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