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Targeted to finance professionals, CFI offers a range of courses to suit new students as well as experienced finance professionals. Our Accounting courses guide you through the fundamentals of financial accounting, including cash flow statements and balance sheets, to the reading and interpretation of financial statements and creating financial models. Courses can be applied to certification programs to advance your career.

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Why Learn Accounting with CFI?

CFI is a leading provider of online financial analyst certification programs and courses. Each course and program is designed with the aid of professional Wall Street trainers with experience training new hires at global investment banks for decades.

Using a combination of theory, application, and intuition to enhance learning and retention. The self-paced programs are available anytime, anywhere, and leverage proprietary technology, leading instructors, and creative designers.

With our accounting courses, you can learn how to:

Explain the format of the income statement and balance sheet
Record financial statement transactions, such as raising equity and buying inventory
Prepare a simple income statement and balance sheet
Read and interpret items on a published balance sheet
Understand balance sheet concepts, such as goodwill and investments
Explain common accounting standards that financial analysts encounter, including accrual basis of accounting, historical cost principle, and conservatism principle

Who should take accounting courses?

Our accounting courses are designed for anyone who wants to review the fundamentals of the accounting process and progress to financial reporting and analysis. Those looking for careers in investment banking, financial planning and analysis (FP&A), corporate development, and other areas of corporate finance.

Investment professionals

Management consultants

Financial analysts

Registered Provider: National Association of State Boards of Accountancy

All accounting courses are accredited by the Better Business Bureau (BBB), CPA Institutions in Canada, and the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) in the US. Most courses qualify for verified CPE credits for CPA charter holders.

Courses include video lessons, quizzes, and final assessments.

Frequently asked questions

What is Accounting?
Accounting is the process of recording financial transactions pertaining to a business. This process may include summarizing, analyzing, and reporting transactions to tax collection entities, regulators, and oversight agencies. The financial statements in account are a summary of transactions over a period and summarize a company’s operations, cash flow, and financial position.
What is Financial Accounting?
Cost accounting considers all costs related to creating a product. Money is an economic factor in production, rather than a measure of performance in cost accounting. Managers, analysts, owners, and other decision-makers use cost accounting for should-cost analysis and pricing strategy.
What is Managerial Accounting?
Managerial accounting uses similar information to financial accounting, but it’s used to make decisions about the business’s operations. Typically, managerial accounting includes monthly or quarterly reports for management teams and may incorporate other aspects of accounting, including forecasting, financial analysis, and budgeting.
What is GAAP in Accounting?
Many accountants operate under generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) when preparing financial statements. GAAP is a set of standards and principles intended to improve the consistency and comparability of financial reporting, regardless of industry.
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