Accounting fundamentals course overview

This free 2-part accounting fundamentals course will guide you through the accounting process. We explore the layout of the balance sheet, income statement, and cash flow statement. We will demonstrate how to prepare financial statements from scratch. This free accounting course is an essential building block required for performing financial modeling and other types of wall street financial analysis.

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Constructing an income statement and balance sheet

In the first module of this free accounting course, we explore the layout of the balance sheet and income statement, how transactions are recorded and how to prepare these statements. By the end of this module, you will have a solid understanding of how to construct a balance sheet and income statement.

  • Explain the format of the income statement and balance sheet
  • Define various financial statement terms (e.g. accounts receivable, prepayments, etc.)
  • Record financial statement transactions (e.g. invoicing, raising equity, buying inventory, etc.)
  • Prepare a simple income statement and balance sheet

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Constructing a cash flow statement

In the second module of this free accounting course, we explore the layout of the cash flow statement and explain the differences between the cash flow statement and the income statement. By the end of this module, you will have a solid understanding of how to construct a cash flow statement.

  • Outline the format of the cash flow statement
  • Explain the difference between profit and cash
  • Prepare a simple cash flow statement using the balance sheet and income statement

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More Accounting Course Details

This online accounting course incorporates a wide range of applied exercises and case studies. Sophisticated search and navigation tools allow you to go at your own pace while pop quizzes test what you have learned. The course also includes two PDF reference guides – a financial statements glossary and an accounting factsheet. These can be used while taking the course and can be downloaded to your computer for future reference. This is the ultimate accounting crash course to prep for wall street careers!

Who should take this free accounting course?

This free online accounting course is designed for anyone who wants to review the fundamentals and building blocks of the accounting process.  This class will also be useful for professionals who work in finance and want to review the concepts required for financial modeling and valuation in CFI's later courses.

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I used to work as an accountant, but not for long time, so I am a kind of "almost a beginner". The course is well structured, and I would recommend it as a crash course to people who want to find out what are the main principles of the accounting. Also, the complexity of the course is increasing from the beginning to the end of it, so, the course would be interesting for accountant with some experience. I would include more practical examples for better understanding of the concepts. All in all, I like the structure of the course and the teaching style. Thank you.
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I really enjoyed each topic of this course and I learnt huge form the content and practical’s, this course helped me a lot to boost my accounting knowledge and career growth. I would recommend everyone should utilise the platform to gear up your fundamentals especially with the freshers in preparing financials. Tremendous thanks to CFI for this course !!!
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Good course!
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Thank you a lot!
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thank you so much for your efforts
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It has been a transforming experience.
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Very helpful
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As this course covers all the major areas relating to the basics for a beginner in the finance field . I strongly recommend those who are in the finance field must do it.
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The real basic course of accounting for understanding the concepts.
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Excellent program filled with accounting depth information's and inbuild practice along the course. This Program is much more valuable to corporate finance members. You will explore the layout & deeper knowledge of balance sheet, income statement and cash flow. We get some additional useful tips for excel shortcuts.
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I was looking for a course like this. I have already read this course. But with this course all my confessions are gone.
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I found this course more informational and impactful
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The whole course is designed in a way that it can be easily understood by a non- commerce background person. I feel my basics are pretty much cleared from the course. All the practice exercises and the solved examples helped me to grasp the concepts more easily.
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This course will help me for my financial analyst course in great extend
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CashFlow statement used to be very confusing to me. Now I understand it a lot better. Thanks to CFI!!!!
Prince Dissi
I am glad that the CFI has put together the FMVA certification, I am yet to complete but, so far I am very impressed by the quality of the course including documentations and activities. The course is result-driven i.e., your knowledge is tested throughout the lesson to ensure good and adequate progression. I also love the fact that one has to pass the course at with at least 80% to demonstrate the knowledge acquired. I am very excited about this journey and hope that my expectation will continuously be met as it has started on a good note.
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Thank you for providing this course.
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Truly wonderful courses and material
The lecture and exercise were quite so simplified with good coverage.
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Excellent feedback given on these topics!
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I always had troubles digesting Accounting as an Engineering student, but this program has really helped me out a lot. Never had such a nice experience of learning accounting from scratch. Thanks to CFI for making this course so understandable. I appreciate and immensely recommend this course to my friends.
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I'm an Accountant, but this Course helped me understand some fundamentals in Accounting that I realized I didn't know. I recommend to Everyone who wants to venture into Finance and Accounting.
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The basis of accounting is well descried in the course.
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i enjoyed every minute spent learning about the fundamentals of accounting despite graduating with a Bsc in economics and statistics. it was so simplified and interesting, would defiinitely recommend this course to my friends
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It was a good course!
I enjoyed taking this course because it was presented in a simple and very comprehensive way. I used to struggle with accounting books but here, I was happily surprised with the tips and ways to understand the content of the course. Thanks a lot for this, I would definitely recommend...
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I love this course and how it was outlined, would recommend to anyone who wants to understand the basics for accounting. Thanks CFI. On to the Next!!! :)
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The course materials are very informative. The content is also very cogent. The course gave me insight into things that I did not know. I recommend a continuous development of the content of the course.
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Benchito Guerra
the course is useful for non- accountants.
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This course will help you to understand the basic concept of accounting, especially to understand the financial statements. I like to material included as well as the exercise file which I found very useful for reference later.
Wejdan Alshammari
I was happy with this course, prove my concepts and trained with Excel✨
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I took the course mostly to assess my knowledge. I liked the systematization of the material, its presentation and brevity. The materials are logical, visual and easy to learn. Very convenient forms for solving problems and consolidating the acquired skills. Thank you so much!
A very excellent training course
Lawrence Atkins, MBA
The content is very informative. 5 Stars
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Pleasantly surprised by the quality of the course offered here. Accounting fundamentals cleared a lot of incorrect pre-existing notions and carefully guided me towards understanding the purpose of each element. Thanks for a great learning experience!
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I really liked the way whole course has been design easy to understand, engaging, built in sheets for practice and most of easy way of teaching concept. I have really struggled lately holding on to some concepts and i hope now i'll hold on to them forever.
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An amazing course for students to understand the basic fundamentals of accounting statement.
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Very nice course with all materials and video well detailed
The instructor's delivery is very good.
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It was very good experience for me. All topics are very clear and informative. Thank you for such an amazing course. I hope it will be very helpful.
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This course is very helpful for people both from non-business and business background. For business background people it will brush their memory on accounting before delving into rigorous topics. And as far it goes for the people of non-business background, it will help them to understand the fundamental accounting rules.
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Prabhu C
Thank you CFI...
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Delivered in an unparalleled manner, so simple and clear. Other providers should emulate how CFI succinctly delivers content, covering the detail at an appropriate level.
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all topics is useful and the instructor were clear in this course
Gunjan Nisar
Thank you CFI for providing such a wonderful experience and building our base stronger in accounting fundamentals, looking forward to grab more knowledge through your expert sessions.
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The teacher are really good. I look forward to you all for more courses like this
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It's very useful
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It was very easy to follow through.
Course is well packaged, precise yet comprehensive
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This course is more helpful for me in future. because all detail concept is clear this financial statement form bottom to top. practical example will be more help for me .
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This course being basic, is very helpful to understand the core concepts with ease.
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I really enjoyed the course, I recommend everybody
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This was a good learning experience. I learned, without journal entry how three different statements are having impact of any business transaction.
Abiola Komolafe
Going through the topics, I clearly have understanding on how to prepare balance sheet, income statement and cash flow statement. The manner and approach of explanation and class examples with process of preparation of the reports are well understandable.
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this were covered wide knowledge and i am very lucky to take this advantage
Maged Khairy
Very nice way of presenting smoothly the accounting fundamentals... Thank You CFI
Laurensia Lidya Setiadi
I'm a total beginner who's never learned about accounting or anything related to finance. But after finishing this super short course, I learned A LOT! The slides are very simple and informative, plus it's downloadable. The bite-sized videos are mostly under 1 minute which is very beginner-friendly. I really love the quizzes and downloadable exercises, it's very practical and helps me understand a lot more about what I'm learning. Thank you so much!
Binita Kumari Burnwal
This course helped me in understanding financial statements in a better way
Kiran Kumar Bathini
I am glad to be a part of CFI learning academy; Thank you CFI for providing confidence in understanding the Accounting basics to move ahead with further courses. Regards, Kiran
Assiya sernobat
Excellent Course
Veena Khandagley
very helpful
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The content of the course is excellent
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Excellent video, interactive activities and information required to better understand the Financials of a company
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Well explained! The materials are more than optimal for a great understanding and learning procedure.
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build your knowledge
Dua Aslam
I found it interesting and knowledgable
In my opinion this is a complete structured training education course for our Accounting & Finance Profession, we never stop learning every time, so the improvement is permanent, so i have to continue the rest of the courses (Now I already pass 1 of 10) of the whole program to get my certification of FMVA. The best & regards, Thanks to the CFI, Edgardo Murillo
Brando Huamán Daga
The course covers the important aspects for working with financial statements very effectively.
G. Adolfo Herrera Acevedo
simple, fast, understandable, fun, and practical!
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this course helped to clear the doubts i had, it's really very helpful
Thakan Aman
The accounting fundamentals is a very good course. This course contains very good quality of content. I am very happy by completing the course and the have provided me a good knowledge of accounting fundamentals.
Faiyaz Shaikh
This was my first Accounting course and being an ART's student it took it slow and was able to complete almost in a months time. but someone who is professional or commerce student and complete it in less than a week. All the tools were very informative. Specially enjoyed the interactive assessments during the course.
Badriah Aleidy
Was a good experience
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Very useful course and strongly recommended for all my friends.
It is a very good course to take and the instructor is really helpful. thank you so much
Seth Wade
Great beginner course!
Kaustubh Wamanrao Kulkarni
very good
I real enjoyed the comprehensive recap i got on the accounting fundamentals.
Romaric Christian Tuwindpulongo Yougbaré
This course is a must Everybody in Finance Accounting or other program should try it ! Thank you so much : )
Akash Bhandari
In this Internet Era, everybody should enroll themselves in this basic Fundamental Accounting Knowledge Course for understanding accounting transactions, its effect on company business activities. This gives sense of understanding on financial information and statements prepared at end of year for stakeholders.
Rakshith v
Its one of my best course to learn in my life time so i recommend to all who want to learn corporate finance.
Abhishek Tonger
Course is overall good and teacher is also best.
It was great learning the basics in a very easy way.
Gideon Alenga
5 stars. The course was delivered in a simplified way, very easy to understand. Excellent!
This course is excellent knowledge provided to me. Fundamental of Accounting is Income Statment, Balance Sheet, and Cashflow Statement is super.
Md. Mesbahul Islam
Thank you, for this type of initiative for giving free course like this. This is very easy to understand and informative. Must doing course for every accounting student. Hope you will add more example in future in this course.
Abilash Viswanathan
The course contents are structured so well and in micro modules of 1 min, it gives you ample time to understand, reflect and grasp it so easily. This is a must course for Non finance guys who would like to understand the accounting principle & statements
Ashraf Ramez A'ADI
Amazing it refreshes all your accounting FSs
Yazan Habaibeh
As a CMA, I found that wrap-up is pretty awesome and handy as a reference, looking forward for the next chapters.
Adekunle Morakinyo
This course covers the basic principles and practices of financial accounting. If you want to know the basics of financial accounting and financial statements, then this course is for you. It could also be taken by professionals to reflex and refresh their knowledge.
Kajal Samania
In this course, they cover all part of the balance sheet, income statement and cash flow statement
Habeeb Adekola
Never expected that it will be educative like this thanks CFI for giving me the opportunity
Swetha Manne
ananya Srivastava
This course is really good
The material of this course is excellent. Really useful to the beginners and also helpful in refreshing the fundamentals of accounting.
Ridhi Kothari
It has been a very helpful and great course.
Marchetty Pavan Sai
I am new to finance domain, found this course really useful. Thank You for helping students
Muhammad Mudassar
Good for basic learning in respect of Financial Statements.
Nalla Mahesh
Very much useful to improve knowledge
Shiza baig
Its very easy to learn
Olatunji Luqman
A good course to introduce young accountants to how cash inflows and outflows are been determined and recognized in the Cash Flow Statement. A job well done
Ridhima Arora
It was very helpful in clearing major concepts.
I very much enjoyed the test. Overall very good experience in learning online thank you
Neelraj Singh
Shruti Shubhra
it is a nice course designed to be covered in short span of time.
Nkiru Okonkwo
This is my first time trying out an accounting course and it was easy to understand the principles. The instructor was quite detailed in his teaching and I learnt a lot. I'll definitely try more courses here.
priya bhasin
Best concepts best teaching for those who haven't learned accounts yet
Aditi Bhadani
You are doing a great job. I am a student of BBA but i really wanted to just clear all my basics and it was fun to complete this course specially because of various exercises provided.
Subhag Gupta
You should take this course if you want to refresh your basic accounting concepts.
Rachael France
The Double Entry Principle should be shown in each working example given on every topic to enable people taking the course to have best understanding.
Ajay Shewale
Having a dream of becoming entrepreneur but don't know what revenue, cash flow, income statement then you have to go for this course. this is easiest and the best course on internet without doubt.
Saurabh Salgia Jain
Its perfectly designed for beginners and the concepts are elaborately explained with good practical examples.
Sonu Dubey
This platform provide you a chance to improve skills in preparation of finacial statements.
Indumathi V
Informative and to the point
Asiimwe Johnson
I really enjoyed talking this course. I gained knowledge and skills on balance sheet,income statement and statement of cash flows preparation in excel
Jeremiah Chinonso Ajaegbu
This course covers income statement, financial statement and cash flow in a quick time. With this course, I've been able to understand the concepts of cash flow better. This course is good for learners.
Shanmugapriya C
Excellent course
Sagar Devani
Course is wonderful to understand basics concecpt .
Mansha -
It was very helpful in revision of each accounting concept and its very useful for beginners as well to enhance their knowledge base.
Abdul Gaffar Howlader
Most delightful this I learn so many thing to that. Thanks to CFI.
Mohanapriya M
Its really very awesome & very useful.Keep on providing courses like this.
Bhakti Waghela
Thanking you
Olumide Ogunbameru
The course is packed with great materials and videos
Manal Mady
the information and the instructor was more than perfect, i really enrich and review my information
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this was really helpful for sharpening accounting skills
Alexandros Papadatos
Very clear, you learn a lot and it's easy to follow even if you don't have a solid background.
Vimal Raj
Good User interface learning experience, please do all other fields for teaching.
very helpful
Odeyemi Odeyinka
Curriculum: The curriculum is detailed and up to date Descriptions and Exercises: Explanations are clear and well simplified and exercises impact the right knowledge, presents no difficulty to understand Videos: Properly formatted for easy view Instructor: Has outstanding knowledge of the course
Sapna Gupta
The session was really amazing n informative....great way of learning .👍
Chinmayi M
This course helped me out in recalling the accounting fundamentals..
Muhammad Suleman Siddiqi
Very well structured course for revision of accounting fundamentals. A highly recommended course for accounting students and professionals. Kudos to the team for all their efforts!
Rafael Yuri Vavrik
Aman Bansal
It Was Fun
Nivedeeta Joshi
It's an amazing course.
Anees Odeh
Although I am not an accountant and I have no previous detailed knowledge in accounting, but I was able to understand most of the topics covered in the course. The topics were explained clearly and the examples added more understanding about the topics. The examples were comprehensive for me and I was able to solve most of them.
akanksha chourasia
I recommend this course to all beginners in understanding accounting , this course completely put you into your first step of the world of financial accounting ,
Vicky Shah
It was the best course for the person who wants to enter in the field of accounting and who is just a beginner in the finance sector. It has a best content with clear and effective materials for accounting so everyone need to go into this course before taking entry into the finance analyst field or sector.
This accounting for fundamentals is good for beginners to understand. Thanks you for providing this course.
Krishna Kumar Thottupurath
Though I am coming from accounting and finance background, the course helped me to refresh the subject in a very systematic manner. The course was delivered in a very engaging way and there are quizzes throughout the course to test our understanding. I am looking forward to take the remaining subjects in the course.
Mykhailo Nevechera
This course will match for everyone who wants to start learn an accounting
Fabio Fusco
The course is informative and it helps to refresh some of the most important accounting concepts. Video and exercises are clear and informative; concepts are broken down in small bits to help the understanding.
Alaa Ali Mohamed
it's very informative course that I recommend to all Fresh graduates.
Accounting Fundamentals course was a great one. I enjoyed and learned many new things during the course. I would surely refer this course to my friends and family.
good provider of knowledge.
Anas Aminu Abdullahi
It was my pleasure to be part of the people who learn this excellent course. The teaching process was great and very informative. Thanks to you guy's for this amazing opportunity given to the student to learn and build their skills in all aspect of finance and Accounting.
Vijendra Tayade
I like very much this course, and I have got a lots of knowledge in this course.
Ibraheem Ahmad almouty
actually it is a good course for those special who have background in accounting.and to see how all financial statements are connected with each other
Richa Nigam
Unlike other platforms, CFI has delivered the content in an effective way, even for the beginners. Thank you CFI.
jyoti vashisth
nice one
Kartik Bhatnagar
I give 5 star to Team CFI for acknowledging me the fundamental aspects of financial statements of a company and I appreciate the team work. I feel very happy and relax during the course and at the same time it is comfortable for me. Thank you so much for providing me this course.
Mohamed Ahmed Abdel Tawwab Younes
accounting courses
Very good
Maha Shawgi Badr Ali
Really it is Excellent Course I learned a lot of Thinks Thank you CFI
Nehal Mohamed,MBA
i am extremely happy to join this course with myself , online and without direct instructor as i used for all my studies , although for first time i am studying with myself depending on all the course material and the instructor's videos , till now i am really satisfied , i hope to complete in the next with the same sufficiency in the learning material and detailed instructor's videos
Shaden saad Al kamah
I really enjoy the course
Jessica Obodo Elue
My name is Jessica Elue, i took the accounting fundamentals course with no background in finance and it has really helped me to understand the fundamental basis of accounting .
It's a very nicely designed course and a very helpful course.
Hi i am an ACCA student who is diversifying his studies and i found this course quite upto it. It was refreshing and reminded me of F3 basics good course to revise
Murali Krishnan
Excellent online program for especially people from a non-financial background like me. The course has been designed and organized well so that the fundamental concepts are offered with clarity. The content is detailed and supports clear understanding. The exercises and tests are quite useful to assimilate the concepts and use them in practical conditions. Overall a great course and thanks to the professionals who designed this and delivered!
Shawaiz Ahmad
Its Very Easy To Understand
This course was an eye opener into accounting and I am so much in love with it now.
I've never completed a course like this before (remote instruction) and I cannot express how great the instructor was and the overall content of the material. I would defintely recommend this to my co-workers as well as friends. I will be looking into taking more of these courses through this platform in the near future. Thank you!"
Diaa Zeidan
I benefited a lot from this course, which contains all the basics of accounting, which were presented in the easiest and best way.
Muskan Goyal
Amazing course. It made me remember the accounting basics.
Payal Agrawal
Each and every point is explained in detail.
Rhythm Arora
It was a very good experience while doing this course. all my basic knowledge is brushed up through this course. thankyou cfi:)
Narender Pundir
Thank you for this Accounting Fundamentals course, all the session were interactive and very helpful. It has made my base accounting much more stronger and few practical session was very good.
Zainab Olaiya
What an excellent instructor and I learned things that I did not know about accounting fundamentals including how to prepare financial statements better than I have been.
very good course for beginners.who want to stat thier career in finance and accounting. clear and goog tutorial with practical examples
Amlan Gosh Dastidar
I'll recommend this course to every accounting expecting people even whose are not from business background. this is a well organized course about fundamental of accounting indeed.
Nathan Kimani
This is a must-do course for all and sundry in the Financial World
Renato Rodrigues
It was very useful even for me that have several years of experience on finance area. This is a great content.
Simrat Gantley
Mihail Dan Stan
Excellent, concise, clear, straight to the point
Trixy Walker
The course was a great use of my time. It is a great refresher.
Abdullateef Omitogun
Professionalism and Simplicity at work !
Abu Sufiyan
Accounting Fundamental is important for every financial profession course . It was awesome to me . It is very helpful for finance background student . I knew that the three key financial statement very well after completing this course.The financial statement are recorded of the financial activities of a business.The financial statement are balance sheet , Income statement and statement of cash flow . A balance sheet is always balance of asset with liabilities and equity. I also know that how to find gross profit ,operating income and net income by observing the income statement and build a cash flow statement by using this income statement. I got very well all of the financial terms under this course by CFI's online course program .There was lot of exercise, practice and test session to be finished this course well.It could be helpful to me in my professional career .
Ryan Toh
Finally got a clear view of how the 3 financial statements are related. The best course I've attended, even counting the basic finance I took in my university BBA as well as 2 finance for non-financial mgr courses later in my job. Provides an immediate overview that helps me see how they are interlinked and related. The practice exercises are also very helpful and practical.
Sampath Kumar
Thank you CFI for providing this course on accounting fundamentals.and thank you for InsideIIM.com For providing information about this CFI
Waleed Khalid Abd el-Hamied Mohamed el-Tohamy
Thanks for this useful course I hope I will be with you another time
Korede Dada
It helps to simplify accounting to students that are just enrolling into the discipline
Silpi Ghosh
really nice, every aspects are covered to make a financial statements. It really helped me to understand the importance of every transactions in financial aspect.
Festus Damilola Kayode
This is a very interesting course, I am an Accountant but this course opened my eyes to so many things and helped me refreshed my memory of so many things I have forgotten. I love it and will like to take more courses with you. The lecture is clear, understandable and concise.
Emmanuel Egyam
Concepts are very clear and well explained. Thumps up!
Folasade Abifarin
Accounting fundamental consist of three financial statement, which includes: 1. The balance sheet, 2. The income statement, and 3. The cash flow statement. The balance sheet explains the asset, liabilities and shareholders' equity. The income statement explains revenue, expenses, and profit or loss. The statement of cash flows explains the operating, investing, and financing activities. Finally the accounting fundamental course help to prepare these financial statement in an individual account.
Rawand Dana
Accounting Fundamentals is one of the best courses and it is very benefit.
Yash Bafna
Recommended for beginners to learn the fundamentals from scratch.
Moses Kargbo
The Accounting Fundamental was an excellent refresher for us who had done accounting before. The summaries in all areas of the financial statements( Income Statement, Balance Sheet and Cashflow Statements) were spot on in every example and explanation. Great delivery.
Brendan Wong
Modern, Effective and Highly Applicable
Emad Abdle jaber
Shubhi Saxena
Great...Thank you
Awais Tauseef
From basic to intermediate a course is well planed and help to clear concepts
Rayhan Kabir
This course is very informative to beginner
i am join this type of course it is so amazing
Ami Htike
Very good course for basic knowledge as well as well rounded overview for fundamentals accounting. Worth for the time spent on learning.
larry larsen
Quick and easy review of general accounting covering the financial statements.
yaoting mao
very good marerial
Deepali Pal
This course is really effective and engaging,especially the cash flow statement.
Swapnali Ramchandra Nevarekar
The material was well summarized and meets my expectations.I did learn the three main financial statements ( Balancesheet, income statement and the cashflow statement). I also learnt how a single transaction can hit all three statements.I also know how to record transactions on the statements.
José Ramón De Jesús
If you are an accountant you will find this part of the course easy to hit.
shejal panjwani
So good.i learnt a lot from the course.Tests helped me to know my progress
Jitesh Goyal
This course has explain basic concept about account
Jorge Da Silva
When not having a tiny portion of economic background, one can think that it's going to be difficult to grasp the concepts in this section. But it's not like that, it's easy to understand and the sequence of the videos and the exercises give the most insight of the theory learned.
Babu Kumar
Really, after completing this CFI course I am feeling improved in numerous topics of accounting. In the case of a lockdown going on, this has literally proved beneficial. Thanks
Tyesha Allen
This course was very informative and head on with the three main financial statements used in the accounting/financial world. Plus the small exercises and questions were a bonus.
Serah Karumbo
The material is very easy to learn and understand
latisha kumar
i enjoyed it
Hart Chukwuemeka
This course refreshed my knowledge on the format of the balance sheet, income statement. It is also an eye opener to the clarification of the difference between the cash flow statement and the income statement. And I acquired the knowledge on how to build a cash flow statement using the income statement and balance sheet.
Jairo Humberto Sánchez Segura
It was a good review of fundamentals of classic financial statements, good methodology, total virtually, understandable, middle hard to practice and step by step knowledge put in a kind manner.
Waleed Ahmed
This course helps beginners with the basics of financial statements and help them understand these statements in a nice and friendly manner. Definitely recommend this course.
Abdulaziz Al Ardhi
Pros: Flexible class hours, Helpful career services, Good career preparation & Hands-on training. Comments: I can see they have very great and in depth course. Covers a wide variety of areas of finance and accounting. It will help the Financial analyst to be me an expert in excel and showed him how to budget, forecast and calculate risk for companies. Recommendation: I would recommend CFI programs to my friends.
Gunamoy Ray
I strongly recommend this course to the working professionals who do not have time to take a break from their work but want to refresh as well as upgrade their knowledge.
It's worth it! Key fundamentals of accounting have been discussed in the most simple way that a highly experienced accounting expert can draw huge value therein...its just a wowwww experience. Thank you CFI.
Sodiq Abdulazeez
This course is comprehensively built and resourceful for entry level accountants seeking accounting understanding.
Simon Petitjean
The course is very good for people that need a refresher in accounting. I also recommend it for people that are working with accountants and auditors.
Pranaav Rai
knowledgeable course will definately improve your skills
Aashu Jha
The best course if you are the beginner in field of finance or accounting. everyone should must join it.
Victor Zeng
This is a good refresher of accounting rules. Anything in-depth, I would suggest CFA or an accounting textbook.
Suchismita Khan
It's benificial. And helpful.
Abhishek Mondal
kevin peiris
Sudhir Kumar Dua
Content of course is very useful, well briefed and to the point.
Aritri Podder
It's very helpful course for finance and accounting students.
Romech Mcintosh
I recommend this course, even knowing accounting it is deemed a good refresher and if you dont know it, It is a good start.
tariq khan
The topic and the matter of accounts was very good and the best part was that it was well explained and executed .Even a week student would be able to understand.
Jose Olmedo
Hesham Abdelhamid
Great course and covering a lot of valuable topics , highly recommended
Holly Goedde
Great course for new accountants.
Nnamdi Awodu
The course was very engaging and informative
I think this is the best website to provide best course
Ruth Kithikii
Balance sheet shows what's company owns what is worth. Income statement - revenue expenses profit and loss Statements of cash flow : shows what company has bought in and how much paid out
samar alabri
its so helpful for my assignment
Dibyajyoti Jena
Dipro Deb Saha
This is a great course to learn the basic principles of accounting and finance. Here you will understand what is the main purpose of using financial statements and also the various terms of accounting basics.
Jellie Solis
this helps me refresh knowledge from undergrad course and very useful too😉
I know how to prepare Income Statement , Balance sheet and Cash flow.But i want to know that am i still capable to do that and memorize the fundamental matter of these accounts.Its help me to bring the confidence that still i am good at accounting.
Saah Bruno
corporate finance institute offers a great fundamental accounting course that any one interested in accounting can fully understand the language of business.
Great course delivery with multiple examples. It has all flavours of excellence. Taking this course gladden my heart because it add up to skill.
Amir Rabie Salah
Naveed Hussain
Its a great chance to earn free certificate thanks CFI
Anne Akinyi
The course is very informative, i have been hearing the terms like PP&E wondering what are those,but after enrolling in this course i have learnt and understood the basic and most important information to aid me in my daily operational job and more willing to pursue Accounting as a profession, it's been insightful. Easy to relate to now that am working on Finance and admin department, am very excited and feel more confident, being that i have never been in a Finance class or even admin. I am an IT Profession. I recommend this course to anyone thinking Accounting is difficult. It is NOT.
Joanne Chanda
Course was well presented. Excellent course
MD Rasel Ahmed
i got everything what i desired from this course.
Mohamed Nabil Abdalla Bayoumi
Thanks a lot for an amazing learning experience that i had from you.
Ahmed Gamal Abbas Hassanein
This course is well designed and provide good cases study for practice, really it deserve to study
Oluwaseun Adedayomi
I enjoyed the course outline and every bit of the teaching. I never studied Accounting but with CFI's Accounting Fundamentals, I am now ready to become a professional. thank you CFI. I recommend this for all.
Esther Fadodun
Thank you so much CFI, I learnt alot from the course
opolot samuel
i wish if the topic of control accounts is introduced it will be very fine and students will learn more and bank reconciliation
Matthew Lawrence
Is a good rounded course on the basics of Financial Statements and includes building the statements. Recommend to anyone.
Kenny Dávila
Curso muy interesante y didáctico que me ha servido para refrescar y actualizar algunos conceptos de contabilidad. Lo recomiendo.
The course was very interesting with a lot of real-life scenarios that made it very relatable. I will highly recommend it to anyone trying to find their way through financial accounting principles.I enjoyed this course. I found the instruction very thorough. The practical applications made the concepts easy to understand and apply.
Akanchha Kumari
Prakhar Garg
This course is very good for people just starting their careers in finance to understand the formation of 3 financial statements. However, this course should be the stepping stone for learning more advanced complex issues in preparing financial statements. This course is enough to give you a flavor of various concepts of financial accounting along with the definition of various line items involved.
Kaitesi maxine
If anyone plans on successfully investing and making money in turn, this is the course for you. Straight forward understanding to principles of accounting that go into day to day lives and business.
Tejas Thakur
The course really helped me to revise my earlier study. wonderful experience while completing course.
s Farhana
It is very easy to understand and all information you want is explained clearly. Thanks.......
Yashwanthi B Shenoy
Extremely worthy... Accounting aspirants should definitely attend
Sayan Chakravorty
This is really good for new beginners as well as credit Proffessionals.
Balance sheet ,cash flow statement
gasim nasser
this is a good course
Arun Mohandas Kamath
I am from an Engineering and Science background with little or no knowledge of accountancy. Thus, I was a little skeptical before taking this course, wondering if I would be able to understand, let alone, appreciate the content. My accountant wife encouraged me to give it a go and I am glad that I did! The content was simple, well-explained and examples were provided to ensure that the concepts were understood. I would highly recommended this course to anyone with an interest in the fundamentals of accounting!
Kshirsagar Mohan
As I said in the feedback, this type of online classes will be more helpful who cannot bear the high fees
Olorunfemi Daudu
The training is very solid and with a clear delivery.
Alex Camacho
Exceeded all my expectations, I have already recommended this course to a few friends
Nourah Almtwasi
It was a useful course I learned so much
Vaibhav Yelmule
Nyc to explain very neutral base
Modest Hamalabbi
Excellent prerequisite course
Saloni Sahu
Clear basics very well.
Boniface Ejikeme Itanwu
Knowing that no free course package would be as comprehensive as learners might expect, I must say that the package is a good one. Thanks to CFI!
A good course to complete online. had a good start, hope to complete it ASAP.
Ali Al-blushi
Thank you from the heart for this excellent course, which gave us a comprehensive and general idea of accounting in all its departments and in all its forms.
Tanishk Sharma
This comprehensive accounting course just summarised the whole idea, context, and philosophy of the accounting techniques and practice brilliantly, from basic accounting terms to complex questions, it's a complete package! Be it from an experienced financial analyst pov or any student with no knowledge of the subject, this course will deliver the requisite. Duly recommend to everyone! Thank you, CFI for this course!
Shivani Singh
It was very knowledged and wonderful
Gabriel Bell-Gam
I just completed the Financial Accounting Course and it was properly scripted and lectured. I truly enjoyed the breakdown of the modules, exercises and the assessment. As an amateur in Financial Accounting, this course was just perfect, plus I also have a pdf for futuristic purposes. Well done Lads... 👍🏽
pratiksha varale
its a goods
Md.Ruhul Amin
Overalls course was excellent .
Babafemi Oluwatimilehin
I found CFI as the best online program for career builders. The courses of the program are well structured and understandable. A big thank you to Tim Vipond for the immense explanation through the video. I'm so going to recommend this program to friends so as to be a partaker.
nehal salah mostafa hasib
i recommended this course for all students
Omar Al Obaidi
Clear, Easy and Highly recommended
Rahul Bhat
Rallis Retelas
Very useful course. I strongly recommend it for everyone who wants to make a brush up in his/her accounting knowledge!
Nand Kishore Prasad
Very Informative
Adolf Josef Yao
Very helpful in bridging accounting and finance
Hamad Alharbi
Thank you CFI. it was a very good course.
Sandra Oham
I consider this course quite helpful in addressing the rudiments of Accounting .... but as with all things, Practice! Practice!! Practice!!!
Ajibodu Olukunle
Many thanks to CFI and the facilitator for a wonderful lecture well delivered
Surbhi Bhatnagar
Its a great course for beginners covering all the basics.
Mervat Sabry
It's very useful course with many practices, I really get benefits from it.
sabdar rather
the course has got great study material and the specially way of presenting different exercises with informative content!!!!!
Shahzad Javed
Amparo Masson
I took this course as a refresher and totally enjoyed it. The course material shared was adequate and the lecturer did an excellent job in covering each module of the course. It was easy to understand. Thank you.
Ankur Mathur
The Course describe the full details of all the three financial statement format in a very detailed and effective manner.
Deeneswaram P Sunassee
Good to check if your basics are good enough to move forward...
Susilo Prasojo
Its very useful to refresh my accounting knowledge
Rahul daskonwar
It was good learning it all
Shivani Kabra
An amazing, interactive, and very well spread over course, covering all essential topics. A must take for a concrete understanding of the world of accouting.
Kalyani Jaladi
This course helped me to recall all the financial statements in detail
Jigisha Sheth
Very helpful for learning. Basics
Sandeep Yadav
very well explained the basic concepts,easily able to understand
Dylan Gallaher
This is not a debits and credits courses. Its a structural explanation of the operations of the financial statements in a short, but fair complex manner. Its simple and straight forward enough to understand with some critical thinking, but no too hard to need an accounting degree to pass. If you are in the financial field, spend a short weekend are review with the course. Nothing to loose, everything to gain.
Rajeev Chowdhry
The method and presentation used are very helpful in picturing the transactions to help understand exactly what is being done, where and why when recording a transaction using accounting rules. The template used to record each transaction or journal entry on the template having Balance Sheets 3 major sections or components namely - Assets split into current assets and non current assets and on the other side Liabilities split further into current liabilities and non current liabilities and finally Net Worth or Equity which also records the income statement entries, was fantastic and helps get a clearer picture of where each transaction effects and the impact of the same. The numerous excel templates with exercise and ready solutions to compare our working helps understand if we have correctly understood the concepts and are able to implement our learning correctly. If the exercise were not made available, then the learning would not be so effective. The pace is just right and the content is rich and appropriate and tests adequate to complete the learning experience, helping to build confidence.
Excellent refresher course
Mohamed Yehia Yassin
this course is helpful especially for beginners and intermediates really it is useful
Joey Kaiya
The course has been very good and a refresher to my accounting knowledge i obtained from school and working experience.
Bilal Ahmed
i feel very lucky to visit CFI and join Accounting Fundamentals Course God give me strength to complete it successfully along with 100% Result i believe that it is one of the best site for accounts related free courses to accounts finance students don't waste your too much time on other sites please join CFI to learn better Account finance and many many more
Adeolu Awotunbo
I do like the explanations, they were very clear, but i would love that the term "balance sheet" be changed to statement of financial position and other accounting terms to what they are being currently referred to as. Thank so much, this really helped me to refresh my memory.
Maryana Donkha
I liked it it was short helpfully and easy to learn you need to love it to understand it.
Koustav Mukherjee
i am a science background student. very happy to say that i learnt a lot from this course .the teachings were very clear informative and the short assessments improved the learning a lot
Gabriel Lubiato
The course is very engaging, and the explanations are excellent!
Eric Berghoff
I appreciate the simplicity of the course, the use of graphics and examples. Nicely done!
Nouhou SANOH
My uncle sent me the link to this website. I wasn't very motivated at the beginning, but I soon realized that this is one the best website for me, as it provides services that I need the most for my future profession. I am glad it exists and I really appreciate the first course I have taken so far. Thank you very much for this amazing experience.
siddaram molkeri
It's amazing course 😍
Rebecca Akinremi
This course introduced me to the calculation of cash flow using both the direct and indirect methods. I also learnt how to develop, from scratch, cash flow statement through the use of previous and current balance sheets as well as income statement. The course also deepened my knowledge of depreciation. It certainly worth my time, besides I need the knowledge as I recently secured a job as a relationship officer in a bank.
The best part of this course is it's structure and ease of explanation. Content is briefly described but quality is not compromised by the instructor. Crystal clear concepts with interactive tests. You also get excel spreadsheet for revision purpose and course content in pdf.
Febin Basheer E
Covers everything required for begginers. Would recommend to everyone who wants to pursue a career in finance.
Mahesh Padhye
This course covers almost all basic concepts of accounting learned during graduation.
vijay Kumar Mall
This course nice for açcountant
Philip Le
It’s great course to help fresh eye understand accounting before we learn more details of corporate finance. It’s help business leaders when they start their business.
B.Swetapadma Patra
The course is very helpful for the beginners.
Rupa Vathi
This course was really awesome. In this lock down we have studied something which is very useful to us.
Ahmad Mkanna
Amazing Course, 10/10
Ayla Lang
I found this course very easy to understand, the lessons are clear and the interactive exercises helped me retain the information. I would definitely recommend it to a colleague!
Ahmed Ihab Ahmed Mamdouh
it's a very Organize course and instructor is too simple in learning , thank CFI for helping me knowing important details about Accounting Fundamentals
Daniel N. Anowu
This course broadened my understanding on accounting. The course was well constructed, and 100% explanatory. I indulge everyone out there with little or no understanding of accounting to take the course and also opt in for all CFI's Certifications.
Fahim Hossain
Ravichandran Rajagopalan
The lecture and the study materials are excellent. Provide great insight on the accounting fundamentals.
Kevin Collett
Hi, I thought the overall course was good but had the following feedback: - You don't mention the terms "debit" or "credit" which is pretty fundamental to accounting. I understand why but I think you probably need to make people aware of these terms for future use. - In Interactive Exercise 5 you reference 31 November but there's only 30 days in November. - I would tweak your explanation of accruals a little as it should be referenced as "expenses incurred where you have not yet received the invoice for them yet" - Perhaps you should also consider explaining the concepts of 'accrued revenue' and 'deferred revenue' too. - In the section on "depreciation and the three financial statements" shouldn't you have referenced the reduction in cash in the balance sheet as well as in the cash flow statement? - In the balance sheet module, I don't think you introduced the term "working capital" which you used in the "cash flow" module. - In the period 3 example on the cash flow statement, it sounds like the instructor says the net income is "170" rather than "175". - In interactive example 10, I would state there is no depreciation recognised for the PP&E line or, better yet, include the depreciation charge and amend the answer. Hope the above is helpful. I thought the overall course was an excellent intro to accounting.
Naveen Madhavan PhD MBA MBCS
This is an excellent course. I wanted a refresher since I completed my MBA in Financial Management ,many years ago and this course was perfect in its simple deliver, coverage of the main aspects and most importantly free!
Uttam Singh
The course has been made so easy and in a structured way which helps in the best learning.
Muhammed Nihal Abdulla
Nardin Nashed
Ranging between information recap sufficiency and excellent presentations models for fundementals of accounting. It is highly recommended to review the downloadable charts attached within the course every now and then, especially for non-practitioners.
Alma Cabiao
Very comprehensive course for beginners just like me..
Isaac T Wahito
Great prerequisite
Douglas Tetteh
Great delivery. Thanks a lot!!
Krishna Koushik Kuchibhotla
Wonderful course that sets the basics for non-accounting/Financial professional to understand on how the organisation deals with financial activities and transactions.
Luis Rodriguez
Very nice course, with well explained basic concepts and examples
Joseph Purcell
This is a great detailed course for individuals new to finance and a great refresher to those that don't use all of financials in their current roles.
Domingos Bernardo
The way the course is set up is very user friendly and easy to follow along. Great experience all round
Very nice experience. Accounting fundamentals brushed up.
Accounting services is great opportunity for me
Abdulrahman Al Osaime
Good course
T. Reagan Scott
The topics discussed under Accounting Fundamentals have refreshed the knowledge I acquired during my Undergraduate studies. The objectives learned have set me ready to study other fundamental, core and skill topics under the guidance of Corporate Finance Institute. I am therefore overly satisfied with the contents of this course.
Zabiullah Hajizada
The best course with best method of teaching which I experience in whole of my life.
Good way to no accounting
Alex Michael Pawlowski
Fantastic methodology, great learning experience!
Arpit Jain
Best site cfi for this course
Anusha Narotam
Absolutely loved this course it deserves an 10 star 5 star does not do justice to this course
Anoop B S
I do not have a commerce background. Even though I could under stand the terms very clearly and I am really satisfied with the course
Harmeet Singh
Very nice
Govind Vyas
Best explained
Kishore Srinivasan
It is a great start for anyone beginning to learn accounts.
Sagita indah
Thankyou so much
Vismay dalal
Very nice program
Pranav Tawade
The explanation is top-class. I am able to understand accounting fundamentals concepts with total clarity, all thanks to the interactive learning module of CFI.
Roopashree Ap
Very easy and nice explainations
Quamrul Islam
Topic was too good and clear for quick understanding
Balaji R
Overall Good. But still we need detailed examples and case studies to understand the concepts.
Waqas Suleman
Best Course for Accounting beginner.
Anjali Choudhary
Thanks to CFI team for such a great course that was deep as well as beginner friendly. The instructor, UI, UX and everything is amazing. Kudos!
Yvonne Yang
It's a perfect course for beginners with no finance background to start with. I've learned a lot. Thank you
Chika Unogu
A wonderful course to improve your accounting skills.
Jeyhun Aliyev
The course was not like other offered online courses that not only gave basic information. It also gives you a chance to practise what you have learned and also learned from your mistakes.
Judith Syokau Kimonyi
It has been my desire to venture into accounts filed and am so pleased to have found this opportunity with CFI. I have gone through the course and did the assessment test and guess what i have scored 100% . I will continue to do more of this courses for i am business oriented Lady. I am very happy and Kudos to CFI . Judith
Gudmundur Jonuson
As a 16-year-old kid who wants to learn finance this really helped out since there is no finance course in my school and we cant learn finance in schools until we´re like 20-21 where I live. As a beginner, I felt this was explained very well and I passed! Well with 3 takes of the assessment, but I did pass and that´s what really matters.
Stuart Jason Knell
This course is actually quite good. The details behind debits and credits and coverage of the three key financial statements (Balance Sheet, Income Statement, and Cash Flow Statement) are quite good. Picked up a few great pointers in the practice exercises, which are downloadable spreadsheets with answers. Definitely recommend.
Gaurav Sharma
It was an awesome course brushup everything
Akshit Malik
awsome explanation. its a must watch for non finance background people
Fady Fathy
I am so impressed, surprised for what I gain from that course. however, it's my 1st time to study finance or accounting track. But, Really wonderful material with a good presentation. Thanks CFI
Kartik soni
Nice experience to learn with CFI better , easy and understanding slide shows and better pdf materials also at the end of every lessons we are getting excercise to improve the knowledge of the lesson
praise fiyin
this is lovely ,i enjoy the lessons and understand them and also the test and every thing this is lovely
get well knowledge and clear concept after doing that course excellent
Muhammad Waqas
Fabulous! Keep up the good work. Giving you 4 stars doesn't mean quality of your education is low.I am recommending you to just set your fees much low so that it is approachable.
Masud Rana
Good enough learning in this time
Samuel Suárez Marranzini
This course is very complete and it cleared little gaps that I had when I studied financial statements for the first time. I loved the course! Nice job. I only have one recommendation, the statement of changes in equity was missing, however, I don't know if in practice this statement is very useful for financial valuation and planning for the future. Nonetheless, good course, hope the others are as cool as this one.
Ieisha Bowe
Course was great! I have learned new terms from what I am used too. Knowledge has really increase. thank you!
Trevor Myers
The examples and explanation in this course are quite simple. I feel like I'm starting to understand the material and am building my confidence on the topic. Then they ask you questions to test your knowledge. Do you know how frustrating it is to go through a course, understand everything because it's relatively simple and then be asked questions on things you haven't been taught? Am I able to understand the basic examples they give me? Yes. Can I answer the more difficult real world questions in excel that they ask me, based on what I've been taught, not even close.
Terrence Claiborn
It was okay!
CA Ishwar Vaishnav
Shahidul Islam Shahid
This course is badly needed for an business studies group student.As a bba student i'm completed this course through the cfi. thanks to all constructor and cfi authority
nga nguyen
it is really helpful for students in Universities, especially for self-studied students. Dividing small units. So, it is easy to follow. However, the amount of knowledge is too narrow for people who are working and want to study more, in my opinion. anyway, thanks a lot
Mandeep Kaur
never had any online free course with such a rich content delivered in a very simplified manner. All-stars for instructor too ofcourse.
Zita Osevwerha
you have got to try it! I was truly blessed by this course. I hope for more videos like this
Rahul Prajapati
Well explained financial statment
Sumon Chandra Datta
In this course, I have learned a lot of things in the Accounting fundamental course.
Prateek Raj
Really easy to understand course. A good course to brush up accounting fundamentals.
Mohamed Thasleem
This is a basic course for accounting fundamentals and as such is prepared for ease of learning. However, the interactive exercises are a waste of time and do not mark correctly for correct answers. I'm not sure how someone can get everything wrong. The pdf files that are provided for download and review also mention an online exercise, however, there are no links provided to them.
shin thant htoo
Great fundamental course! Every student who wants to learn Accounting must study this course
saikat chandra Debnath
I am very happy to completethe Course .
Nawaraj Gelal
great work
Travis Grenke
I took the exam..... why don't your show us what we got incorrect and what the correct answers were? I didn't like the CASH FLOW section of the course. it wasn't taught well for newbies.
Moftasin Shahriar
I have completedthe course but i still have not got my certificate
Cornelius Oche
This is an amazing foundation for people willing to learn the foundations of accounting. It is well detailed.
Son Nguyen Tung
This is a very helpful course capturing all necessary knowledge for constructing balance sheet, income statement and cash flow with concise and easy-to-understand lecture + practical exercise
Kudakwashe Muchenje
Very clear, relevant and well presented.
OMAR Abdel Monsef Attiah Awad
The course is very very excellent It is already comprehensive for financial statements (balance sheet), income statement and cash flow statement It included the effect of accounting operations on the financial statements Also, I could not find better modeling of financial reports in this smooth way I thank the authors of this excellent work for the best global way
Nikita Lomte
we learnt how to build up financial statement from the given data and how its work in accounting . it is great experience and defiantly it is very helpful to understand the basic fundamental of accounting.
Thevan Mohanathas
This course provides the basics to get your foot through the door allowing for any new learners to get a feel for this whole course and the direction of where accounting would be heading. However, there isn't enough concept retained properly through the workload so any new learners would fail to retain the knowledge. But, overall it helps you get started really well especially with the free costs.
Thanks much for providing this free course. I gained basic knowledge from the course and am looking forward to learning more.
Muhammad Raffay Kaleem Ilyas
I wanted to give 5 stars but there was a problem with multimedia questions. In question no. 10 part 1 I gave all answers correctly but the message shows my answers are incorrect. I tried second time as well but the message remained the same thus my score was lowered to 50% otherwise the course is ok and suitable for beginners.
Mohamed Karamoko
Best Trainning course.
Block buster must have to demystify some myth.
Binod Tandukar
Great course for non-financials as well as financials who have been lost for a while !!
Ibitola Ogunsanya
It is a great way to refresh accounting skills or to get foundational knowledge of accounting
Randall Nunez
Very good resume
Muhammad Rehan Ishtiaq
I appreciate the development of best leaning system. Accounting Fundamental course was very helpful to learn about constructing financial statements, and the use of depreciation and CapEx.
Angela Karali
Absolutely great! Thank you.
Narayanan Narasimhan
William Ellis
Excellent. Just Excellent.
I found this course very useful and practical about key point of balance Sheet, Income statement and statement of cash flow.
Andrew Nyagar
As a newbie in accounting, I feel the course elevated quickly into balance sheets without going through the foundations: books of original entries ledgers and journals. which makes question the whole curation process??
I Wayan Subagia
No need, because Easy to understand for us.
umair ahmed
Ramanand Gupta
This course includes solid material with a lot of knowledge in short terms . This course is awesome.
Julian Jurai
The income statement section was very poorly done, did not feel equipped to take on the exercises at all. The intuition was not developed on how to record the debit and credit side transactions. Improvement is needed.
Harshad Sutar
The Accounting Fundamental Course is very best planed, arranged and with important knowledge. Great way to Learn Accounting Basics.
James Birrell
This course was great. It really was a good refresher on the balance sheet, income statement and cashflow statement. The examples and exercises were well structured and re-enforced the learning objective. The exercises building the cash flow statement from scratch were excellent. If I could make a suggestion to make this course even better, it would be more exercises to practice that gradually built on complexity.
Manish Chamlagain
Excellent course that gets into the eye level of students. Thank you CFI team.
Pat Taylor
detailed cash flow exercises very good and useful
Yeshua Anozia
This course is really good. It makes accounting seem really easy and fun. The duration of the videos are perfect and i love how i can always go back over and over again till i understand a particular concept.
Madina Baizhanova
Thank you very much for this course! It was very helpful and is so well organised!
Cristina Moreno
So amazing, they can give easy instructions, they teach one by one to understand and you can learn quickly. So great and i really appreciate these online course. My heart belongs here.
Deonna Gallman
I loved it and i will definitively recommend to a friend
Edidiong Dan
The course is 100% engaging, very easy to grasp concepts that seemed impossible to understand before now. I'm glad I took the course.
Tanmayee Vaidya
interactive session is not responding even if I'm submitting the correct answer. "you must complete the answer before submitting the question" this query is occurring continuously.
Raith Sreenathan
Its very useful to those who are reviewing there accounting basic knowledge and also for junior level accountant to clarify there doubts very clearly.
an excellent tool for all beginners as for refreshing too.Excellent work!!! keep it up.
Gervasio Lifanica
Well structured.
Pierre Adolphe Muhire
I rely liked the practical excel exercises. It gives me the impression that I waked on real live cases. It was quite challenging too.
Anjoo Navalkar
Concepts well explained. Exercises were excellent. Would have given 5, but I think, it is necessary to explain concept of Debit and Credit . Use of Trial Balance should have been included.
un cours très intéressant et pratique a very interesting and practical course
Paul Olatunji
Great assistance in helping understand accounting basics.
Aliro Alvarez
Excellent course and excellent platform!
Rajshekar Rollakanti
Simple and Best course. amazing
Ricardo Riera
Godwin Mumba
The tutorials are so easy to understand. Excellent work
Ehinomen Akhabue
too easy
Nguyen Nam
- Very detailed - Clear explanations - well-prepared exercises
Ahmed Fathi Sallam
An impressive course and the materials too
Lalit Kumar Kharbanda
This Course is very less time consuming and giving relevant information in compact form
Himani Bhatnagar
good and useful
Nijat Rzayev
I found Accounting Fundamentals course taught online by CFI very useful and recommend it to all people who work in financial fields regardless of the job title.
Before finding this institute, I had no idea where I would start without paying student loans( which I can NOT afford right now). When I came across CFI, i couldnt have been more pleased with just the Accounting Fundamental Certificate i received a pay raise immediately along with a promotion. Now that i know how and what to look for, the company did not mind paying me for it. WIN -WIN I can t wait to complete all the free courses and then im on to get my FMVA Certificate by New Years 2020. Its part of my vision and CFI is how I will get there!! Thank You CFI my family and I really appreciate these courses and the start I need to follow my dreams!
Matthew Kell
My biggest complaint so far is the programming. Creating an account and getting signed up is disturbing to say the least. I took a screenshot and showed it to a computer person and they agreed it was backwards. I think someone needs to go through the motions and see what the problem is which leads me to wonder why someone hasn't even tested this out. The content and videos so far are pretty good, however once a slide or module is done, you can't go back and watch it again. If you want to rewind, then it goes too fast and takes you to the next screen where you find out that you cannot go back in and review it again. Again, someone programmed this and never went thru the program as in program testing. Obviously this is my perception based on my experience so far. After 20 years of not doing much accounting, I am going thru the prerequisite now. I have had some questions so far, but who do you reach out to. If there is someone, then are these people really have the time to answer tons of questions not only coming from me but others. I'm actually going to have to pull out reading 22 of the CFA curriculum to brush up on accounting as this appears to provide more content than a rough sketch of what I am experiencing. Again, I'm only in the beginning stage of this. It may turn out that I did enjoy this program. Right now, I'm 50/50 on whether I made an informed decision with this purchase.
sumit anand raja
this course is best way to understand the basic and fundamentals of Accounting.
CFI .. i understood very clearly
CFI .. i understood very clearly
Attiya Sajjad
This mini-course helped me review the topics and I am feeling very confident after taking it.
Quinten Stewart
This is a fundamentals course, but reminded me of all the items that a non-acctg person needs to have some remedial understanding of before truly understanding the impact to the P&L and Cash. Good couple hours worth of instruction and understanding.
Ayush Mangal
Good Overall
Jessica Tusiime
I greatly appreciate the way each lesson is simplified for the benefit of the end users understanding.
Eduardo Rodriguez del Paso
Nice course!
Berry Choi
It was annoying that I had to keep clicking "Next" every 30-60 seconds because this was how long the average video was. Instead, these videos should have been longer to retain our attention and provide more convenience. However, the concepts and knowledge provided in this course is good and detailed.
Nang Eaint Myat Myat Thun
This course is a very effective for me as a beginner in Accounting field.
Nelson Daliwe
I found this course when I really needed it. I am a young and fresh entrepreneur with no formal business training. I needed to know how to compose a Balance Sheet, Income Statement and Cash Flow statement. I learnt so much in so little time. I really love how this powerful information has been packaged. Anyone can do this course, no matter how busy or time tight. Simply the best.
Akram Fadhel
I have benefited a lot from this course, thank you very much.
Ye Htut
A very nice explanation and well built interactive exercise.
Deepesh Mahajan
A refreshing experience for studying and helpful in developing insights.
arushi singh
It was an excellent learning .As a new learner you can learn as much as you can. Thank you CFI for this opportunity.
Mark Sweeney
This is bar far the best learning tool for me, very visual with great examples and explanations.
Devansh Sharma
i have paid so much still such a poor quality.i wanted to refer this course to my more than 20 freinds but now i did not want to reccomend it.
Omer Khan
Pros: Easy to follow, fairly basic and easy course. Good starting point to set fundamentals. Cons: Not challenging, too basic to make a very strong foundation, but decent.
Kudzai Gumbo
Great introductory course ,wish the exam was a little more challenging,however very good foundation.
shahriar rimen
the courses helped me a lot to improve my basics.highly recommended.wishing cfi all the success.
Ali Zahoor
It is very easy to understand, outstanding job by CFI Thanks
Lorenzo Cristiani
Very well structured course ! Nice exercises that give you the opportunity to check whether or not you master all the concepts developed.
Jahthaitlang Jeswen Makdoh
Thank you so much CFI team for this free course... I am not from finance background but due to my interest in value investing I had always wanted to learn to read balance sheets and financial statements... Thanks so much for your valuable effort and help... Just want to add this though that beginners like myself would be better off had we been also introduced or given some ideas about the differences between a standalone and consolidated balance sheets... Anyway I really appreciate your course... It's clear and to the point👍👍👍
Henry Kawalika
I have learnt a lot
Andriette le Grange
This course is really up to date and easy to understand. As a qualified professional I would recommend this course should you want to understand the basic principles.
Alina Oleskevic
That is an excellent course for beginners. Information is structured, English is clear even for not native users. It was a big pleasure to take tis course.
Sathyanarayanan m
I am basically a hardcore R&D professional with 19+ years of experience in the automotive background. I hold masters in mechanical engineering and post-graduation in operations management from a reputed institution(CEG, Anna University, and IIM -K). I personally want to thank the tutor who prepared the material and the way he presented it. I would say one of the best courses, which I took online. The material is very focused on the topics and excellent quiz. It will be even useful for those who are in the same field but want to brush up their subject quickly. all the courses provided by CFI are best to my knowledge Thx, Sathya
Fashoranti Adebayo
The Accounting Fundamentals is very detailed as it help participants to have a deep knowledge of financial statement.
John Marco Cortez
CFI did a great job in these lessons! Truly I have learned a lot! The BEST!
Rohan Mehra
I went into this course expecting just a simple Accounting course but was surprised at how well the course is structured and how much information it contains. Definitely a 5 star course.
Romain Matuszczak
It's relevant and accurate.
Muhammad Ishfaq
i learn about balance sheet very well and many concept about balance sheet covered by in this course.
Jawad Zahid
An excellent and comprehensive summary of Financial Statements.
YEMISI Johnson
it was very explanatory and it really helped me to understand balance sheet, income statement and cash flow statement
Excellent! All the best! God bless!
Rotimi Kilanko
CFI, this is refresher course indeed. As a chartered accountant, I enjoyed the presentation and the teaching methods. Straight to the point, no ambiguity. I recommend it any day, anytime. Thanks once again.
Cliff R. Griffith
Simple easy and very practical examples . The content is easy to follow .
Ahmed Ramadan
it is the first time to understand clear and practical accounting , thanks soo much
Leonard Dubbeldam
Liked the course but after completion, answering the evaluation questions and downloading the course materials, playing the intro again, etc, Im still at 98% completion. All check marks are checked. Uncertain what is required to complete 100%
Ahmed Hassan Abed
Dinar Rodrigo Salazar Vasquez
Though very compact course of accounting fundamentals, it is very thorough on the matter. It needs thoughtful attention and practice of the materials offered on the subject, it keeps you sharp because of its practical approach.
Abiodun Popoola
Excellent course and great refresher. Thank you CFI.
Ernesto Cuéllar Matamoros
Christopher Pellicano
Would have to have taken countless amounts of dollars worth of "filler" courses to justify nothing in the end. CFI brought home better value, more efficient use of my money in one wrap up course and I actually learned "something useful" and benefited from this course more than UTEP or EPCC or any where else online. Elated I found CFI as my career option to transition into finance and accounting.
Jennifer Fernandez
LOVE this course. I wish I would have had this when I took my first accounting course in college. Honestly, for a person who knows nothing about accounting, or just needs a refresher, this is perfect!
Clany Cleetus
The course material and exercises are adequately challenging. I found this to be a very good fundamentals refresher course Thank you
Dr. Steve Engelen
Good course that repeated the main topics that are relevant for business practice
Aung Zaw Shane
Thanks a lot for this wonderful course
Baek Kim
Simple & easy to follow, especially for a beginner that is getting into financial modeling. Additionally, great customer support when asking questions throughout the course -- very helpful.
Leonard Letsoalo
Thanks very much for this great opportunity to enhance my skills in accounting guys,i will definitely enroll for more courses with you. Your material is on point and comprehensive i wish i got that whole lot of learning material when i was in high school. i could have enjoyed being there. You are also not misleading when you say 'free'. Thanks again keep up the good will.
syed haider zaidi
A good course for Accounting fundamentals.
Daphne Matiza
Great tutorials, detailed and easy to follow! Great exercises too, very helpful
Belal Kassem
This course is very interesting and useful for those who want to remember or learn the Accounting fundamentals, Thanks.
Ann Ting
This is probably the first time that I really got to understand what accounting is all about. Not even university courses were that good!
Omar Fathy Abdallah
Very useful summary
Marco Pelser
As I have myself attained plenty of working experience at a tax accounting firm and I find these fundamentals to accurately reflect the accounting insights needed to interpret and use financial statements. There are many different ways of depreciating non-current or fixed assets, but depending on the laws within your jurisdiction you might have to comply with a specific method. However, skilled accountants who operate internally within a company must be able to do multiple versions. The unit of production method is useful for extrapolating costs beyond the useful life of just any single asset and can be used to concatenate the expected costs of replenishing a specific type of asset; to analyze the potential impact (positive or negative) of adopting different technologies in the foreseeable future. If some assets undergo additions, impairment, damage, repairs or maintenance, those costs alongside depreciation might make a person look differently at the financing picture as a whole. It all comes together, and it's important to consider ahead of the day-to-day operating how long-term financing and investing decisions can lower operating costs and boost production quality.
Amazingly, I found the course of "Accounting Fundamentals" beyond my expectation in terms of clarity, simplicity, relevance and significance. The presenters are well experienced in explanation and illustration. I am very happy today for obtaining my CIF CERTIFICATE. Special thanks for CFI team. AHMAD
Farha Sultana
Great content and learnt so many things
Toyin Alasi
Shovon Ahmed Rajib
this course is just amazing.it is very much effective for whose who want to learn the basic fundamentals of accounting.
Andrew J. Lavin
Even though I work in A/R every day and have regular exposure to certain aspects of the key financial documents outlined in this course, CFI has brought my understanding of each - and, more importantly, of their relationships to one another - to a whole new level. Of all of the online accounting refresher courses I have taken, this one stands out as the very best. Right from the beginning, the videos and animated slides are engaging and interesting. The narrator has real personality and speaks with clarity about each of the topics addressed. And the assessments are thought provoking and relevant. I expected to learn a few things but did not expect to have as much fun and to learn quite as much as I did. Thank you to all at CFI who put this awesome course together!
Jovert Malayan
I enjoyed all the 3 modules. They served as a refresher for me. Plus, it showed me some ideas new to me. The course further endeared me to the world of accounting, and therefore to the world of business.
aderonke adebayo
detailed course
Quintin McKinnish
Enjoyed the instructor's videos. Excellent technical review of beginner principles.
Camila Thais Higa Lopes
This course is very detailed in its explanations and the best part are the assessments!!! Very easy to follow, looking forward for next course!
Camila Thais Higa Lopes
This course is very detailed in its explanations and the best part are the assessments!!! Very easy to follow, looking forward for next course!
Morgan Denis Nabwayo
very useful,no regrets at all
Birhanu Feleke
this is a very good education site that i have ever seen
Dinakaran M
Course design - Great! Topics covered - Great! Trainer's efforts - Great! Overall a great beginner's course!
Tejaswini Gupta
Well designed and structured course, with ample of practice problems. Explanations given for concepts were precise and well justified. Even if you know the concepts, good for revision purpose!
ross Johnson
If someone made a course on finance with metaphors that related to things outside of finance so that people could actually connect the dots and understand, they would be making millions and millions of dollars. It's a good course for sure, BUT extremely dry like everything else out there which means it's hard to learn from. Going to look for something less dry :/
Maira Alejandra Montalvo Rojas
I really like this course. Accounting basics are clearly explained!
Elmoatazbllah Ahmed
Actually I enjoyed this course especially the way of learning and the quantity of knowledge. While, in the future, I hope to see you add the accounts nature (Debit / Credit) which facilitates the idea of when the account increases or decreases and also using the general ledger to easily track the recording of the financial transactions.
Den Gangare
A world class service ever, easy to understand and it gives potential to learners. Very useful.
Khamluang Baramy
First, I like it very much. It looks formal and simple to follow.
Nitin Pai
Course contents are very well presented and covers the fundamentals. The exercises as part of the course are also very helpful to further enhance our understanding.
Lendy Ngosa
I have enjoy all the video presentations and the moderators why of explaining each and every topic. I am looking forward to becoming a World Class Financial Modeling & Verification Analyst so so much.
Dr. Emmanuel Udoeyo CRA, CPC, CBC
Jannis McCollier
As an accounting and finance major, the course is the perfect crash course from someone whose looking to brush up on their accounting skills. It's also great for someone who needs to understand accounting at a high level.
kalpesh jain
very engaging and beautifully crafted for beginners
shair dil
I learned here all about the bussiness matters. its great and mindblowing set up of proved himself. thanks to all of you. CFI
Karen L Blomerus
Excellent training clearly explaining the accounting process ,the different books of entry ,and the most important statements ,the balance sheet, the income statement and cash flow report . Exercises are well structured ,a must course for every individual involved in the corporate and business sector .
Mbayi Tumba
The course has been really helpful definitely for individuals that want to expand there theory into a more practical side. The video and exercises are really practical and understanding.
Alesha Benjamin
So far this class has been great!! Thanks
Solomon Ekalale Lobur
The course well but list out the purpose of cash flow statement
Khalid Alahmad
As MBA holder which never used it as an accountant, I needed a refresh of this sort to refill the gaps in my knowledge and understanding.
Michael Kobajlo
I wish my accounting courses in college were structured in the same manner as the CFI has.
Daine Reno
Every time I want to go back to a previous video, it stops at either 6 or 9 seconds in. They work perfectly on first listen. After that, it's broken. Absolutely stupid and makes this extremely expensive course package next to useless.
Michael Benghiat
the vadero exercise included depreciation and other factors wer did not learn
Zaw Lin Hein
That is good course
Rostom Feria
Learning accounting is more fun and engaging with CFI's superb visual presentations! Course content was well thought-out, too! More power to CFI!
Frédéric Bonin
This exercise is not particularly well done compared to the others in that the excel spreadsheet to fill out (and the corresponding solution) are not consistent in either presentation (i.e. debits on the left column, credits on the right column) or follow accounting conventions (debit amounts are positive and credit amounts are negative). I would recommend updating the exercise and the solution so that the flow is clearer with possibly splitting income statement accounts from balance sheet accounts for presentation purposes.
Mubarak Nasser Al Mansoori
It’s an excellent course
Sebastian Ramirez
Very easy to understand and covers everything from the top to bottom. It's a good place to start for anyone wanting to learn the very basics of accounting.
Videos are cool, sounds are great, exercices are incredible. Thank you for the great service
Ogechukwu Ohaji
It was educative but I think exam answers should be reviewed because formulas oppose teachings. Thank you
Marta Raimundi
The course is easy to understand but I would like to have an app to facilitate learning from the cell phone.
Irina Moisache
It was easy to go through this course, it is usefull and well presented
Bala Kumaran
Zohrab Mammadov
I think there is a mistake with Jenghan Inc Exercise Solution. I believe Tax should have been with negative sign.
Sue Einess
I really thought this was a great review and showed step by step examples.
Enrico Marzano
Very useful exercises to refresh your accounting knowledge
Saravanan Elangovan
I don't know why there is no relation between questions,mark alloted & the study materials.kindly review my exam takes.I got 70% in one exam,If i answered the same i got less percentage.
Jae Kim
i am very familiar with cash flow statements. in doing the excel practices, however, i found it very confusing to put a plus and minus sign in front of AR and AP...it unnecessarily colors the calculations. if an AR is a source of cash or a use of cash, then let the calculation stand. by placing a - or + in the adjacent cell it causes me to sometimes change a positive to a negative and vice versa.
Tarig Osman
very good
Brenden K
This overview of the 3 major financial statements and the way they are interwoven with one another is a fantastic and easy to understand 3-4 hour self-paced course. A must for any financier wanting to learn the other side of the coin and how it impacts our work as financial analysts.
Attaporn Deddee
preeti maji
Nice platform,
Dany Zea Navarro
The material was excellent, also the way that the concepts were explained, far from the mechanics, focus on explaining the logical, and the bonds between the financial statements. It was amazing!! Thank you.
Igwe Raymond
the thought the cashflow statement was wonderfully explained even better than i was taught during my undergraduate degree.
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Roberto Galvez
The Income Statement has one missing slide regarding the explanation of Revenue and cost of sales, and there is a lack of order of slides in the operating expenses.
Bob King
A great introduction to accounting. Clearly explained concepts with practice questions to test your knowledge.
MD. Tanvir Ahmed
This course is helpful and well designed. Anyone who wants to understand the very basic idea of accounting, I recommend them to do this course. It's an excellent course.
Athira Surendran
Good one
Surbhee Dewan
The concept's of income statement can be more improved by adding more explanation about it and details items of income statement. The other concepts were good, just add pdf which give detail information of items to taken into consideration while making any of the key financial statements.
Hazel Dzapata
videos were short and precise and explanations were thorough and understandable
Amber Li Wen Tee
To be honest I like the way CFI conducted the accounting fundamentals in few organised parts and sections which is far more efficient and better than how i learn in my uni lecturer. The content is absolutely relevant, detailed, simple and clearly represented to students who are still new in accounting course. I do think that CFI has perfectly tailored the students need with its learning objectives as well as learning content. Thank you very much. *P/S: TBH I have better learning experience here compare to my uni lecturer XD
Mwansa Chilekwa
Its the best decision I ever made in a very long time. I a studying this course alongside my MBA-Finance program. I can seem to have enough of it! The material is so easy to understand and digest. I wish I had known about Cgi earlier. True value for money. Thanks CFI.
Mustafa Khan
Basics missing such as initially you had to start with transaction, Journal, ledger and Trial balance then you had to proceed to income statement and balance sheet and the next shortcoming is that the videos are too short as presenting less study material.
CFI the Best I Love CFI
Javier Devoto Magofke
Some feedback: 1. Include Interest and Interest paid differentiation and how these are treated in the 3 financial statements 2. Inlcude write offs in the ppe, capex and depreciation formula 3. More detail on cash flow from financing activities
Accounting Fundamentals course is very nice
I obtained accounting degree five years back, going through Accounting Fundamentals was great. What I appreciate most is that, the course materials are sufficient, free and top quality. I did know there are Professional Accounting Institute that offer free quality courses until I visited CFI website. God bless you.
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Jack Evans
Good intro course!
Stanislav Arabei
This course is well organized with gradually increased difficulty level to help rookies as well as experts to organize the knowledge in today's ever-increasing world of knowledge sources. The quizzes are a good place to time yourself in completing assignments.
Jacqueline Land
The first prerequisite module was very informational and easy to understand. It was very helpful to have this data to review.
George Papachrysostomou
why in the final tests not give us the which answers is wrong ?
Jose Manuel Noriega
Very helpful course. Thanks!!!
Ronty Basak
The best understanding I obtained through this online course. Thank you.
Leonardo Macedo
Greatly designed course material for everyone.
Lee Adamic, CMA
Great course to brush up on old terms and basics. Good refresher.
Jeny P Espinal
Extremely well organized and easy to follow.
Messias Uaissone
I loved this course because it lays the foundations for accounting. I'm switching from teaching to consulting, I have no prior experience in accounting or finance, but this course has been very helpful on my way to change. Thanks to CFI and the instructor.
Zahid Sameer
Perfect for people to learn the basic accounting to get a clearer picture.
Elvis Chama
It was a pleasure studying Accounting Fundamental online. I have achieved a Certificate in two days of learning, the lessons are well prepared and so easy to understand if focused on them. Thanks to the CFI team i have learnt a lot.
Mark Bentley
I took this course and I really enjoyed the easy-to-understand videos. I can confidently say that my knowledge of accounting principles has increased substantially!
Lokesh Velluru
Easy way to understand the Accounting basic with the help of this course and I would recommend all to take up the course and earn a certificate of completion
Lydia Alemoh
The course is well delivered; simplified for beginners to understand. Well done!
Chris Zlatoper
Good intro course
Melisa Annibaffa
I appreciated this course very much and I must say that there should be more CFI's in a world like today and in a time like now.
Yoxarys Taño
This course is a most for those who want to refresh their knowledge about Accounting topics, or gain a deeper understanding, as well.
Navjot Nagra
The course is very well designed with every aspect of the topic covered in detail in very simple way. Helps in easy understanding of the topic . The examples too helped in understanding the concept
Michael Davis
Fantastic course for supplementation of Accounting Knowledge.
Ping-Yi Chen
I just finished the Jenga Exercise and am already quite confused with how the numbers are derived, especially the inventory, not to mention some of the numbers are inconsistent across the Exercise and the Solution file, e.g. interest expense.
mathan kumar
this course helps me very well..they are offering this course for free thats amazing ...i have been thought to pursue other website's courses which is must pay money to study and i found this insituite which is extremly heipfull for improving accounting knowledge...once again thank you..
Hieu Nguyen
Overall, this is an informative course to build basic knowledge in accounting. Besides, it contains practical examples and exercises. It would be better if the course has a discussion board where learners could ask questions or discuss with other learners and instructors. The assessment test should be more difficult and contain more practical rather than theoretical exercises.
Penny Seitanidi
short, but sweet. helpful for people who have no idea about fundamentals of accounting. maybe a pdf file with all the definitions would be useful.
Yutian Shu
Very good explanations and good exercises!
collins osobase
I love the way knowledge is made simple here. That's the main thing: understanding. I am happy. Keep up the good work
Chetna Sood
Vedat Batatina
Text is very mixtive not understand mostly of questions give good results then not allowed you to go to maximum point or this course it just limited points
Firas AlMubaideen
the course is amazing for those who have a background in accounting, yet for those who doesn't have i think you need to go through the debit and credit formula
Michael Kennedy
The explanations were at the right speed, and very clear
Marek Zychowicz
That is so poor!!!!!!!! Looks like a joke. I went through 5 different online accounting courses and you got nothing here. It's more like precourse not a course. Nobody would be able to do anything in accounting after that course. The only what you should do after that is to take serious course. I recommend to take look at a courses like principlesofaccounting.com. Its very general but they have 1000 times more than you guys. Even on you tube you can find a lot of good staff. As my advise think about processing at least about 500 journal entries during entire (beginning) course. With explanations of all the problems, of course.
Arnie Truong
Intuitive and well structured course. Clear and concise explanations and well thought-out examples and quiz questions. Thoroughly enjoyable and highly recommended. Thank you CFI team.
Dhiraj Goedan
Had a great time following this course. Very useful and insightful. Would definitely recommend.
Okechukwu Okwu
explanation is very clear. thanks
sumant jindal
some of the videos are not played hence, I cannot complete my course and cannot unlock my certificate. This is wrong in my opinion, can you please sort this out. Otherwise the lectures are amazing and very understandable. I like them.
Maja Drobnjaković
I am very satisfied with the course,
yashwanthan v
very useful
Dhananjay Kutwal
Very informative and detailed explanation in all contents.
Abhirup Anand
It was really helpful. More time can be allotted to explaining each chapter.
Ibrahim A.Badr
The course is great I enjoyed it, the videos are short and precise not to get board and cut to the chase. Excellent course thanks CFI.
Fida Hussain
I found this cource to be of great help in terms of understanding basic conceptual framework and the relationship between financial statements. I highly recommend this basic level course to all those who to improve their basic understanding of accounting knowledge.
Edmund Lowman
The first section was laid out and presented in a very easy to understand and practical manner, the subsequent sections were not as well laid out in my opinion, thus making it confusing and demotivating. More practice / examples would greatly improve the course.
Nanthitha santhakumar
It was nice and I learned better
Paul Elias Kandiwo
Awesome content, great delivery.
Latonia White-Jessie
This was a great course for me to take in order to get full understanding of the Financial statements used in a business. I really enjoyed the videos, especially how detailed they were for each function of the financial statements. I would recommend this course to anyone looking to refresh what they may have learned in college.
Nobuhiro Sato
This course is very nice because it is well organized and conscise.
Aditi Raj
This course is really beneficial for understanding the basics of financial statements for the beginners. easy to learn & understand cash flow, balance sheet or income statement.
Hi Sir, Thank you for this wonderful course, it helped me a lot,since i am in Accounting Dept, and there's some words which i hear but didn't know what it meant and now i can put my head up high and say " i know what it means". So Thank you so much.
L. kranthi kumar
Good enough.
Dominick Oddo
I don't understand. The Excel files for Luton, Inc are nowhere near what was covered in the lesson. I believe they meant 500 and not 5,000 in the solution as well. There is no formula to show how they arrived at their numbers.
Yong Kok Leong
Thank you for offering this course for free, and now i am able to understand about accounts
Bart Davis
Practical, useful, detailed review of accounting and financial statement basics.
Rohit Raj
Very Useful and well designed course for beginners.
Ricardo Cordeiro
I've been already involved with finance for a certain amount of years, but there were some good new insights on this course. We can always learn something new! Really good explained and organized.
Mihira Dimbullaka
This is the best online Study course... Thanks to help Us
Lav Kanodia
The course is very well paced and covers all the fundamentals of Accounting with both precision and accuracy.
Ahmed Gamal Eldin Mohamed .
so good.
Alan-Michael Alston
Solid introduction to relevant accounting material. Familiarity with Excel is definitely a must though.
Abdullateef Abdulqadir Maikabara
Words are in real confusion from the realistic feelings inside my health while taking this productive course till the end. I feel like my eyes is just opened to a new world of knowledge, i really recommend this planet of open learning which is " Corporate Finance Institute (CFI)" to everyone in the whole world as a step of enhancing knowledge and empowering skills with a great experience.....My utmost gratitude to the CFI term for helping me out to achieve one of my life goals.
Ramesh Kumar
this course is very useful for all accounting professional persons
Charles Fapohunda
The course content is rich to achieve it's learning purpose
Subhrajit Malakar
I personally loved the way everything was explained. Thank you, CFI.
Ko Chung Wong
Making learning fun.
Sriram Janakiram
Well designed, clearly explained and useful exercises.
salman irfan
The course designed by highly professionals. I didn't lose my focus at any stage. It was very helpful. IEveryone relating to accounting field, must join this course.
Emilio Chacoa
Very good, but I do not understand why not use Excel instead of office 365
Khaled Al Saedi
Thanks for this course and I'm looking forward to start the next course.
hussein rida
excellent course
Ranit Paul
This course is perfectly structured in a way to give any financial individual a revise for what was taught during school days. Proper materials and very well explained examples.
HI IM GLAD I'm willing to study more to get FMVA, sooner I will become
Prasanna Mahesha Rao
I think exam system is having some mistakes because we can not reach 80 percent score.
Nikola Popovic
Course was pretty good and it was really enjoying to work.
pavan sharma
Great Learning area and first step towards gaining knowledge in accounting
Rakshith Hebbar K
Very usefull course
Akshaya salunke
i really enjoyed the course of all fundamentals of accounting its give me happy to learn once again.
Ling-Chun (Paula) Yeung
Overall course content and exercise materials are very well structured and presented so that it is very easy to follow through. The short quizzes are concisely constructed. A suggestion to make it even better would be that they are expanded to provide a more in-depth evaluation on the mastery of the course content and objectives with the questions designed to cover more alternative situations, considerations or assumptions to be taken into account in making the correct answer choices. And just a note on the course notes document, there are 2 duplicates slides (page 39 & 40) with exactly the same content starting with the title "The Cash Flow Statement: Cash Before Financing" on those slides.
Karan Gujrati
Best course on accounting fundamental I have ever seen.
Mahtab Ahmad
Its very informative and basic knowledge for Accountants
Syeda Munazza Bukhari
over all course is good, my answers are correct but i am getting 60% marks . i have attemepted many times. guide m ewhat i do . even i search my answers in google. but i dont know why my marks are less . i need 80% to get certficate. pls help me guide me .
eritaia valo
good education fact on accounts interesting
Arun Manesh
From different background I thought accounting would be a tough stuff to study. But, an amazing instructor - study materials - guidance made me to feel it feather weigh. Thank you CFI, for such a fabulous vision to broaden the knowledge of me kind of people.
accounting fundamentals from what i though are basically the principles upon which accounting is built upon. this should explain the relationship between assets, liabilities and capital in different circumstances.
Chaninthorn Amornsawaddirak
easy to understand for beginner
Sarkis Basmadjian
Gouhar Rashid
The course is excellent and it enabled me to understand accounting fundamentals in a better way. The course content is very helpful.
Lauren Pitts
This was a very good foundation for beginners. Would highly recommend
Patrick Irurhe
This is a very good introduction to accounting course
Salil Hillary
In one hour i was able to grasp Income Statement , Balance Sheet and Cash Flow Statement in Detail. Now the concepts are imprinted in my brain. I don't know who designed this video clips i salute the whole team and the master mind behind this course.
Dallas Daniels
So far this course is pretty good. This course is pretty easy to understand.
Aruna Desai
Just the refresher i needed to get along
David Duna
The course is very Helpful. I am looking forward continuing the course
Mohammed Omar
Excellent! However, I do thank that one has to have some kind of practical experience before starting this course. At least to know accounting 101
Shepard Hampako
The course is boring. I feel it is unrealistic to start teaching a Chartered Accountant recording of financial transactions. I feel there should be some exemptions of some kind.
Amit Kumar Singh
Simply great
I revisited all my accounts skills throughout this course. It was a very fun journey!!!
Ian O'Shaughnessey
It was a good refresher on accounting principles
Awesome technology. Convenient smart tool for easy effective learning.
Tanya Colonna
Great information, but the quizzes and problem sets are frustrating. If I get an answer wrong, I don't have an explanation as to why- that takes away from the learning experience. It would be helpful to provide video solutions to fully understand what is going on. Also, the videos close right after they finish and don't allow you to internalize the information without having to reopen the video.
Swapna Madiraju
A fantastically designed course with content that is totally helpful !
Affia Affia
The accounting fundamentals gives an overview of accounting principles, recording ,classification and reporting of transaction to reflect a true and fair view of the business performance, sources of funds, applications and net worth. It mirrors the whole activity of the business entity and management performance.
Asifshareef shareef
Its very informative and basic knowledge for Financial Accountants
Benjamin Chilambe
Very informative
Omar Fatouh
clearly presented and systematically structured.
Amna Khan
It's a good course for both beginners and for someone refreshing their concepts. It's easy to follow and the exercises were quite good! P.S I couldn't give 5 * ratings as my browser was acting up :(
Jude Selorm Eastwood
very intuitive and in-depth
Lourdes Corazon L. Santos
This course stimulated my interest in learning more about accounting. I learned a lot and it is very easy to understand and follow. After doing all the exercises, I am pretty confident that my accounting proficiency increased. Thank you very much. You are the best. I hope you give more free courses and certificates. Thank you thank you.
Phuong Nguyen
Very insightful and straightforward
Vivek Srivastava
Nice work
Taimur Zulfiqar
Excellent course on fundamentals of Accounting. The lectures are excellent in quality and contents, really enjoys a lot and its a five star course ......CFI is the best institute for corporate finance training and i am recommending everyone who wants to start career in corporate finance. I would like to thank CEO Tim Vipond for his support, cooperation and quality of learning at CFI.
Chizhim E. Adikema
Great course for non-finance professionals