Accounting for non-accountants: Basic rules and concepts

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Created for non-accountants, this course will provide you with a solid background in accounting. It will show you what accounting is, what accountants do and how accounting is regulated. The course will help you to develop professionally, to make better-informed business decisions and to improve your employability.

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Who this course is for

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Intermediate
This course is for students or professionals without a background in accounting but who may need accounting in their professional life.
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What you will learn

  • 1

    What accounting is and why it’s important for you.

  • 2

    The different business types and the role accounting plays in each.

  • 3

    The basics of the six specialised branches of accounting.

  • 4

    The rules, regulations and standards of financial statements and reporting.

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Created with Pearson, the global leader in education

The course is based on the best-selling book Accounting for non-accountants: Basic rules and concepts by John R. Dyson & Ellie Franklin published by Pearson. Funzi's learning experts have transformed the book into a mobile-optimized course consisting of bite-sized learning content.

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Course contents: 3 topics

  • 1

    What accounting is and why it matters Learn what accounting is, how it can benefit you on a personal and professional level and the different business sectors and company types.

  • 2

    The six specialised branches of accounting Gain an introduction to the six branches of accounting and learn why accounting is much more than bookkeeping and financial reports.

  • 3

    Standards and regulations Discover the importance of standards and regulations in accounting, who benefit from them and the three levels of regulation.

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What you will get

When you complete the course you’ll earn a Funzi certificate of achievement. You can showcase your certificate by mentioning it in your CV, Linkedin profile and other professional profiles.

  • Practical skills broken down into bite-sized learning, so that you can complete the course with only 15 min/day for 1 WEEK

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Here's what your fellow learners are saying about this course

  • “This course help me to know more about accounting.”

    Ahmad Ginanjar Firman
    Indonesia

  • “The course is well structured in that even a person who haven't done accounting can comprehend ”

    – Kennedy Odhiambo Owuondo , Kenya

  • “Very lovely and useful 🤝😁”

    – Enock R Isack, Tanzania

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