U.S. GAAP: The Accounting Cycle and Objectives of General Purpose Financial Statements

Financial accounting & reporting

Course

U.S. GAAP: The Accounting Cycle and Objectives of General Purpose Financial Statements

Instructor: Kelen Camehl, CPA, MBA

  • Format

    Course - Online

  • Duration

    1.5 hours

Understand the U.S. standard setters' perspective on the purpose of financial statements and review concepts for recognition and measurement, accrual versus cash-based accounting, and the accounting equation.

Learning outcomes

  • Recognise concepts of recognition and measurement
  • Contrast accrual-based accounting with cash-based accounting
  • Recall the accounting equation
  • Differentiate between debits and credits
  • Recognise key steps in the accounting cycle
  • Identify key components of an accounting information system
  • Identify the key steps in the closing process
Full description

£39.00 (CIMA members only)

£49.00

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Product information

Overview

This course will help you understand the U.S. standard setters' perspective on the purpose of financial statements and review concepts for recognition and measurement, accrual versus cash-based accounting, and the accounting equation. It also reviews accounting information systems, debits and credits, information processing, journal entries, trial balances and the closing process. This course is included in the U.S. GAAP Fundamentals for Finance Professionals Certificate.

Topics discussed:

  • Components of an accounting information system
  • Financial statements
  • Concepts for recognition and measurement
  • Accrual accounting
  • Cash-based accounting
  • The accounting equation
  • Debits and credits
  • Journal entries
  • Trial balances

Who should take this course?

  • Accounting and finance professionals who work for enterprises required to comply with U.S. GAAP or are interested in understanding U.S. accounting fundamentals.

Professional development

All learning resources available in the CGMA Store qualify for CPD for CIMA members.

Duration:1.5 hours
Format:Course - Online
Access:This is a digital product. You will have access to the content for a year after purchase date.

Return and refund policy

£39.00 (CIMA members only)

£49.00

VAT calculated on checkout

Instructor

  • Kelen Camehl, CPA, MBA