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Banking, Finance, & Accounting

Introduction to Financial Accounting

In this course you will learn:

  • Introduction to Accounting: Understand accounting principles and the accounting equation.
  • Financial Statements: Learn to interpret and analyze different types of financial statements.
  • Recording Financial Transactions: Master debit and credit rules for accurate transaction recording.
  • Adjusting Process: Explore the adjusting process to ensure proper recognition of revenues and expenses.
  • Accounting Cycle: Gain a comprehensive understanding of the complete accounting cycle.
  • Ratio Analysis: Learn to calculate and interpret financial ratios for performance evaluation.
  • Stock Market Ratios: Assess investment potential using key stock market ratios.
  • Financial Decision-Making: Develop essential skills for making informed financial decisions.
Who takes this course
  • Accountants and Finance Professionals.
  • Small Business Owners and Entrepreneurs.
  • Non-Financial Professionals and Students.
Course content
21 lectures • 01h 52m
  • Lecture 1: Intro
    01:53 min
  • Lecture 2: Accounting as the Language of Business
    10:39 min
  • Lecture 3: The Accounting Equation
    05:15 min
  • Lecture 4: The Financial Statements
    09:26 min
  • Lecture 5: Transaction Analysis
    05:31 min
  • Lecture 6: Double Entry Accounting
    10:12 min
  • Lecture 7: Recording Transactions
    04:52 min
  • Lecture 8: Trial Balance
    04:07 min
  • Lecture 9: Accrual Accounting
    03:54 min
  • Lecture 10: The Adjusting Process
    04:29 min
  • Lecture 11: Prepaid Expenses
    07:04 min
  • Lecture 12: Accrued Expenses
    04:22 min
  • Lecture 13: Depreciation
    07:04 min
  • Lecture 14: Preparing Financial Statement
    05:22 min
  • Lecture 15: Closing Entries
    08:46 min
  • Lecture 16: Financial Ratios
    01:35 min
  • Lecture 17: Ability to Pay Current Liabilities
    02:11 min
  • Lecture 18: Inventory and Receivable Ratios
    04:00 min
  • Lecture 19: Ability to Pay Debts
    03:57 min
  • Lecture 20: Profitability Ratios
    04:14 min
  • Lecture 21: Share Investments
    03:51 min

Meet your instructor

Moataz El-Helaly

Moataz El-Helaly is an Assistant Professor of Accounting at the American University in Cairo (AUC) School of Business. He previously held similar positions at the American University of Beirut and the British University in Egypt. He earned his PhD from Aston Business School, UK, in 2014. Moataz began his academic career at the German University in Cairo, where he also completed his MSc. He has extensive teaching experience in various accounting subjects and is an Associate Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy. Additionally, he holds ACCA certifications in Data Analytics and International Financial Reporting. Moataz is an active researcher with publications in international journals and has presented at notable conferences. His research interests include Corporate Governance, Financial Reporting, and Accounting Quality.

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