Introduction to Financial Accounting: The Accounting Cycle Specialization
Gain Practical Accounting Knowledge and Skills. In this hands-on Specialization you will practice completing each step of the accounting cycle within Microsoft Excel, from analyzing and recording the first financial transactions of the year all the way through starting the new fiscal year.
Skills you will gain
About this Specialization
Applied Learning Project
This Specialization program includes three interconnected courses which collectively cover each step of the accounting cycle. At the end of each module you will have the opportunity to practice the skills you have learned in the video walkthroughs by completing a graded activity such as posting into the accounts in the ledger or preparing your own financial statements in Microsoft Excel.
How the Specialization Works
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Every Specialization includes a hands-on project. You'll need to successfully finish the project(s) to complete the Specialization and earn your certificate. If the Specialization includes a separate course for the hands-on project, you'll need to finish each of the other courses before you can start it.
Earn a Certificate
When you finish every course and complete the hands-on project, you'll earn a Certificate that you can share with prospective employers and your professional network.
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