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Stratford's online accounting program can help you learn essential accounting functions at home when you have time.

Beginning with basic concepts and working up to more detailed functions, Stratord's program can help you gain a solid foundation of skills that could be applied in nearly any industry across the globe, in turn, making you a valuable asset in a variety of accounting career settings.

This course is now also 100% online which means all of your textbooks and study guides are also digitally available in eService, our online student center.

Enrol today, and get an education that could propel you to exciting, new opportunities.

Accounting Course Module 1 Test
Introduction to Accounting:
Accounting in Context
The Accounting Mindset
The History of Accounting: A Yardstick on our Civilization
A Crash Course in Computers for Accounting Personnel
Two Extended Accounting Case Studies
Accounting Documents: A Visual Glossary

Accounting Course Module 2
Fundamentals of Accounting - Part One:

The Purpose of Accounting
Financial Versus Managerial Accounting
The Balance Sheet
The Income Statement
Analyzing Transactions
The T-Account
Journal Entries
Posting to the Ledger

Accounting Course Module 3
Fundamentals of Accounting - Part Two:

Adjusting Entries
Linking the Income Statement and Balance Sheet
Completing the Accounting Cycle
Closing Entries
Types of Business Operations
Gross Profit and Net Income
Cost of Goods Sold
Sales Returns and Allowances
Sales Discounts
Measuring and Reporting Receivables

Accounting Course Module 4
Fundamentals of Accounting - Part Three:

Subsidiary Ledgers and Special Journals
Ordering Systems
Purchase, Sales, Cash Receipts, & Cash Payments Journals
Payroll and Taxes
Compulsory & Voluntary Deductions
Recording the Payroll
Dealing with Cash
The Statement of Cash Flows

Accounting Course Module 5
Accounting for Corporations - Part One:

The Ownership of a Corporation
Rights of Stockholders
Retaining Earnings
The Corporate Income Statement
No-Par & Par-Value Stocks
Distributing Dividends
Statement of Retained Earnings
Preparing Financial Statements for a Corporation

Accounting Course Module 6
Accounting for a Corporation - Part Two:

Current Assets
Temporary Investments
Understanding Lower of Cost and Market (LCM)
Inventory Systems
First In, First Out (FIFO)
Last In, First Out (LIFO)
Weighted Average
The Amortization of Capital Assets
Liabilities and Preferred Equity

This educational program is an introductory course designed to help students gain knowledge necessary for the vocational application of this subject. Completion of this program does not fulfill the legal requirements of particular state licenses or certifications, which may require additional training or apprenticeships.

We take great pride in providing you with the most up-to-date accounting course textbooks and equipment. One or more of the above-mentioned subjects may, therefore, change if updating becomes necessary during the course of your studies. The order in which the accounting course material is presented may vary.
Stratford Accounting Program

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