Aspire Journeys

Accountant Journey

  • 28 Courses | 12h 49m 6s
  • 1 Audiobook | 14h 36m 37s
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Accounting is an internal function that involves identifying, recording, summarizing, and reporting business transactions and financial events in an organization. If your organizational role is related to accounting or finance, you’ll most likely need solid financial acumen and a strong grasp of the accounting basics. Learn more about the skills and competencies required by Accountants. This Journey is based on real-time market information from Burning Glass Technologies and focuses on the role of the Accountant within organizations.

Finance & Budgeting

Given the importance of finance, it's in everyone's best interest to have some basic knowledge of some of the most important aspects of business finance such as budgeting and financial statements.

  • 5 Courses | 1h 49m 29s
  • 1 Audiobook | 14h 36m 37s

Excel Basics

Learn about how to get started, and then delve into the data manipulation techniques with Excel 2019 for Windows.

  • 6 Courses | 4h 39m 19s

Risk Management

Risk is an inevitable aspect of any business.  It's important that you mitigate or avoid the potential impact of a risk if it comes to pass, to ensure the long-term survival of your organization.

  • 5 Courses | 1h 42m 1s

Communication Skills & Managing Up & Across

Careful relationship management will make your job more enjoyable. You'll find that to work more effectively with your boss, you need to develop a rapport and good networking skills. Managing up can help you find enjoyment and reward in your current position.

  • 6 Courses | 2h 15m 32s

Data Basics

As industries, enterprises, and jobs become more data-intensive, data literacy is critical to effectively “talk data” with business colleagues and data and analytics professionals who support you in your work.  Learn more about the basics of data.

  • 6 Courses | 2h 22m 45s

COURSES INCLUDED

Basic Budgeting for Non-financial Professionals
It's not only  the Finance department that needs to understand budgeting and finance essentials. Given the importance of finance for non-finance professionals, it's in everyone's best interest to have some basic knowledge of one of the most important aspects of business finance – budgeting. In this course, you'll learn to identify the characteristics of an effective budget, the stages in planning one, and how to distinguish between budgets types. You'll also explore budgeting concepts and techniques such as historical and zero-based budgeting, variance analysis, capital budgeting, and performing budgeting calculations.
9 videos | 27m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Key Accounting Concepts and Principles
How do organizations communicate vital business and finance information? Achieving the utmost clarity in communication requires knowledge of financial management and a strong understanding of accounting basics. Accounting an internal function that involves identifying, recording, summarizing, and reporting business transactions and financial events in an organization. In this course, you’ll learn the core concepts and financial essentials of accounting, such as the accounting equation and its components, as well as the rule of debits and credits. You'll also develop your financial acumen by exploring the accounting cycle, and the effect of cash and accrual-based accounting systems.
7 videos | 24m has Assessment available Badge
Recording, Posting, and Balancing the Books
If your organizational role is related to accounting or finance, you’ll most likely need solid financial acumen and a strong grasp of the accounting basics of recording, posting, and balancing your organization’s books. In this course, you’ll learn financial essentials related to bookkeeping, such as the steps in the accounting cycle that happen after transactions have been identified and analyzed. You'll learn how to carry out vital financial management activities, including how to make general and special journal entries, and how to post those transactions to accounts in the general and subsidiary ledgers. You'll also learn how to prepare trial balances and make adjusting entries.
9 videos | 25m has Assessment available Badge
Preparing Financial Statements and Closing Accounts
Developing your financial acumen is a must in today's economy, and improving your knowledge of accounting basics and financial management is a good first step. In this course, you'll explore the financial essentials that will enable you to understand key steps in the management of finance within the accounting cycle. You'll learn how, once you’ve worked your way through recording transactions and posting to ledgers, you’re ready to start preparing financial statements. You'll learn about Income Statements, Balance Sheets, Cash Flow Statements, and how they're interrelated. You'll also learn about the steps involved in closing accounts.
9 videos | 27m has Assessment available Badge
Accounting for Stock Transactions
One of the great advantages of a corporate form of organization is it allows otherwise unaffiliated people to join in mutual ownership of a business. Therefore, everyone involved needs an understanding of the financial essentials and how they influence the company's overall financial management. Strengthening your own financial acumen with a knowledge of accounting basics is the first step. In this course, you'll learn about the key characteristics of finance within incorporated organizations. You'll explore how common financial transactions affect the corporations' financial position. You'll also learn concepts and accounting processes for corporate transactions, including those involving common and preferred stocks, treasury stocks, and dividends.
7 videos | 22m has Assessment available Badge
Getting Started
Get started with Excel 2019, the spreadsheet application included with the Microsoft Office 2019 Suite. During this course, you will familiarise yourself with the interface and some of its features, including the ribbon, status bar, zoom, and various view modes. Begin the course by learning how to find the application on the desktop and open it. To get the most out of Excel, you need to understand how the interface is laid out, so the course next explores the application. This leads into the zoom function, which can be used to adjust how to visualize the spreadsheet in Excel by making data entries larger or smaller. Discover how to examine mode views, which in Excel features three different preset view modes: Normal, Page Layout, and Page Break. Conclude the course by observing how to move between documents, allowing work on multiple documents simultaneously while using a number of tools to organize a workspace.
5 videos | 21m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Creating & Saving Workbooks
Create a new spreadsheet and workbook