Fundamentals of Financial Accounting

By Dr. Sweta S. Metha   |   Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune
Financial accounting is a specialized branch of accounting that keeps track of a company's financial transactions. Using standardized guidelines, the transactions are recorded, summarized, and presented in a financial report or financial statement such as an income statement or a balance sheet. This MOOCs course on Financial Accounting will help you to get an insight into accounting system, which is based on concrete principles and rules. You would learn the basic concepts, conventions, accounting standards and understand overall role, scope and importance of Financial Accounting in a business organization. The course includes video lectures by experts, free e-books, various case studies; quizzes, assignments, interaction, mentoring, assessments and much more that would certainly add value to your understanding on financial accounting.

Learners enrolled: 1433


Course Status : Ongoing
Course Type : Core
Duration : 8 weeks
Start Date : 20 Jul 2020
End Date : 05 Dec 2020
Exam Date :
Enrollment Ends : 14 Oct 2020
Category :
  • Management Studies
  • Level : Undergraduate

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    Weekly Plan
    Week 1: Role of Finance in Business, Financial Accounting - Nature, Scope, Limitations,
            Basic Concepts and Conventions, Accounting Standards - Meaning and Significance
    Week 2: GAAP, Accounting Process, Journal Entries, Profit and Loss Accounts, Balance Sheet
    Week 3: Tally System - Introduction and Importance, Tally Operations, Rectification of Errors,
            Banking Reconciliation Statement - Introduction and Importance,
            Preparation of Bank Reconciliation Statement
    Week 4: Consignments - Meaning and Features,
            Accounts Treatment in the Books of the Consignor and Consignee,
            Joint Ventures - Accounting Procedures Part - 1
    Week 5: Joint Ventures - Accounting Procedures Part - 2, Inland Branches,
            Depreciation Accounting - Meaning and Causes,
            Objects of Providing Depreciation and Factors Affecting Depreciation
    Week 6: Accounting Treatment including Provision for Depreciation Accounting,
            Methods of Depreciation (Straight line Method and Diminishing Balance Method),
            Introduction of Accounting for Hire Purchase Transactions,
            Accounting for Hire Purchase Transactions - Operations
    Week 7: Partnership - Introduction, Types, Admission and Retirement,
            Dissolution of Partnership Firms - Legal Position, Accounting for Simple Dissolution,
            Analysis of Financial Statements
    Week 8: Common Size Balance Sheet, Introduction, Statement and Application of Ratio Analysis, 
            Introduction and Application of Cash Flow Statement

    Note - This Course Structure has been evenly distributed over a span of 15 Weeks.


    - J.R. Monga, Basic Financial Accounting, Mayur Paper backs, Darya Gang, New Delhi
    - S.N. Maheshwari, Financial Accounting, Vikas Publication, New Delhi
    - P.C. Tulsian, Financial Accounting, Tata McGraw Hill, New Delhi
    - Ashok Sehgal and Deepak Sehgal, Fundamentals of Financial Accounting, Taxmann, New Delhi
    - R. NarayanaSwarmy, Financial Accounting PHI Pvt., New Delhi
    - S.P. Jain and K.L. Narang, Advanced Accounting, Kalyani Publishers New Delhi
    - Ashok Sehgal and Deepak Sehgal, Fundamentals of Financial Accounting, Taxmann, New Delhi
    - Naseem Ahmed, Nawab Ali Khan, M.L. Gupta, Financial Accounting, Ane Books Pvt.Ltd. New Delhi


    Dr. Sweta S. Metha

    Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune
    Dr. Sweta Metha
    Faculty at Department of Management,
    D.E. Society‚Äôs Institute of Management & Research, 
    (Affiliated to Shivaji University)

    B.Com., M.B.A.  Ph.D

    Accounts, Costing, Company Law for UG and PG Students.

    Ph.D: Identification and Development of Entrepreneurship skills among farmers in Sangli District


    30% of Course Assessment and 70% of End - Term Proctored Exam