Published: September, 2021
Financial statements are written records that convey the business activities and the financial performance of a company. Financial statements include:
The financial statements are used by investors, market analysts, and creditors to evaluate a company's financial health and earnings potential. This CPE course covers the basics of financial reporting and analysis. This continuing education course demonstrates the process of preparing a complete set of financial statements, including discussions of the basic accounting equation, journal entries, ledgers, and contra accounts (e.g., accumulated depreciation and treasury stock). The last two videos address the differences between accruals and cash flows, and the items that reconcile net income on the income statement with net cash from operating activities in the operating section of the statement of cash flow.
Designed for Accountants in public practice and industry who need to gain an understanding of the basic financial statements, the Accounting CPE course features the following:
This accounting CPE course for CPAs is recommended for CMAs, CVAs, CIAs, ABVs, Accountants, Staff of Accounting Firms, Accounting Freshers desiring to learn to prepare financial statements.
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) PRATTedu
Jamie Pratt was the Alva L. Prickett Chair of Accounting at the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana, and now holds the title of Distinguished Emeritus Professor. He received his doctorate in business from Indiana University in 1977, and has held faculty positions at the University of Washington (Seattle), the University of Zurich (Switzerland), Northwestern University and INSEAD (Fontainebleau, France), returning to Indiana in 1991.
Jamie’s research interests are in financial reporting and analysis, where he has published over 30 articles in the top academic research journals (including The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting Research, Contemporary Accounting Research, Accounting, Organizations and Society, and Issues in Accounting Education), and he has taught courses in financial reporting and analysis at every level (introductory, intermediate, advanced) in every program (undergraduate, MBA, PhD). He has received over 30 teaching awards and recognitions, and also taught executive education courses throughout the world. Research and/or teaching recognitions have also come from the following organizations: American Accounting Association, American Taxation Association, Big 4 accounting firms (KPMG and PriceWaterhouseCoopers), Indiana Society of CPAs, the Universities of Manchester (England), Kwansei Gakuin (Japan) and Kentucky, and Business Week magazine. His resume also includes two textbooks (one in its 11th edition), two computer-based interactive case platforms, a financial analysis case book, and several instructor guides that support these products.
He is now CEO of PRATTedu (www.prattedu.com), which produces and delivers online video-based courses, primarily in the area of financial reporting and analysis.
Are you a beginner in the world of financial analysis, a CPA, or somewhere in between? Are you looking for an edge in your education but don’t have much free time? Prattedu is for you! Prattedu’s video-based courses will provide a powerful perspective on what is required for success in business and, if you are CPA, you will earn CPE credits as well!