Upon completion of this course, the student will demonstrate an understanding of basic accounting theory and perform the accounting required for an accounting cycle. The student will perform the fundamentals required to record, summarize and analyze the transactions of a business and prepare and interpret the resultant financial statements. The student will also account for payroll and assets (cash, receivables, inventories, plant and equipment, and intangibles)
Fees This course has fees totaling $30.00.
Instructor Cynthia C. Delillo-Kunze, C.P.A.
Overall Course Objectives
Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
Describe accounting and its function in business.
Apply accounting concepts, principles and procedures to record, sort and classify accounting information and prepare financial statements.
Research and analyze financial statements to interpret the effectiveness of business decisions and actions.
- Describe the value and use of accounting information to management, investors, government, and the general public.
Major Course Topics
- Accounting: Financial Statements and Underlying Principles.
- Recording Basic Business Transactions for a Service Company.
- Adjustment of Recorded Data, Preparation of Financial Statements
- Preparation of Spreadsheets and the Closing Process
- Accounting for a Merchandising Company
- Classified Statements, Analysis, and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
- Use of Special Journals and Subsidary Ledgers
- Bank Reconciliations, Petty Cash, Vouchers
- Accounts Receivable and Notes Receivable
- Inventory Methods, GAAP and Estimation
- Acquisition, Sale, Trade, Depreciation, Depletion, and Amortization of Plant, Equipment, and Intangible Assets.
- Accounting for Payroll and Current Liabilities
- Partnerships: Legal Issues, Admission,Withdrawal, Income Allocations, Liquidation
The course format includes but is not limited to the following:
- Is not self-paced.
- Does not require on-campus meetings, but on-campus testing is required.
- Does not require real-time chats.
- The communication in the class will take place through email, online Canvas discussions and classroom announcements.
- Accounting is sequential, if you miss assignments and do not "catch up" before the next assignment, you will not understand the new material or be prepared to participate in discussions or quizzes on future assignments.
- All homework assignments and quizzes will be taken in the online software program used for this course (MyAccountingLab).
Thies course does not have a face-to-face orientation
- Review the “What you should know before you register” section of the Distance Learning Homepage.
- After registration you will need to know your Student ID for this course.
- You are expected to participate in the online environment by completing exercises and discussing topics for each Chapter or module..
- Access to a computer and the Internet.
Texts and Materials
Accounting 9e by Tracie Nobles, Brenda Mattison, and Ella Mae Matsumura. ISBN 9780133514865
MyAccountingLab Online Course materials are required for this course. A student access kit is included in all books purchased from the HCC bookstore.
Three semester exams will be given during the term. The final exam will be given during final exam week and is a comprehensive exam. Students are expected to take all exams at the Howard Community College Test Center on campus