Financial Accounting

Diploma in Financial Accounting

Partner Institution:

Institute of Professional Financial Managers (England)


Higher National Diploma


1 year

About Financial Accounting Course:

Financial Accounting is a fundamental course that provides students with a comprehensive understanding of the principles and practices used to record, summarize, and communicate financial information of an organization. As an integral part of the accounting discipline, this course focuses on preparing financial statements that accurately represent the financial performance and position of a business.

Through a structured curriculum, students delve into the concepts of double-entry bookkeeping, analyzing transactions, and creating financial reports, including the balance sheet, income statement, and cash flow statement. They gain proficiency in recording transactions, adjusting entries, and preparing trial balances, mastering the techniques needed to maintain accurate and reliable financial records.

Moreover, financial accounting explores the principles of revenue recognition, expense matching, and the application of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) or International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) to ensure compliance with accounting regulations and standards.

The course also introduces students to the analysis and interpretation of financial statements, empowering them to make informed decisions based on financial data. They learn to assess a company’s financial health, profitability, and liquidity, crucial skills for investors, creditors, and other stakeholders.

By applying theoretical concepts to real-world scenarios, students develop critical thinking skills and problem-solving abilities essential for financial decision-making in various business contexts. The course prepares them for careers in accounting, finance, auditing, and consulting, with opportunities to work in diverse industries and organizations.

As students progress through financial accounting, they not only gain technical expertise but also cultivate a strong sense of financial acumen and ethical responsibility. With the ability to communicate financial information effectively, graduates of this course become valuable assets in the business world, contributing to sound financial management and driving organizational success.

Lecture Guide:

  • The Provision of Financial Information:
  • Special Accounts:
  • Regulatory Framework:
  • Group Accounts:
  • Public Sector Accounting:
  • Impairment of assets
  • Management Accounting
    • Cost and revenue classifications
    • Cost Accumulation for stock valuation and profit measurement
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