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Accounting Terms

My accounting dictionary is written completely in everyday, non-accounting language, so you can understand it. I explain each accounting term in detail and give a few examples…

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Accounting Basics

Accounting deals with identifying business activities, recording these activities, and communicating these activities with investors and creditors…

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Accounting Principles

The rules of accounting is based on a framework of accounting principles and concepts. It is important to understand and memorize these accounting principles because…

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Accounting Cycle

Accounting cycle is the financial process starting with recording business transactions and leading up to the preparation of financial statements…

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Financial Statements

Financial statements are reports prepared and issued by company management to give investors and creditors additional information about a company’s performance and financial standings…

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Financial Ratios

Financial ratios are mathematical comparisons of financial statement accounts or categories. Relationships like the gross margin ratio help investors and creditors analyze a company’s…

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CPA Exam

Becoming a CPA is one of the most important steps in your career. Learn what steps you need to take to start your CPA journey and fulfill your state CPA requirements…

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Accounting Training for the rest of us!

Hi, I’m Shaun. I’m a CPA who worked in Public Accounting for the better portion of a decade. Like many of you, I know from experience that accounting can be difficult to understand. Textbooks can be difficult to read and give you more information than necessary to understand accounting concepts. That is why I started My goal is to help you understand accounting principles by breaking down accounting concepts into everyday language, so you can understand them and learn faster– for free. also has many examples of basic accounting events and situations for you to study. My example journal entries include diagrams and tables to help illustrate concepts in the study guide. I also have an ever-expanding accounting dictionary with hundreds of accounting terms for you to reference.

After you get done using my accounting course, you can take advantage of the accountant career planning section. Whether you want to become a CPA, bookkeeper, or just understand your business better, I have information about how to use your new accounting knowledge.

If you have any questions about accounting concepts or principles, my articles, or suggestions for new accounting topics, please feel free to email me.