ALF-3047 An Introduction to Accounting: The Accounting Cycle

Quick Facts


Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

Course is Part of this Program
Accounting Studies Certificate

Course Length
Self-Paced (Must be completed within 6 months)

Course Dates & Locations
Courses are online and can be started anytime.

Your registration will be handled by a secure payment system. Credit card information will not be saved.



Students are introduced to basic accounting terminology in this course, with an examination of the fundamental principles of basic accounting, and the accounting style also included. 

Who Should Attend

  • Anyone who desires to have a better understanding of basic accounting, work in an accounting department or implement accounting practices into their work or lifestyle

Course Objectives

After completing this course, you should be able to demonstrate a comprehensive and broad-based understanding of project management and competency in the areas of:

  • Overview of Accounting
    • Importance of bookkeeping
    • Accounting cycle
    • Manual bookkeeping
    • When to start bookkeeping
  • Methods of Accounting
    • Cash accounting
    • Accrual accounting
  • The Accounting Cycle
    • Transaction
    • Journal
    • T-Accounts
    • Debit/Credit
    • Double-entry system
    • Normal account balances
  • Major account groupings
    • Assets
    • Liabilities
    • Owner's equity
    • The accounting equation
    • Income
    • Expenses
  • The Accounting Cycle
    • Trial balance
    • Adjusting entries and balance
    • Financial statements
    • Closing the books

Contact Us

Office of Professional Education, Worldwide Campus
1 Aerospace Boulevard
Daytona Beach, FL 32114-3900

This is a self-guided online course; you will be able to complete this course at your own pace, from wherever you choose.