Fundamentals of accounting

The Open University

Course Information

This Fundamentals of accounting module from The Open University covers the fundamentals of financial and management accounting as well as the essential skills, knowledge and ethics required to be a professional accountant. The module will also be suitable if you are in a general management position as the accounting material covers measuring management performance and improving financial planning, control and decision-making.

You’ll gain an understanding of financial reports through their preparation, based on the double-entry bookkeeping system, which is essential for the management of any organisation.

What you will study

Proper accounting is crucial for the prosperity and survival of any organisation. Our complex economic system depends on accurate, trustworthy and relevant financial records and reports. While this module focuses on the accounting required for a sole trader, the skills and knowledge you’ll learn are of central importance for accounting, and managing in any organisation, whether for-profit, not-for-profit or governmental.

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