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Advanced Accounting and Finance for Startups

Chris Benjamin, Instructor, MBA and CFO

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32 Videos (3h 53m)
    • Advanced Finance and Accounting Intro 2018

      1:15
    • Introduction

      5:20
    • Deferred Revenue Introduction

      7:35
    • Deferred Revenue Recognition of Revenue

      6:14
    • Deferred Revenue Accounting

      4:33
    • Deferred Revenue Tracking and Reconciling

      7:32
    • Intercompany Transactions Introduction

      15:18
    • Interco Transactions Examples

      13:42
    • Interco Transactions Accounting

      11:51
    • Foreign Currency Transactions Introduction

      9:34
    • Foreign Currency Transactions Examples

      7:05
    • Foreign Currency Transactions Accounting

      6:54
    • Partnerships Introduction

      4:58
    • Partnerships Examples

      13:32
    • Partnerships Accounting

      8:32
    • Options and Warrants Introduction

      11:08
    • Options and Warrants Examples

      7:12
    • Options and Warrants Accounting

      12:06
    • Derivatives Introduction

      7:33
    • Derivatives Examples

      6:41
    • Derivatives Accounting

      7:03
    • Consolidating Subs Introduction

      4:36
    • Consolidating Subs Examples

      3:24
    • Consolidating Subs Accounting

      6:01
    • Intangibles Introduction

      2:47
    • Intangibles Examples

      6:30
    • Intangibles Examples V2

      6:30
    • Intangibles Accounting

      5:03
    • Leases Introduction

      3:49
    • Leases Examples

      6:36
    • Leases Accounting

      6:08
    • Course Conclusion

      5:43

About This Class

The world of accounting can be vast and complex at times.  Once you get past the debits and credits, general ledger entries and financial reports, you realize there is much, much more to it!  In this course we cover that much, much more! 

Learn the advanced accounting topics you only touch on in school, but actually are much more prevalent in the real world.  

Sandra E says  “Chris definitely is a pro when it comes to accounting”

Nicole S says  “Fantastic course, well put together and very insightful”

What You Will Learn In This Course

This course goes into further detail, continuing on from my Finance and Account for Startups course. We will focus on some general accounting topics that impact all companies, as well as specific topics of interest to growing companies.

Issues such as deferred revenue, inter company accounting, international transactions accounting, and foreign currency accounting are discussed. While interrelated, these modules can be taken individually if there are specific issues you want to focus on.

Additionally, we talk about accounting for partnerships, as well as how to treat options, warrants, and other forms of derivatives. Included are examples, the pros and cons of various instruments, and how they will impact your finances.

The last part of the course focuses on financial reporting for multiple entities by consolidating subsidiaries, how to handle intangible assets, and lastly how to determine the type of lease agreements and accounting for them.

There is a downloadable item for each section, typically a checklist or example (for example, a sample partnership agreement). There is also a quiz for each section.

The video content for the course is approximately 5 hours. Students should as well expect to spent approximately 2 hours completing quizzes, and an additional 2 hours reviewing the downloadable content.

If you are a startup CEO or small business, don't be scared any longer of business accounting and finance. Learn today how to manage your finances and grow your business!

I will help you!

At any point during the course if you are confused or need clarification, send me a message! I'm here to help YOU the student, and I love interacting with you.  I've been in accounting & finance over 20 years and can most likely answer your question. 

If you are ready to roll up your sleeves, then lets get started today! 

Chris Benjamin, MBA & CFO is a seasoned professional with over 20 years experience in accounting and finance.  Having spent the first 10 years of my career in corporate settings with both large and small companies, I learned a lot about the accounting process, managing accounting departments, financial reporting, external reporting to board of directors and the Securities and Exchange Commission, and working with external auditors.  

The following 10+ years I decided to go into CFO Consulting, working with growing companies and bringing CFO level experience to companies.  I help implement proper best business practices in accounting and finance, consult on implementation of accounting systems, implementing accounting procedures, while also still fulfilling the CFO roll for many of my clients which includes financial reporting, auditing, working with investors, financial analysis and much more.  

Thank you for signing up for this course. I look forward to being your instructor for this course and many more!

Chris Benjamin, Instructor, CFO & MBA

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