Learn the basic principles of accounting
(2.5 Credits)

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The BASICS OF ACCOUNTING course gives professionals the knowledge and a foundation of accounting practices used in business.

By the end of this course, you will have a firm understanding of bookkeeping, financial accounting, managerial accounting, and income accounting, and will know how to use accounting to make important business and personal decisions.

You will learn how to use the three primary financial statements, and as an added treat, see a real example of how a multi-billion dollar company uses these financial statements to determine budgets, wages, and much more.


By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify the four different types of accounting and how they are used
  • What financial accounting is and how financial statements are used
  • How managerial accounting is used inside a company
  • How costing of products, budgeting, and break-even analysis are used
  • See how income tax is determined in business, including tax brackets, tax deductions, tax credits and more


  • An overview of accounting basics, followed by a discussion on the four basic types of accounting: bookkeeping, financial accounting, managerial accounting, and income tax accounting
  • Other subjects of interest you should know about, such as accrual accounting and cost accounting, and what the differences are
  • An in-depth understanding of accounting concepts with examples from a real company
  • Financial accounting with a look at financial statements, balance sheets, income statements, and cash flow, with real examples from a thriving company
  • Managerial accounting, which is the accounting used inside a company including costing of products, budgeting, break-even analysis methods, and real-world applications of performance evaluations
  • Income tax, tax brackets, tax rates, tax deductions and credits, and capital gains versus ordinary income


  • Delivery Method: Web-based Self-study (QAS)
  • Course Level: Basic
  • Credits: 2.5
  • Field of Study: Accounting
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Advanced Preparation: None
  • Refund Policy: 7 Days after enrollment
  • Published Date: July 2018
  • Certificate of Completion: Yes (on 70% successful exam score)
  • Exam Expires: One Year from Enrollment Date


LENGTH: 1:39 | 26 VIDEOS | Close Captioned


RESULT: Understand the Basics of Accounting

WHAT THE COURSE FEE COVERS: The entire BASICS OF ACCOUNTING course - 26 close captioned lectures watchable on any computer, smart phone or device, downloadable scripts, interim quizzes, a final course exam, accreditation certificates delivered via email, a LinkedIn compatible course badge, 2.5 credits on 70% successful final exam completion, and access to this course forever.

"This was a great refresher course for me. It has been a long time since I did any accounting, and this course brought it back into focus quickly. Thanks!" - Joe M.

Your Instructor

Robert Banagay
Robert Banagay

Mr. Robert Banagay is a Partner at TTCG, a sales and use tax consulting company.

Mr. Banagay has worked in tax for over 20 years. He began his career in tax as an auditor with the State of New Mexico, auditing large, multi-state corporations. He also served as a Tax Director with a multi-billion dollar healthcare company with operations in 48 states.

Mr. Banagay completed his undergraduate degree at New Mexico State University and received a Master in Accountancy with an emphasis in taxation from the University of New Mexico.

Mr. Banagay is an avid audiophile and musician. When he is not spending time with his family and dogs, he plays saxophone with local jazz groups and is a regular with local community bands.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is this course accredited?
Yes. TTR University is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a Quality Assurance Service (QAS) sponsor of Continuing Professional Education (CPE).
Will I receive CPE Credit for this course?
Yes. You will receive CPE credit for this course as long as you pass the final course exam by at least 70% (required for accreditation).
Are there any requirements for the course?
No. It is a completely self-paced online course.
How long do I have access to the course?
After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course across any and all devices you own forever.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
If you are in any way unhappy with the course please let us know so we can correct it.
What if I want to refund or cancel my course?
Requests for refunds should be emailed to [email protected] within 7 days after enrollment in the course. Please note that NO refunds are granted after the qualified CPE assessment (final exam) has been started.

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