ACCT 284 at Iowa State University
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  • Those problems & videos cover every topic of ACCT 284.
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The Whole Class All of the Videos

    Topic 1
    Introduction to Financial Accounting

  1. The Accounting Equation

    3:02
  2. Assets vs Liabilities

    5:32
  3. Shareholder's Equity

    5:26
  4. The Balance Sheet

    5:52
  5. The Statement of Retained Earnings

    5:51
  6. The Income Statement

    6:19
  7. The Statement of Cash Flows

    6:02
  8. How the Statements Work Together

    9:02
  9. I never went to class and I only used your website for my accounting class! I want to thank you for making all of those helpful videos.
    — Austin H., Fall 2019

    Topic 2
    The Financial Statements

  10. Current Assets

    9:57
  11. Non-Current Assets

    10:25
  12. Current Liabilities

    6:24
  13. Non-Current Liabilites

    2:00
  14. Contributed Capital

    5:10
  15. The Classified Balance Sheet

    4:48
  16. The Multistep Income Statement

    12:44
  17. Retained Earnings vs Shareholder's Equity

    6:41
  18. Ratios: Working Capital

    2:29
  19. Ratios: Current Ratio

    4:00
  20. Gross Profit vs Net Profit

    6:15
  21. Profit Margin

    3:22
  22. I could not have finished this course without your help. I really appreciate how concise you are with your words and how you take the time to create clear visuals when explaining concepts.
    — Emma, Fall 2016

    Topic 3
    Journals, Ledgers, T-Accounts, and Normal Balances

  23. T-Accounts

    3:15
  24. Debits and Credits

    6:49
  25. Determining Normal Balances For Assets & Liabilities

    10:04
  26. Determining Normal Balance for Shareholder's Equity

    11:53
  27. Normal Balance Shortcut: Double Entry

    11:51
  28. Normal Balance Shortcut: DEAD Mnemonic

    2:36
  29. The Journal, Ledger, Trial Balance

    14:00
  30. Your videos literally saved me. I ended up with a B, but let me tell you I was destined for a D before I discovered your website!
    — Mikey, Fall 2018

    Topic 4
    Accrual Accounting and Adjusting Entries

  31. Cash vs. Accrual Accounting

    7:21
  32. Expense Recognition

    8:07
  33. Accruals and Deferrals

    15:07
  34. What is an Adjusting Entry?

    4:11
  35. Adjusting Entry: Supplies

    1:54
  36. Adjusting Entry: Wages

    4:52
  37. Adjusting Entry: Unearned Revenue

    2:11
  38. Adjusting Entry: Interest

    2:03
  39. Contra-accounts

    4:40
  40. Depreciation

    7:10
  41. The Closing Process

    10:37
  42. The videos were clear and easy to understand and the breakdown into short simple videos was nice. That way you weren't having to watch an hour long lecture when all you needed was 5 minutes of information.
    — Kyle, Spring 2016

    Topic 5
    Inventory

  43. COGS and Inventory

    2:57
  44. Net Sales

    10:03
  45. Perpetual vs Periodic

    7:10
  46. FOB Shipping?

    8:51
  47. Transportation In

    8:41
  48. COGS

    6:18
  49. Drawbacks to Periodic

    6:07
  50. Specific Identification

    2:17
  51. Weighted Average

    4:21
  52. FIFO and LIFO

    20:17
  53. Estimating with Gross Profit

    7:23
  54. Thank you for your website and great/clear teaching abilities!
    — Julie, Fall 2017

    Topic 6
    Cash and Bank Reconciliations

  55. Cash and Cash Equivalents

    7:52
  56. Bank Reconciliations: What and Why

    9:38
  57. Bank Reconciliations: How

    20:57
  58. Debit and Credit Memos

    5:21
  59. Fixing Mistakes in Bank Recs

    8:32
  60. I just wanted to say thank you for all of the time you have put into this website! All of the videos and practice really helped me improve my accounting grade.
    — Sarah M., Fall 2019

    Topic 7
    Accounts Receivable

  61. A/R and Bad Debts Introduction

    7:09
  62. Direct Method

    4:15
  63. The Allowance Method

    8:56
  64. Income Statement vs Balance Sheet Methods

    13:14
  65. Net Credit Sales

    5:20
  66. Write Offs and Reinstatements

    8:26
  67. It definitely helped me make sense of the last couple chapters before the final when things in class started going over my head. I like that you use visuals and diagrams as well as going through examples. The visual for the breakdown of authorized stock is an example of one I found extremely helpful.
    — Caitlin, Spring 2016

    Topic 8
    Fixed Assets and Depreciation

  68. Acquisition Cost of Assets

    13:23
  69. Lump Sum Purchases

    6:01
  70. What is Depreciation?

    11:23
  71. Straight Line Depreciation

    4:33
  72. Double Declining Balance

    13:58
  73. Units of Production

    3:43
  74. Partial Year Depreciation

    5:50
  75. Capital vs. Revenue Expenditures

    10:42
  76. This website helped me pass the class, which is a miracle. The videos were easier for me to understand than the textbook, my tutor, and my professor.
    — Claire, Fall 2016

    Topic 9
    Liabilities

  77. Interest Bearing Notes

    8:26
  78. Non-interest Bearing Notes

    6:16
  79. Contingencies

    5:58
  80. Did not go to class at all for the last exam, learned everything from your videos. Thank you!
    — Jimmy, Spring 2016

    Topic 10
    The Time Value of Money

  81. What is Present Value

    8:15
  82. Simple vs Compound

    14:41
  83. PV of a Lump Sum

    4:39
  84. PV of a Lump Sum

    6:09
  85. Ordinary Annuity

    7:16
  86. Purchasing with an Annuity

    4:31
  87. Finding the Payment

    6:07
  88. Thank you so much for the videos you put together. They are a tremendous help and I really appreciate all that you do!
    — Conner, Fall 2015

    Topic 11
    Bonds

  89. Intro to Bonds

    10:04
  90. Discounts and Premiums

    7:34
  91. Selling at a Discount

    7:15
  92. Selling for a Premium

    8:11
  93. Amortization

    21:42
  94. Borrowing Cost

    6:33
  95. Interacting with Market Rates

    5:30
  96. Retiring Bonds

    9:54
  97. You are awesome, and I so wish I would have found you at the beginning of the semester
    — Katie K., Spring 2016

    Topic 12
    Shareholder's Equity

  98. Shareholder's Equity

    5:12
  99. Stock Classifications

    4:19
  100. Issuance of Stock

    6:37
  101. Treasury Stock

    11:11
  102. Cash Dividends

    9:58
  103. The Effect of Cash Dividends

    6:08
  104. Stock Dividends

    13:48
  105. I seriously can't put into words how grateful I am to have found your videos for Financial Accounting last semester. If it wasn't for your website I could not have passed that class, my professor was awful and you taught it in such a clear and understandable way!
    — Monear, Spring 2019

    Topic 13
    Cash Flows

  106. Cash Flow Overview

    6:02
  107. Operating Cash Flows

    18:41
  108. Indirect Method

    14:26
  109. Investing Cash Flows

    5:14
  110. Financing Cash Flows

    3:17
  111. Depreciation in Cash Flows

    5:50
  112. PPE for Cash Flows

    2:39
  113. Bringing it All Together

    13:57
  114. I honestly don't think I would've been able to pass financial without your help. With finals coming up, I feel very confident with accounting and I never thought I would! So again, thank you for all your help!
    — Claire, Fall 2016