ACCT 284 at Iowa State University
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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. 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 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. Did not go to class at all for the last exam, learned everything from your videos. Thank you!
    — Jimmy, Spring 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. I stopped going to class after the second test and pretty much just watched your chapter videos.
    — Ryan, 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. As soon as I subscribed, my test grades went up at LEAST a letter grade. I only use your website and the book to study and I am about to take my final exam. I haven’t been able to come across video as helpful or as easy to follow as yours. It was beautifully simple and simply beautiful how you made it seem like a puzzle and that I should not be intimidated by financial accounting. Hopefully this final goes well, and I'm watching your videos right now to get a little review before hand.
    — Jeronimo, Summer 2018

    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. Thank you for saving my semester. You rock.
    — Caitlin, Fall 2017

    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. 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 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. I didn’t find your site until second half of the semester last spring and wish that I had used it all along!
    — Hunt, Spring 2019

    Topic 9
    Liabilities

  77. Interest Bearing Notes

    8:26
  78. Non-interest Bearing Notes

    6:16
  79. Contingencies

    5:58
  80. I slacked a bit this unit, didn’t read the book, just went to lectures and took notes, and did the required quizzes. I ended up having to cram over the last two days before the test and your site has been tremendously helpful with that.
    — Oakley, Fall 2017

    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. Your website led me to what will hopefully (final grades haven't been posted) be an A in accounting. I told everyone I know taking the class next semester to not waste their money on the tutoring services and to go to your site.
    — Monte, Spring 2016

    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. I would like to genuinely thank you because without you I wouldn't have passed the class.
    — Marcos-Anton, Spring 2019

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

    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. Your site was a great crash course for procrastinators like me, and watching your videos at 2x speed along with my lectures was enough to do well on the exam.
    — Nathan, Fall 2019