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AAU 173 - General Ledger Chart of Accounts

Code Start Date Duration Venue
AAU 173 13 November 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
AAU 173 04 December 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
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Course Description

Different kinds of business have different kinds of accounts. Many industry associations publish recommended charts of accounts for their respective industries in order to establish a consistent standard of comparison among firms in their industry. Separating expenditures, revenue, assets, and liabilities help to ensure that financial statements are in compliance with reporting standards. 

Course Objectives

  • Understanding what Accounting Ledger means
  • Listing General Ledger accounts and content
  • Organizing accounts in numerical system
  • Learning how to reboot chart of accounts structure
  • Examining examples of Chart of Accounts 

Who Should Attend?

  • Financial and accounting personnel
  • Auditors 
  • Investors
  • Entrepreneurs

Course Details/Schedule

Day 1

  • What is the General Ledger?
  • How to Use the General Ledger
  • Typical accounts found in the chart of accounts
  • What Is a Chart of Accounts (COA)?
  • Nomenclature, classification and codification

Day 2

  • How Charts of Accounts (COA) Works
  • Setting Up the Chart of Accounts
  • Trial balance
  • Categories on the Chart of Accounts
  • Accounts order 

Day 3

  • Balance sheet accounts
  • Asset Accounts
  • Liability Accounts 
  • Stockholders’ Equity Accounts

Day 4

  • Income statement accounts
  • Revenue Accounts 
  • Expense Accounts 
  • Other Gain and Loss Accounts
  • Subsidiary Ledgers

Day 5

  • Chart of Accounts Best Practices
  • Example Chart of Accounts
  • French GAAP Chart of Accounts Layout
  • Spanish GAAP Chart of Accounts Layout
  • Swedish BAS chart of accounts layout