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Accounting Instruction

Skills you will learn

Accounting, Journal Entry, Microsoft Excel, Recording

About this course

Bonds payable, notes payable, and liabilities will introduce the concept of bonds from a corporate perspective and explain how to record the issuance of bonds and notes payable.

We will discuss the journal entry for issuing bonds at par value, at a discount, and at a premium.

The course will cover present value calculations in multiple formats. Present value calculations are often confusing to learners partially because the topic can be introduced in many ways. We will look at various ways to calculate present value and explain when we would use each. We will calculate present values using formulas and algebra, using present value tables, and using Microsoft Excel functions.

We will calculate the issue price of bonds and discuss why the issue price often differs from the par value or face amount of a bond.

The course will cover the journal entry related to the retirement of a bond, both at maturity and before maturity.

We will introduce notes payable, record journal entries related to taking out an installment note, and build amortization tables related to notes payable. Amortization tables help us record the proper transactions when making payments on a note payable and also provide us with a good idea of what interest is, how it is calculated, and why.

This course will discuss adjusting entries that can be used in an accounting system to help simplify the data entry process.

We will discuss how to create the liability section of the balance sheet breaking out current and long-term portions. We will discuss different techniques for recording the current portion and long-term portion of installment notes.

This course will discuss different types of bonds and bond characteristics.

We will demonstrate different methods for amortizing discounts and premiums including the straight-line method and effective method, discussing the pros and cons of each.

This course will describe the differences between a capital lease and operating lease and when a lease must be recorded as a capital lease.

We will also have a comprehensive problem designed to take a step back and think about the entire accounting cycle.


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