Introduction to accounting

Have you ever heard of income statements, double-entry bookkeeping, balance sheets, or liabilities and thought it all sounds pretty complex? This course breaks down the barriers to understanding accounting, talking in plain language, and explaining the fundamentals that anyone should understand. Over ten days, you’ll be introduced to the basic accounting principles, and we’ll define types of accounts, go through examples of the statement of financial position, balance sheet, and cash flow statement, and learn how the concepts of double-entry work. By the end of this course, you’ll have the basics of accounting under your belt and will be able to talk about it with more confidence.

   482 students completed this course

   100% recommend it to other students

   Teacher: Martin Ryan


Start Course


100% of students recommend

  “Thanks for the course. Although throughout the course, examples were provided and concepts were explained well, a recap of how things interact with a visual example would greatly help to consolidate learnings.”


Course plan

Lesson 1. Intro and Fundamentals
Lesson 2. The Profit and Loss Statement
Lesson 3. The Balance Sheet: Part 1
Lesson 4. The Balance Sheet: Part 2
Lesson 5. Debits and Credits: Part 1
Lesson 6. Debits and Credits: Part 2
Lesson 7. Cash Flow Statement
Lesson 8. Depreciation
Lesson 9. Business Structures
Lesson 10. Types of Accounting
+ Quiz



Starting tomorrow, you will receive a new lesson straight to your inbox every morning for 10 days. Lessons take just 5 minutes to read, and each course is followed by fun, knowledge-testing quiz.



Highbrow teaches you something new every day. As you sip your morning coffee and rub the sleep from your eyes, Highbrow delivers a short, 5-minute email lesson to help you learn anything from art and philosophy, to business and personal development.

Join Highbrow and get unlimited access to our entire catalog of 250+ courses created by world renowned experts. With Highbrow you’ll never run out of new things to learn.

First 30 days are free. Cancel anytime. → Learn more about membership


  • Format
    One lesson delivered via email daily
  • Duration
    10 days
  • Time
    5 minutes reading a day

Related Courses