• ### Unit 3: Adjustments for Financial Reporting

By now, you should understand the guiding principles and concepts of accounting. You will now need to learn how to synthesize this information, which often requires an adjusting journal entry. Before you can learn about adjusting entries, you will need to be able to distinguish between cash- and accrual-based accounting. There is some distinction between the two methods, and while some smaller businesses may be able to effectively use a cash basis of accounting, most organizations use an accrual basis of accounting. Because of this, we will use the accrual basis in this course.

Completing this unit should take you approximately 3 hours.