Fundamentals of Accounting for Small Business and Startups

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Fundamentals of Accounting for Small Business and Startups

Equip Business Owners and Startup Founders to analyse and understand impact of their business decisions on profitability

updated on icon Updated on Sep, 2023

language icon Language - English

person icon Manish Gupta

architecture icon Accounting,Finance & Accounting


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Course Description

All Startup founders and Business owners, executives must get basic understanding of finance and accounting to enable themselves to be able to read financial statements, analyse results and the impact of their business decisions.

This course was recorded during a live class with startup founders who do not have any formal background in accounting and finance. Course contents, speed and explanations are designed keeping in mind those users, hence other users may find it slow and sometimes repetitive. I repeated few things just to make my audience understand and absorb concepts.

Who this course is for:

  • Startup Founder and Co-founder
  • Small Business Owners
  • Other Business Executives with no formal background in accounting
  • MBA students


What will you learn in this course:

  • Fundamentals of Accounting
  • First Hand understanding to Financial Statements
  • Accounting Policies and their affect on accounting methods


What are the prerequisites for this course?

  • Time & Desire to Learn
Fundamentals of Accounting for Small Business and Startups


Check out the detailed breakdown of what’s inside the course

Understand Fundamentals of Accounting
7 Lectures
  • play icon What is Financial Accounting 12:52 12:52
  • play icon Double Entry & Accounting Rules 09:29 09:29
  • play icon Accounting Process and Introduction to Financial Statements 13:33 13:33
  • play icon What is Accounting Equation and How Financial Statements are Linked 20:34 20:34
  • play icon Summary and Classify the accounts 07:04 07:04
  • play icon Internal transactions - Depreciation and Accruals 12:28 12:28
  • play icon Sample Transactions in Accounting - Excercise done together 06:20 06:20
Accounting Policies and Their Impact on Accounting Profit
6 Lectures

Instructor Details

Manish Gupta

Manish Gupta

Hospitality Finance Expert and Business Strategist

Mr Manish Gupta is an experienced hospitality finance professional, having a blend of financial core expertise with hands-on training in managing hotel operations and business development.

Having worked as an Auditor for 7 years, he moved into finance management for brands like Parsvnath Developers and Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts and currently serving as the CFO of HTOO Hospitality.

His role is to spread the finance function for the largest hospitality in Myanmar owned and managed by one of the biggest business houses in Myanmar. They have 16 operational and under development High-end boutique resorts (covering an overall room inventory of 800+ rooms), 2,000 employees. Most of the properties are leaders in their region on trip advisor and won various travel awards over a period of time.

He has proven experience in setting up the foundation for sustainable growth (in the form of management information systems, restructuring), ERP implementation, gear towards IPO readiness & IFRS convergence. With such a great skill set, the students can be assured about the quality of training with his expertise.

He has been teaching at various institutions in Myanmar such as Swiss Business School, American Hospitality Institute of Myanmar with students ranging from directors to CEO of various companies.


Chartered Accountant – 2005 (Member of the ICAI) form Institute of Chartered Accountant of India   

Company Secretary – 2005  from Institute of Company Secretaries of India   

DISA (Diploma in Information System Audit) Supervisory Excellence (Online) & Business Leadership   form e-Cornell University     

Strategic Leadership from Shangri-La Global University

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