Why Color Accounting?


Color Accounting™ is REAL accounting. 

Color Accounting™  is a revolutionary new way of learning and becoming competent and knowledgeable in accounting and its DISTINCT financial language. For tens of thousands of students, managers, lawyers and leaders from Australia to San Francisco, Color Accounting™  has made a life-changing impact on their skill and confidence, communication and success.

In "the language of accounting
FINANCIAL LITERACY 
is absolutely vital for both accounting-minded professionals as well as those non-accounting individuals who need to make more effective business decisions and review financial information to achieve the company's goals. Color Accounting™ serves as a BRIDGE between these two groups. Ask yourself:


Do you or your associates struggle with:                                             

  • Communicating effectively with business owners or other professionals, in accounting or other areas of a business?
     
  • Making optimal financial decisions?
     
  • Understanding and meeting financial goals?
     
  • How their role impacts profitability?
     
  • Producing a realistic budget?
     
  • Being intimidated by financial information?
     

What if you could:

  • Use a common financial language
     
  • Confidently make great decisions more quickly
     
  • Understand the importance of various financial goals
     
  • See clearly how your role impacts the organization
     
  • Create budgets based on latest financial information

  • Fluently read and understand financial statements.

Financial Literacy is absolutely required if you want to increase your overall business success. Color Accounting™ teaches Financial Literacy in a very easy-to-understand method!


This could be the best investment that you ever make in yourself. 


When you sign-up for and enroll in the Color Accounting™ Self-Study program you will be shipped your own personal BaSIS Box. Inside, it contains the acclaimed Live Workshop elements: your BaSIS Framework™ and your personal self-study materials.

Your online course portal will contain everything you need: a downloadable Study Guide for each lesson, more than 9 hours of instruction in our 60+ informative videos, online quizzes to gauge your progress, a Student Forum, and access to a qualified accountant for support.


Color Accounting Self Study Workshop

  • The closest possible experience to attending the live one-day workshop without being there.
  • Instruction from the co-founders of Color Accounting: Peter Frampton and Mark Robilliard.
  • The hybrid approach: digital instruction and physical resources are the unique combination designed to appeal to all learning styles.
  • More than 60 instructional videos in the course with interactive activities and variations.
  • The LMS is browser-based and therefore works on any device.
  • Equates to 9 hours of class time.
  • Good balance between ‘watching’ and ‘doing’.
  • Government-authorized certificate on successful completion awarded by UAC.
  • Direct access to Mark Robilliard as the course mentor.
  • Full student courseware kit - shipped free within the US and Canada.


Background

Color Accounting™ is a new way to understand accounting for those who are not in the accounting field. It has been evolving for over twenty years. Color Accounting™ gives the student the ability to communicate effectively on all things accounting, regardless of the audience!

Color Accounting™  was initially used as an accelerated learning system for adults, for corporate education in the workplace. Students respond quicker to conceptual information presented graphically and spatially. Many examples continually surface showing how Color Accounting™  enhances traditional accounting teaching. 

The Color Accounting™ system is used around the world as a BRIDGE connecting accounting professionals with BUSINESS OWNERS and associates who are not accounting-minded, with the incredible language of accounting, in a simple and fun learning method. Now it is available to you as the accounting professional!


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Course curriculum

  • 1

    COLOR ACCOUNTING - Welcome and Orientation

  • 2

    MODULE 1: 1. Welcome

    • Module 1: The Foundations of Accounting Literacy

    • Text Book: Lesson 1.1 - 1.3

    • Module 1 - Lesson 1: Welcome!

  • 3

    MODULE 1: 2. What is accounting?

    • Module 1 - Lesson 2: What is accounting?

    • Text Book: Lesson 2.1 - 2.2

    • What is Accounting?

    • Modern Accounting Emerges

    • The Origins Double Entry Accounting

    • Ancient Double Entry Bookkeeping by Fra Luca Pacioli (NOT REQUIRED READING)

  • 4

    MODULE 1: 3. The Funding Butterfly

    • Module 1 - Lesson 3: The Funding Butterfly

    • Module 1 - Lesson 3: Test Yourself

    • The Funding Butterfly

    • Text Book : Lesson 3.1

    • Business Is All About The Assets

    • Module 1 - Lesson 3: Test Yourself - Answer

    • The Funding Butterfly - Activity

  • 5

    MODULE 1: 4. Structure, language, and movement

    • Module 1 - Lesson 4: Structure, Language and Movement

    • Deriving the BaSIS Framework - Balance Sheet

    • Text Book - Lesson 4.1 - 4.2

    • Source Funds - Debt and Equity

    • Module 1 - Lesson 4: Structure, Language, and Movement (continued)

    • The Profit Story

    • Text Book - Lesson 4.3 - 4.7

    • Profit $400

  • 6

    MODULE 1: 5. The language of the BaSIS Framework

    • Module 1 - Lesson 5: The Language of the BaSIS Framework

    • Text Book - Lesson 5.1 & 5.2

    • Module 1 - Lesson 5: The Language of the BaSIS Framework (continued)

    • Module 1 - Lesson 5: The 5 Key Elements of the BaSIS Framework: Assets

    • Assets Defined

    • Text Book - Lesson 5.3

    • Module 1 - Lesson 5: The 5 Key Elements of the BaSIS Framework: Liabilities

    • Liabilities Defined

    • Text Book: Lesson 5.4

    • Module 1 - Lesson 5: The 5 Key Elements of the BaSIS Framework: Equity

    • Equity Defined

    • Text Book: Lesson 5.5

    • Module 1 - Lesson 5: The 5 Key Elements of the BaSIS Framework: Income

    • Income Defined

    • Text Book: Lesson 5.6

    • Module 1 - Lesson 5: The 5 Key Elements of the BaSIS Framework: Expenses

    • Expenses Defined

    • Text Book: Lesson 5.7

  • 7

    MODULE 1: 6. BaSIS Framework summary

    • Module 1 - Lesson 6: BaSIS Framework Summary

    • Text Book: Lesson 6 (5.8)

  • 8

    MODULE 1: 7. From data to information: the accounting cycle

    • Module 1 - Lesson 7: From Data to Information: The Accounting Cycle

  • 9

    Module 1 Quiz

    • Color Accounting Module 1 Practice Exam

  • 10

    MODULE 2: 8. How accounting works - The Classic Transactions

    • MODULE 2: Accounting Comes Alive

    • Module 2 - Lesson 8: How Accounting Works - The Classic Transactions

    • Text Book Lesson 6

    • Module 2 - Lesson 8: How Accounting Works - The Classic Transactions (continued)

    • Text Book 6.1

    • Introduction to Transactions - Transaction 1

    • Color Accounting Logic

    • Transaction 1: Animation Video

    • Transaction 1: Observations from Text Book

    • One Last Thing - A Mantra of Sorts...

    • Owner Contributes Funds - Transaction 2

    • Transaction 2: Activity

    • Text Book 6.2

    • Transaction 2: Animation Video

    • Transaction 2: Observations for Text Book

    • Transaction 3: Activity

    • Transaction 3: Loan Repayment

    • Text Book 6.3

    • Transaction 3: Animation Video

    • Transaction 3: Observations from Text Book

    • Transaction 4: Activity

    • Transaction 4: Purchase Equipment

    • Text Book 6.4

    • Transaction 4: Animation Video

    • Transaction 4: Observations from Text Book

    • Transaction 5: Activity

    • Transaction 5: Purchase Inventory

    • The 4 Ways of Staying in Balance

    • Text Book 6.5

    • Transaction 5: Animation Video

    • Transaction 5: Observations from Text Book

    • Balancing Scenarios

    • Transaction 6a: Activity

    • Transaction 6a: Cash Sale

    • Text Book 6.6a

    • Transaction 6a: Animation Video

    • Transaction 6a: Observations from Text Book

    • Transaction 6b: Activity

    • Transaction 6b: Cost of Sale

    • Text Book 6.6b

    • Transaction 6b: Animation Video

    • Transaction 6b: Observations from Text Book

    • Gross Profit Margin

    • Transaction 7: Activity

    • Transaction 7: Cash Expense

    • Text Book 6.7

    • Transaction 7: Animation Video

    • Transaction 7: Observations from Text Book

    • Transaction 8a: Activity

    • Transaction 8a: Credit Sale

    • Text Book 6.8a

    • Transaction 8a: Animation Video

    • Transaction 8b: Activity

    • Transaction 8b: Cost of Sale

    • Text Book 6.8b

    • Transaction 8a & b: Observations from Text Book

    • Markup and Margin

    • MarginMagic Excel Spreadsheet

    • Markup and margin

    • Transaction 9: Activity

    • Transaction 9: Shop Cleaning

    • Text Book 6.9

    • Transaction 9: Animation Video

    • Transaction 9: Observations from Text Book

    • Transaction 9: Debits and Credits

    • Debits and Credits

    • Transaction 10: Activity

    • Transaction 10: Gift Voucher

    • Text Book 6.10

    • Transaction 10: Animation Video

    • Tranaction 10: Observations from Text Book

    • Transaction 11: Activity

    • Transaction 11: Customer Pays Account

    • Text Book 6.11

    • Transaction 11: Animation Video

    • Transaction 11: Observations from Text Book

    • Transaction 12a: Activity

    • Transaction 12a: Sale Using Gift Voucher

    • Text Book 6.12a

    • Transaction 12a: Animation Video

    • Transaction 12a - Another Perspective

    • Transaction 12a: Observations From Text Book

    • Transaction 12b: Activity

    • Transaction 12b: Cost Of Sale

    • Text Book 6.12b

    • Transaction 12b: Animation Video

    • Solution to Gross Profit Margin Activity (Cost of Sale)

    • Transaction 13: Activity

    • Transaction 13: Advertising Campaign

    • Text Book 6.13

    • Transaction 13: Animation Video

    • Transaction 13: Observations from Text Book

    • Transaction 14: Activity (was 15)

    • Transaction 14: Depreciation

    • Depreciation Activity

    • Depreciation Activity: Solution

    • Text Book 6.15 (14 to follow)

    • Transaction 14: Observations from Text Book (Was 15)

    • Transaction 15: Activity

    • Text Book 6.14

    • Transaction 15: Animation Video

    • Transaction 15: Observations from Text Book

    • Module 2 - Lesson 8.16: Summary of the Classic Transactions

    • Closing Transaction 16: Closing Off, Trial Balance & Financial Statements

    • Trial Balance Activity

    • Trial Balance Solution

    • Financial Statements Activity

    • Financial Statements Activity: Solution

  • 11

    MODULE 2: 9. T-accounts

    • The story of the Frogs and the Flies

    • Module 2 - Lesson 9: T-accounts

  • 12

    MODULE 2: 10. Some more transactions

    • Module 2 - Lesson 10: Some More Transactions

  • 13

    MODULE 2: 11. Cash and accrual accounting

    • Module 2 - Lesson 11: Cash and Accrual Accounting

    • Text Book 6.16, 7.1, 7.2

    • Module 2 - Lesson 11: Income (Continued)

    • Cash Sale

    • Module 2 - Lesson 11: Income (cont.)

    • Credit Sale

    • Module 2 - Lesson 11: Income (cont.)

    • Prepaid Sale

    • Module 2 - Lesson 11: Expenses

    • Cash Expense

    • Credit Expense

    • Prepaid Expense

  • 14

    Module 2: 12. The Value Cycle

    • Module 2 - Lesson 12: The Value Cycle

    • Text Book 8.5

    • Value Cycle

  • 15

    Module 2 Quiz

    • Color Accounting Module 2 Practice Exam

  • 16

    Module 3: 13. Financial Statements

    • Module 3: Financial Storytelling & Analysis

    • Reporting Periods

    • Module 3 - Lesson 13: Financial Statements

    • Financial Statements

    • Text Book 7.2, 8.0, 8.1, 8.2

  • 17

    Module 3: 14. Telling a Business Story

    • Module 3 - Lesson 14: Telling A Business Story

    • Text Book 8.4

    • Telling A Business Narrative

  • 18

    Module 3: 15. Financial analysis

    • Module 3 - Lesson 15: Financial Analysis

    • Text Book 8.3

    • Text Book 9.0-10.3

    • Glossary

  • 19

    Module 3 Quiz

    • Color Accounting Module 3 Practice Exam

  • 20

    Color Accounting Final Exam

    • Color Accounting Final Exam