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381123: Principles of Financial Accounting II

  • Summer 2021
  • Section 1
  • 4 Credits
  • 07/31/2021 to 08/28/2021
  • Modified 05/27/2021


The second in a two-course Principles of Financial Accounting sequence, this course covers corporations, analysis and interpretation of financial statements, and statements of cash flows, as well as examines accounting for operations of departments and manufacturing. Additional topics include cost accounting systems and variable costing; budgeting as an aid to planning and control; authorization and issuance of capital stock; as well as reporting the results of operations, bonds payable, income taxes, and business decisions. Transferable for UC credit.



Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to:


  1. Prepare and interpret balance sheets, income statements, and cash flow statements.
  2. Analyze, journalize, and account for all transactions related to the course topics.
  3. Determine break-even sales as part of an understanding of fixed and variable costs.
  4. Apply job order and process costing concepts.
  5. Use horizontal, vertical and ratio analysis to understand financial statement figures.



Course Text:            Accounting Principles

                                    Weygandt, Kimmel, and Kieso

                                    13th Edition



There will be a maximum of 350 available points to be earned in class.  Letter grades will be determined based on the percentage of points scored.  Below is both the scoring grid for this class, and an average of grading from past classes, including Intermediate Accounting:


Letter Grade:                       Score You Need:                Percent of Previous Classes:

            A                                90% or better                       34% of class            

            B                                 80% to 89%                          39% of class

            C                                 70% to 79%                          22% of class

            D and below            below 70%                              5% of class



The 350 maximum points will be comprised of the following:

Attendance and Participation (10 points per session, 5 sessions)       50 points

Midterm Exam--Covers Chapters 13 through 17                                    150 points

Final Exam--Covers Chapters 18 through 22                                         150 points

Total                                                                                                               350 points


Attendance and Participation includes both physical attendance, and participation in class discussions.


The exams are in-class and “closed-book”.  Calculators are permitted, but not “smart” phones.  Make-up exams are only allowed for documented emergencies, and will be taken during normal business hours (Monday through Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.) in Westwood within one week of the scheduled exam date, subject to Representative availability. 


All grades are final, and your final grade will be posted at

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Protecting Privacy and Data During Live Instruction

Live meeting sessions for this class, when applicable, are being conducted over Zoom. As the host, the instructor may be recording live sessions. Only the host has the ability to record meetings, no recording by other means is permitted. Recorded sessions will be posted in the Videos area of this class unless otherwise notified. Due to privacy, recordings are not available for download and are only accessible via Canvas for the duration of the class. If you have privacy concerns and do not wish to appear in the recording, do not turn on your video and/or audio. If you also prefer to use a pseudonym instead of your name, please let the instructor know what name you will be using so that the instructor knows who you are during the session. To rename yourself during a Zoom meeting, click on Participants, click on your name, click on More, click on Rename. If you would like to ask a question, you may do so privately through the Zoom chat by addressing your chat question to the instructor only (and not to ""everyone""). Additionally, chat may be used and moderated for live questions, and saving of chats is enabled. If you have questions or concerns about this, please contact the instructor via Canvas Inbox.

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  • Subject to Change

Pre-Class Assignments due before our 1st Zoom Meeting on November 7th

  • Read (or at least skim through) Chapters 13 & 14 (Corporations) in our textbook
  • Introduce yourself in graded Discussions #1 (10 points) before the first Zoom meeting
  • View the 5 video lectures on Chapters 13 & 14

Our first Zoom meeting will include the practice set Chewbacca Corporation to cover Chapters 13 and 14

Week One/Zoom Meeting #2 on November 14th

Due before Our Zoom Meeting:

  • Complete E13.3 & E13.8 (homework from your text, pages 13-26 and 13-27)
  • Complete P13.3A (on page 13-30 of your text)
  • Complete E14.9 & E14.14 and P14.2A (homework)
  • Read Chapters 15, 16 & 17
  • View the video lectures on Chapters 15, 16 & 17
  • Complete graded Discussions #2

The Zoom meeting will cover questions on the above homework, and the practice sets Walter Y. Knott and Rick's Rentals to cover Ch. 15 (Long-Term Liabilities), Ch. 16 (Investments) and Ch. 17. (Cash Flow)

Week Two/Zoom Meeting #3 on November 21st

Due before Our Zoom Meeting:

  • Complete E15.5, E15.15 & P15.1A
  • Complete E16.10, E16.11 & P16.4A
  • Complete E17.5, E17.8 & E17.9
  • Read Chapters 18 & 19
  • View the video lectures on Chapters 18 & 19
  • Complete graded Discussions #3

The Zoom meeting will cover questions on the above homework, Chapter 18 (Financial Statement Analysis), and the practice set Mark's Mini Manufacturing to cover Chapter 19 (Managerial Accounting).

The Midterm Exam on Chapters 13-17 is due by 10:00 p.m. the Tuesday following Zoom meeting #3 (November 24th)


Week Three/Zoom Meeting #4 on December 5th

Due before Our Zoom Meeting:

  • Complete the Midterm Exam by 10:00 p.m. Tuesday
  • Complete E18.5 & P18.2A
  • Complete E19.3, E19.8 & E19.12
  • Read Chapters 20, 21 & 22
  • View the video lectures on Chapters 20, 21 & 22
  • Complete graded Discussions #4

The Zoom meeting will cover questions on the above homework, and the practice sets Candy's Cakes and Larry's Landscaping to cover Chapter 20 (Job Order Costing), Chapter 21 (Process Costing), and Chapter 22 (Cost-Volume-Profit).

Week Four/Zoom Meeting #5 on December 12th

Due before Our Zoom Meeting:

  • Complete E20.2, E20.5 & P20.1A
  • Complete Brief Exercise BE21.4
  • Complete E21.2 & E21.3
  • Complete E22.10 & P22.3A
  • Complete graded Discussions #5
  • Read Chapters 23-26 (optional)

The Zoom meeting will cover questions on the above homework, a preview of the final exam, and a lecture on Chapters 23-26 (Budgeting and Techniques to Run a Business More Profitably).

The Final Exam (Chapters 18-22) is due by 10:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 15th.