Color Accounting Certification

Universal Accounting Center
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9 hours
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Color Accounting Certification

Course description

Color Accounting Certification

Color Accounting is designed to make it easier to learn the fundamentals of accounting. It is an augmentation to the process that you know so well, and is in no way a substitute or replacement for traditional accounting. And yes, it is REAL accounting. In this self-study version Mark Robilliard said it best – “All the best attributes of the acclaimed classroom-based workshop, but in the convenience of your own time.”

We use color to augment how financial statements are presented, and the graphical format that results (the BaSIS Framework) helps the learner to visualize the Balance Sheet and Income Statement in a more memorable way. There is neurological evidence that most people “do colors” better than lefts and rights and ups and downs. Specifically, the use of green and yellow represents debits and credits, which can often confuse people very early in the process of learning accounting in a traditional manner. 

With traditional T-accounts, one must have a very good handle on lefts and rights for debits and credits. You can left a left, right a right, left a right, and right a left. Directions make poor substitutes for quantifications. The way the coded-colors are used in Color Accounting removes this confusion. ‘Same color’ means the account increases, and ‘different color’ is code for decrease. As the student is not distracted by the confusion often associated with learning debits and credits, they can more quickly make sense of the key learning areas of Structure and Language.

Finally, the use of purple represents Profit. The way purple is used in the BaSIS Framework explains how the Income Statement connects to the Balance Sheet. This umbilical-like relationship, once seen, is hugely memorable, and something that even accountants may not have truly ‘got’ when they studied.

There are other more subtle reasons, such as how the colors reinforce the inherent ‘duality’ that exists in accounting, etc. The utility of colors in this system is profound enough to have garnered patents for its inventors.

Who should attend?

Course participants range from the smallest micro-businesses in developing economies to the executive teams of the largest multinationals in the financial capitals of the world.

Perfect for accounting professionals from beginner to CPA to experience the accounting process in a new excited way.  Learn the best way to communicate with non-accountants along the way.

Lawyers, legislators, financial regulators, salespeople, interns, engineers, bankers, and entrepreneurs benefit from Color Accounting Training. 

Training Content

Overview of Course Modules

  • Introduction to the course
  • Module 1: The Foundations of Accounting Literacy
  • Module 2: Accounting Comes Alive
  • Module 3: Financial Storytelling & Analysis

Please visit the Color Accounting Certification website for more information about course content. 

Perfect to learn accounting visually, kinesticially, auditably, and of course using numbers. This is the best way to bridge the barrier that often exists when communicating with professionals outside of the accounting profession.


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Universal Accounting Center

Universal Accounting Center

At Universal Accounting Center®, we’re driven to equip individuals with the education, skills and confidence needed to enjoy a successful career in full-charge accounting, bookkeeping and tax. Today’s university programs traditionally focus on the complexities of audit, tax, and accounting...

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84003 Draper Utah

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