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M&A Accounting


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Advance your understanding of financial accounting methods used predominantly in mergers and acquisitions, including goodwill, consolidation, non-controlling interests and more.

Completion time

3 Hours


Completion Certificate


Advance your understanding of financial accounting methods used predominantly in mergers and acquisitions, including goodwill, consolidation, non-controlling interests and more.

Completion time

3 Hours


Completion Certificate


Video Minutes

Excel Exercises

Equity Method Investments



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Video minutes9

Excel Exercises5

  • What are equity method investments?
    • Equity affiliates/associates
    • Joint ventures
  • Equity method accounting
    • Income statement
    • Balance sheet
    • Cash flow statement
    • Financial statement integration

Intro to Full Consolidation



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Video minutes68

Excel Exercises21

  • M&A accounting overview
  • Balance sheet consolidation
  • Sources and uses of funds
  • Goodwill calculation
  • Income statement consolidation
  • Non controlling interests – NCI

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Is it right for me?

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Learn the core financial accounting skills required for numerous roles across investment banking, private equity, trading and sales, equity research and more. Perfect for graduates looking to bridge the gap between academia and industry, or professionals preparing for a new role. Enhance your career by mastering the practical skills you need to know.

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The 4 leading investment banks, as rated by the FT, hire us to train their incoming analysts. If you are looking to join the best analysts in the world, why not challenge yourself with the same content and certification with the same Wall Street instructors ready to answer your questions.

Will this course help me get a job in finance?

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Absolutely. Develop practical skills you can use to impress at interviews, whether you’re looking to break into banking or corporate finance roles in other industries.

How long do I have to complete the courses?

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We are delighted to announce that we now offer lifetime access on all online courses! Fit studying around your schedule. Learn at your own pace with on-demand video, practical examples to download and expert instructor support.

Are there any hidden costs?

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No. Everything you need to earn your skill certificate is included, from instructor-led videos and Excel exercises to the exam.

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Join our world-class alumni on LinkedIn by upgrading your skill certification to any one of our micro-degree’s. To unlock all alumni benefits, you will need to verify you have successfully passed all courses within the online program.

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By completing any one of our micro-degree’s, you will be able to join our prestigious alumni on LinkedIn alongside hires at the top 4 investment banks. After becoming a member of this elite community, you can unlock exclusive benefits such as course discounts and more.

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