Why We Chose It
People with all skill and experience levels can take this comprehensive seven-course online accounting program at an affordable cost.
Pros & Cons
The Develop Your Finance and Accounting Skills Path offered by LinkedIn Learning is a detailed online accounting program designed to help people understand the major types of accounting (tax, financial, and managerial), how accounting is used to make decisions, evaluate the health of a company, interpret financial reports, and communicate financial results. There are no prerequisites to complete this program, and the LinkedIn Learning subscription is affordable, starting at $19.99 per month.
This program includes seven courses that progressively move the learner through the basics of accounting to financial statement analysis and communication. It’s good for business professionals wanting to understand how accounting and finance work, entrepreneurs wanting to manage their own companies’ finances, students wanting to brush up on their skills, and even accounting professionals needing to earn CPE credit.
If you don’t sign up for the monthly subscription, most of the courses included in this program have a one-time cost of $34.99 to $39.99. This program includes about 14 hours of on-demand video content so if you plan to move through the content fairly quickly, a monthly subscription is likely the more affordable option.
In addition to video content, you’ll be given a variety of downloadable resources and if you need assistance, you can interact with your peers and content experts in the course’s Q&A forum.
Once you’ve completed all the courses included in the program, you’ll earn a completion badge for the finance and accounting skills path (on LinkedIn Learning) and a shareable certificate of completion for each course you complete. Plus, you can earn CPE credit from the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy for most of the courses included in this online accounting program. None of the other programs we reviewed included all of this.
LinkedIn is a professional network with about 740 million members located across the globe. The company was launched in 2003 and maintains its headquarters in Sunnyvale, California. In addition to providing a space for professionals to connect online, LinkedIn also offers online training via LinkedIn Learning.