My Finance Class

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Strategic Entrepreneurship & Financial Accounting

  "Financial Services Juniors" consists of two courses: Strategic Entrepreneurship and Financial Accounting. Throughout the first year of the program, FSJ students discover what makes a company successful ... and learn how to start, manage, and grow their own successful businesses.


Financial Services Juniors





At the beginning of class, there will be a “Question of the Day” on the screen (also available right here on the class website). You should do your best to write a complete response (25 word minimum) to the question and EMAIL it to me. If you aren’t sure about what to write, please ask! No credit will be given for late QODs, unless you were absent that day. My email address is


Monday 3/15: Explain the purpose of ADJUSTING entries and CLOSING entries in your own words.

Tuesday 3/16: We are just about half-way done with accounting. How confident are you feeling in your abilities?

Wednesday 3/17 (zoom): No QOD, just zooming!

Thursday 3/18: Briefly review how you can tell whether an adjusting entry is AE, AR, DE, or DR…

Friday 3/19: How did you do getting started on the Absolute Advantage problem yesterday? Is it all coming together for you now?


Monday 3/22a: We are going to start learning about accounting for merchandising businesses. So, what exactly is a MERCHANDISING business? 

Monday 3/22b: What is the main difference between merchandising businesses and service businesses?

Thursday 3/25a: What are some of the frequent transactions that a merchandising business probably has? (hint: think about cash transactions and ones on account)

Thursday 3/25b: In your own words, what types of transactions are recorded in a: Purchases Journal? Cash Payments Journal?


Monday 3/29: Last week, we started working with Purchases Journals and Cash Payments Journals … what is one advantage of using these and one challenge?

Thursday 4/1: Today we’re going to continue practicing with the Sales Journal and the Cash Receipts Journal. In your own words, what types of transactions do these two special journals record?




Every week, you will be responsible for finding a recent news article which relates to a relevant business, finance, or entrepreneurship topic. The criteria include:

  • A 250-word paragraph that (1) summarizes your article, (2) explains how it relates to class, and (3) provides your own personal reflections on the topic.
  • Typed in MS Word or Google Docs and attached to an email.
  • Use MLA format for the paper and cite your source.
  • No credit will be given if your current event does not meet all of these criteria.

Sample of Current Event in MLA Format

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FS Juniors Syllabus 2020-21 Q3

FS Juniors Course Guide 2020-21

FSJ Week 19

FSJ Week 20

FSJ Week 21

FSJ Week 22

FSJ Week 23

FSJ Week 24

FSJ Week 25

FSJ Week 26

FSJ Week 27

FSJ Week 28

FSJ Week 29





Monday 3/15: Accounting Cycle Review and Vicious Cycle

Tuesday 3/16: Xtreme Ski Lessons

Wednesday 3/17 (zoom): Nothing new!

Thursday 3/18: Absolute Advantage (two day project)

Friday 3/19: Finish up project from yesterday!


Monday 3/22a: Merchandising Business Plan

Monday 3/22b: Income Statement for Your Merchandising Business

Thursday 3/25a: PJ CPJ Slim Shady

Thursday 3/25b: Creepy Pete's


Monday 3/29: Ed's Electronics and Simple Simon

Thursday 4/1: Practice PRA SRA and Handy Hal's