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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


10pts daily, due by the end of class.

Every day, class will start with a "Question of the Day". 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.



Monday, February 10: We’re going to learn a different way of keeping track of accounts today (instead of T-Accounts). What are some of the problems with using T-Accounts?

Tuesday, February 11: Why do you think that business transactions are initially recorded in a journal? Why are transactions posted from the journal to a ledger?

Wednesday, February 12: No QOD.

Thursday, February 13: After journalizing and posting to the ledger, why is it still necessary to prepare a trial balance?



Tuesday, February 18: Tomorrow is our first accounting test. What do we absolutely, positively need to review today?

Wednesday, February 19: How do you feel about the test today?

Thursday, February 20: What’s the difference between a Deferral and an Accrual in your own words? (if you’re not sure … we’ll discuss)

Friday, February 21: What are some of the adjustments that businesses need to make at the end of every month? (hint: one of them relates to supplies)



Monday, February 24: What are the four types of adjusting entries? Hint: DE / DR / AE / AR

Tuesday, February 25: What is the purpose of adjusting entries in accounting?

Wednesday, February 26: Starting today, we're going to start putting adjusting entries into the worksheet before completing the journal entries. Why?

Thursday, February 27

Friday, February 28



100pts weekly, due by Sunday at midnight.

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.

Example of Current Event in MLA Format



Yahoo Business: //

CNN Money: //

Fox Business:

NBC Business:

ABC Business: //

CBS MoneyWatch:


Fast Company:



Young Entrepreneur:

Wall Street Cheat Sheet: // 

Tax Information for Students (Resource): // 

Ohio Society of CPAs: 

American Institute of CPAs: 



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Copies of the syllabus, weekly sheets, worksheets, and handouts can be downloaded in PDF format below.


FSJ Syllabus 2019-20

FSJ Guide and Forms

FSJ Week 20

FSJ Week 21

FSJ Week 22

FSJ Week 23

FSJ Week 24

FSJ Week 25

FSJ Week 26

FSJ Week 27



BPA Prep Day 4 

BPA Prep Day 5

BPA Prep Day 6

BPA Prep Day 7

The Accounting Equation

Sorting Out Business Transactions

I Drew It Myself

Mindy the Matchmaker

Practice Chart of Accounts

John Q Public

Feeling AT Home

Mr T Accounts

T Accounts R Us

Jim's Lawn Care - Again (Journal)

Fire! Movie Theater

Source Documents

Wreckless Drivers

Crazy Pete (with Source Docs)

I Spy Private Eye

Writing Checks

Journalizing Cash Transactions

Hair Um Salon

Clean 2U

Nikki Tikki Taxes

Jim's Back (Ledger)

Disco Dave's

Spooky Hollow

Step by Step: Deferrals & Accruals

Deferrals & Accruals in Your Life

Journalizing Depreciation

House O Painting

Warm Up: Annie's Animal Care

David's D-Lux Drycleaning

ABC Review Packet

Annie's Animal Care

Disco Dave (Adjusting Entries and WS)





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