New York Bankers Association

ABA General Accounting

16-week instructor-facilitated online course

Course Description:  General Accounting provides a complete foundation in basic accounting procedures. This course presents the fundamentals of accounting in a practical, up-to-date, and easy-to-comprehend manner. The goal is to provide students with a strong basic knowledge of accounting terms, concepts, and procedures. Emphasis is placed on developing a firm foundation of fundamental procedures with appropriate repetition of content through the use of examples and color-coded illustrations.

ABA Online Overview | Course Start Dates | Enroll Online: Member  Non-Member | Print Registration Form
Easy Registration: Call 212-297-1679 or 212-297-1666 to enroll by phone.

Price $471 NYBA or ABA Members/$566 Non-Members
Textbook – $129 NYBA or ABA Members/$159 nonmembers
A shipping/handling fee is added to ABA Online Courses with textbooks. State sales tax applies to cost of text only.
Length 16 Weeks
Course Credits ACE: See below
Required Software Technical Requirements
Textbook College Accounting, 13th Edition, 2018

Audience:  Bank personnel with little or no accounting background at any level.  Participants must be comfortable using Microsoft Excel, and must have access to Microsoft Excel to complete the exercises in this course.

Learning Objectives: After successfully completing this program, you will be able to:

  • Understand the basic accounting cycle and define the basic elements used such as asset, liability, owner’s equity, revenue, and expense accounts
  • List the steps in the accounting cycle; prepare a post-closing trial balance and interim statements
  • Understand and perform functions relative to bank accounts and cash funds
  • Understand the implications of dealing with employee earnings and deductions, and with employee taxes, payments, and reports
  • Prepare a classified income statement and balance sheet, compute working capital and current ratio and journalize closing entries for a business

ACE College Credit Recommendation: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Accounting.

Proctored Examination Required
This course requires proctored exams. You will need to identify a person from your institution who will proctor your exams during business hours, Monday – Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Eastern USA Time. This person should be your Human Resources Training Manager, supervisor, or someone from the management team of your organization. Make sure to arrange your proctor well in advance of your exam date.

If you do not work with an institution, you will need to contact a university/college, library, or a testing center to request they proctor your exam. You will be asked to provide the telephone number of your proctor in case we need to reach that person for verification. A relative or friend cannot proctor an exam. All parties must abide by the ABA exam policy. There are no exceptions.​​​​​​​​​​

The New York Bankers Association is a Local ABA Training Provider.

Questions: NYBA Professional Development at (212) 297-1679 or