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Intro to Financial Accounting

  • Earn 3 transferable credits
  • 100% online and Zoom-free
  • Includes everything you need

Available through dual enrollment at partner high schools


  • College Credits



  • Course

    “Numbers tell amazing stories, and if you have the tools to pull out those stories, it’s like a superpower.” - Professor Kelly Richmond Pope

    Outlier’s Intro to Financial Accounting is unlike any numbers-based course you’ve ever taken: you’ll use true crime tales to decode accounting practices that lie at the heart of every business, and learn powerful financial tools to see the story and balance the books on your own.

    If you’re a business owner, CEO, manager—or anyone who’s ever overseen a budget—this course is a guaranteed game-changer.

  • World-Class

    Kelly Richmond Pope, Ph.D. is dedicated to telling compelling stories that underlie seemingly straightforward balance sheets. She is a professor in the School of Accountancy at DePaul University, and has a lifetime of real-world experience as a licensed certified public accountant (CPA), as well as in the forensic accounting practice at KPMG, LLP on anti-money laundering, insurance fraud, and fraud risk management projects.

    A gifted storyteller, Kelly has been published in leading academic journals, Forbes.com, and The Washington post, and has produced and directed award-winning documentaries about fraud and white-collar crime.

  • How It

    Enjoy cinematic video lessons.

    Enhance your learning with gorgeous interactive textbooks based on evidence-based active learning principles.

  • Dedicated

    Hit a snag on the site? Have a burning question? We’ve got you covered.

    Our dedicated Student Success team is available to assist you—and push you—to help you pass with flying colors.

Transferable credits from a top 50 school

Most schools accept credits transferred from University of Pittsburgh

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Usually 3-4 credits from your school


3 transferrable credits


In-person or Zoom


Interactive and 100% online (Zoom-free)


Specific time and place


On-demand, anywhere


Specific hour


Flexible window

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What you’ll learn

This course covers all the basic principles and latest Financial Accounting topics you’ll need for college credit (and then some—see the syllabus for a complete list), plus:

  • Why the FBI used accountants—not informants—to bring down Al Capone

  • What happened when someone stole $53M through accounting fraud and spent it all on horses

  • How to predict a company’s financial future using accounting

  • Why knowing about the money gives you all the power

  • How to balance the books of any organization, large or small

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