Accounting is the language of business, and you have to learn it like language. You can’t be comfortable in the country if you aren’t comfortable with the language. To be successful at business, you have to understand the underlying financial values of the business.” Warren Buffet


We couldn’t agree more with legendary investor Warren Buffet.

Accounting is a language, and a focus on plain language is one of the features that sets Color Accounting™ apart from regular accounting classes.
Color Accounting has identified three fundamental keys to learning accounting.  Without all three keys, you won’t truly ‘get’ accounting.  And with the three keys, learning accounting becomes EASY.  We call them the  Aspects of Learning: (1) Structure, (2) Language, and (3) Movement.
When you grasp the three keys, the results are almost unbelievable.  True, deep, powerful and rapid understanding of accounting… and incredibly quickly.

But it doesn’t end there.  Not only does Color Accounting deliver a totally robust understanding of accounting, but a unique model called the Color Accounting ‘Value Cycle‘ has learners grasp how business itself works, with greater clarity.  Learners gain an unforgettable mental model of how to improve profitability, and a permanent ability to make more informed and better decisions. We have clients who’ve told us it has changed the whole way they see their business.

Regular accounting programs explain accounting mechanically, and mathematically, as an equation. And they rely on the directions left and right to distinguish key concepts (you may have heard of ‘T-accounts’). But many people are scared by math… and humans don’t process sides that well.  It takes a child until about 8 years old to stop mixing up  ‘E’ & ‘3’ and ‘d’ & ‘b’.  But a toddler can tell colors apart.  Which explains why Color Accounting is so instinctive and simple.  Color Accounting explains accounting graphically, using 2-dimensional diagrams and three-dimensional devices. Accounting unfolds as a simple system before your very eyes.

In a 3-hour to 3-day seminar you use all your senses in the hands on learning process. A Color Accounting workshop is filled with laughter, engagement and very serious learning.  Some of the worlds largest companies are using Color Accounting to train hundreds of their staff.  In academia schools and colleges are using Color Accounting to augment their traditional curricula.

For more than a decade, educational organization, Accounting Comes Alive has developed and refined the patented Color Accounting system.  Much like the Macintosh and Windows graphical interfaces made using computers much easier, Color Accounting uses a graphic called the BaSIS Framework™ to make accounting easier.  The graphical system has proved itself time and again with tens of thousands of students in live classroom situations at leading universities, business schools, banks, law firms, start-up incubators and companies around the world. And now it’s in an online course too.

Color Accounting is distributed by a passionate community of licensed Solution Providers, Trainers and Educators, including Broadwell Services and Calculated Approach in Canada.