The course consists of several short sessions explaining the concepts, compilation and uses of the macroeconomic financial accounts which are part of the System of National Accounts 2008 (and its European equivalent the ESA 2010). The sessions will introduce the main steps of selecting and confronting data sources and of balancing the accounts. One session will be dedicated to the concept of the “who-to-whom” presentation, which is one of the priorities under the G-20 Data Gaps Initiative. Finally, examples of uses of financial accounts by central banks and economic policy makers, as well as some challenges for the future will be shown.