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Understand and Implement Basic Bookkeeping Principles - 5 Courses in this Bundle

  1. Basic Bookkeeping

  2. Budget and Financial Reports

  3. Business Writing

  4. Excel 365 Essentials

  5. Administrative Office Procedures

1. Basic Bookkeeping: Understand and Implement Basic Bookkeeping Principles

Whether working in someone else’s business or your own business it’s important to understand financial matters. Understanding bookkeeping basics may be the key to keeping your fiscal matters running smoothly and efficiently

The Basic Bookkeeping Course is the short and sweet answer to your problems. From accounts receivable to accounts payable, from loans to payments, this short course covers everything you’ll need to know.

More importantly, the online bookkeeping courses are essential and practical, providing an effective outline and practical tools to help you manage key financial matters.

By the end of this Basic Bookkeeping online Short Course, you will be able to:

  • Understand basic accounting terminology
  • Identify the differences between the cash and accrual accounting methods
  • Keep track of your business by becoming familiar with accounts payable and accounts receivable
  • Use a journal and general ledger to document business financials
  • Utilize the balance sheet
  • Identify different types of financial statements
  • Uncover the reasons for and actually create a budget
  • Be familiar with internal and external auditing

2. Budget and Financial Reports: Back Your Business with Bulletproof Finance

Everyday businesses deal with budgets and financial reports in some form or fashion. At minimum, business managers review budget numbers and run financial reports for decision-making and reporting to shareholders and Federal regulators once a month. Many companies devote the last few months of the calendar year to creating budgets for the next calendar year. In addition, organizations create and disseminate year-end financial reports to investors.

The goal of this course is to give the participant a basic understanding of budgets and financial reports so they can hold relevant discussions and render decisions based on financial data. This course will define key terms like ROI, EBIT, GAAP, and extrapolation. Furthermore, this course will discuss commonly used financial terms, financial statements, budgets, forecasting, purchasing decisions, and laws that regulate the handling of financial information.

By the end of this Budget and Financial Reports Online Short Course, you will be able to:

  • Identify financial terminology
  • Understand financial statements
  • Identify how to analyse financial statements
  • Understand budgets
  • How to make budgeting easy
  • Understand advanced forecasting techniques
  • Understand how to manage the budget
  • Identify how to make smart purchasing decisions
  • Identify the legal aspects of finances

3. Business Writing: Become an Expert at Writing Effective Emails, Letters, Reports and More

We all know that writing is one of the most important methods of business communication for most people, whether its e-mails, memos, proposals, or major reports. Lots of people struggle with the composition of these. Sometimes it's because they don't have to do it very often so, therefore, it doesn't flow as easily as they would like, sometimes because they are new to a role, or just because it's not their favorite thing.

This Business Writing Online Short Course will provide:

  • A quick refresher on basic writing concepts (such as spelling, grammar, and punctuation) the things that we often miss especially when completing work under pressure; and
  • An overview of some the typical business documents, letters, reports, proposals that you may have to deal with, with tips on structure, style etc.

Course Topics:

  • Spelling
  • Punctuation
  • Writing the Letter
  • Proposals Key Info

By the end of the Business Writing Online Short Course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the function/purpose of all of the above.
  • Utilize the tips and techniques provided here to determine an appropriate structure to use for your business artifacts in different situations.
  • Define proofreading and understand the techniques in improving proofreading skills.
  • Define peer review and list ways peer review can help improve business writing skills.
  • Notice (and correct) common spelling and grammar issues in business writing.
  • List guidelines in printing and publishing business writing

4. Excel 365 Essentials: Make Basic Changes Without Using a Computer Where Your Desktop Office Applications are Installed

Welcome to the Office 365 Excel Essentials course. With Office 365, you can access your spreadsheets anywhere, and make some basic changes without using a computer where your desktop Office applications are installed. In the Office 365 Excel web app, you can collaborate on a spreadsheet with anyone, no matter what version of Excel they have, and your changes are automatically saved.

The Office 365 experience is designed to render your documents to look exactly like they would when printed, from nearly anywhere in the world. This tool provides its users the freedom to work from anywhere.

By the end of this Excel 365 Essentials Online Short Course, you should be able to:

  • Understand the Office 365 web interface, including the home page, the team site, and the shared documents list
  • Understand the Excel 365 browser interface
  • Upload a spreadsheet to the Shared Documents library
  • Download and reload workbooks
  • Understand saving and collaborating
  • Build, copy and edit formulas
  • Understand the difference between Formulas and Functions
  • Sort and filter data
  • Collaborate with others on a spreadsheet
  • Use alignment options
  • Apply borders and fill color
  • Insert and work with Tables and Charts
  • Insert links

5. Administrative Office Procedures: Learn How Administrative Office Procedure Helps to Demonstrate Professionalism and Efficiency in an Organization

Administrative office procedures may not be glamorous, but they are essential to the success of any enterprise. A well run office reduces miscommunications and helps to eliminate common errors. By making the administrative office a priority, you will establish clear policies and procedures with employee understanding and buy-in, which ensures that your work environment runs smoothly.

With our Administrative Office Procedures Online Course, you will understand how an Administrative Office Procedure binder demonstrates professionalism and efficiency in an organization or office setting. It is also a marvelous instrument for quick reference and utilization.Strategies and procedures are a vital connection between the company's vision and its everyday operations.

By the end of this Administrative Office Procedures Online Short Course, you will be able to:

  • Organize a binder
  • Develop procedures
  • Prepare checklists
  • Understand succession planning
  • Collect the correct tools

Receive Lifetime Access to Course Materials, so you can review at any time.

For comprehensive information on units of study click the units of study tab above.

This is an incredible opportunity to invest in yourself and your future, sharpen your training skills and learn what it takes to create your own success with Courses For Success Today!

Course Fast Facts:

  1. All courses are easy to follow and understand
  2. Only 6 to 8 hours of study is required per course
  3. Unlimited lifetime access to course materials
  4. Study as many courses as you want
  5. Delivered 100% on-line and accessible 24/7 from any computer or smartphone
  6. You can study from home or at work, at your own pace, in your own time
  7. Certificates 

Course Delivery

Courses are accessed online via our learning management system by any device including PC, MAC, tablet or Smart Phone.

Recognition & Accreditation

The courses offered by Courses For Success are unique as they are taught in a step by step process enabling students to complete them quickly and easily, so that you can obtain your qualification sooner. All students who complete the course receive a certificate of completion. Courses For Success is committed to high completion rates and therefore 100% student satisfaction.

Receive Lifetime Access to Course Materials, so you can review at any time.

Basic Bookkeeping 5 Course Bundle includes the following courses, below is a summary of each course: 

Course 1 - Certificate In Basic Bookkeeping Online Course

 Module One - Introduction

Module Two - Basic Terminology (Part 1)

  • Balance Sheet
  • Assets
  • Liabilities
  • Equity
  • Income Statement
  • Revenue
  • Cost of Goods Sold
  • Expenses
  • Accounting Period

Module Three - Basic Terminology (Part 2)

  • Accounts Receivable
  • Accounts Payable
  • Depreciation
  • General Ledger
  • Interest
  • Inventory
  • Journals
  • Payroll
  • Trail Balance

Module Four - Accounting Methods

  • Cash Method
  • Accrual Method
  • Differences between Cash and Accrual

Module Five - Keeping Track of you Business

  • Accounts Payable
  • Account Receivable
  • The Journal
  • The General Ledger
  • Cash Management

Module Six - Understanding the Balance Sheet

  • The Accounting Equation
  • Double-Entry Accounting
  • Types of Assets
  • Types of Liabilities
  • Equity

Module Seven - Other Financial Statements

  • Income Statement
  • Cash Flow Statement
  • Capital Statement
  • Budget vs Actual

Module Eight - Payroll Accounting / Terminology

  • Gross Wages
  • Net Wages
  • Employee Tax Withholding's
  • Employer Tax Expenses
  • Salary Deferrals
  • Employee Payroll
  • Employee Benefits
  • Tracking Accrued Leave
  • Government Payroll Returns / Reports

Module Nine - End of Period Procedures

  • Depreciating your Assets
  • Reconciling Cash
  • Reconciling Investments
  • Working with the Trial Balance
  • Bad Debt
  • Posting Adjustments and Corrections

Module Ten - Financial Planning, Budgeting and Control

  • Reasons for Budgeting
  • Creating a Budget
  • Comparing Budget to Actual Expenses

Module Eleven - Auditing

  • What is an Audit?
  • When and Why would you Audit?
  • Internal
  • External

Module Twelve - Wrapping Up

Course 2 - Certificate In Budget and Financial Reports Online Course

 Module One - Getting Started

Module Two - Glossary

  • What is Finance?
  • Commonly used Terms
  • Key Players
  • Important Financial Organisations
  • Understanding GAAP

Module Three - Understanding Financial Statements

  • Balance Sheets
  • Income Statements (AKA Profit and Loss Statements)
  • Statement of Retained Earnings
  • Statement of Cash Flow
  • Annual Reports

Module Four - Analysing Financial Statements (Part 1)

  • Income Ratios
  • Profitability Ratios
  • Liquidity Ratios
  • Working Capital Ratios
  • Bankruptcy Ratios

Module Five - Analysing Financial Statements (Part 2)

  • Long - Term Analysis Ratios
  • Coverage Ratios
  • Leverage Ratios
  • Calculating Return on Investment (ROI)

Module Six - Understanding Budgets

  • Common types of budgets
  • What information do I need?
  • Who should be involved?
  • What should a budget look like?

Module Seven - Budgeting Made Easy

  • Factoring in historical data
  • Gathering related information
  • Adjusting for special circumstances
  • Putting it all together
  • Computer based methods

Module Eight - Advanced Forecasting Technigues

  • Using the average
  • Regression Analysis
  • Extrapolation
  • Formal Financial Models

Module Nine - Managing the Budget

  • How to tell if you're on track
  • Should your budget be updated
  • Keeping a diary of lessons learned
  • When to panic

Module Ten - Making Smart Purchasing Decisions

  • 10 questions you must ask
  • Determining the Payback period
  • Deciding whether to lease or buy
  • Thinking outside the box

Module Eleven - A Glimpse into the Legal World

  • A brief history
  • The Sarbanes-Oxley Act
  • CEO / CFO Certification
  • 8th Company Law Directive

Module Twelve - Wrapping Up

Course 3 - Certificate In Business Writing Online Course

 PART ONE – THE BUILDING BLOCKS

Section One: Getting Started

  • a quick refresher on basic writing concepts (such as spelling, grammar, and punctuation) – the things that we often miss especially when completing work under pressure; and
  • an overview of some the typical business documents – letters, reports, proposals – that you may have to deal with, with tips on structure, style etc. 

Section Two: Spelling and Grammar

  • Spelling
  • Grammar

Section Three: Language and tone

  • Clarity
  • Conciseness
  • Formality
  • Focus
  • Tone

Section Four: Sentences and Paragraphs

  • Parts of a Sentence
  • Sentence Length
  • Punctuation
  • Paragraphs

Section Five: Organization and Structure

  • Organisation Approach

Section Six: Tools and Techniques

  • The Reader
  • The Requirement
  • Write faster – effective writing
  • Templates
  • Proofreading
  • Review/Peer Review
  • The Appearance - Printing and Publishing

PART TWO – THE DOCUMENTS

Section Seven: Meeting Agendas

  • The Basic Structure

Section Eight: E-mails

  • Addressing your mails
  • Brevity
  • Formality
  • Attachments
  • Forwarding/replying

Section Nine: Business Letters

  • The Basic Structure
  • Writing the Letter

Section Ten: Proposals

  • The Basic Outline
  • Key information
  • Sequence
  • Choosing a Format
  • Proposal Structure and Content
  • Executive Summaries

Section Eleven: Reports

  • Report Structure and format

Section Twelve: Requests for Proposal

  • Requests for Proposals

Section Thirteen: Business Cases

  • Business Cases

Section Fourteen: General Documentation

  • General Documentation

Section Fifteen: Wrapping Up

Course 4 - Certificate In Excel 365 Essentials Online Course

Module One: Getting Started

By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • Open and close spreadsheets
  • Understand the Office 365 web interface, including the home page, the team site, and the shared documents list
  • Understand the Excel 365 browser interface
  • Upload a spreadsheet to the Shared Documents library
  • Differentiate between worksheets, workbooks, rows, columns, and cells
  • Download and reload workbooks
  • Use the Find Command
  • Save a Copy
  • Open in Editing View
  • Open the spreadsheet in the Excel desktop application for more advanced features
  • Understand saving and collaborating
  • Create a new file
  • Enter labels and values
  • Edit data
  • Use the Wrap Command
  • Use cut, copy, and paste
  • Use Undo and redo
  • Add rows and columns
  • Delete cells
  • Understand shortcuts
  • Build, copy and edit formulas
  • Use absolute referencing appropriately
  • Understand the difference between Formulas and Functions
  • Use basic Excel functions, including SUM, AVERAGE, MAX, and MIN
  • Understand Autocomplete
  • Sort and filter data
  • Collaborate with others on a spreadsheet
  • Refresh and recalculate data
  • Format text and numbers
  • Use alignment options
  • Apply borders and fill color
  • Insert and work with Tables
  • Insert and work with Charts
  • Insert links

Module Two: Welcome to Office 365 Web Apps

  • The Home Page
  • The Team Site
  • Shared Documents
  • Uploading a Spreadsheet

Module Three: Worksheets and Workbooks

  • Opening a Spreadsheet
  • Overview of the Reading View
  • Understanding Worksheets vs. Workbooks
  • Downloading and Reloading
  • Closing Spreadsheets

Module Four: Working with Excel Files

  • Using the Find Command
  • Saving a Copy
  • Editing in Browser
  • The Excel Web App Interface
  • Opening in Excel

Module Five: Editing in the Browser (one)

  • About Saving and Save As
  • A New File and AutoSaving
  • Entering Data
  • Editing Data
  • Using the Wrap Command

Module Six: Editing in the Browser (two)

  • Cut, Copy, and Paste
  • Using Undo and Redo
  • Adding Rows and Columns
  • Deleting Cells
  • Using Timesaving Shortcuts

Module Seven: Building Formulas

  • The Math Basics of Excel
  • Building a Formula
  • Editing a Formula
  • Copying a Formula
  • Relative vs. Absolute References

Module Eight: Understanding Functions

  • Formulas vs. Functions
  • Using the SUM Function
  • Using Other Basic Excel Functions
  • Using AutoComplete

Module Nine: Working with Data

  • Sorting Data
  • Filtering Data
  • About Collaborating
  • About Refreshing External Data

Module Ten: Formatting Your Data

  • Changing the Appearance of Text
  • Changing the Appearance of Numbers
  • Setting Alignment Options
  • Adding Borders
  • Adding Fill Color

Module Eleven: The Insert Tools

  • Inserting Tables
  • Inserting Charts
  • Working with Charts
  • Inserting Links

Module Twelve: Wrapping Up
Words from the Wise

Course 5 - Certificate In Administrative Office Procedures Online Course

 Module One: Getting Started

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Organize a binder
  • Develop procedures
  • Prepare checklists
  • Understand succession planning
  • Collect the correct tools

Module Two: Why Your Office Needs Adminstrative Procedures

  • Business Continuity
  • Succession Planning
  • Internal and External Audit Requirements
  • Recovery Planning

Module Three: Gathering the Right Tools

  • Binder
  • Section Divider
  • Sheet Protectors
  • Cover to Cover Binders

Module Four: Identiyfing Procedures to Include

  • Tracking Tasks for Some Days
  • Reach Out to Other Employees for Feedback/Ideas
  • Write Down Daily Tasks
  • Keep Track Using a Spreadsheet

Module Five: Top Five Procedures to Record

  • Use a Template to Stay Consistent from Track to Track
  • Be as Detailed as Possible
  • Use Bullet Points Instead of Paragraphs
  • Ask Someone to Execute the Procedure

Module Six: What to Include in Your Binder (I)

  • Phone Etiquette
  • Business Writing
  • Effective Time Management
  • Creating Meeting Arrangements

Module Seven: What to Include in Your Binder (II)

  • Policy on Absences
  • Breaks
  • Salaries
  • Benefits

Module Eight: Organizing Your Binder

  • Create a Table of Contents
  • List Each Section (e.g. Accounting)
  • List Procedures in that Section
  • Keep Binder Updated with any New Changes

Module Nine: What Not to Include in the Procedure Guide

  • Passwords
  • Identify Other Confidential Information Via Your Employer
  • Store Information in a Separate Folder Outside of the Guide
  • Find a Secure Location to Store

Module Ten: Share Office Procedure Guide

  • Give Guide to Boss/Executive to Review
  • Inform Office Personnel of Procedure Guide
  • Place Guide in a Visible Area
  • Allow Office Personnel to Express Improvements/Updates if Needed

Module Eleven: Successfully Executing the Guide

  • Create a One Hour Meeting/Seminar for Employees
  • Stay Consistent with Procedures
  • Make Employees Aware of any Updated Changes
  • Keep Open to Improvements

Module Twelve: Wrapping Up

  • Words from the Wise

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet. 

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS

  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

Adobe Acrobat Reader

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Average rating 3.5 out of 5 stars

3 November 2019 01:16:09 PM

Great course! Very easy to understand and follow

31 October 2019 11:19:25 AM

This Course was very well written, right to the point and easy to understand.

26 October 2019 09:04:52 PM

really enjoyed the course.

17 October 2019 03:35:24 PM

excellent course, but I have no knowledge of American laws, or what Craigs list is. I am in Australia.

15 October 2019 10:39:20 PM

amazing

4 October 2019 05:04:40 PM

This was a good basic course to give an understanding of bookkeeping.

1 October 2019 10:41:33 PM

This course can serve as a very fundamental basis of business writing. By learning about the frame, I can better learn by myself in the future.

29 September 2019 09:15:54 PM

Great course!

10 September 2019 08:00:35 PM

A great recap course for business writing!

1 September 2019 03:09:08 AM

This basic course gives me an overview of bookkeeping, before I think of jumping into the actual work of doing my own accounts for my business. It helps me think of whether I will need to hire an accountant or not. It motivated me to continue to learn more about doing my own books.

9 August 2019 10:14:32 PM

Very helpful. Great course so far

30 July 2019 12:30:59 PM

I love it, I can take courses anytime.

20 July 2019 06:31:13 PM

Excellent, Very informative, Easy to use

25 June 2019 12:56:37 AM

Very good for practising grammar and spelling in Business! Thanks!

15 June 2019 01:24:15 AM

Great course, thought I knew a lot about Excel but it has taught me a lot and this will make things easier for me.

10 June 2019 11:01:54 AM

This course gave me a good basic understanding of book keeping , which I am sure will help me to expand my knowledge in future.

17 May 2019 11:23:53 AM

Great Course

5 May 2019 03:20:58 PM

I found this course very helpful. It provided information that refreshed my current knowledge as well as providing valuable information on the different documents and structures.

26 April 2019 01:41:21 AM

The course is great, it is simple and easy to understand.

25 April 2019 01:21:14 AM

Very user friendly and helpful

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Understand and Implement Basic Bookkeeping Principles - 5 Courses in this Bundle

  1. Basic Bookkeeping

  2. Budget and Financial Reports

  3. Business Writing

  4. Excel 365 Essentials

  5. Administrative Office Procedures

1. Basic Bookkeeping: Understand and Implement Basic Bookkeeping Principles

Whether working in someone else’s business or your own business it’s important to understand financial matters. Understanding bookkeeping basics may be the key to keeping your fiscal matters running smoothly and efficiently

The Basic Bookkeeping Course is the short and sweet answer to your problems. From accounts receivable to accounts payable, from loans to payments, this short course covers everything you’ll need to know.

More importantly, the online bookkeeping courses are essential and practical, providing an effective outline and practical tools to help you manage key financial matters.

By the end of this Basic Bookkeeping online Short Course, you will be able to:

  • Understand basic accounting terminology
  • Identify the differences between the cash and accrual accounting methods
  • Keep track of your business by becoming familiar with accounts payable and accounts receivable
  • Use a journal and general ledger to document business financials
  • Utilize the balance sheet
  • Identify different types of financial statements
  • Uncover the reasons for and actually create a budget
  • Be familiar with internal and external auditing

2. Budget and Financial Reports: Back Your Business with Bulletproof Finance

Everyday businesses deal with budgets and financial reports in some form or fashion. At minimum, business managers review budget numbers and run financial reports for decision-making and reporting to shareholders and Federal regulators once a month. Many companies devote the last few months of the calendar year to creating budgets for the next calendar year. In addition, organizations create and disseminate year-end financial reports to investors.

The goal of this course is to give the participant a basic understanding of budgets and financial reports so they can hold relevant discussions and render decisions based on financial data. This course will define key terms like ROI, EBIT, GAAP, and extrapolation. Furthermore, this course will discuss commonly used financial terms, financial statements, budgets, forecasting, purchasing decisions, and laws that regulate the handling of financial information.

By the end of this Budget and Financial Reports Online Short Course, you will be able to:

  • Identify financial terminology
  • Understand financial statements
  • Identify how to analyse financial statements
  • Understand budgets
  • How to make budgeting easy
  • Understand advanced forecasting techniques
  • Understand how to manage the budget
  • Identify how to make smart purchasing decisions
  • Identify the legal aspects of finances

3. Business Writing: Become an Expert at Writing Effective Emails, Letters, Reports and More

We all know that writing is one of the most important methods of business communication for most people, whether its e-mails, memos, proposals, or major reports. Lots of people struggle with the composition of these. Sometimes it's because they don't have to do it very often so, therefore, it doesn't flow as easily as they would like, sometimes because they are new to a role, or just because it's not their favorite thing.

This Business Writing Online Short Course will provide:

  • A quick refresher on basic writing concepts (such as spelling, grammar, and punctuation) the things that we often miss especially when completing work under pressure; and
  • An overview of some the typical business documents, letters, reports, proposals that you may have to deal with, with tips on structure, style etc.

Course Topics:

  • Spelling
  • Punctuation
  • Writing the Letter
  • Proposals Key Info

By the end of the Business Writing Online Short Course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the function/purpose of all of the above.
  • Utilize the tips and techniques provided here to determine an appropriate structure to use for your business artifacts in different situations.
  • Define proofreading and understand the techniques in improving proofreading skills.
  • Define peer review and list ways peer review can help improve business writing skills.
  • Notice (and correct) common spelling and grammar issues in business writing.
  • List guidelines in printing and publishing business writing

4. Excel 365 Essentials: Make Basic Changes Without Using a Computer Where Your Desktop Office Applications are Installed

Welcome to the Office 365 Excel Essentials course. With Office 365, you can access your spreadsheets anywhere, and make some basic changes without using a computer where your desktop Office applications are installed. In the Office 365 Excel web app, you can collaborate on a spreadsheet with anyone, no matter what version of Excel they have, and your changes are automatically saved.

The Office 365 experience is designed to render your documents to look exactly like they would when printed, from nearly anywhere in the world. This tool provides its users the freedom to work from anywhere.

By the end of this Excel 365 Essentials Online Short Course, you should be able to:

  • Understand the Office 365 web interface, including the home page, the team site, and the shared documents list
  • Understand the Excel 365 browser interface
  • Upload a spreadsheet to the Shared Documents library
  • Download and reload workbooks
  • Understand saving and collaborating
  • Build, copy and edit formulas
  • Understand the difference between Formulas and Functions
  • Sort and filter data
  • Collaborate with others on a spreadsheet
  • Use alignment options
  • Apply borders and fill color
  • Insert and work with Tables and Charts
  • Insert links

5. Administrative Office Procedures: Learn How Administrative Office Procedure Helps to Demonstrate Professionalism and Efficiency in an Organization

Administrative office procedures may not be glamorous, but they are essential to the success of any enterprise. A well run office reduces miscommunications and helps to eliminate common errors. By making the administrative office a priority, you will establish clear policies and procedures with employee understanding and buy-in, which ensures that your work environment runs smoothly.

With our Administrative Office Procedures Online Course, you will understand how an Administrative Office Procedure binder demonstrates professionalism and efficiency in an organization or office setting. It is also a marvelous instrument for quick reference and utilization.Strategies and procedures are a vital connection between the company's vision and its everyday operations.

By the end of this Administrative Office Procedures Online Short Course, you will be able to:

  • Organize a binder
  • Develop procedures
  • Prepare checklists
  • Understand succession planning
  • Collect the correct tools

Receive Lifetime Access to Course Materials, so you can review at any time.

For comprehensive information on units of study click the units of study tab above.

This is an incredible opportunity to invest in yourself and your future, sharpen your training skills and learn what it takes to create your own success with Courses For Success Today!

Course Fast Facts:

  1. All courses are easy to follow and understand
  2. Only 6 to 8 hours of study is required per course
  3. Unlimited lifetime access to course materials
  4. Study as many courses as you want
  5. Delivered 100% on-line and accessible 24/7 from any computer or smartphone
  6. You can study from home or at work, at your own pace, in your own time
  7. Certificates 

Course Delivery

Courses are accessed online via our learning management system by any device including PC, MAC, tablet or Smart Phone.

Recognition & Accreditation

The courses offered by Courses For Success are unique as they are taught in a step by step process enabling students to complete them quickly and easily, so that you can obtain your qualification sooner. All students who complete the course receive a certificate of completion. Courses For Success is committed to high completion rates and therefore 100% student satisfaction.

Receive Lifetime Access to Course Materials, so you can review at any time.

Basic Bookkeeping 5 Course Bundle includes the following courses, below is a summary of each course: 

Course 1 - Certificate In Basic Bookkeeping Online Course

 Module One - Introduction

Module Two - Basic Terminology (Part 1)

  • Balance Sheet
  • Assets
  • Liabilities
  • Equity
  • Income Statement
  • Revenue
  • Cost of Goods Sold
  • Expenses
  • Accounting Period

Module Three - Basic Terminology (Part 2)

  • Accounts Receivable
  • Accounts Payable
  • Depreciation
  • General Ledger
  • Interest
  • Inventory
  • Journals
  • Payroll
  • Trail Balance

Module Four - Accounting Methods

  • Cash Method
  • Accrual Method
  • Differences between Cash and Accrual

Module Five - Keeping Track of you Business

  • Accounts Payable
  • Account Receivable
  • The Journal
  • The General Ledger
  • Cash Management

Module Six - Understanding the Balance Sheet

  • The Accounting Equation
  • Double-Entry Accounting
  • Types of Assets
  • Types of Liabilities
  • Equity

Module Seven - Other Financial Statements

  • Income Statement
  • Cash Flow Statement
  • Capital Statement
  • Budget vs Actual

Module Eight - Payroll Accounting / Terminology

  • Gross Wages
  • Net Wages
  • Employee Tax Withholding's
  • Employer Tax Expenses
  • Salary Deferrals
  • Employee Payroll
  • Employee Benefits
  • Tracking Accrued Leave
  • Government Payroll Returns / Reports

Module Nine - End of Period Procedures

  • Depreciating your Assets
  • Reconciling Cash
  • Reconciling Investments
  • Working with the Trial Balance
  • Bad Debt
  • Posting Adjustments and Corrections

Module Ten - Financial Planning, Budgeting and Control

  • Reasons for Budgeting
  • Creating a Budget
  • Comparing Budget to Actual Expenses

Module Eleven - Auditing

  • What is an Audit?
  • When and Why would you Audit?
  • Internal
  • External

Module Twelve - Wrapping Up

Course 2 - Certificate In Budget and Financial Reports Online Course

 Module One - Getting Started

Module Two - Glossary

  • What is Finance?
  • Commonly used Terms
  • Key Players
  • Important Financial Organisations
  • Understanding GAAP

Module Three - Understanding Financial Statements

  • Balance Sheets
  • Income Statements (AKA Profit and Loss Statements)
  • Statement of Retained Earnings
  • Statement of Cash Flow
  • Annual Reports

Module Four - Analysing Financial Statements (Part 1)

  • Income Ratios
  • Profitability Ratios
  • Liquidity Ratios
  • Working Capital Ratios
  • Bankruptcy Ratios

Module Five - Analysing Financial Statements (Part 2)

  • Long - Term Analysis Ratios
  • Coverage Ratios
  • Leverage Ratios
  • Calculating Return on Investment (ROI)

Module Six - Understanding Budgets

  • Common types of budgets
  • What information do I need?
  • Who should be involved?
  • What should a budget look like?

Module Seven - Budgeting Made Easy

  • Factoring in historical data
  • Gathering related information
  • Adjusting for special circumstances
  • Putting it all together
  • Computer based methods

Module Eight - Advanced Forecasting Technigues

  • Using the average
  • Regression Analysis
  • Extrapolation
  • Formal Financial Models

Module Nine - Managing the Budget

  • How to tell if you're on track
  • Should your budget be updated
  • Keeping a diary of lessons learned
  • When to panic

Module Ten - Making Smart Purchasing Decisions

  • 10 questions you must ask
  • Determining the Payback period
  • Deciding whether to lease or buy
  • Thinking outside the box

Module Eleven - A Glimpse into the Legal World

  • A brief history
  • The Sarbanes-Oxley Act
  • CEO / CFO Certification
  • 8th Company Law Directive

Module Twelve - Wrapping Up

Course 3 - Certificate In Business Writing Online Course

 PART ONE – THE BUILDING BLOCKS

Section One: Getting Started

  • a quick refresher on basic writing concepts (such as spelling, grammar, and punctuation) – the things that we often miss especially when completing work under pressure; and
  • an overview of some the typical business documents – letters, reports, proposals – that you may have to deal with, with tips on structure, style etc. 

Section Two: Spelling and Grammar

  • Spelling
  • Grammar

Section Three: Language and tone

  • Clarity
  • Conciseness
  • Formality
  • Focus
  • Tone

Section Four: Sentences and Paragraphs

  • Parts of a Sentence
  • Sentence Length
  • Punctuation
  • Paragraphs

Section Five: Organization and Structure

  • Organisation Approach

Section Six: Tools and Techniques

  • The Reader
  • The Requirement
  • Write faster – effective writing
  • Templates
  • Proofreading
  • Review/Peer Review
  • The Appearance - Printing and Publishing

PART TWO – THE DOCUMENTS

Section Seven: Meeting Agendas

  • The Basic Structure

Section Eight: E-mails

  • Addressing your mails
  • Brevity
  • Formality
  • Attachments
  • Forwarding/replying

Section Nine: Business Letters

  • The Basic Structure
  • Writing the Letter

Section Ten: Proposals

  • The Basic Outline
  • Key information
  • Sequence
  • Choosing a Format
  • Proposal Structure and Content
  • Executive Summaries

Section Eleven: Reports

  • Report Structure and format

Section Twelve: Requests for Proposal

  • Requests for Proposals

Section Thirteen: Business Cases

  • Business Cases

Section Fourteen: General Documentation

  • General Documentation

Section Fifteen: Wrapping Up

Course 4 - Certificate In Excel 365 Essentials Online Course

Module One: Getting Started

By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • Open and close spreadsheets
  • Understand the Office 365 web interface, including the home page, the team site, and the shared documents list
  • Understand the Excel 365 browser interface
  • Upload a spreadsheet to the Shared Documents library
  • Differentiate between worksheets, workbooks, rows, columns, and cells
  • Download and reload workbooks
  • Use the Find Command
  • Save a Copy
  • Open in Editing View
  • Open the spreadsheet in the Excel desktop application for more advanced features
  • Understand saving and collaborating
  • Create a new file
  • Enter labels and values
  • Edit data
  • Use the Wrap Command
  • Use cut, copy, and paste
  • Use Undo and redo
  • Add rows and columns
  • Delete cells
  • Understand shortcuts
  • Build, copy and edit formulas
  • Use absolute referencing appropriately
  • Understand the difference between Formulas and Functions
  • Use basic Excel functions, including SUM, AVERAGE, MAX, and MIN
  • Understand Autocomplete
  • Sort and filter data
  • Collaborate with others on a spreadsheet
  • Refresh and recalculate data
  • Format text and numbers
  • Use alignment options
  • Apply borders and fill color
  • Insert and work with Tables
  • Insert and work with Charts
  • Insert links

Module Two: Welcome to Office 365 Web Apps

  • The Home Page
  • The Team Site
  • Shared Documents
  • Uploading a Spreadsheet

Module Three: Worksheets and Workbooks

  • Opening a Spreadsheet
  • Overview of the Reading View
  • Understanding Worksheets vs. Workbooks
  • Downloading and Reloading
  • Closing Spreadsheets

Module Four: Working with Excel Files

  • Using the Find Command
  • Saving a Copy
  • Editing in Browser
  • The Excel Web App Interface
  • Opening in Excel

Module Five: Editing in the Browser (one)

  • About Saving and Save As
  • A New File and AutoSaving
  • Entering Data
  • Editing Data
  • Using the Wrap Command

Module Six: Editing in the Browser (two)

  • Cut, Copy, and Paste
  • Using Undo and Redo
  • Adding Rows and Columns
  • Deleting Cells
  • Using Timesaving Shortcuts

Module Seven: Building Formulas

  • The Math Basics of Excel
  • Building a Formula
  • Editing a Formula
  • Copying a Formula
  • Relative vs. Absolute References

Module Eight: Understanding Functions

  • Formulas vs. Functions
  • Using the SUM Function
  • Using Other Basic Excel Functions
  • Using AutoComplete

Module Nine: Working with Data

  • Sorting Data
  • Filtering Data
  • About Collaborating
  • About Refreshing External Data

Module Ten: Formatting Your Data

  • Changing the Appearance of Text
  • Changing the Appearance of Numbers
  • Setting Alignment Options
  • Adding Borders
  • Adding Fill Color

Module Eleven: The Insert Tools

  • Inserting Tables
  • Inserting Charts
  • Working with Charts
  • Inserting Links

Module Twelve: Wrapping Up
Words from the Wise

Course 5 - Certificate In Administrative Office Procedures Online Course

 Module One: Getting Started

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Organize a binder
  • Develop procedures
  • Prepare checklists
  • Understand succession planning
  • Collect the correct tools

Module Two: Why Your Office Needs Adminstrative Procedures

  • Business Continuity
  • Succession Planning
  • Internal and External Audit Requirements
  • Recovery Planning

Module Three: Gathering the Right Tools

  • Binder
  • Section Divider
  • Sheet Protectors
  • Cover to Cover Binders

Module Four: Identiyfing Procedures to Include

  • Tracking Tasks for Some Days
  • Reach Out to Other Employees for Feedback/Ideas
  • Write Down Daily Tasks
  • Keep Track Using a Spreadsheet

Module Five: Top Five Procedures to Record

  • Use a Template to Stay Consistent from Track to Track
  • Be as Detailed as Possible
  • Use Bullet Points Instead of Paragraphs
  • Ask Someone to Execute the Procedure

Module Six: What to Include in Your Binder (I)

  • Phone Etiquette
  • Business Writing
  • Effective Time Management
  • Creating Meeting Arrangements

Module Seven: What to Include in Your Binder (II)

  • Policy on Absences
  • Breaks
  • Salaries
  • Benefits

Module Eight: Organizing Your Binder

  • Create a Table of Contents
  • List Each Section (e.g. Accounting)
  • List Procedures in that Section
  • Keep Binder Updated with any New Changes

Module Nine: What Not to Include in the Procedure Guide

  • Passwords
  • Identify Other Confidential Information Via Your Employer
  • Store Information in a Separate Folder Outside of the Guide
  • Find a Secure Location to Store

Module Ten: Share Office Procedure Guide

  • Give Guide to Boss/Executive to Review
  • Inform Office Personnel of Procedure Guide
  • Place Guide in a Visible Area
  • Allow Office Personnel to Express Improvements/Updates if Needed

Module Eleven: Successfully Executing the Guide

  • Create a One Hour Meeting/Seminar for Employees
  • Stay Consistent with Procedures
  • Make Employees Aware of any Updated Changes
  • Keep Open to Improvements

Module Twelve: Wrapping Up

  • Words from the Wise

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet. 

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS

  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

Adobe Acrobat Reader

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