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Certificate In Basic Bookkeeping Online Course

Understand and Implement Basic Bookkeeping Principles

Learn Basic Bookkeeping Principles with the Bookkeeping Course Online

Undertaking a bookkeeping course online will help you to clearly understand financial matters.  Being capable of understanding bookkeeping basics can assist you to effectively record all financial matters accurately and efficiently. This Online Basic Bookkeeping Course is a great way to bring your bookkeeping skills up to speed.

All the basics are covered including:

  • Recording accounts receivable

  • Recording accounts payable

  • Properly recording expenditure

  • Properly recording receipts

  • Recording loan repayments

  • And much more

This online bookkeeping course will give you all the information that you need to accurately record business transactions. More importantly, the course provides essential information that is easy to apply in real situations. All bookkeeping certification courses will give you an effective overview of bookkeeping and provide you with useful tools to assist in your management of important financial matters.

After completing this bookkeeping certification course, you will:

  • Have an understanding of basic accounting terms

  • Be able to recognize the different accounting methods - accrual and cash accounting.

  • Be able to keep a close eye on the health of your business by developing a familiarity with accounts payable and receivable

  • Be able to document business financial movements using a journal and general ledger

  • Read, understand and use a balance sheet

  • Recognize the different types of financial statements

  • Understand the importance of creating and monitoring a budget

  • Understand the principles of internal and external auditing

Quick Course Facts:

  1. Course content makes the perfect beginner bookkeeper course, being straightforward and easy to understand

  2. Just 8 hours of  online study is necessary

  3. Basic bookkeeping training students receive lifetime access to all course content

  4. All modules are delivered on-line and available 24/7 using any electronic device that has internet access

  5. You can study the bookkeeping course online from anywhere, working at your own pace and in your own time

  6. Certificate of Completion awarded to all students who successfully complete the course.

Course Delivery

Access to the bookkeeping certification course is obtained via our online learning management system.  All course content is compatible with PC, MAC, tablet or Smartphone.

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.

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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


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:


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


  • 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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22 April 2019 04:21:16 PM

interestingly presented and user friendly.
Very helpful

3 April 2019 07:33:01 AM

Another very well written course which is easily understood.

24 March 2019 07:11:45 PM

This course was perfect for someone who has no experience in accounts, managed to get through it in 1 day

22 March 2019 01:08:29 PM

Useful course

22 March 2019 01:04:49 PM

This is a Great one

6 March 2019 01:59:52 PM

At the advice of my husband, I decided to take this course and I am glad I did because it was very easy to follow and understand what was being taught. The review questions also helped me to remember terms and their functions.

1 March 2019 07:22:07 PM


20 February 2019 06:37:47 AM

Course was good, easy to follow, modules well explained

29 January 2019 07:03:13 AM

I enjoyed this course. A good way to review.

25 January 2019 01:58:11 PM

This is my first time taking a course and it was very understandable and easy to navigate through the course

13 January 2019 07:48:04 AM

A great quick outline.

9 January 2019 08:35:18 AM

Thank you

24 December 2018 11:22:48 AM

This lesson was in full detail,I really enjoyed it and learned a lot in the financial part of the business.

19 November 2018 09:03:51 PM

Great Course, thank you :)

19 November 2018 03:03:04 PM

Very informative with an easy to understand layout. I love that the information is always accessible so you can refer back if needed at a later date.

16 November 2018 06:48:26 AM

This was a very good and enjoyable course

29 October 2018 06:37:52 AM

this course has been great it made me feel like I can get the hang of my job on a day to day base.

29 October 2018 06:37:52 AM

this course has been great it made me feel like I can get the hang of my job on a day to day base.

11 October 2018 06:31:03 PM


18 September 2018 02:19:52 PM

Excellent information and easy to understand.

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Course Summary

Course ID No.: 020BASBKKP
Delivery Mode: Online
Course Access: Unlimited lifetime
Time required: Study at your own pace
Course Duration: 6-8 Hours
Qualification: Certificate