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Certificate In Basic Bookkeeping Online Course

Understand and Implement Basic Bookkeeping Principles

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 course is 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

Course Fast Facts:

  1. Easy to follow and understand
  2. Only 6 to 8 hours of study is required
  3. Unlimited, lifetime access to online course
  4. Delivered 100% on-line and accessible 24/7 from any computer or smartphone
  5. You can study from home or at work, at your own pace, in your own time
  6. Certificate of Completion

Course Delivery

Bookkeeping certification 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.

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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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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.

18 September 2018 02:03:02 PM

Well designed and easy to understand. Even though it was designed for the American system, it applies to a worldwide audience. Just need to remember to change the Govt Agencies to your own country.

10 September 2018 09:09:06 AM

Very informative!

24 August 2018 05:54:51 AM

It has been a refreshing and informative course! I have enjoyed learning about bookkeeping and will recommend it!

8 August 2018 10:32:18 PM


2 August 2018 06:20:52 PM

a good module

26 July 2018 03:34:57 AM

This course is a great refresher to my knowledge of bookkeeping. I believe it will equip anyone desiring to do basic bookkeeping, or reinforce prior knowledge.

1 July 2018 09:15:55 AM

Top Notch Material, periodical assessments are the perfect way to learn efficiently. I enjoyed the material and the way it is laid out. Furthermore, the Course Summary being presented in a different way to the learning was perfect. Thank you

20 June 2018 11:51:22 AM

Thank you for the possibility to be taught online.

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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