ICB Affiliate Bookkeeping (B1 B2 B3) Online Bundle, 5 Certificate Courses

Discover the fundamental principles of single and double entry bookkeeping

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Get ICB Affiliate Bookkeeping (B1 B2 B3), ICB Associate Bookkeeping and Accounts (BA4 BA5 BA6 BA7), Sage IAB Computerised Accounting for Business, CIMA Accredited Sage 50, Sage intermediate, and Higher Sage 50 in this Bundle

1. ICB Affiliate Bookkeeping (B1 B2 B3): Discover the fundamental principles of single and double entry bookkeeping

Discover the fundamental principles of single and double entry bookkeeping, and learn practical skills that can be applied to any business that uses either a manual or a computerised bookkeeping system. No prior knowledge or training is necessary. However, students should ideally possess a basic understanding of numeracy in order to fully benefit from the course syllabus, and maximise their chances of gaining the Level II Certificate.

This course is ideally suited to:

  • Employees who work in the accounting department of a business/company/organisation.
  • Small business owners who are responsible for their own accountancy/bookkeeping.
  • Employees who wish to embark on a new career path as an Assistant Bookkeeper.
  • Students who wish to learn a new set of skills, enhance their existing knowledge base and boost their current career prospects.

The course consists of 3 online assessments that test students' grasp of theoretical knowledge, as well as their level of practical bookkeeping skills. Students can access these assessments online (as well as a whole host of other innovating educational features), so they can choose to learn either at home or in the workplace.

Students who successfully complete the 3 assessments gain the Level II Certificate in Bookkeeping, which allows them to work in the role of Assistant Bookkeeper and qualifies them to perform the following duties while under supervision:

  • Create an efficient and effective computerised bookkeeping system within their place of work.
  • Apply postings from prime entry books and source documents to ledger accounts.
  • Keep records of all transactions that take place in their place of work to the appropriate industry standard.

2. ICB Associate Bookkeeping and Accounts (BA4 BA5 BA6 BA7): Discover how to prepare ledger accounts and control accounts

Discover how to prepare ledger accounts and control accounts, reconcile bank statements with company ledgers and prepare VAT Returns and reconciliations for a vast range of businesses. You will also learn how to post end of year adjustments and prepare final accounts for non-incorporated businesses in a confident and efficient manner. You will achieve the Level III Certificate in Bookkeeping and Accounts in this practical and interesting online distance-learning course.

Achieving the Level III Certificate allows successful candidates to prepare and manage the final accounts for sole traders, registered partnerships and non-profit organisations. The knowledge and skills students acquire on this course are relevant and applicable within businesses that use both traditional and digitalised accounting systems.

This course is an ideal next-level training option for:

  • Candidates who have already successfully completed the Level II Certificate in Bookkeeping and Accounts course, or have achieved an equivalent qualification with a registered governing body.
  • Students whose jobs require them to carry out the role of a chartered bookkeeper, whether in an employed or self-employed capacity.
  • Anyone who wishes to enhance their practical knowledge of bookkeeping and accounts in order to increase their current employment options, and climb the next step up their chosen career ladder.

This course is accredited by the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers, who are committed to providing a globally renowned and outstanding service to businesses from all across the world. Students who successfully complete this course achieve an industry-recognised Level III qualification in bookkeeping and accountancy. They also gain the reassurance of knowing that they are being taught to the highest of professional and educational standards.

3. Sage IAB Computerised Accounting for Business: Invest in your future as an IAB trained accountant

Learn more about business accounting, without worrying about how overwhelming it might be, with this easy to follow online course suitable for complete beginners. Whether you’re looking to get ahead in accountancy as a business owner, a prospective employee or for personal use, this comprehensive IAB course is a great place to start.

No matter how large or small, every business will need an accounting element. Step into the 21st century and explore how computerised accounting can be fast, simple, thorough and accurate. If you’re a key player within a business, you will undoubtedly wish to know more about how well your business is performing. Learn how, with this course, which will help you to leap into the world of accounting and balancing your books with ease.

Accounting for Beginners

If you’re new to the accounting industry, or you’d like to gain computerised accountancy skills to further your professional development, this Level 1 IAB course offers a thorough syllabus for beginners. Learn the fundamental elements of accountancy, and grasp the first principles of double entry bookkeeping. Learn how these principles work within popular Sage software, and hone your new-found skills with the help of visual representations, activities and self-study tutorials as you progress through the learning elements at your own pace over a 12 month period.

Turn a Page in your Career

By developing your accountancy skills, you can turn the page to a new chapter in your working life. Accounts are part of any business’ mainframe and understanding the core principles can help you to ensure that you are the person managing them with accuracy and proficiency.

4. CIMA Accredited Sage 50: Learn how to get maximum benefit from Sage

This course, combined with CIMA Accredited Sage Certificate - Higher provides the full range of skills required by businesses to perform accounting functions in the most effective and efficient manner using the most up to date version of Sage 50 Accounts Professional. (This is the premium of the Sage 50 suite and retails at over £1,200).

You will learn how to get maximum benefit from Sage and the powerful information that is available, taking you into every area of the software to use the maximum functionality.

Gaining a CIMA accredited Sage certificate demonstrates your knowledge and understanding of the power of Sage 50 Accounts.

This CIMA accredited Sage certificate provides a benchmarked standard that employers trust. The course materials and activities are provided online so you can study at times and locations that are convenient for you. The course is self-contained with self-assessments and a practice test followed by a final online assessment.

5. Sage intermediate: Unlock your ability to take your career up a level

Streamlining a business often involves a string of complex tasks and processes, and it’s these functions that helps you manage a business successfully. Sage 50 Accounts software is one of the must-have tools for business, and completing this intermediate course will take your skills and knowledge of all the useful accounting functions it contains to the next level.

Features Of The Course

Sage 50 Accounts has a varied range of accounting functions that will prove useful in everyday business operations. Across the ten modules you’ll gain an understanding of these tools, and how to use them, including how to manage cheques and remittance, recording stock deliveries, creating price lists and service invoices, and how to manage stock adjustments.

Why Choose This Course?

This course is recommended to anyone who has completed the Sage 50 Beginners Diploma Course, but there are no other entry requirements, so it is an ideal fit for anyone with their own business, or looking to take up a new role in finance or business management and administration. Gaining a solid understanding of computerised accounting and invoicing could help you become self-sufficient in accounting, or provide this service to other companies.

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. 12 month access to course materials
  3. Study as many courses as you want
  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

Course Delivery

Accredited bookkeeping courses are accessed online via our learning management system by any device including PC, tablet or Smart Phone. Upon purchase an automated welcome email will be sent to you (please check your junk email inbox if not received as this is an automated email), in order for you to access your online course, which is Available 24/7 on any computer or smart mobile device. 

Recognition & Accreditation

Upon completion of each Courses for Success assessment, you will receive a certificate per course. An accredited certificate from the awarding body relating to your course.

The ICB Affiliate Bookkeeping (B1 B2 B3) Online 5 Course Bundle includes the following courses, below is a summary of each course: 

Course 1 - Certificate in ICB Affiliate Bookkeeping (B1 B2 B3) Online Course

Underpinning Knowledge

  • Understand the importance of adhering to a code of Professional Ethics
  • Understand the basic differences between the structures of different types of businesses
  • Understand the importance of legislation that applies to bookkeepers
  • Understand the basic elements of a contract
  • Understand the Accounting Equation
  • Understand the concept of reporting on a cash basis for income tax purposes
  • Identify the various methods of payments and receipts to and from a bank account
  • Understand the need for bank security
  • Understand the basic accounting concepts

Business Documents

  • Understand the purpose and range of business documents.
  • Understand the need to accurately prepare business documents for goods supplied
  • Understand the need to check business documents received

Ledger accounts and the division of the ledger

  • Understand the purpose of, and make entries into, the ledger accounts
  • Use a set of control accounts in the ledgers

Books of prime entry

  • Understand the purpose of, and make entries into, the books of prime entry

Accounting for VAT

  • Understand the process of dealing with and accounting for VAT in the ledgers.

Making and receiving payments

  • Understand the use of an analysed cash book
  • Understand the purpose and need to record petty cash
  • Understand the purpose and use of the two and three column cash books

Trial Balance

  • Understand the purpose and use of the trial balance.

Use a computerised accounts package

  • Health and Safety
  • Business Set Up
  • Processing Nominal Ledger and Subsidiary Ledger Accounts
  • Generate reports

Course 2 - Certificate in ICB Associate Bookkeeping and Accounts (BA4 BA5 BA6 BA7) Online Course

Underpinning knowledge

  • Understand the importance of adhering to a code of ethical principles
  • Understand when and how to take appropriate action to cope with unethical behaviour
  • Understand the legal differences between the structures of various types of businesses
  • Understand the main accounting concepts that apply
  • Understand the different rules that apply when processing VAT transactions

Reconciliation of accounts and correction of errors

  • Reconcile supplier statements
  • Prepare a bank reconciliation statement.
  • Use control accounts to reconcile sales and purchase ledgers
  • Understand the need to correct errors

VAT Returns

  • Reconcile the VAT account
  • Complete a VAT return

Calculate and post adjustments to the ledgers

  • Calculate depreciation
  • Account for the disposal of fixed assets
  • Understand the need to allow for adjustments to the accounts

Final accounts of non-incorporated businesses

  • Prepare a set of final accounts for a sole trader from a given trial balance
  • Prepare a set of final accounts for ‘not-for-profit’ organisations
  • Prepare a set of final accounts for a partnership

Course 3 - Certificate in Sage IAB Computerised Accounting for Business Online Course

  • Learning Outcomes and Assessment Criteria
  • Installation Instructions
  • Screen Shots, Tasks and Activities
  • Working through the Units
  • Setting up a New Company
  • Backing Up and Restoring Data
  • Customise your Company
  • How to Use Practice Data
  • Helpful Information Using Sage
  • Tax Codes within Sage
  • The Ledgers and Sage Nominal Codes
  • Creating a Chart of Accounts to Suit Company Requirements
  • Creating Customer and Supplier Account Codes and Records
  • Making Error Corrections and Deleting Transactions
  • Customer Invoices Using Batch Entry
  • Customer Credit Notes Using Batch Entry
  • Sales Invoice Day Book in Sage
  • Sales Credit Day Book in Sage
  • Supplier Invoices Using Batch Entry
  • Supplier Credit Notes Using Batch Entry
  • Purchase Invoice Day Book in Sage
  • Purchase Credit Day Book in Sage
  • The Opening Bank Cash Book Balance (The Bank Account)
  • Entering Customer Receipts
  • Customer Receipts Reports
  • Printing a Customer Statement
  • Entering Supplier Payments
  • Supplier Payments Reports
  • Printing a Remittance Advice
  • Process Bank Transactions Not In Customers or Suppliers Ledgers
  • Transferring Money Between Accounts
  • Bank Reconciliation
  • Printing a Bank Statement Report
  • Petty Cash Transactions
  • Reconciling the Petty Cash Account
  • The Trial Balance
  • Bradline Confections Complete Activity

Course 4 - Certificate in CIMA Accredited Sage 50 Online Course

Introduction Unit

  • Sage 50 Accounts Professional Installation Instructions
  • Screenshots, Tasks and Activities
  • Working through the Units
  • Setting up a New Company
  • Backing Up and Restoring Data
  • Customise your Company
  • How to Use Practice Data
  • Helpful Information Using Sage
  • Tax Codes within Sage
  • The Ledgers and Sage Nominal Codes
  • Creating a Chart of Accounts to Suit Company Requirements
  • Creating Department Codes

Unit One

  • Creating Customer and Supplier Account Codes and Records
  • Making Error Corrections and Deleting Transactions
  • Producing Sales Invoices
  • Producing a Sales Credit Note
  • Customer Invoices Using Batch Entry
  • Customer Credit Notes Using Batch Entry
  • Sales Invoice Day Book in Sage
  • Sales Credit Day Book in Sage
  • Entering Customer Receipts
  • Printing a Customer Statement
  • Supplier Invoices Using Batch Entry
  • Supplier Credit Notes Using Batch Entry
  • Purchase Invoice Day Book in Sage
  • Purchase Credit Day Book in Sage
  • Entering Supplier Payments
  • Printing a Remittance Advice
  • Trade and Settlement Discounts
  • Setting Up and Using Email Invoice and Statement Features

Unit Two

  • Working Through Unit Two
  • The Opening Bank Cash Book Balance (The Bank Account)
  • Creating a New Bank Account
  • Process Bank Transactions Not In Customers Or Suppliers Ledgers
  • Transferring Money Between Accounts
  • Recurring Entries
  • Bank Reconciliation
  • Refunds and Returned Cheques
  • Contra Entries
  • Petty Cash Transactions
  • Reconciling the Petty Cash Account
  • The Cash Register

Unit Three

  • Working Through Unit Three
  • Entering Opening Debtor Balances
  • Entering Opening Creditor Balances
  • The Use of the Journal in Sage
  • Making Journal Entries
  • Entering Nominal Ledger Opening Balances
  • Use of the Suspense Account
  • Correcting Departmental Posting Errors
  • Journal Entries for Direct and Indirect Labour
  • Glossary of Accounting Terms

Unit Four

  • Screenshots, Tasks and Activities
  • Working Through Unit Four
  • Monitor and Analyse Customer Accounts for Credit Control
  • Supplier Activities and Aged Reports
  • Debtors and Creditors Control Accounts
  • VAT Returns and The Government Gateway
  • To Process a VAT Return
  • EC Purchases and EC Sales
  • EC Sales List
  • Intrastat
  • Bad Debt Write Off and Provision for Doubtful Debts
  • The Trial Balance
  • Errors in the Trial Balance

Unit Five

  • Working Through Unit Five
  • Maintaining the Security Of Data
  • Types of Backup Files and Storage
  • Set Access Rights for a Secure Operating System
  • Prepare and Process Month End Routine
  • Management Reporting
  • Other Comparative Reports available in Sage
  • Exporting Data and Linking to Other Systems

Unit Six

  • Working Through Unit Six
  • Introduction to Costs and Income (for students)
  • Cost Centres and Profit Centres
  • Coding Using Sage
  • Departmental Coding
  • Variance Analysis
  • Budget Control
  • Stock Valuation and Stock Control
  • Accounting for Movements in WIP and Finished Goods
  • Project Costing using Cost Codes and Resources
  • Glossary of Accounting Terms

Course 5 - Certificate in Sage intermediate Online Course

Getting started with the Intermediate Course, Accruals and Prepayments

  • Understanding the concept of accruals and prepayments
  • How to set up prepayments and accruals in Sage 50
  • How to run month end accounts
  • How to post manual entries in the prepayment journal and the reversal

Fixed Assets and Depreciation (I)

  • Understanding fixed assets and depreciation
  • How to set up a fixed asset record in Sage 50
  • Three methods of calculating depreciation in Sage 50
  • How to post a fixed asset record based on hire purchase, and perform asset valuation

Fixed Assets and Depreciation (Part II), Customer and Supplier Addresses and Purchase Orders (Part I)

  • How to use the Asset Disposal Wizard and record sale of an asset
  • What to do if depreciation has been missed for a month
  • What to do if an asset has been recorded and processed inaccurately
  • How to re-index supplier and customer addresses

Intermediate Processing Purchase Orders from Product Records

  • Setting up purchase order defaults in Sage 50
  • Specifying different options, such as invoice numbering and default invoice format
  • How to set up and calculate discounts on invoices and purchase orders
  • How to create purchase orders and edit the item line

Purchase Orders (Part III), Stock Control and Monitoring (Part I)

  • How to amend deliveries
  • How to use the ‘Update ledgers' option for purchase orders
  • How to cancel, delete or reverse a purchase order
  • How to memorise and recall a purchase order

Stock Control and Monitoring (Part II)

  • How to incorporate stock adjustments using the FIFO or First-in-First-out rule
  • How to correct an incorrectly entered AI, using the exact method and the average cost price method in Sage 50
  • How to post stock out, using sales invoices, credits and sales orders
  • How to maintain stock levels, using the product shortfall and sales order shortfall options

Inventory and Stock Control (Part III); Bill of Materials

  • Important reasons why businesses need to incorporate adjustments
  • Assembly levels and link levels of products and sub-components
  • How to use the ‘Check bill of material' (BOM) feature to track stock availability
  • How to check the BOM to which a sub-component belongs, and deleting a BOM

Product Pricing (Part II), Discounts and Credit Notes

  • How to create and apply price lists
  • How to add products to a price list
  • How to select calculation and recalculation methods for price lists
  • How to import products into a customer price list

Discounts; How to Enter and Post a Credit Note

  • A brief overview of the importance of a pricing strategy.
  • Different types of discounts that can be set up in Sage 50
  • How to set up a ‘good customer discount'
  • How to set up early settlement and quantity discounts

Sales Order Processing and Completion; Audit Trail and Credit Control

  • How to enter sales orders
  • How to despatch a sales order
  • How to view and interpret despatch information
  • How to allocate stocks and complete a sales order

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

About this Course

Get ICB Affiliate Bookkeeping (B1 B2 B3), ICB Associate Bookkeeping and Accounts (BA4 BA5 BA6 BA7), Sage IAB Computerised Accounting for Business, CIMA Accredited Sage 50, Sage intermediate, and Higher Sage 50 in this Bundle

1. ICB Affiliate Bookkeeping (B1 B2 B3): Discover the fundamental principles of single and double entry bookkeeping

Discover the fundamental principles of single and double entry bookkeeping, and learn practical skills that can be applied to any business that uses either a manual or a computerised bookkeeping system. No prior knowledge or training is necessary. However, students should ideally possess a basic understanding of numeracy in order to fully benefit from the course syllabus, and maximise their chances of gaining the Level II Certificate.

This course is ideally suited to:

  • Employees who work in the accounting department of a business/company/organisation.
  • Small business owners who are responsible for their own accountancy/bookkeeping.
  • Employees who wish to embark on a new career path as an Assistant Bookkeeper.
  • Students who wish to learn a new set of skills, enhance their existing knowledge base and boost their current career prospects.

The course consists of 3 online assessments that test students' grasp of theoretical knowledge, as well as their level of practical bookkeeping skills. Students can access these assessments online (as well as a whole host of other innovating educational features), so they can choose to learn either at home or in the workplace.

Students who successfully complete the 3 assessments gain the Level II Certificate in Bookkeeping, which allows them to work in the role of Assistant Bookkeeper and qualifies them to perform the following duties while under supervision:

  • Create an efficient and effective computerised bookkeeping system within their place of work.
  • Apply postings from prime entry books and source documents to ledger accounts.
  • Keep records of all transactions that take place in their place of work to the appropriate industry standard.

2. ICB Associate Bookkeeping and Accounts (BA4 BA5 BA6 BA7): Discover how to prepare ledger accounts and control accounts

Discover how to prepare ledger accounts and control accounts, reconcile bank statements with company ledgers and prepare VAT Returns and reconciliations for a vast range of businesses. You will also learn how to post end of year adjustments and prepare final accounts for non-incorporated businesses in a confident and efficient manner. You will achieve the Level III Certificate in Bookkeeping and Accounts in this practical and interesting online distance-learning course.

Achieving the Level III Certificate allows successful candidates to prepare and manage the final accounts for sole traders, registered partnerships and non-profit organisations. The knowledge and skills students acquire on this course are relevant and applicable within businesses that use both traditional and digitalised accounting systems.

This course is an ideal next-level training option for:

  • Candidates who have already successfully completed the Level II Certificate in Bookkeeping and Accounts course, or have achieved an equivalent qualification with a registered governing body.
  • Students whose jobs require them to carry out the role of a chartered bookkeeper, whether in an employed or self-employed capacity.
  • Anyone who wishes to enhance their practical knowledge of bookkeeping and accounts in order to increase their current employment options, and climb the next step up their chosen career ladder.

This course is accredited by the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers, who are committed to providing a globally renowned and outstanding service to businesses from all across the world. Students who successfully complete this course achieve an industry-recognised Level III qualification in bookkeeping and accountancy. They also gain the reassurance of knowing that they are being taught to the highest of professional and educational standards.

3. Sage IAB Computerised Accounting for Business: Invest in your future as an IAB trained accountant

Learn more about business accounting, without worrying about how overwhelming it might be, with this easy to follow online course suitable for complete beginners. Whether you’re looking to get ahead in accountancy as a business owner, a prospective employee or for personal use, this comprehensive IAB course is a great place to start.

No matter how large or small, every business will need an accounting element. Step into the 21st century and explore how computerised accounting can be fast, simple, thorough and accurate. If you’re a key player within a business, you will undoubtedly wish to know more about how well your business is performing. Learn how, with this course, which will help you to leap into the world of accounting and balancing your books with ease.

Accounting for Beginners

If you’re new to the accounting industry, or you’d like to gain computerised accountancy skills to further your professional development, this Level 1 IAB course offers a thorough syllabus for beginners. Learn the fundamental elements of accountancy, and grasp the first principles of double entry bookkeeping. Learn how these principles work within popular Sage software, and hone your new-found skills with the help of visual representations, activities and self-study tutorials as you progress through the learning elements at your own pace over a 12 month period.

Turn a Page in your Career

By developing your accountancy skills, you can turn the page to a new chapter in your working life. Accounts are part of any business’ mainframe and understanding the core principles can help you to ensure that you are the person managing them with accuracy and proficiency.

4. CIMA Accredited Sage 50: Learn how to get maximum benefit from Sage

This course, combined with CIMA Accredited Sage Certificate - Higher provides the full range of skills required by businesses to perform accounting functions in the most effective and efficient manner using the most up to date version of Sage 50 Accounts Professional. (This is the premium of the Sage 50 suite and retails at over £1,200).

You will learn how to get maximum benefit from Sage and the powerful information that is available, taking you into every area of the software to use the maximum functionality.

Gaining a CIMA accredited Sage certificate demonstrates your knowledge and understanding of the power of Sage 50 Accounts.

This CIMA accredited Sage certificate provides a benchmarked standard that employers trust. The course materials and activities are provided online so you can study at times and locations that are convenient for you. The course is self-contained with self-assessments and a practice test followed by a final online assessment.

5. Sage intermediate: Unlock your ability to take your career up a level

Streamlining a business often involves a string of complex tasks and processes, and it’s these functions that helps you manage a business successfully. Sage 50 Accounts software is one of the must-have tools for business, and completing this intermediate course will take your skills and knowledge of all the useful accounting functions it contains to the next level.

Features Of The Course

Sage 50 Accounts has a varied range of accounting functions that will prove useful in everyday business operations. Across the ten modules you’ll gain an understanding of these tools, and how to use them, including how to manage cheques and remittance, recording stock deliveries, creating price lists and service invoices, and how to manage stock adjustments.

Why Choose This Course?

This course is recommended to anyone who has completed the Sage 50 Beginners Diploma Course, but there are no other entry requirements, so it is an ideal fit for anyone with their own business, or looking to take up a new role in finance or business management and administration. Gaining a solid understanding of computerised accounting and invoicing could help you become self-sufficient in accounting, or provide this service to other companies.

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. 12 month access to course materials
  3. Study as many courses as you want
  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

Course Delivery

Accredited bookkeeping courses are accessed online via our learning management system by any device including PC, tablet or Smart Phone. Upon purchase an automated welcome email will be sent to you (please check your junk email inbox if not received as this is an automated email), in order for you to access your online course, which is Available 24/7 on any computer or smart mobile device. 

Recognition & Accreditation

Upon completion of each Courses for Success assessment, you will receive a certificate per course. An accredited certificate from the awarding body relating to your course.

The ICB Affiliate Bookkeeping (B1 B2 B3) Online 5 Course Bundle includes the following courses, below is a summary of each course: 

Course 1 - Certificate in ICB Affiliate Bookkeeping (B1 B2 B3) Online Course

Underpinning Knowledge

  • Understand the importance of adhering to a code of Professional Ethics
  • Understand the basic differences between the structures of different types of businesses
  • Understand the importance of legislation that applies to bookkeepers
  • Understand the basic elements of a contract
  • Understand the Accounting Equation
  • Understand the concept of reporting on a cash basis for income tax purposes
  • Identify the various methods of payments and receipts to and from a bank account
  • Understand the need for bank security
  • Understand the basic accounting concepts

Business Documents

  • Understand the purpose and range of business documents.
  • Understand the need to accurately prepare business documents for goods supplied
  • Understand the need to check business documents received

Ledger accounts and the division of the ledger

  • Understand the purpose of, and make entries into, the ledger accounts
  • Use a set of control accounts in the ledgers

Books of prime entry

  • Understand the purpose of, and make entries into, the books of prime entry

Accounting for VAT

  • Understand the process of dealing with and accounting for VAT in the ledgers.

Making and receiving payments

  • Understand the use of an analysed cash book
  • Understand the purpose and need to record petty cash
  • Understand the purpose and use of the two and three column cash books

Trial Balance

  • Understand the purpose and use of the trial balance.

Use a computerised accounts package

  • Health and Safety
  • Business Set Up
  • Processing Nominal Ledger and Subsidiary Ledger Accounts
  • Generate reports

Course 2 - Certificate in ICB Associate Bookkeeping and Accounts (BA4 BA5 BA6 BA7) Online Course

Underpinning knowledge

  • Understand the importance of adhering to a code of ethical principles
  • Understand when and how to take appropriate action to cope with unethical behaviour
  • Understand the legal differences between the structures of various types of businesses
  • Understand the main accounting concepts that apply
  • Understand the different rules that apply when processing VAT transactions

Reconciliation of accounts and correction of errors

  • Reconcile supplier statements
  • Prepare a bank reconciliation statement.
  • Use control accounts to reconcile sales and purchase ledgers
  • Understand the need to correct errors

VAT Returns

  • Reconcile the VAT account
  • Complete a VAT return

Calculate and post adjustments to the ledgers

  • Calculate depreciation
  • Account for the disposal of fixed assets
  • Understand the need to allow for adjustments to the accounts

Final accounts of non-incorporated businesses

  • Prepare a set of final accounts for a sole trader from a given trial balance
  • Prepare a set of final accounts for ‘not-for-profit’ organisations
  • Prepare a set of final accounts for a partnership

Course 3 - Certificate in Sage IAB Computerised Accounting for Business Online Course

  • Learning Outcomes and Assessment Criteria
  • Installation Instructions
  • Screen Shots, Tasks and Activities
  • Working through the Units
  • Setting up a New Company
  • Backing Up and Restoring Data
  • Customise your Company
  • How to Use Practice Data
  • Helpful Information Using Sage
  • Tax Codes within Sage
  • The Ledgers and Sage Nominal Codes
  • Creating a Chart of Accounts to Suit Company Requirements
  • Creating Customer and Supplier Account Codes and Records
  • Making Error Corrections and Deleting Transactions
  • Customer Invoices Using Batch Entry
  • Customer Credit Notes Using Batch Entry
  • Sales Invoice Day Book in Sage
  • Sales Credit Day Book in Sage
  • Supplier Invoices Using Batch Entry
  • Supplier Credit Notes Using Batch Entry
  • Purchase Invoice Day Book in Sage
  • Purchase Credit Day Book in Sage
  • The Opening Bank Cash Book Balance (The Bank Account)
  • Entering Customer Receipts
  • Customer Receipts Reports
  • Printing a Customer Statement
  • Entering Supplier Payments
  • Supplier Payments Reports
  • Printing a Remittance Advice
  • Process Bank Transactions Not In Customers or Suppliers Ledgers
  • Transferring Money Between Accounts
  • Bank Reconciliation
  • Printing a Bank Statement Report
  • Petty Cash Transactions
  • Reconciling the Petty Cash Account
  • The Trial Balance
  • Bradline Confections Complete Activity

Course 4 - Certificate in CIMA Accredited Sage 50 Online Course

Introduction Unit

  • Sage 50 Accounts Professional Installation Instructions
  • Screenshots, Tasks and Activities
  • Working through the Units
  • Setting up a New Company
  • Backing Up and Restoring Data
  • Customise your Company
  • How to Use Practice Data
  • Helpful Information Using Sage
  • Tax Codes within Sage
  • The Ledgers and Sage Nominal Codes
  • Creating a Chart of Accounts to Suit Company Requirements
  • Creating Department Codes

Unit One

  • Creating Customer and Supplier Account Codes and Records
  • Making Error Corrections and Deleting Transactions
  • Producing Sales Invoices
  • Producing a Sales Credit Note
  • Customer Invoices Using Batch Entry
  • Customer Credit Notes Using Batch Entry
  • Sales Invoice Day Book in Sage
  • Sales Credit Day Book in Sage
  • Entering Customer Receipts
  • Printing a Customer Statement
  • Supplier Invoices Using Batch Entry
  • Supplier Credit Notes Using Batch Entry
  • Purchase Invoice Day Book in Sage
  • Purchase Credit Day Book in Sage
  • Entering Supplier Payments
  • Printing a Remittance Advice
  • Trade and Settlement Discounts
  • Setting Up and Using Email Invoice and Statement Features

Unit Two

  • Working Through Unit Two
  • The Opening Bank Cash Book Balance (The Bank Account)
  • Creating a New Bank Account
  • Process Bank Transactions Not In Customers Or Suppliers Ledgers
  • Transferring Money Between Accounts
  • Recurring Entries
  • Bank Reconciliation
  • Refunds and Returned Cheques
  • Contra Entries
  • Petty Cash Transactions
  • Reconciling the Petty Cash Account
  • The Cash Register

Unit Three

  • Working Through Unit Three
  • Entering Opening Debtor Balances
  • Entering Opening Creditor Balances
  • The Use of the Journal in Sage
  • Making Journal Entries
  • Entering Nominal Ledger Opening Balances
  • Use of the Suspense Account
  • Correcting Departmental Posting Errors
  • Journal Entries for Direct and Indirect Labour
  • Glossary of Accounting Terms

Unit Four

  • Screenshots, Tasks and Activities
  • Working Through Unit Four
  • Monitor and Analyse Customer Accounts for Credit Control
  • Supplier Activities and Aged Reports
  • Debtors and Creditors Control Accounts
  • VAT Returns and The Government Gateway
  • To Process a VAT Return
  • EC Purchases and EC Sales
  • EC Sales List
  • Intrastat
  • Bad Debt Write Off and Provision for Doubtful Debts
  • The Trial Balance
  • Errors in the Trial Balance

Unit Five

  • Working Through Unit Five
  • Maintaining the Security Of Data
  • Types of Backup Files and Storage
  • Set Access Rights for a Secure Operating System
  • Prepare and Process Month End Routine
  • Management Reporting
  • Other Comparative Reports available in Sage
  • Exporting Data and Linking to Other Systems

Unit Six

  • Working Through Unit Six
  • Introduction to Costs and Income (for students)
  • Cost Centres and Profit Centres
  • Coding Using Sage
  • Departmental Coding
  • Variance Analysis
  • Budget Control
  • Stock Valuation and Stock Control
  • Accounting for Movements in WIP and Finished Goods
  • Project Costing using Cost Codes and Resources
  • Glossary of Accounting Terms

Course 5 - Certificate in Sage intermediate Online Course

Getting started with the Intermediate Course, Accruals and Prepayments

  • Understanding the concept of accruals and prepayments
  • How to set up prepayments and accruals in Sage 50
  • How to run month end accounts
  • How to post manual entries in the prepayment journal and the reversal

Fixed Assets and Depreciation (I)

  • Understanding fixed assets and depreciation
  • How to set up a fixed asset record in Sage 50
  • Three methods of calculating depreciation in Sage 50
  • How to post a fixed asset record based on hire purchase, and perform asset valuation

Fixed Assets and Depreciation (Part II), Customer and Supplier Addresses and Purchase Orders (Part I)

  • How to use the Asset Disposal Wizard and record sale of an asset
  • What to do if depreciation has been missed for a month
  • What to do if an asset has been recorded and processed inaccurately
  • How to re-index supplier and customer addresses

Intermediate Processing Purchase Orders from Product Records

  • Setting up purchase order defaults in Sage 50
  • Specifying different options, such as invoice numbering and default invoice format
  • How to set up and calculate discounts on invoices and purchase orders
  • How to create purchase orders and edit the item line

Purchase Orders (Part III), Stock Control and Monitoring (Part I)

  • How to amend deliveries
  • How to use the ‘Update ledgers' option for purchase orders
  • How to cancel, delete or reverse a purchase order
  • How to memorise and recall a purchase order

Stock Control and Monitoring (Part II)

  • How to incorporate stock adjustments using the FIFO or First-in-First-out rule
  • How to correct an incorrectly entered AI, using the exact method and the average cost price method in Sage 50
  • How to post stock out, using sales invoices, credits and sales orders
  • How to maintain stock levels, using the product shortfall and sales order shortfall options

Inventory and Stock Control (Part III); Bill of Materials

  • Important reasons why businesses need to incorporate adjustments
  • Assembly levels and link levels of products and sub-components
  • How to use the ‘Check bill of material' (BOM) feature to track stock availability
  • How to check the BOM to which a sub-component belongs, and deleting a BOM

Product Pricing (Part II), Discounts and Credit Notes

  • How to create and apply price lists
  • How to add products to a price list
  • How to select calculation and recalculation methods for price lists
  • How to import products into a customer price list

Discounts; How to Enter and Post a Credit Note

  • A brief overview of the importance of a pricing strategy.
  • Different types of discounts that can be set up in Sage 50
  • How to set up a ‘good customer discount'
  • How to set up early settlement and quantity discounts

Sales Order Processing and Completion; Audit Trail and Credit Control

  • How to enter sales orders
  • How to despatch a sales order
  • How to view and interpret despatch information
  • How to allocate stocks and complete a sales order

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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Course Summary

Course ID No.: 006ECIA5CB
Delivery Mode: Online
Course Access: 12 Months
Time required: Study at your own pace
Assessments: Yes
Qualification: Certificate

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