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Study Basic Bookkeeping Course, Understand and Implement Basic Bookkeeping Principles

We make it simple for you! Learn the fundamentals of balancing your books and develop the skills to professionally handle finances without needing to get a degree in accounting or a bookkeeping diploma, with the Courses for Success Basic Bookkeeping Course!

Our Basic Bookkeeping course will give you all the skills required to record business transactions accurately, from accounting basics to business administration. More importantly, our course provides essential information that is easy to apply in real situations. So, our comprehensive certificate program  gives you all of the bookkeeping knowledge and accounting fundamentals you need to help you manage all important financial matters.

By studying our Basic Online Bookkeeping Course, you will learn how to handle financial matters clearly through easy-to-follow video training sessions and online modules. At Courses For Success, our training programs have been carefully developed by leading professionals and validated by industry experts to guarantee you are getting the most up-to-date experience. By enrolling in this online bookkeeping class, you can be confident you are getting the best education possible.  

What you will learn with our Basic Bookkeeping Course

  • Have an understanding of bookkeeping basic terms and build strong accounting foundations
  • Be able to recognize the different foundations bookkeeping methods, including 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 financial business movements using a journal entry and general ledger
  • Read, understand and use a balance sheet
  • Recognize the different types of financial transactions and financial statements
  • Understand the importance of creating and monitoring a budget
  • Understand the principles of internal and external auditing

Basic Bookkeeping Online Course - Requirements

The Basic Bookkeeping Online Certificate Course is delivered 100 percent online 24/7 and only takes 6 to 8 hours of study to complete, providing invaluable career training to future certified public bookkeepers and business owners in no time.

To successfully complete this course, a student must:

  • Have access to the internet and the necessary technical skills to navigate the online learning resources
  • Have access to any mobile device with internet connectivity (laptop, desktop, tablet)
  • Be a self-directed learner
  • Possess sound language and literacy skills

Quick Course Facts

  1. Course content is structured for easy comprehension
  2. Approximately 6 to 8 hours of study is needed to complete the course
  3. Registered students gain unrestricted lifetime access to the Basic Bookkeeping Online Certificate Course
  4. All course material is available online 24/7 and can be accessed using any device
  5. Study online from anywhere in your own time at your own pace
  6. All students who complete the course will be awarded a certificate of completion

Basic Bookkeeping Online Certificate Course - Outline

Module One – Introduction

Module Two – Basic Terminology (Part 1)
The first section of the online bookkeeping certificate course introduces you to basic accounting and bookkeeping terminologies. Some of these terms may be familiar to people who already perform simple accounting tasks, manage a small business, or work in human resources, and are a necessary starting point for those learning bookkeeping and hoping to embark on a career in bookkeeping.
 
Balance Sheet

A balance sheet is a financial statement that gives you an overview of the assets, liabilities, and owner's equity at a specific point in time. An example balance sheet usually contains information on:

  • Monthly Payments
  • Assets
  • Liabilities
  • Equity
  • Income Statement
  • Revenue
  • Cost of Goods Sold
  • Expenses
  • Accounting Period

Module Three - Basic Terminology (Part 2)

In this section of your bookkeeping class, we take a look at some advanced accounting terms you need to know. This will give you a better understanding of the different processes involved in bookkeeping and online accounting.

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

Module Four - Accounting Methods

After getting an overview of the basic bookkeeping and accounting terminologies, you will now learn about different accounting methods and payment options for cash, debit and credit transactions. Whether our students want to go into financial accounting, become auditing clerks, or simply learn the ropes to enhance their business management, this is an essential part of bookkeeping training.

In this module, we will be starting with topics of cash and accrual. This is a simple concept that allows you to record the sale or purchase of an item even if you haven’t received payment.

Cash Method

This accounting method means that you will only record the money once you receive it. An example of this includes recording a cash deposit once the bank receives your cash.

Accrual Method

This method of accounting records income or expenses incurred, regardless of when the actual cash is received or paid. Workdays, for example, are recorded and considered earned income whether the worker has yet to receive the salary.

Module Five – Keeping Track of your Business

In this module, you will learn the importance of keeping track of your business and how it can be very valuable in both the short run and long run. By keeping track of your business, you will learn how to handle your customers, capital, and all the essential details that help to keep your business afloat. These are similar to the skills you might learn in an accounting course or bookkeeping bachelor's degree, and include:

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

You will also learn the most professional way to request info that is needed to complete your records.

Module Six - Understanding the Balance Sheet

In this part of the basic bookkeeping training class, we will discuss the accounting equation, double-entry accounting, types of assets, types of liabilities, and equity. You will also learn the importance of balance sheets and organization.

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

Module Seven - Other Financial Statements

This module introduces you to other bookkeeping and accounting concepts. These include the income statement, cash flow statement, capital statement, and budget versus actual. After this part of the course, you will have a better understanding of how to use these methods to run your business more efficiently.
 
Income Statement

An income statement summarizes the amounts of revenue earned and the expenses incurred by your business over a specific period of time. This gives you an overview of revenues and expenditures over a fiscal quarter of year.
 
Cash Flow Statement

The cash flow statement provides information on where the source of the money and how the money was spent during a specific time period. This is critical since it allows you to track its origin, by indicating which types of transactions help create cash flow.

  • Operating cash flow
  • Outbound cash flow
  • Inbound cash flow

Capital Statement

The capital statement contains information on the items that are going to last for longer than one year, like the long term assets of the business. The capital statement keeps track of the owner's account prior, current, and ending balance.

Budget vs. Actual

Budgets are created to help businesses plan for the future and control the long term operations and spending of the company. Past financial statements, for example, can be used as a basis for determining which works and doesn't work.

Actuals refers to revenues or expenses incurred whether or not the cash for these have been received.

Module Eight – Payroll Accounting/Terminology

In this module, we will be discussing several accounting methods and terminologies used in reference to your employees. By completing this part of the course, you will be familiar with all the terms we will be discussing below and ready to hire new employees.

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

Module Nine – End of Period Procedures

In this module, you will be provided with some basic knowledge concerning depreciating your assets, reconciling cash, reconciling investment, working with the trial balance, bad debt, as well as posting adjustments and corrections.

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

Module Ten - Financial Planning, Budgeting, and Control

After learning all the important bookkeeping and accounting concepts, we now discuss the reasons for budgeting, creating a budget, and comparing budgets to actual expenses.

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

Module Eleven – Auditing

In this module, we will be discussing what an audit is, when, and why you audit, including internal and external audits.

What is an Audit?

An audit refers to the examination and accumulation of financial records to determine if such records and financial statements are following rules of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).

When and Why Would You Audit?

Audits ensure that everybody is on the same page and in accordance with the proper rules and regulations of the GAAP.

Internal

Internal audits are performed by someone hired by a company or within the company. These people need not be a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).

External

External audits are done periodically by an independent entity or one outside of the company. This is to determine if accounts are accurate and complete. All audits are prepared in accordance with the regulations of the GAAP. It ensures that financial records have been done fairly and appropriately.

Module Twelve - Wrapping Up

Your introduction to bookkeeping will wrap up with an assessment, so you can test whether or not you’re ready to take a look at your business’s charts of accounts or go on to complete more advanced online bookkeeping courses. In advanced study, you will learn more about bookkeeping software, accounting software, and other bookkeeping programs such as QuickBooks online.

Upon completion of the Courses For Success Basic Bookkeeping Course, some of our students may even go on to pursue degree programs, careers diplomas, or courses hosted by the National Bookkeepers Association with their newly acquired foundational knowledge.

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 they can obtain their qualifications sooner. We provide all of the information that would be covered in classes at career institutes or by an accounting coach, but through online programs that allow learners to complete their distance education in their own time.

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.

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:

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 4 out of 5 stars

Megan Grant

4 November 2021 10:58:47 AM

Very informative,
great refresher

MELISSA DUNSTAN

30 October 2021 02:03:22 PM

This course was really easy to follow and understand what I was reading. I now have a better understanding of what to apply.

Deng John Madol

7 October 2021 01:57:10 PM

The course is very helpful refreshing my know of accounting.

Nicole Erasmus

21 August 2021 06:25:26 PM

Course was written very well, there wasn't a time where I felt I am being bored. I actually enjoyed taking this course and thought it was very informative. 5/5 star review.

Kara McLeod

18 July 2021 02:26:03 PM

Thank you

Kara McLeod

22 June 2021 03:35:50 PM

Learnt a lot as I knew nothing and in Book Keeping, not everything is common sense only. It was a worthwhile course.

Nicole Walker

22 June 2021 05:09:10 AM

Fantastic course. Great basis for bookkeeping knowledge.

Steve Woodard

17 June 2021 04:48:04 PM

The multiple modalities for learning were appreciated.

Demetria Coleman

12 May 2021 05:30:02 AM

I enjoyed taking this course.

Brynn Jones

1 April 2021 03:44:42 AM

Very helpful wording and modules!

Janet Cardenas

10 January 2021 09:06:12 AM

The course is broken down to fully understand the entire course.

Janet Cardenas

10 January 2021 08:18:09 AM

Easy and broken down to allow a great understanding of the course!

robyn wilson

12 December 2020 06:24:08 PM

it was very good and very easy to understand

Emma O'Rourke

26 November 2020 02:25:32 AM

very informative course

Emma O'Rourke

26 November 2020 01:35:28 AM

Great course.

Sylvie Eymin

7 October 2020 09:43:03 PM

Easy to start with

Lori Hansen

5 October 2020 09:15:41 AM

Very concise and simple to understand. Would like to continue taking more online classes to further my knowledge in bookkeeping/accounting.

Tee Falani

25 September 2020 11:57:54 AM

Very informative course.

THI BINH PHAN

15 September 2020 07:23:11 PM

Thanks for providing this course.i twas very interested and helpful.

Nice to go through it

Tracy Pecek

11 September 2020 09:56:25 AM

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About this Course

Study Basic Bookkeeping Course, Understand and Implement Basic Bookkeeping Principles

We make it simple for you! Learn the fundamentals of balancing your books and develop the skills to professionally handle finances without needing to get a degree in accounting or a bookkeeping diploma, with the Courses for Success Basic Bookkeeping Course!

Our Basic Bookkeeping course will give you all the skills required to record business transactions accurately, from accounting basics to business administration. More importantly, our course provides essential information that is easy to apply in real situations. So, our comprehensive certificate program  gives you all of the bookkeeping knowledge and accounting fundamentals you need to help you manage all important financial matters.

By studying our Basic Online Bookkeeping Course, you will learn how to handle financial matters clearly through easy-to-follow video training sessions and online modules. At Courses For Success, our training programs have been carefully developed by leading professionals and validated by industry experts to guarantee you are getting the most up-to-date experience. By enrolling in this online bookkeeping class, you can be confident you are getting the best education possible.  

What you will learn with our Basic Bookkeeping Course

  • Have an understanding of bookkeeping basic terms and build strong accounting foundations
  • Be able to recognize the different foundations bookkeeping methods, including 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 financial business movements using a journal entry and general ledger
  • Read, understand and use a balance sheet
  • Recognize the different types of financial transactions and financial statements
  • Understand the importance of creating and monitoring a budget
  • Understand the principles of internal and external auditing

Basic Bookkeeping Online Course - Requirements

The Basic Bookkeeping Online Certificate Course is delivered 100 percent online 24/7 and only takes 6 to 8 hours of study to complete, providing invaluable career training to future certified public bookkeepers and business owners in no time.

To successfully complete this course, a student must:

  • Have access to the internet and the necessary technical skills to navigate the online learning resources
  • Have access to any mobile device with internet connectivity (laptop, desktop, tablet)
  • Be a self-directed learner
  • Possess sound language and literacy skills

Quick Course Facts

  1. Course content is structured for easy comprehension
  2. Approximately 6 to 8 hours of study is needed to complete the course
  3. Registered students gain unrestricted lifetime access to the Basic Bookkeeping Online Certificate Course
  4. All course material is available online 24/7 and can be accessed using any device
  5. Study online from anywhere in your own time at your own pace
  6. All students who complete the course will be awarded a certificate of completion

Basic Bookkeeping Online Certificate Course - Outline

Module One – Introduction

Module Two – Basic Terminology (Part 1)
The first section of the online bookkeeping certificate course introduces you to basic accounting and bookkeeping terminologies. Some of these terms may be familiar to people who already perform simple accounting tasks, manage a small business, or work in human resources, and are a necessary starting point for those learning bookkeeping and hoping to embark on a career in bookkeeping.
 
Balance Sheet

A balance sheet is a financial statement that gives you an overview of the assets, liabilities, and owner's equity at a specific point in time. An example balance sheet usually contains information on:

  • Monthly Payments
  • Assets
  • Liabilities
  • Equity
  • Income Statement
  • Revenue
  • Cost of Goods Sold
  • Expenses
  • Accounting Period

Module Three - Basic Terminology (Part 2)

In this section of your bookkeeping class, we take a look at some advanced accounting terms you need to know. This will give you a better understanding of the different processes involved in bookkeeping and online accounting.

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

Module Four - Accounting Methods

After getting an overview of the basic bookkeeping and accounting terminologies, you will now learn about different accounting methods and payment options for cash, debit and credit transactions. Whether our students want to go into financial accounting, become auditing clerks, or simply learn the ropes to enhance their business management, this is an essential part of bookkeeping training.

In this module, we will be starting with topics of cash and accrual. This is a simple concept that allows you to record the sale or purchase of an item even if you haven’t received payment.

Cash Method

This accounting method means that you will only record the money once you receive it. An example of this includes recording a cash deposit once the bank receives your cash.

Accrual Method

This method of accounting records income or expenses incurred, regardless of when the actual cash is received or paid. Workdays, for example, are recorded and considered earned income whether the worker has yet to receive the salary.

Module Five – Keeping Track of your Business

In this module, you will learn the importance of keeping track of your business and how it can be very valuable in both the short run and long run. By keeping track of your business, you will learn how to handle your customers, capital, and all the essential details that help to keep your business afloat. These are similar to the skills you might learn in an accounting course or bookkeeping bachelor's degree, and include:

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

You will also learn the most professional way to request info that is needed to complete your records.

Module Six - Understanding the Balance Sheet

In this part of the basic bookkeeping training class, we will discuss the accounting equation, double-entry accounting, types of assets, types of liabilities, and equity. You will also learn the importance of balance sheets and organization.

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

Module Seven - Other Financial Statements

This module introduces you to other bookkeeping and accounting concepts. These include the income statement, cash flow statement, capital statement, and budget versus actual. After this part of the course, you will have a better understanding of how to use these methods to run your business more efficiently.
 
Income Statement

An income statement summarizes the amounts of revenue earned and the expenses incurred by your business over a specific period of time. This gives you an overview of revenues and expenditures over a fiscal quarter of year.
 
Cash Flow Statement

The cash flow statement provides information on where the source of the money and how the money was spent during a specific time period. This is critical since it allows you to track its origin, by indicating which types of transactions help create cash flow.

  • Operating cash flow
  • Outbound cash flow
  • Inbound cash flow

Capital Statement

The capital statement contains information on the items that are going to last for longer than one year, like the long term assets of the business. The capital statement keeps track of the owner's account prior, current, and ending balance.

Budget vs. Actual

Budgets are created to help businesses plan for the future and control the long term operations and spending of the company. Past financial statements, for example, can be used as a basis for determining which works and doesn't work.

Actuals refers to revenues or expenses incurred whether or not the cash for these have been received.

Module Eight – Payroll Accounting/Terminology

In this module, we will be discussing several accounting methods and terminologies used in reference to your employees. By completing this part of the course, you will be familiar with all the terms we will be discussing below and ready to hire new employees.

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

Module Nine – End of Period Procedures

In this module, you will be provided with some basic knowledge concerning depreciating your assets, reconciling cash, reconciling investment, working with the trial balance, bad debt, as well as posting adjustments and corrections.

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

Module Ten - Financial Planning, Budgeting, and Control

After learning all the important bookkeeping and accounting concepts, we now discuss the reasons for budgeting, creating a budget, and comparing budgets to actual expenses.

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

Module Eleven – Auditing

In this module, we will be discussing what an audit is, when, and why you audit, including internal and external audits.

What is an Audit?

An audit refers to the examination and accumulation of financial records to determine if such records and financial statements are following rules of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).

When and Why Would You Audit?

Audits ensure that everybody is on the same page and in accordance with the proper rules and regulations of the GAAP.

Internal

Internal audits are performed by someone hired by a company or within the company. These people need not be a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).

External

External audits are done periodically by an independent entity or one outside of the company. This is to determine if accounts are accurate and complete. All audits are prepared in accordance with the regulations of the GAAP. It ensures that financial records have been done fairly and appropriately.

Module Twelve - Wrapping Up

Your introduction to bookkeeping will wrap up with an assessment, so you can test whether or not you’re ready to take a look at your business’s charts of accounts or go on to complete more advanced online bookkeeping courses. In advanced study, you will learn more about bookkeeping software, accounting software, and other bookkeeping programs such as QuickBooks online.

Upon completion of the Courses For Success Basic Bookkeeping Course, some of our students may even go on to pursue degree programs, careers diplomas, or courses hosted by the National Bookkeepers Association with their newly acquired foundational knowledge.

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 they can obtain their qualifications sooner. We provide all of the information that would be covered in classes at career institutes or by an accounting coach, but through online programs that allow learners to complete their distance education in their own time.

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.

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:

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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Megan Grant

4 November 2021 10:58:47 AM

Very informative,
great refresher

MELISSA DUNSTAN

30 October 2021 02:03:22 PM

This course was really easy to follow and understand what I was reading. I now have a better understanding of what to apply.

Deng John Madol

7 October 2021 01:57:10 PM

The course is very helpful refreshing my know of accounting.

Nicole Erasmus

21 August 2021 06:25:26 PM

Course was written very well, there wasn't a time where I felt I am being bored. I actually enjoyed taking this course and thought it was very informative. 5/5 star review.

Kara McLeod

18 July 2021 02:26:03 PM

Thank you

Kara McLeod

22 June 2021 03:35:50 PM

Learnt a lot as I knew nothing and in Book Keeping, not everything is common sense only. It was a worthwhile course.

Nicole Walker

22 June 2021 05:09:10 AM

Fantastic course. Great basis for bookkeeping knowledge.

Steve Woodard

17 June 2021 04:48:04 PM

The multiple modalities for learning were appreciated.

Demetria Coleman

12 May 2021 05:30:02 AM

I enjoyed taking this course.

Brynn Jones

1 April 2021 03:44:42 AM

Very helpful wording and modules!

Janet Cardenas

10 January 2021 09:06:12 AM

The course is broken down to fully understand the entire course.

Janet Cardenas

10 January 2021 08:18:09 AM

Easy and broken down to allow a great understanding of the course!

robyn wilson

12 December 2020 06:24:08 PM

it was very good and very easy to understand

Emma O'Rourke

26 November 2020 02:25:32 AM

very informative course

Emma O'Rourke

26 November 2020 01:35:28 AM

Great course.

Sylvie Eymin

7 October 2020 09:43:03 PM

Easy to start with

Lori Hansen

5 October 2020 09:15:41 AM

Very concise and simple to understand. Would like to continue taking more online classes to further my knowledge in bookkeeping/accounting.

Tee Falani

25 September 2020 11:57:54 AM

Very informative course.

THI BINH PHAN

15 September 2020 07:23:11 PM

Thanks for providing this course.i twas very interested and helpful.

Nice to go through it

Tracy Pecek

11 September 2020 09:56:25 AM

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This course is provided in English, however, due to the digital nature of our training, you can take your time studying the material and make use of tools such as google translate and Grammarly.

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All our courses are accessible online on any device. You may complete them at your own pace and at your own time.

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There is no time limit for completing this course, it can be studied in your own time at your own pace. Once you have purchased this course you will have unlimited lifetime access, meaning you can access this course whenever you want.

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All the required material for your course is included in the online system, you do not need to buy anything else.

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Yes, you will be required to complete a multiple-choice test online at the end of your course, you can do this test as many times as you require.

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You will receive a Certificate of Completion that is applicable worldwide, which demonstrates your commitment to learning new skills. You can share the certificate with your friends, relatives, co-workers and employers. Also, include it in your resume/CV, professional social media profiles and job applications.

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