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Modules

This course will provide an overview of the accounting equation and the basic principles underlying the double entry system of accounting. It will include but not be limited to the function and purpose of accounting and its key concepts, a look at the principal qualitative characteristics and their effect on financial statements, and the basic and expanded accounting equation and its connection to the double-entry method of accounting. 

This course will take a close look at the purpose of financial statements, and will include but not be limited to the Profit & Loss Statement and the Balance Sheet and how to prepare these statements, the purpose of inventory and the two common inventory systems, how to prepare journal entries, and how to calculate the year-end stock adjustment. 

In this course, you will be introduced to the fundamentals of Value Added Tax (VAT) with regard to small businesses. It’ll discuss the requirements for registering for VAT, invoicing, record keeping, filing and paying VAT, and implications of errors, VAT fraud, and VAT interest & penalties.

This course provides an introduction to the fundamentals of income tax with regard to small businesses. It will include but not be limited to the concept of assessable income and allowable deductions, how to calculate the income tax liability and income tax payable for an entity, and the accepted home office expense calculation. 

This course explains the fundamentals of payroll with regards to small businesses, with a focus on the employer responsibilities and obligations towards the various employee types. You’ll look at PAYE, Universal Social Charge (USC) and more.

This course will provide an introduction to effective business marketing and social media, including but not limited to the benefits and two main types of market research, methods for using target marketing, the importance of competitor analysis, the core elements of the marketing mix and the use of social media as a marketing tool. 

This course will take a close look at the preparation of budgets, forecasts and cash flow management, including but not limited to the purpose of a budget and forecast, the importance and advantages of budgeting, how to prepare a budget and how to compare actual results with analyse variances as well as a look at the cash conversion cycle. 

This course will take a close look at financial statement analysis, including but not limited to how to analyse trends, how to calculate ratios and how to analyse the results. 

This course will provide an overview of how to use Xero, including but not limited to the benefits of using Xero and cloud computing, Bank Reconciliation & Managing Accounts in Xero, Xero Sales, Invoicing, Quotes & Inventory, plus Purchases & Bills. 

Sage One is a family of online accounts software that helps you manage your business finances. Designed for UK businesses, there’s a range of options to help you manage your business. We will be focusing on Sage One Accounts in this course.

 
 
 

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There are no entry requirements or pre-requisites to enrol into this course. You can enrol online directly by selecting your course and clicking on “Enrol Now” and follow the prompts. Alternatively, you can enrol over the phone with our friendly student advisors. Give them a call on 01 437 8559 or email them at info@careeracademy.ie

This course costs €499 or only €25 per week on a no deposit, interest free payment plan. Click here to get started now.

This course takes approximately 140 hours, and you’ll have up to 6 months to complete. Study in your own time, at your own pace. Most of The Career Academy courses are designed so that you do one module a week. But if life gets busy you can take longer and even apply for a course extension if you need more time.

Upon the completion of this course, you can obtain a job as a Business Manager. These jobs in Ireland earn approximately €57,833 per year but can be as high as €83,521 per year. (Payscale)

Contact a friendly student advisor on 01 437 8559 to find out about potential career outcomes and see where our courses can take you. Employers also constantly approach The Career Academy looking for students and employers also advertise jobs in the Career Centre (available once you enrol). You’ll also receive a FREE CV review.

This qualification is Internationally recognised. Our qualifications are highly sought after by employers around the world and accredited by global industry bodies such as ICOES.

Your course will be delivered through our online learning platform. You can access our online learning platform from any web browser 24/7 so you can work whenever and wherever you want. You can also interact with your tutors and other students within the learning environment. Online learning allows you to make the best use of your time and puts all the resources you need at your fingertips. There are no set course start dates, you can start whenever you are ready. Your tutors and student services will check in on your progress and help you every step of the way.

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