Bookkeeping Business Pathway Course Guide
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Bookkeeping Business Pathway Course Guide
Certificate in Bookkeeping
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 difference between the general journal and the general ledger, the chart of accounts, and fundamental rules in respect of when to debit or credit an account. It will include but not be limited to the definition and purpose of general journals, account categories, and how to prepare journal entries.
This course will provide an introduction to the General Ledger and the Trial Balance, and will include but not be limited to the process of posting source journals to the general ledger, how to calculate closing balances of general ledger accounts, as well as the purpose of a trial balance and how to prepare one.
This course will provide an introduction and overview of depreciation and will include but not be limited to the purpose of depreciation, how to calculate depreciation and the different calculation methods, as well as how to prepare journal entries using the straight-line method or the diminishing balance method.
This course will provide an introduction to cash basis and accruals basis accounting concepts, and will include but not be limited to an overview of adjusting entries, a look at the key adjusting entries that need to be made at the end of the financial year, and how to prepare the balance day adjustments for a range of adjusting entries.
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.
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 Purchase & Bills.
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.
Start your own Business
This course will provide an introduction to setting up a business, including but not limited to the various types of business structures, how to define a business using a mission statement, identifying target markets, start-up costs and how to calculate a minimum charge out rate.
This course will provide an introduction and overview of all of the tools, information and activities needed to build a business plan, including but not limited to how to get started in business, understanding markets and developing a business plan.
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 look how to plan for profit and will include but not be limited to the difference between the cost and price of products and services, the various cost categories and the process involved in costing products and services, as well as the importance of the break-even point.
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.
After completing the above courses/modules, you’ll receive one hour of mentoring from our experienced and knowledgeable business mentors. They’re there to answer your questions and provide insight into how you can turn the practical skills you’ve learnt into a fully-fledged business.
Here’s why they chose us:
" As soon as I upgraded my CV, I was invited for a job interview and got the job! "
" Following the completion of this course I have been successful in being offered an Administration role which involves some training courses "
" You wanted me to let you know how I got on with any interviews. I got an office admin role!!! So glad to did the course. "
The Career Academy has given me the opportunity not only to educate myself with accounting software programs but to also receive certification from the software company themselves. It looks amazing on my resume and has opened up so many more job opportunities
FAQs about this course
This course costs €999.00 or only €25 per week on a no-deposit, interest-free payment plan. Click here to get started now.
This course takes approximately 220 hours, and you’ll have up to 18 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 apply for a course extension if you need more time.
Upon completing this course, you could obtain work as a Bookkeeper, Office Administrator, Financial Controller or Payroll Administrator.
Contact a friendly student advisor on 01 437 8559 to learn about potential career outcomes and where our courses could take you. You’ll also receive a FREE CV review.
Your course is delivered through our online learning platform, which you can access from any web browser 24/7 to 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 necessary resources at your fingertips. There are no set course start dates; you can start whenever you are ready, and your tutors and student services will check in on your progress and help you every step of the way.
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Absolutely! You’ve got a 14-day cooling-off period (trial period) at the start of your course. Take that time to review all your learning material and get a feel for online learning. If you decide the course isn’t for you within the trial period, you’ll get a full money-back guarantee*.
Complete the Bookkeeping Business Pathway to set up and launch your bookkeeping career with the option to freelance, subcontract or create your own bookkeeping business. You’ll learn proven, practical skills to help you generate new clients, increase sales and profit, and scale your business. Take a step towards starting a bookkeeping business with our Certificate in Bookkeeping and Start your Own Business Program.