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Introduction to Accounting Basics Course Guide

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Introduction to Accounting Basics Course Guide


This course provides an introduction to the main business types and structures, and will include but not be limited to the definition of a business, the various business types, how they are structured and their functions.
This course will provide an introduction and basic overview of accounting and how it is used within a business. It will include but not be limited to the definition of accounting, the function of accounting equation and a look at a range of accounts and how they are classified.
This course will provide an introduction to a range of business transactions and will include but not be limited to the definitions of key words within various transactions, identifying what an invoice is, and the importance of keeping business transaction records.
This course will take a close look at accounts and their definitions, including but not limited to the expanding accounting equation, definitions for a range of accounts and their classifications, as well as the calculation for Owner’s Equity closing balance.
This course will provide an introduction to how different business transactions affect accounts, including but not limited to identifying accounts as debit or credit accounts, recognising if a debit or credit transaction increases or decreases an account, and identifying what accounts make up a Balance Sheet.
This course will provide an introduction to Financial Statements and their importance to a business, and will include but not be limited to identifying what Financial Statements are, the function of the Trial Balance, and the function of the Balance Sheet and Income Statement.
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There are no entry requirements or prerequisites to enrol on this course. You can enrol online directly by clicking on “Enrol Now” and following the prompts.  

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This course costs €199.00 or only €25 per week on a no-deposit, interest-free payment plan. Click here to get started now. 

This course takes approximately 40 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 apply for a course extension if you need more time.

Upon completing this course, you could obtain work as an Accounting Technician, 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*.

If you are a beginner, this accounting course is the perfect introduction. You’ll learn the accounting basics and gain an introductory certificate recognised by employers. You could also save money on accounting fees by learning to manage your own business accounts.

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After enrolling, you’ll receive an 14-day cooling off period (or trial period). If you decide the course isn’t for you within the trial period, you’ll get a full money back guarantee*.

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