ABKI1008 – Certificate in Small Business Accounting

Learn Accounting and Save Money!

Gain the practical accounting skills to manage your own small business accounts and save on accounting fees. Expand to manage the accounts for businesses other than your own, or use the skills gained here as a platform to kick-start your accounting career and stand out in the job market. No prior experience necessary.

Rated 4.55 out of 5 based on 49 customer ratings
(49 customer reviews)
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49 reviews for ABKI1008 – Certificate in Small Business Accounting

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Soraya Mandy Greenfield

    The best part of studying with the Career Academy was the amazing tutors. Blessings and Tracey are absolutely remarkable there help and guidance is amazing and are purely a massive asset to your team. The support and encouragement they give is amazing. I take my hat off to them. I loved learning online my busy crazy lifestyle. Learning two accounting software programs at the end of the Certificate Business management course, I believe is a massive ask to anyone. You just get your hear around one and then straight back to another.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Stella Hardiman


  3. Rated 3 out of 5

    Marie Lesley Nunn

    I enjoyed the flexibility of studying in my own time online. The course was interesting and certainly increased my knowledge and understanding of running a small business. When I sent an email question the response time was very prompt which I appreciated. Sometimes the wording explaining things or what was expected in assignments wasn’t always clear. Even down to little details such as on the finial assignment there is an Excel Cash Conversion cycle tracking sheet and I had to input the figures a column down as the formula was set up with the incorrect cell number. (I know it is only a tiny detail but it took me a few minutes to try and figure out why things weren’t adding up!)

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Carrie Robinson

    The Content is easy to read and the tutors are helpful

  5. Rated 4 out of 5

    Isaac Currie

    More resources for some questions Improvement: change the name to something that is more accounting based

  6. Rated 4 out of 5

    Lani Brewer

    I chose to study with the career academy because of all the courses i was offered it seemed like the best option The Financial Statements section of the course wasn't partoculary clear to follow and was very different to what we were learning at school

  7. Rated 4 out of 5

    Heeni Wilmshurst

    as it was an online course i could work at my own pace and fit the study into everyday life. plus being able to pay it off is great! it all seems pretty good to me

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    Trivana Moses

    I chose the Career Academy because it is a great fit for my lifestyle as a full-time mother and it is also affordable.
    I chose to study the course content within my own pace and own hours, its great!
    The tutors are also very helpful within help emails and assessment feedbacks, they also respond within a reasonable time and make sure you are getting the help you are seeking within your course material etc..

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    Natasha Gough

    The course worked for me as working full time, being able to the course in my own time.

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    Rochelle Dunn

    So far the tutor has been very helpful polite and inviting, the course so far has been a refreshing brain challenger.

  11. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jarryd Gibbs

    Very helpful as a year 13 student about to go into the workforce next year as it gives a clear insight as to the day to day running of a business.

  12. Rated 5 out of 5

    Brad Tunnicliffe

    The structure and user friendliness of the course, easy to understand course material and links to pertinent resources. Very responsive feedback and positive encouragement from tutors.

  13. Rated 4 out of 5

    Marie Shepherd

    I haven’t started either course yet. (Start date in a few months) But I am really impressed with the customer service in replying to queries and support given during enrollment and deciding which course were the best ones to take.

  14. Rated 4 out of 5

    Mokaeli Kauie

    I chose to study with the Career Academy knowing I don’t have to have a student loan and be in debt later on in life and knowing there is help online 24/7.

  15. Rated 4 out of 5

    Brendan Coates

    I haven’t required the help from any tutors yet as I’ve just started but it is a good course for starting out in business management

  16. Rated 5 out of 5

    George Hewetson

    The course is very interesting and can see how I could apply the knowledge even if I wasn’t managing a business.The tutors do an excellent job as I can ask them questions and they reply quickly. Thanks so much!!

  17. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jorden O’Brien

    My course is just starting to kick off and I’m enjoying studying again after not doing it for a couple of years. My tutors that I have dealt with so far have been great help and always fast at replying. Everything has been great!

  18. Rated 5 out of 5

    Sheena Smith

    I have only had the tutors call me a few times but they were pretty helpful. The best part of the course is the step-by-step instructions, particularly in the videos, because the visual explanation makes the content easier to understand. I am happy with the resources I have received from the Career Academy.

  19. Rated 5 out of 5

    Joel garton

    it is great but i think i could be better i we were given examples of what is expected of us in the assignments.

  20. Rated 4 out of 5

    Ngawaka Bluegum

    excellent tutors who give good comments

  21. Rated 5 out of 5

    Teigan Bill

    Most of the tutors are great and give great feedback which lets me know what I need to do better.

  22. Rated 5 out of 5

    Joel Garton

    What amazes me about this course is how quick the assignments are marked.

  23. Rated 5 out of 5

    Victoria Haley

    So far the course is amazing! Course material is easy to understand and interpret, the tutors are friendly and easy to reach when needed.

    A highly recommend to others thinking about studying!

  24. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jorden O’Brien

    So far, everything has been great. Every tutor and support person to that I have spoken to, in my short time studying with The Career Academy has been very helpful, polite and easy to talk too.

  25. Rated 5 out of 5

    Kayla Kaka

    The tutors are very helpful and supportive – I found the website for the course easy to use as well. I have recommended the Career Academy to my friends and family.

  26. Rated 5 out of 5

    Donna East

    Really helpful tutors and you can do it in your own time without added pressure.

  27. Rated 4 out of 5

    Velocette Callan

    Some of the course information needs to be looked over as there are spelling mistakes, and sometimes it can be hard to understand as there are a few times that only half a word is in there. Otherwise very good course.

  28. Rated 4 out of 5

    Sari Turley

    Good-but dont mark the assignments very quickly.

  29. Rated 5 out of 5

    Fyar Mcgregor

    this course is good getting my brain working.. i havent used tutors yet

  30. Rated 5 out of 5

    Carrie Mazey

    Great i love how i can work full time and do my studies when i get free time

  31. Rated 5 out of 5

    Lisa Washington

    Really good so far! Nice content and fast replies from tutors.

  32. Rated 5 out of 5

    Eric Reynolds

    Pretty good course, the tutors have been constructive in their feedback which I find helpful. I’m taking this alongside another course and there is some overlap between them, which is fine, but it would be helpful to be able to combine them into one individual course in terms of course completion and progress.

  33. Rated 5 out of 5

    Aroha Raynel

    Good course and tutors! It’s challenging, but in a good way.

  34. Rated 4 out of 5

    Jouelle Mosby

    The course is good. Finding the time is hard but overall I am enjoying my experience. Since I enrolled in the course the website (Moodle) has been updated and it’s been a really great improvement, there’s so much more information to refer to.

  35. Rated 4 out of 5

    Shelley Martin

    The course is going well , I am learning a lot. The content is good as well, it provides a broad overview of the information. I am new to the subject so I would like to see the course go more in depth sometimes, as the assessments can be challenging.

  36. Rated 3 out of 5

    Krystal Moana Aroha Kohu

    That first module was easy but after that it’s definitely a bit challenging.

  37. Rated 5 out of 5

    Annette Clark

    Really good, awesome course!

  38. Rated 4 out of 5

    Gemma Dally

    Haven’t completed the course yet but so far the feedback I’ve been given is great, it’s prompt and doesn’t take ages to get.

  39. Rated 4 out of 5

    Tom Crosbie

    Good course and enjoying it. On a difficult part at the moment but it is really enjoyable.

  40. Rated 5 out of 5

    Carrie Mazey

    great the accounting a little challenging but love how flexible it is as i work full time

  41. Rated 3 out of 5

    Laura Evans

    Course is good but I am looking forward to studying the modules which don’t include Accounting (as have done a bit of accounting already). Haven’t had any correspondence with the tutors so cannot comment on that.

  42. Rated 4 out of 5

    Jayne Pinamonti

    I needed a correspondence course which could be completed in my own time but was not too long. It covered all the topics I needed to manage and run a small hospo business in the future. Also it offered an introduction to Xero accounting software which I’d like to use in my business.

  43. Rated 5 out of 5

    Teresa Poa

    So far so good. I’ve just started but there are alot of resources and tips to support you through.

  44. Rated 5 out of 5

    Priscilla Rossiter

    this course is great i do get stuck on some questions but the tutors reply back nearly straight away, They are a huge help and i love doing this course. Since doing this course i’ve learnt alot of new things i have also recommended it to all my friends.

  45. Rated 4 out of 5

    Ricadonna Rauahi

    Very helpful and quickly to reply

  46. Rated 5 out of 5

    Ashleigh Riley

    So far so good, I’ve just submitted my first assessment. Waiting for it to be marked now, hopefully I did ok. I’m definitely looking forward to the next module and I’m already thinking about what other courses I would like to do 🙂

  47. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jacqueline Fraser-Haerewa

    Thank you Career Academy for been such a awesome place to study. I am currently studying Cert in Business management and Diploma in Office management and administration. The staff have fantastic ad very helpful. I just love how the academy offers payments as that is what got me and the hours been part time so I can still focus on my 7week old.
    Thank you Career Academy for helping me further my studies. Just brilliant and will be recommending to others 🙂

  48. Rated 5 out of 5

    Macella Pakuria

    Thank you all for your support..especially extending my course out due a death in my family end of august. Saw it online and decided to enrol – excellent overall.

  49. Rated 4 out of 5

    Harriet Smith

    The tutor was knowledgeable and help was available when I needed it. Good overall.

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Key benefits

  • Become a Certified Bookkeeper and manage your own accounts
  • Become an expert in the most widely used bookkeeping systems; Xero and Sage One
  • Flexible online study lets you work at your own pace, at a time that fits your schedule
  • Receive support from your expert tutor via email and phone
  • FREE 12-month membership to the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers

This online course is designed for

  • Small business owners should learn accounting skills to save money on expensive accounting fees
  • Anyone who manages business accounts who would like to learn more
  • Job seekers who desire an accounts position and want to kick-start their accounting career

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Course summary

Investment:  499 or only 25 per week on an interest free payment plan. Click here to enrol now


Assessment: 12 modules 12 assessments.


Duration: 120 hours approximately. Start when you enrol and study in your own time.


Access Time: You will have access to this course for up to 6 months before you complete.


Delivery and support: Learn small business accounting online with tutor support via email or phone.

This course consists of twelve modules

ABKI202 – Learn Accounting and Bookkeeping Fundamentals
ABKI152 – General Journal
ABKI153 – General Ledger & the Trial Balance
ABKI218 – Depreciation
ABKI106 – Adjusting Entries
ABKI146 – Financial Statements
ABKI133 – Fundamentals of VAT
ABKI214 – Fundamentals of Payroll
ABKI122 – Budgeting, Forecasting and Cashflow Management
ABKI217 – Accounting with Sage and Quickbooks
ABKI103 – Accounting with Xero
ABKI189 – Financial Statement Analysis

What our students say

★★★★★ “The tutor Bhavik is great! I call him most days for technical taxation talk and he is a wonderful person to learn from. The course materials/resources provided are awesome. They cover everything extensively are great for future learning and reference. The course is simple to follow and I rate it very highly. It also appeals to all ages (from young to old) and I am looking at getting my son enrolled at The Career Academy too. You guys are doing something great here.” – David Trotter

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