Certificate in Basic Bookkeeping Online Short Course

Provider Courses for Success
Course Outcome Certificate of Completion
Study Mode Online
Duration 6-8 hours
Start Date Anytime – start today!
Cost $199.00
  • What you'll learn


    In life, whether business-related or home-based, it takes a lot to keep financial matters manageable. Understanding bookkeeping basics may be the key to keeping your fiscal matters running smoothly and efficiently.

    The Basic Bookkeeping Online Short Course from Courses for Success is the short and sweet answer to your problems. From accounts receivable to accounts payable, from loans to payments, this short course covers everything you’ll need to know to stay solvent.

    More importantly, the course is essential and practical, providing an effective outline and practical tools to help you manage key financial matters.

    After purchasing this course, you will be provided with unlimited, lifetime access to its materials.

  • Ideal for


    This short course is ideal for individuals looking to learn how to perform basic bookkeeping tasks in either their personal or commercial realms.

    While there are no formal entry requirements for this short course, students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills and need to have access to a computer and the internet to complete this course.

  • Career Outcomes


    After completing this short course you will understand essential accounting definitions, be able to carry out general financial processes, and have the foundational knowledge needed to advance to more complex bookkeeping tasks.

    Completion of this short course will see you awarded with a Courses for Success certificate of completion.

  • Course Content



    • Numbers connect us all to each other in many more ways than we might imagine. Essentially, our world revolves around numbers. Some of us enjoy dealing with numbers while others have a fear of them.

    Basic terminology (part 1)

    • Balance sheet
    • Assets
    • Liabilities
    • Equity
    • Income statement
    • Revenue
    • Cost of goods sold
    • Expenses
    • Accounting period

    Basic Terminology (part 2)

    • Accounts receivable
    • Accounts payable
    • Depreciation
    • General ledger
    • Interest
    • Inventory
    • Journals
    • Payroll
    • Trail balance

    Accounting methods

    • Cash method
    • Accrual method
    • Differences between cash and accrual

    Keeping track of your business

    • Accounts payable
    • Account receivable
    • The journal
    • The general ledger
    • Cash management

     Understanding the balance sheet

    • The accounting equation
    • Double-entry accounting
    • Types of assets
    • Types of liabilities
    • Equity

    Other financial statements

    • Income statement
    • Cash flow statement
    • Capital statement
    • Budget vs actual

    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

    End of period procedures

    • Depreciating your assets
    • Reconciling cash
    • Reconciling investments
    • Working with the trial balance
    • Bad debt
    • Posting adjustments and corrections

    Financial planning, budgeting and control

    • Reasons for budgeting
    • Creating a budget
    • Comparing budget to actual expenses


    • What is an audit?
    • When and why would you audit?
    • Internal
    • External

    Wrapping Up

    • Yogi Berra - In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is.
    • Dwight Eisenhower - Plans are nothing; planning is everything.
    • Jonas Salk- The reward for work well done is the opportunity to do more.
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  • Why Courses for Success?

    Courses for Success

    Boasting one of the most extensive and diverse course lists on offer, Courses for Success have hundreds of online courses. With everything from accounting to art, wedding planning to web design, they are a great option for anyone with specific professional development needs or with a particular hobby to pursue – there really is a course to suit everyone.

    Courses for Success has developed its own online courses and utilises the latest technology to deliver them at affordable prices across ten countries. They have also partnered with some of Australia’s leading training providers to offer a range of accredited courses, with accessibility their main aim.

    As a student of Courses for Success, you’ll benefit from 24/7 access to your online course materials, enabling you to study whenever and wherever you want.

    You will also receive ongoing support from a tutor who is available to answer your questions and help keep you motivated as you may your way through the course material.