• Length:
    6 Weeks
  • Effort:
    5–8 hours per week
  • Institution
  • Subject:
  • Level:
    Introductory
  • Language:
    English
  • Video Transcripts:
    English, Español, Français, 中文
  • Course Type:
    Self-paced on your time

Prerequisites

None

About this course

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Interested in a career in accounting? Want to stand out from the crowd? Look no further, this is the place to start.

As accounting is so integral to the successful running of a business, the Introduction to Bookkeeping course is designed to arm you with the fundamentals you need to grasp the basic concepts underpinning accounting.

You’ll develop the knowledge and understanding of the main types of business transactions and documentation used, including how these are recorded in an accounting system.

This course is especially beneficial if you want to:

  • Start a career in business, finance or accountancy
  • Study business or finance at school or college
  • Launch your own start-up
  • Prepare for ACCA’s exam in Recording Financial Transactions (FA1)

You don’t need any prior knowledge of the subject – simply sign up and start learning.

This course does not offer an edX certificate but you can earn a certificate by sitting the relevant ACCA exam.

What you'll learn

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In this course you will acquire the knowledge and understanding to grasp double entry bookkeeping including an introduction to common business transactions.

The syllabus for this course will cover the following:

* Types of business transactions and documentation __

* Duality of transactions and the double entry system __

* Banking process and transactions __

* Payroll __

* Ledger accounts __

* Sales and purchases credit transactions __

* Reconciliations

* The trial balance

Meet your instructors

Isobel Wroath
Digital Community Manager
ACCA
James Patrick
Head of Professional Education
ACCA
Fiona Murray
Programme Manager
ACCA
Krutika Adatia
Digital Learning Lead
ACCA