Bookkeeping Made Easy

Start the course learning how to post transactions and finish the course by preparing your own set of accounts!
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Instructed by Emily Cheshire Business / Finance
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  • Lectures 18
  • Length 1.5 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
  • Includes Lifetime access
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    Available on iOS and Android
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About This Course

Published 7/2015 English

Course Description

What is this course?

This course is quick course to make accounting easy and aims to make learning accounting a quick and fun process!

This course is the perfect introduction to accounting for business owners, students and professionals who want to lean about what accounting is and how to do it.

The lectures are presented in a fun, easy to understand format with quizzes to test your knowledge. You also receive a free downloadable e-book that you can use to refer to as you go through this course. The e-book also includes additional examples so that you can practice what you have learnt in the course.

What do I get from this course?

  1. 18 lectures and over an hour of video content!
  2. A 24 page e-book to complement this course
  3. Examples to test your knowledge with questions and answers
  4. A fun quiz to test your knowledge
  5. Understand how to post accounting transactions
  6. Learn how to build your own profit and loss account and balance sheet
  7. Learn how to analyse the what the information in the accounts means

What are the requirements?

  • No software is required to take this course
  • An interest in accounting and enthusiasm to learn is all that is required!

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Post accounting transactions
  • Have an understanding of the debit and credit accounting concept
  • Put together a trial balance
  • Prepare a profit and loss account
  • Analyse financial information in the profit and loss account
  • Pepare a balance sheet
  • Analyse financial information in the balance sheet

Who is the target audience?

  • This course is meant for people who are interested in learning the very basics of accounting
  • It is ideal for business owners who want to do their own bookkeeping or better understand their end of year accounts
  • Students who are about to start learning accounting would benefit from this easy crash course in accounting

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Introduction

Well what is this course all about? This video will give you a brief guide of the course and explain how the course is taught and what you will have achieved and learnt at the end of it.

Section 2: Transactions - the meat in the accountancy sandwhich!

In this lecture we cover the all important categories that account codes relate to.


You will learn the key components in a transaction and are briefly introduced to the debit and credit concept.


The best way to understand how to post transactions is with a series of examples!


We go through another example to help you understand how to post a transaction


A third example of posting a transaction so you can have a better understanding of what to debit and credit.

10 questions

So we have spent this chapter learning about transactions, debits, credits and categories. Let's test your knowledge to see how many facts you soaked up!

Section 3: The trial balance

An introduction to the trial balance.


We have a deeper look at the debit and credit concept so you can understand when to post a debit and when to post a credit.

Lets build our trial balance using our example Clowning About Limited.
Section 4: The profit and loss account: Are you a millionaire yet?

An introduction to the profit and loss account


Let's put together the profit and loss account for Clowning About Limited.


Learn how to analyse the information contained in the profit and loss account.

Section 5: What do you own: the balance sheet

An introduction to the balance sheet.


Let's build the balance sheet for Clowning About Limited


What can you learn from the information contained in the balance sheet?

Section 6: That's all folks!
25 pages

This e-book provides you with a further explanation of concepts taught in the course and is the perfect course companion.

13 pages

To test your knowledge work through this example for Speedy Hair Limited. Print off this booklet and fill in your answers. At the back you will find the answers to check how you are doing. Good Luck!


Once you have completed this course you should have a deeper understanding of accounting transactions and be able to put together a basic trial balance, profit and loss account and balance sheet.

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Instructor Biography

Emily Cheshire, Chartered accountant and entrepreneur

Emily is a chartered accountant who has ran successful accountancy practices.  She is a cloud accounting expert.

Emily is currently a self-employed financial consultant and management accountant.

She has a vast breadth of experience working in a variety of industries but specialises in digital creatives and start-up companies.

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