Bookkeeping made simple

Go from no knowledge to full bookkeeping knowledge in one simple course
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Instructed by Lesley Millar Business / Finance
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  • Lectures 19
  • Length 1 hour
  • 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 2/2015 English

Course Description

Bookkeeping knowledge is fundamental to the success of any finance career. This course equips candidates with the essential steps in bookkeeping.

Bookkeeping made simple abolishes all the complex accountancy language and breaks bookkeeping into easy steps. Students will go from no knowledge to a full understanding of bookkeeping and accounting within a hour! Watch the lecturer doing on screen examples in this interactive course. The free interactive workbook Is a great revision bonus.

Quotes from students who attended the course:

"I was struggling with accountancy exams before this course. The lecturer was excellent and the grounding in bookkeeping enabled me to study further concepts with ease and pass my exams"

"The lecturer has broken down a difficult subject into easy to follow steps, I understood and could bookkeep proficiently within an hour!"

This course assumes no knowledge of bookkeeping or accounting and takes students through a simplified step by step journey in bookkeeping.

The learner can watch the lecturer on screen doing examples and numerous interactive exercises are used to consolidate knowledge.

The course encompasses an hour interactive video and a comprehensive workbook.

This course definitely simplifies bookkeeping and has transformed the studies of hundreds of students who are either staring or struggling with bookkeeping or accounting courses.

What are the requirements?

  • This course assumes no knowledge of bookkeeping or accounting and takes students through a simplified step by step journey to bookkeep a company/organisation.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • At the end of the course you will be proficient in bookkeeping
  • You will learn what bookkeeping means and why we bookkeep
  • You will know how businesses and organisations start bookkeeping
  • You will learn how to check bookkeeping accuracy
  • You will understand how bookkeeping flows into financial statements

Who is the target audience?

  • Students interested in learning bookkeeping basics
  • Business owners
  • School, college or university students who need a basic explanation to help with further studies

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.



The workbook is applicable to the entire course so please download and save it on your device.

Section 1: Introduction & Basic Definitions
What is profit?
Why bookkeeping is needed?
From list making to bookkeeping
Exercise 1 - Income and Expenses
Exercise 1 - Income and Expenses Part 2
Section 2: Bookkeeping Rules
Double Entry Bookkeeping
Double Entry Bookkeeping - Example
Double Entry Bookkeeping - Shortcut
Double Entry Bookkeeping - Cheat Sheet Example
Double Entry Bookkeeping Exercise
Balancing the ledger accounts
Trial balance
Example - Transaction 1
Example - Transaction 2
Closing the accounts
Trial balance

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Instructor Biography

Lesley Millar, Chartered accountant, Owner at OneStudyTraining Limited

There's nothing Lesley can't put her mind to. Having started her career in an accountancy practice in Scotland, Lesley then worked as a Manager of the Client Accounting department of Credit Suisse Trust before moving into full time training and consultancy. She established Onestudy training in Guernsey in 2005 and launched it with Angus Kemp in Jersey in 2007.

She has worked in a wide variety of roles, from internal audit, operational excellence projects and post-merger integration, to new business set up and lecturing in professional education. Lesley has spent ten years delivering and writing course material for all levels of the ICSA syllabus, along with various ACCA papers, bespoke and inhouse training.

A keen academic, Lesley is a Certified Accountant, a Chartered Secretary and has level 2 in Teacher Training, a certificate in International Accounting Standards and a Lean Sigma project management qualification.

In her quest to get fit, Lesley has started jogging and has run over a few people, roller blading. Married to a keep-fit fanatic, her holidays involve skiing, mountain climbing and cycling.

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