How to become a Bookkeeper

IAB Levels 1 & 2 in Computerised Accounting for Business

This combined course provides the perfect introduction to the bookkeeping, teaching you how to perform a range of tasks using Sage 50 Accounts software.

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IAB Intermediate Bookkeeping

This intermediate course will help build on your existing bookkeeping and Sage One skills, taking you one step closer to launching a career helping small and medium-sized businesses manage their books.

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£20,000

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£24,000

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For a Bookkeeper, it’s all about making sure the numbers add up…

Any business, regardless of size, is required by law to keep a record of their financial transactions (or ‘keep books’). Transactions can include purchases, sales, receipts and other payments made by the organization or an individual within it.

A bookkeeper’s main role is to gather and record the financial transactions of a business, detailing how much money the company makes and spends. Other tasks may include:

  • Receiving and processing invoices for payment
  • Processing payroll
  • Calculating profit and loss
  • Estimating revenue and expenditures
  • Managing ledgers, and making sure the books ‘balance’

Having a strong aptitude for numbers is one of the key requirements of this position. You will need excellent concentration skills, and the ability to work to strict deadlines is essential.

Other key skills and attributes include:

  • An organised and methodical approach when completing tasks
  • Computer literate
  • A strong attention to detail
  • Exceptional communication skills
  • Honesty and discretion

Bookkeeper

Up to 25,000

Accountant

Up to 35,000

Management Accountant

Up to 50,000

My job involves a lot of processing and data entry, and sometimes I have to work to strict deadlines. It can seem dull to some people, but I see it like a puzzle. I really enjoy putting all the different pieces together, and being able to present everything when you’ve finished is really gratifying

Get qualified

While entry level positions usually won’t require previous experience, you will often need to have some knowledge of standard bookkeeping practices, as well as specific bookkeeping software.

IAB Levels 1 & 2 in Computerised Accounting for Business

This combined course provides the perfect introduction to the bookkeeping, teaching you how to perform a range of tasks using Sage 50 Accounts software.

Enquire now

IAB Intermediate Bookkeeping

This intermediate course will help build on your existing bookkeeping and Sage One skills, taking you one step closer to launching a career helping small and medium-sized businesses manage their books.

Enquire now

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