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Accounting & Bookkeeping Diploma and Payroll Management (Bookkeeper Training)

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450 hours · Self-paced
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90 CPD hours / points
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Accounting & Bookkeeping

Diploma in Bookkeeping QLS Level 5. Additional CPD Accredited Accounting & Bookkeeping with 90 CPD points available with no extra study. This Bookkeeping Diploma comes with easy to understand e-learning study materials.

Endorsed Bookkeeping Diploma. Interested in starting a rewarding new career in bookkeeping? Study from home in your own time and at your own pace for an endorsed bookkeeping Course. This exclusive Level 5 Bookkeeping Course has been designed for newcomers to Accountancy and finance, providing an insightful introduction to this dynamic specialism. If you have a flair for numbers and meticulous attention to detail, you’re already halfway there!

Accounting & Bookkeeping

Develop the skills, knowledge and confidence to build a rewarding career in professional bookkeeping! Explore the primary duties and responsibilities of expert bookkeepers, along with a series of bookkeeping concepts and standards, a breakdown of business balance sheets and how to produce accurate financial statements. Get to grips with essential payroll bookkeeping terminology, study financial planning processes and learn how budgeting has a direct impact on overall financial performance. This advanced Level 5 Bookkeeping Diploma is designed to mould and shape the successful business account managers of the future!

Bookkeeping - Course Benefits

When studying for a endorsed Bookkeeping Diploma with CPD, every learner benefits from:

  1. The most comprehensive introduction to the bookkeeping profession, along with its role and importance in a wider business context.
  2. Flexible online learning with absolutely no deadlines or time restrictions to worry about – study in your own time and at your own pace.
  3. No geographical restrictions – our courses are open to ambitious candidates on a global basis.
  4. Full 24/7 access to our exclusive digital learning platform and comprehensive support from your personally-assigned tutor.
  5. The opportunity to study at home for an internationally-recognized Bookkeeping Diploma that could transform your career.

Quality Licence Scheme

This Bookkeeping Diploma is endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme. The Quality Licence Scheme, endorses high-quality, non-regulated provision and training programmes.



90 CPD hours / points
Accredited by The CPD Standards Office

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Accounting & Bookkeeping

Bookkeeping Diploma - Learning Objectives

This Level 5 Bookkeeping Diploma covers every essential practical skill and theoretical concept the learner must master to join this highly-competitive industry. Upon completion of the course, candidates will have the opportunity to pursue professional positions in key areas of Accountancy, or begin establishing their own consultancies from scratch. Ultimately, the objective of the Accounting course is to assist learners with their transition from enthusiastic newcomer to fully-qualified and employed professional.

Accounting & Bookkeeping

Over Bookkeeping Diploma 9 intensive modules, candidates explore the primary responsibilities and daily duties of the working Accountant. A range of crucial fraud-detection methods are investigated, along with effective evidence-gathering techniques, the growing threat cyber-crime poses to organisations at all levels and the importance of proactive fraud-prevention. The bookkeeping course also covers the role of the forensic accountant as part of a wider fraud-prevention team.

Upon successful completion of this bookkeeping course, candidates take away the most essential industry-specific skills, talents and knowledge including:

  • A detailed understanding of the Accountancy profession
  • How Accountants protect businesses from loss and damage

Course Outline

This course Bookkeeping Diploma is delivered across 09 intensive modules – each concluding with an online assessment to verify your acquired knowledge and competencies. Comprehensive support and guidance will be provided by your personally-assigned tutor throughout your studies.

- Unit 1 Introduction to Bookkeeping

This Accounting & Bookkeeping unit covers the following key topics:

  • Workshop Objectives
  • Basic Terminology (I)
  • Balance Sheet
  • Income Statement
  • Revenue
  • Cost of Goods Sold
  • Expenses
  • Basic Terminology (II)
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Accounts Payable
  • Trial Balance
  • Plus more

Unit 2 Accounting Method Concepts and Standard

This Accounting & Bookkeeping unit covers the following key topics:

  • Accounting Concepts
  • Accounting Framework
  • Business Entity Concept
  • Assets = Liabilities + Capital
  • Money Measurement Concept
  • Cost Concept
  • Accrual Concept
  • Concept of Conservatism
  • Materiality Concept
  • Accounting Standards
  • Plus more

Unit 3 Keeping Track Of your business

This Accounting & Bookkeeping unit covers the following key topics:

  • Accounts Payable
  • Accounts Receivable
  • The Journal
  • Advantages of Journal
  • Sub-Division of Journal
  • The General Ledger
  • Ruling of Ledger Account
  • Sub-division of Ledger
  • Distinction between Journal and Ledger
  • Cash Management
  • Plus more

Unit 4 Understanding Balance Sheet

This Accounting & Bookkeeping unit covers the following key topics:

  • Statement of Financial Position
  • Things to Expect
  • Purpose of Financial Statements
  • Create a Balance Sheet
  • Prepare a Balance Sheet
  • Assets
  • Analyze a Balance Sheet
  • Current Ratio
  • Quick Ratio
  • Working Capital
  • Plus more

Unit 5 Financial Statements

This Accounting & Bookkeeping unit covers the following key topics:

  • Working Capital and its Need
  • Initial Investment
  • Cash
  • Receivables
  • Sources of Funds
  • Factors Affecting Fund Requirements
  • Statement of Changes in Working Capital
  • Fund Flow Statement
  • Importance of Cash and Cash Flow Statement
  • Preparation of Cash Flow Statement
  • Plus more

Unit 6 Payroll Accounting Terminology

This Accounting & Bookkeeping unit covers the following key topics:

  • Gross Wages
  • Net Wages
  • Employee Tax Withholding’s
  • Employer Tax Expenses
  • Employee Payroll
  • Tracking Accrued Leave
  • Government Payroll Returns/Reports
  • Plus more

Bookkeeping Diploma - Unit 7 End of Period Procedures

This Accounting & Bookkeeping unit covers the following key topics:

  • Depreciating Your Assets
  • Reconciling Cash
  • Reconciling Investments
  • Working with the Trial Balance
  • Plus more

Unit 8 Financial Planning, Budgeting and Control

This Accounting & Bookkeeping unit covers the following key topics:

  • Financial Planning
  • Budget
  • Budgetary Control
  • Installing a Budgetary Control System
  • Organisation for Budgeting
  • Cash Budget
  • Master Budget
  • Fixed and Flexible Budgets
  • Plus more

Unit 9 Auditing

This Accounting & Bookkeeping unit covers the following key topics:

  • What is an Audit?
  • Internal Audit
  • External Audit
  • Plus more

Who is this course for?

Accounting & Bookkeeping

Our endorsed bookkeeping - Course is suitable for newcomers to the industry and existing members of the workforce alike. Whether looking to climb the career ladder or exploring an entirely new profession for the first time, a recognised qualification from a endorsed awarding body could make all the difference. From Accounting workers seeking a new challenge to business owners overseeing their own loss-prevention duties to future entrepreneurs, this exclusive Accounting - Course is packed with extraordinary insights.

Accounting & Bookkeeping

We specialise in dynamic, accessible and affordable distance learning opportunities that are open to candidates on a global basis. Study bookkeeping in your own time and at your own pace, with the ongoing support of your own personally-assigned tutor from start to finish. All bookkeeping course materials are provided as standard and our innovative digital learning platform can be accessed on a 24/7 basis from anywhere with an Internet connection.

Accounting & Bookkeeping

With the help of CPD, a fulfilling and financially-rewarding career in bookkeeping could be right at your fingertips!


Bookkeeping Diploma

No particular entry requirement

Option 1

Bookkeeping Diploma QLS Level 5 endorsed by Quality Licence Scheme

Certificate Fee: £120 + postal charges

Option 2

Bookkeeping Diploma issued by CPD

PDF Certificate - FREE

Hard copy - £25 + postal charges

Option 3

CPD Accredited Certificate

(PDF format)=£30

(Hard copy)=£95 + postal charges

*Postage Charges: National £9, International £15

Career path

Accounting & Bookkeeping

Upon successful completion of our Accounting & Bookkeeping- Course, candidates may choose to pursue an extensive range of careers including:

  • Financial Analyst
  • Financial Assurance Manager
  • Financial Assurance Specialist
  • Internal Auditor
  • Senior Auditor
  • Senior Budget Analyst

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CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on Reed Courses, many of which can be completed online.

A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body's logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as Quality Licence Scheme and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.