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Bookkeeping Made Simple

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Are you tired of feeling overwhelmed by your business finances? Do you want to learn how to manage your money with ease? Look no further than Bookkeeping Made Simple!

This course is the ultimate guide to bookkeeping basics, designed to help you keep track of your financial records like a pro. No matter what your business or industry, this course will give you the knowledge and confidence to manage your finances effectively.

Through ten exciting modules, you'll learn everything you need to know about bookkeeping, from the basics of accounting to using accounting software. You'll explore concepts like double-entry bookkeeping, cash and accrual accounting, and financial analysis, all in a fun and engaging way.

You'll even get hands-on experience with accounting software, so you can put your new skills to the test and see the impact on your business in real time. Plus, with easy-to-follow modules and step-by-step guidance, you'll never feel lost or confused.

So, what are you waiting for? Take control of your business finances and sign up for Bookkeeping Made Simple today. You'll be a financial pro in no time!

***You will also get these GIFTs with this course

  • Free Career Guidelines
  • Free PDF Certificate
  • Lifetime Course Access


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2h 22m
    • 1: BMS - PROMO - aims of the course 04:18
    • 2: BMS 1 - Aims of the course 04:18
    • 3: BMS 2 - Organisng receipts 08:41
    • 4: BMS 3 - Computerised systems 07:02
    • 5: BMS 4 - The theory of bookkeeping 13:55
    • 6: BMS 5 - Introuction to the company Flower Power 01:42
    • 7: BMS 6 - Download the template - explain the tabs on the ss 02:24
    • 8: BMS 7 - Enter income month1 07:26
    • 9: BMS 8 - Enter expenses month1 12:17
    • 10: BMS 9 - Reconciling items month1 05:08
    • 11: BMS 10 - Recap bank recONCILIATION 03:37
    • 12: BMS 11 - VAT returns 07:53
    • 13: BMS 12 - VAT return month1 04:24
    • 14: BMS 13 - Adjustments 12:36
    • 15: BMS 14 - Reporting 03:38
    • 16: BMS 15 - Reporting PNL month1 05:09
    • 17: BMS 16 - Enter income month2 07:53
    • 18: BMS 17 - Enter expenses month2 07:29
    • 19: BMS 18 - Entering credit card items 06:29
    • 20: BMS 19 - Reconciling items month2 06:01
    • 21: BMS 20 - VAT return month2 04:02
    • 22: BMS 21 -Reporting month2 03:26
    • 23: BMS 22 - Next Steps and conclusion 01:40

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In this course, students will learn a range of valuable bookkeeping skills and knowledge, including

  • The basics of bookkeeping and accounting, including key financial terms and concepts.
  • How to organise and maintain financial records, including tracking income and expenses and managing invoices and payments.
  • The principles of double-entry bookkeeping and how to apply them in practice.
  • How to prepare financial statements, including balance sheets, income statements, and cash flow statements.
  • The difference between cash and accrual accounting, and when to use each method.
  • How to create and manage budgets and forecasts.
  • How to analyse and interpret financial data, including using ratios and other tools to assess financial performance.
  • How to use accounting software to manage financial records and prepare financial reports.

By the end of this course, students will have a comprehensive understanding of bookkeeping principles and practices, as well as the practical skills and knowledge needed to manage their business finances effectively.

Why Choose this Course?

  • Conducted by industry experts
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  • Fully online, interactive video course
  • Developed by qualified professionals
  • Self-paced learning and laptop, tablet, and smartphone-friendly
  • 24/7 Tutor Support

Who is this course for?

This course is designed for anyone who wants to learn the basics of bookkeeping and improve their financial literacy. It's particularly useful for:

  • Small business owners who want to manage their finances more effectively.
  • Freelancers who need to keep track of their income and expenses.
  • Individuals who want to develop their bookkeeping skills and knowledge for personal or professional reasons.
  • Aspiring bookkeepers who want to learn the fundamentals of bookkeeping before pursuing a career in the field.
  • Anyone who wants to understand financial statements and reports, including investors, managers, and employees.

No prior knowledge or experience in bookkeeping is necessary to take this course. Whether you're a complete beginner or have some experience with bookkeeping, you'll find the course materials accessible and engaging.


No previous knowledge of Bookkeeping is required to continue with this course.

Career path

Completing the Bookkeeping Made Simple course can lead to several potential career paths in the field of bookkeeping and accounting. Here are a few examples:

  • Bookkeeper
  • Accounting Assistant
  • Financial Analyst
  • Entrepreneur

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