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Bookkeeping: Starting a bookkeeping business

Professional Bookkeeping all-in-one online course by an Industry expert | Free PDF Certificate Included

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6 hours
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1 year
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A masterclass in Bookkeeping business 4 courses bundle covering all essential parts to starting and running a bookkeeping business, researching business targets, preparation for tax, preparing a budget accurately, using excel, maintaining organised records, and protect p from identity theft and keeping computers clean for anyone with any skill set to use the application confidently as a professional.

An industry-renowned expert has developed this course on how to start a bookkeeping business to your benefit to help you budget for your business, prepare for tax returns, keep your business organised, and so much more if you want to keep your finances in check and to make sure HMRC doesn’t come and cause you even more problems in any sector.

Bookkeeping is the first step in the accounting process and arguably the most important one. A bookkeeper will compile all financial data - from transactions to wages - and turn them into easy-to-read reports ready for future analysis. There are multiple benefits to having a good bookkeeper, and with all the changes happening in the financial world, every business will want to have such a person on staff. Detailed recording, always compliant with the law, easier to plan, instant reporting, better relations with banks and investors, better tax prediction, faster business response time, faster financial analysis and easier audits are some remarkable benefits of having skills in bookkeeping. Effective bookkeeping can be a mine of competence for the business to decide on, analyse, share, demonstrate, and make futuristic plans, reduce costs, enhance productivity, strengthen supervisory relationships, and grow in any sector. All you need is to master the skill of handling bookkeeping. Keeping this in mind, this course started with essential bookkeeping business understanding, systems and identity theft prevention to empower your skill.

This entirely online course has expanded on some ways you can work to resolve bookkeeping of many sorts as it suits your need. Bookkeeping has been enriched with a further demonstration of saving money, growing a business, and running a successful company to ensure you can do your job as a Bookkeeping expert.

You can start with any skill set and will reach the next level at the end of this course.

This Bookkeeping: Starting a bookkeeping business 4 courses bundle consists of the following courses:

  • Course 1: Bookkeeping Business
  • Course 2: Bookkeeping Made Simple
  • Course 3: Bookkeeping Systems
  • Course 4: Identify Theft Prevention

You will be able to do the following by the end of this course

  • Know how to start and run a bookkeeping business
  • Understand what it takes to run a bookkeeping business successfully
  • Identify critical objectives when starting up so that you focus on what is essential and run a successful business
  • Complete a bank reconciliation in excel
  • Do their bookkeeping using a simple spreadsheet
  • Run a VAT Return using excel
  • Understand common accounting terminology
  • By the end of the course, you will be able to implement a bookkeeping system for your small business.
  • Understand the relationship between the books of prime entry in a manual system
  • Understand common accounting terminology
  • See how a manual system relates to a computerized system
  • Protect themselves from identity theft and keep their computers clean

Why Choose this course?

- The course is developed and delivered by an Industry expert

- Get Instant E-certificate

- Entirely online

- Self-paced learning and laptop, tablet, and smartphone-friendly

And you will also get the following:

Free PDF Certificate

12 Months Course Access

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Course Curriculum

*** Course 1: Bookkeeping Business***

  • Introduction
  • The idea
  • Getting started
  • Up and running
  • Test exercises
  • Staying in the game
  • Getting out the game
  • Conclusion

*** Course 2: Bookkeeping Made Simple ***

  • Introduction
  • The theory and manual bookkeeping
  • Worked example
  • Bank reconciliation
  • VAT Returns
  • Higher level bookkeeping
  • Homework - Month 2
  • Conclusion
  • Resources

*** Course 3: Bookkeeping Systems***

  • Introduction to the course
  • Bookkeeping systems
  • The functionality of bookkeeping
  • On a personal note

*** Course 4: Identify Theft Prevention***

  • Introduction to the course
  • Actions to take
  • Conclusion and Next Steps


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Who is this course for?

This course on Bookkeeping Business benefits professionals and individuals who can use this skill to give companies a reliable measure of their performance. It also provides information to make general strategic decisions and a benchmark for its revenue and income goals. Any professional can maintain accurate and complete records of all financial transactions in an orderly manner and expands to the interview stage.

A professional with sharp skills in Bookkeeping can systematically record all transactions and ensure that all financial transactions are reflected in the books of accounts, analyse financial transactions and assign them to specific accounts, write original journal entries that credit and debit the appropriate accounts, post entries to ledger accounts, and adjusting entries at the end of each accounting period. Having skills in bookkeeping is extremely important in many industries and positions. From roles in scientific, professional, and technical services to retail, healthcare, and finance, the scope for a Bookkeeper will remain wide.


Existing qualification level: No specific previous qualification is required. However, a basic understanding of English and ICT would benefit in understanding the content.

Existing skill levels: Minimum ICT skills to operate any computer system is beneficial. No, previous experience in Accounting is required.

Technical requirements: Access to any computer or laptop would benefit from practising and following the instructions.

Career path

Bookkeeping will open many opportunities for anyone due to its versatile use in business settings, from project management to human resources, office accountants, financial analysts, accountants, bookkeepers, data managers, management accountants, client service supports, and not limited to this.

The salary expectation can grow from £22,000 per annum to £52,000 per annum.

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