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Bookkeeping for Personal and Business Accounting

Course overview

Discover how money flows in personal and business environments and develop the skills to manage your finances with this online accounting and bookkeeping course from the Open University.

You’ll master common terms, basic maths and gain the ability to put your knowledge into practice. After this course, you’ll be able to perfectly balance your books and understand how concepts of profit and loss lead to revenue or debt.

This course is not facilitated. Learners are encouraged to support one another, share personal experiences, and see new perspectives.

Who should attend?

This accounting course is for anyone wanting an introduction to bookkeeping and financial accounting. It might be of particular interest to small business owners, people who are self-employed or those wanting to better manage their own finance. You don’t need any previous experience.

Course Content

Week 1 – financial accounting and reporting

  • The reasons for and objectives of management and financial accounting, including stewardship, control, and accountability
  • Key terminology including income and expenses, assets and liabilities, profit and loss statements and the balance sheet

Week 2 – essential numerical skills

  • Intermediate numerical skills including BODMAS, ratios, percentages, fractions and negative numbers
  • The test of reasonableness and the table of equivalencies
  • Manipulating equations and formulas

Week 3 – double-entry and the balance sheet

  • Business entity and the dual aspect concepts.
  • The relationship between the accounting equation and double-entry bookkeeping.
  • Recording transactions in the appropriate ledger accounts using the double-entry bookkeeping system.
  • Simple balance sheets in a vertical format.
  • Balancing off accounts at the end of an accounting period.
  • Preparing a trial balance.
  • Accounts, debits, and credits.
  • Double-entry and the profit and loss account.
  • The effect of profit on the accounting equation.

Week 4 – accounting

  • Income and expense accounts.
  • Accounting for closing stock.
  • The account equation and double-entry rules.
  • Trial balance nominal ledger accounts.
What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you’ll be able to…

  • Describe and define bookkeeping and accounting
  • Explain the general purposes and functions of accounting
  • Explain the differences between management and financial accounting
  • Describe the main elements of financial accounting information – assets, liabilities, revenue, and expenses
  • Identify the main financial statements and their purposes
  • Apply the essential numerical skills required for bookkeeping and accounting
  • Explain the relationship between the accounting equation and double-entry bookkeeping
  • Record transactions in the appropriate ledger accounts using the double-entry bookkeeping system
  • Balance off ledger accounts at the end of an accounting period
  • Produce a trial balance, balance sheet, and a profit and loss account
Extra benefits
  • A course pack containing the information presented on the day.
  • A certificate of attendance.
  • Complimentary refreshments and snacks provided.
Training Details
  • Training Days: 5 days.
  • Training Timing: 4:00 PM-9:00 PM.
  • Training Language: 50% English 50% Arabic.
  • Material Language: English.
  • Training Venue: Fully equipped training facility in a hotel.
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