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Book-Keeping Transactions and Controls Part 2

The Book-Keeping Transactions and Controls Part 2 training course is available at the Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Inverness Pitman Training Centres or via Online Distance Learning through our Pitman Campus.

This course is the second module designed to further your book-keeping studies using the double entry system so you can keep accurate book-keeping records. And unlike other book-keeping courses, this one puts the renowned Pitman Training name on your CV as proof of your skills.

Duration:  30 hours

CPD Points: 30


Module 1:  Posting the opening balances at the start of a new trading year, using a trial balance to illustrate
the accounting equation, making postings to the ledger accounts, using the cash book as part of the double entry
system, understanding the various methods of making and receiving payments, reconciling till roll takings prior to
banking, learning how to prepare a bank paying in slip.

Module 2:  Using the day books to update the ledger accounts, balancing the ledger accounts, reconciling
the debtors and creditors control accounts with the sales and purchase ledger accounts, using the journal to process
bookkeeping entries for contra transactions, using the journal to process the bookkeeping entries to deal with bad

Module 3: Preparing a cash reconciliation statement, the stages when preparing a bank reconciliation
statement, updating and re-balancing the cash book.

Module 4:  Maintaining a self-managed credit control system, preparing monthly statements to send to
customers, aged debtor analysis.

Module 5:  Comparing a supplier statement to the related purchase ledger account, knowing what action to
take in respect of any discrepancies, identifying invoices falling due for payment, preparing a remittance advice and

Module 6:  The purpose of payroll, the elements which make up gross pay, identifying typical statutory and
voluntary deductions and employer oncosts, preparing the Journal entries in order to account for payroll in the
accounts, keeping PAYE/NIC and pension creditor accounts.

Module 7:  Different VAT Schemes, how the double entry system is used in order to account for VAT,
Form VAT 100, a pro forma VAT return, balancing the VAT account.

Module 8:  Preparing a trial balance from the ledger accounts, using the journal to correct errors and a
clear suspense account, processing ledger transactions and preparing control accounts.

Module 9:  Using the journal to start up a new set of double entry accounts, writing off bad debt, including
any associated VAT, the purpose of a suspense account, using the journal to correct errors and clear a suspense
account, processing ledger transactions and preparing control accounts.

The course is perfect for those who would like to work as a Bookkeeper or Accounts Assistant. It’s the ideal intermediate bookkeeping course for those wanting to further develop the skill of bookkeeping and who want to learn the correct methods and techniques to be able to confidently manage the financial records for businesses or other organisations.

This course will help you learn the processes and methods involved in intermediate manual bookkeeping. You will cover  cash and bank reconciliations, balancing ledger accounts, using the journal, credit control, bad debt, payroll, VAT schemes, error correction, control accounts and many other aspects of manual bookkeeping.

This course is suitable for students that have already taken Bookkeeping Transactions and Controls Part 1. This is the ideal course for those wanting to upskill their knowledge in manual bookkeeping.

lexible Workforce Development Fund (FWDF)

Claim up to £15,000 for Training your employees

This fund provides Levy Paying Companies an opportunity to up-skill or re-skill Employees and in turn, support economic growth.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • You must be a Levy Paying Employer
  • The Company must be based or operate in Scotland, wholly or partially
  • Employees must reside in Scotland

For more information on applying for this funding, contact our Course Advisors by clicking below:


A funded training opportunity is now available to those facing redundancy or those who have been made redundant from March 2020 onward.

The National Transition Training Fund aims to tackle the rise in unemployment caused by Covid-19 by offering short sharp training opportunities for people to learn in-demand skills.

If you are currently under threat of redundancy, or have been made redundant at any time from the 1st March 2020 and are aged 25 or over, you can access an industry recognised qualification to help you gain employment.

For further information on how to proceed then contact us referencing the course(s) you are interested in.

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