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Book-Keeping Transactions and Controls Part 1

The Book-Keeping Transactions and Controls Part 1 training course is available at the Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Inverness Pitman Training Centres or via Online Distance Learning through our Pitman Campus.

The course is ideal for those who would like to work as a Bookkeeper or Accounts Assistant. It is a great starting point for those new to the skill of bookkeeping and who want to learn the correct processes and procedures to be able to confidently manage the financial records for a business.

Course Duration: 30 hours

CPD Points: 30

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Module One: The role of the bookkeeper, the difference between capital, assets and liabilities, the dual effect of transactions and the double entry system, the accounting equation, the difference between cash and credit transactions, preparing simple balance sheets, identifying transactions in ledger accounts.

Module Two: The purpose and steps used in the accounting system, the different business documents used for sales and purchases, the purpose of coding and the different coding systems.

Module Three: The basic principles of Value Added Tax, calculating VAT, constructing sales invoices, trade and cash discounts, posting sales invoices to the General Ledger.

Module Four: Checking purchase invoices for accuracy, credit notes, posting purchase invoices and credit notes to the General Ledger, the purpose of the Purchases Day Book, posting an Analysed Day Book to the General Ledger and Purchase Ledger.

Module Five: The purpose of an Analysed Sales Day Book, making postings to the General Ledger and Sales Ledger, Returns Day Bookkeeping Transactions and Controls Part 1 The course is ideal for those who would like to work as a Bookkeeper or Accounts Assistant. It is a great starting point for those new to the skill of bookkeeping and who want to learn the correct processes and procedures to be able to confidently manage the financial records for a business.
Books, identifying debit and credit entries, using day books confidently and accurately. 

Module Six: The Cash Book, processing Cash Book payments and receipts, balancing the Cash Book, preparing a postings list, the purpose of credit notes to reflect prompt payment discount, using the discounts receive and discounts allowed day books, preparing a 2 column Cash Book 

Module Seven: Why the Petty Cash Book is used, processing Petty Cash payments and receipts, balancing the Petty Cash Book, preparing a cheque requisition. 

Module Eight: Using a Postings List to update the General Ledger, updating the Sales and Purchase Ledger from the Cash Book, balancing ledger accounts, posting balances from a list.

Module Nine: The purpose of a trial balance, preparing a trial balance, demonstrating the ability to maintain day books, prepare ledger balances and extract a trial balance 

This course is designed for those who want learn the correct processes involved in manual book-keeping.  Although the majority of businesses carry out day-to-day accounts processing on computerised systems, it’s important to understand the steps involved in the manual bookkeeping process.  Quite often smaller businesses maintain manual records, so being able to adapt and work with a manual accounting system could prove extremely valuable for your career.

You will cover the double entry system, the basics of VAT, checking invoices for accuracy, day books, general ledger,  purchase ledger and sales ledger, prompt payment discount, petty cash books, balancing ledger accounts and many other aspects of manual bookkeeping.

This course is suitable for those new to bookkeeping; there are no prerequisites.

ITA (Individual Training Account) funding may be available for this course subject to eligibility. Please contact us for more information.

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