Accounting Basics

Nealon pp135-136 by Deseronto Archives @Flickr
Nealon pp135-136 by Deseronto Archives @Flickr

If you’re self-employed or thinking of starting your own business you’ll need to learn to do and understand your accounts. Take control of your business finances. Understand purchase and sales days books. Implement proper petty cash procedures. Learn to create account ledgers, understand the fundamentals of double entry accounting for expenses, income, liabilities and assets, and learn how to check your figures with a trial balance. Understand the bank account reconciliation process. Learn how to calculate your VAT liability. And produce annual Trading Profit and Loss Accounts and Balance Sheet.

This course is designed to start from the beginning, so no experience is necessary.

Upcoming Accounting Technician students without a background in accounting or without school accounting will find this course a valuable summer preparatory course.

Tutor Profile:

Catherine McCarthy is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Tax Adviser from CPA and Griffith College, holds a Certificate in Business Studies from Cork Institute of Technology, and is a Fellow of the Institute of Accounting Technicians in Ireland. Catherine has over twenty years experience working in an accounting practice: completing accounts, tax returns, vat returns and payroll for sole traders, partnerships, companies and companies limited by guarantee; and is an expert tutor in accounting and taxation.


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Entry Requirements

  • No previous experience required.

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