Basic Accounting

Monday 2nd - Friday 6th September 2024

In person teaching

High quality training

Practical Workplace Skills

Course outline

‘For small businesses, poor financial management is the most common reason for them failing during their first year of operation.‘

When you’re managing finances, whether for your own business or an employer, you need a clear understanding of the accounting process. However, learning accounting procedures is like learning a new language and can be a complex field.

Our Basic Accounting course will give you a clear and comprehensive overview of the accounting processes, providing an understanding of the basic terminology and enabling you to develop your skills in the accounting field and work more effectively in the workplace.

We will walk you through the basic principles of double entry, bank reconciliation and trial balance, leading to the production of a Profit & Loss Account and a Balance Sheet.

Learners will complete a number of practical exercises to cement their knowledge and leave with comprehensive course materials that can be referred back to.

Course content 

Areas of learning will include:

  • Introduction and Terminology
  • The Cashbooks and Bank Reconciliation Statements
  • Principles of Double Entry
  • Financial Documents
  • Accounting for Sales and Purchases
  • Analysed Cash books
  • Petty Cash
  • Preparing Simple Accounts Including Year End Adjustments
  • The Journals and Errors

Course Details

Who is this course suitable for?

The Basic Accounting course is ideal for individuals with little or no prior knowledge of the subject, or junior members of your team, to help develop their skills.

How long is the course?

5 days from 9.30 am - 16.15pm

Course location

The course will be held at
White Horse Training centre,
1 Riverside Court,
Lower Bristol Road,

course Costs

Non-members - £500 + VAT

Online members - £375 + VAT

Full members – FREE

If you would like to find out about accessing cost-effective training for you and your team through our membership programme, you can learn more here.

course Dates

Monday 29th January - Friday 2nd February 2024

Monday 2nd - Friday 6th September 2024

What learners say about this course

"The Basic Accounting course gave me a background knowledge allowing a greater depth of understanding going forward."


"I feel much more confident in all the topics covered. The tutor was fun and engaging! He explained all the topics in an easy-to-follow way."