UNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN
Bookkeeping online short course
Why this course?
Accurate bookkeeping is a necessity in any organisation to monitor cash flow, keep track of expenses, file taxes and forecast profitability. Despite the availability of innovative bookkeeping software, business owners have recognised the need to employ individuals with certified bookkeeping knowledge and applied skills to keep track of important financial information.
Relying solely on pre-programmed software to make somewhat sophisticated calculations and business decisions can ultimately put organisations at risk of cash flow problems and legal penalties. It is for this reason that companies have demonstrated a preference for hiring individuals with formal bookkeeping training.
This 9-week course will offer you a solid grounding in all of the key concepts, principles and processes that you need to become an effective bookkeeper. You will gain the practical skills needed to record, interpret and report financial information within any organisation, and learn how to implement tax and payroll processes. Furthermore, you will learn how to keep track of accounts; balance the books; record and report everyday financial transactions; control inventory; and understand payroll, VAT and tax.
Is this course for you?
This course is for you if you are currently working in an administrative position and are looking to increase your responsibilities with a view to advance your career. Alternatively, if you are an entrepreneur or business owner, this course will equip you with the skills to keep track of your revenue and outgoings. Current bookkeepers will also benefit from this course by formalising and updating their skill set. This course offers you the opportunity to start a new career in bookkeeping, advance your career by learning a new skill, or formalise your current skills to increase employability.
What you will learn
- Orientation module Welcome to your Online Campus
- Module 1 The basics of bookkeeping
- Module 2 Inventory control
- Module 3 Value added tax
- Module 4 Journals - part one
- Module 5 Journals - part two
- Module 6 The general ledger
- Module 7 Debtors and creditors
- Module 8 Bank reconciliations
- Module 9 Statutory returns, wavers and salary registers
Your success team
Entrepreneur, Qualified Accountant & Financial Consultant
Gareth is a jack of all trades. He is a qualified accountant, specialising in tax, and a serial entrepreneur, having established and managed numerous businesses since he was 19. Gareth also acts as a business consultant across strategy, finance and sales management. He is a passionate teacher, and shares his vast experience with his learners, encouraging conversation and practical.
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"This course has been more than just educational. I have been able to implement things as immediately as I learned them."
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This Readiness Test will help you assess your preparedness for this course by asking you a few quick questions relating to time management, technological requirements, your expectations, and the subject matter level - to help you confirm that this online course is the right fit for you.Take the test