The following article is taken from Nine To Five Magazine. Please see the courses section for full course details.
“The Book-keeping and Accounts Home Study Course, devised by Brian J Harford FCCA, is a step-by-step course from first principals through to final accounts and enables you to develop a competent understanding of financial records in a relatively short time. The clear style of presentation and logical approach, illustrated by cogent examples, should commend themselves to everyone with an interest in book-keeping.
The course comprises nine lessons and no prior knowledge is necessary.
Topics covered are:
- System For Recording Cash
- Double Entry Book-Keeping
- Credit Transaction
- Trial Balance
- Trading and Loss and Profit Accounts
- Balance Sheet
- Value Added Tax
- Wages and P.A.Y.E System
- Bank Reconciliation
The strongest feature of the course is personalised feedback. At the end of each lesson there are questions to be answered and returned. These are marked by the tutor and returned with helpful comments. A model answer s also provided for each question. If anyone is having problems they only have to E-Mail the tutor. This is by no means a cold correspondence course.
The author, Brian J Harford, is Chief Accountant of a Financial Services Group and has been part time lecturer in accounts at the City of London’s Guildhall University for 15 years. His teaching experience and expertise are reflected in the style of the course which is written in a way that anticipates problems.
The outlay can be repaid many times as the skills acquired can only make you more marketable. The whole beginners course cost just £175 – excellent value for anyone interested in learning more by acquiring new skills. A certificate is available on successful completion of the nine units of the course.”