Bookkeeping Made Simple

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  • Language: English

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Description

The course is about how to do a bank reconciliation on excel and how to complete a UK VAT return on excel.

We'll cover terminology such as bank rec, nominal codes, VAT (codes and rates). Plus we'll look at how to take these figures to prepare a simple profit and loss account.

The course will take approx 1 hour to complete.

The course is structured in such a way to show you how to do bookkeeping using an excel template. This template is included to download so that you can have a go at using this yourself.

The template is a cashbook, and the bookkeeping is done on a cash basis. The template is in the form of a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet, version 2003, thus you will need Excel 2003 or a newer edition (2007, 2010...) in order to open the spreadsheet.

Once the bookkeeping is done, these figures can then be used to complete the VAT return. The VAT return is based on the UK laws and rules. The course shows you how to use the figures to do the VAT return.

The template has codes embedded which are the nominal codes. The course covers what nominal codes are and how they work with the template.

There is a worked example of a bank reconciliation.

It's an ideal course if you are working in the accounts / finance department and/or if you are thinking of embarking on a career in accountancy or bookkeeping and part of your requirement is to run the VAT return or do the bank rec and report back to the owners of the firm.

If you are thinking of starting your own business and want to understand how to do a bank rec and VAT on excel, then this course is for you.

If you have already began a business, and want a simple, effective method to do your bookkeeping - then this course is for you.

You need to know how to navigate around excel - a basic level of competence is needed. The template is sufficient for you to use in your own business. If you're comfortable with excel and prefer to do your books on this system, and not a specific accounting software, then you'll find this course useful.

Audience:

  • Bookkeepers, self-employed and small business owners looking for a simple effective bookkeeping method using an excel spreadsheet
  • Its not for you if your business is growing and you need a 'proper' accounting software - take a look at one of our courses for actual bookkeeping software e.g. Sage, Quickbooks, Xero, Kashflow etc.

Prerequisites:

You will need to have excel 2003 (spreadsheets) or later e.g. 2007, 2010 version - as you'll be given a template to download and you need to be able to open it

 

Topics Covered

  • Section 1: Introduction
  • Section 2: The theory and manual bookkeeping
  • Section 3: Worked example
  • Section 4: Bank reconciliation
  • Section 5: VAT Returns
  • Section 6: Higher level bookkeeping
  • Section 7: Homework - Month 2
  • Section 8: Conclusion
 

Subject Matter Expert

Lisa Newton BA MSc FMAAT has a master’s degree in Investment Management and a first class honors degree in Accounting with Marketing. She formed her first company in 2004 with GBP 150 in the same month of graduating from City University, London UK. Lisa has never had a full time 9 to 5 job in her life. She's a serial entrepreneur and author who hold directorships in various industries including telecoms, software, and hair beauty as well as finance. She has won various awards in Business including: Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2007 and in 2008 Enterprising Business Award and has been nominated and shortlisted in numerous others. In 2011 and in 2012 one of her companies won Best Accounting Franchisor Award.Lisa's books include: How to write a book in two weeks, Constant Cashflow, Make the most of your money, How to start your own bookkeeping business, Cosmic ordering with Vision Boards and Quickbooks Online The Handbook. Some of the books are in audio-format on iTunes and audible.Lisa supports the charity The MS Society. A speaker, coach, consultant and an avid networker, Lisa enjoys meeting people and working on projects with like-minded individuals.In her spare time, Lisa likes traveling, dancing salsa, writing books, learning languages, meditation and cosmic ordering.

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