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Basic Bookkeeping Course Online

Numbers! Numbers! Numbers! Wherever you go, you are bound to see them. On addresses, license plates, phones, prices, and of course, money! Numbers connect us all to each other in many more ways than we might imagine. Essentially, our world revolves around numbers.

Some of us enjoy dealing with numbers while others may have a fear of them, or even a phobia. For those of you who have already recognized and appreciate the impact that numbers actually have on just about everything, you deserve a cookie. Welcome to Basic Bookkeeping!


Basic Bookkeeping is a course in the Leaders Excellence Professional Certificate℠ programs >>



Video teaching note on Basic Bookkeeping by Leaders Excellence:



What are the Course Objectives for Basic Bookkeeping?

Research has consistently demonstrated that when clear goals are associated with learning that the learning occurs more easily and rapidly. With that in mind, let’s review our goals for this course.

By the end of this online course, you will be able to:

  • Understand basic accounting terminology.
  • Identify the differences between the cash and accrual accounting methods.
  • Keep track of your business by becoming familiar with accounts payable and accounts receivable.
  • Use a journal and general ledger to document business financials.
  • Utilize the balance sheet.
  • Identify different types of financial statements.
  • Uncover the reasons for and actually create a budget.
  • Be familiar with internal and external auditing.


How Does the Basic Bookkeeping Course Online Work?

This online course on Basic Bookkeeping are completed via our easy-to-use, cloud-based learning management system. It consist of an introductory video, 12 online modules, an eBook and quick reference sheet. You can complete the course successfully without using the eBooks or quick reference sheets. If you decide to read the eBook, you should expect to use more than the designated time for the course. You can log in to the learning management system from anywhere, making learning self-directed and available 24/7 using any computer or smartphone. The Basic Bookkeeping course is part of the Leaders Excellence Professional Certificate℠ programs.


Do I Need to Speak English Fluently in Order to Complete the Basic Bookkeeping Course Online?

English doesn’t have to be your first language in order to complete the course on Basic Bookkeeping. However, you must understand English in order to complete the coursework. If English is not your first language, you should expect to take more than the designated time to complete this online course.


What Self-Reflective Question to Ask Yourself on Basic Bookkeeping?

Think of three areas in relation to bookkeeping you feel you are strong.

Think of three areas in regards to bookkeeping where you would like to see improvement.


What are the Basic Terminology of Bookkeeping?

The good thing about accounting is that you can start out wherever you want, at the beginning, the middle, or the end and you will still wind up at the same place, nowhere. You really have to start at the beginning, or you will get lost. Some of this stuff may ring a bell for those of you who took accounting previously, were hired to keep the books at the corner Mom & Pop’s shop, or, were too cheap to hire a “real Accountant” and tried to do your own books. Either way, when we are done here, you are bound to be familiar with a lot of these basic bookkeeping and accounting terms. 

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