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Introduction to Bookkeeping

ACCA via edX


Interested in a career in accounting? Want to stand out from the crowd? Look no further, this is the place to start.

As accounting is so integral to the successful running of a business, the Introduction to Bookkeeping course is designed to arm you with the fundamentals you need to grasp the basic concepts underpinning accounting.

You’ll develop the knowledge and understanding of the main types of business transactions and documentation used, including how these are recorded in an accounting system.

This course is especially beneficial if you want to:

  • Start a career in business, finance or accountancy
  • Study business or finance at school or college
  • Launch your own start-up
  • Prepare for ACCA’s exam in Recording Financial Transactions (FA1)

You don’t need any prior knowledge of the subject – simply sign up and start learning.

Course update:

A new version of this course will be released 29th August 2022, in line with ACCA syllabus changes.

If you intend to take the respective ACCA exam after September 2022, we recommend enrolling onto the new version of this course.

Detailed syllabus guides are included. Information can also be accessed via the ACCA global webpage (Syllabus Guides).

This course does not offer an edX certificate but you can earn a certificate by sitting the relevant ACCA exam.


The syllabus for this course will cover the following:

* Types of business transactions and documentation __

* Duality of transactions and the double entry system __

* Banking process and transactions __

* Payroll __

* Ledger accounts __

* Sales and purchases credit transactions __

* Reconciliations

* The trial balance

Taught by

Tara Askham and Josie Adams


5.0 rating, based on 2 Class Central reviews

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  • Sandhya Vempati

    Sandhya Vempati completed this course, spending 5 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.

    I loved this course. I have 11 years of experience in Finance. I have worked in Big 4 public accounting firm - PwC for 10 years. I wanted to brush up my accounting basics and I opted for this course. The course has been drafted so well with practical examples. The makers have ensured that each an every aspect of basic accounting is well understood by student. This is quite an interactive course. The makers have included multiple choice question/s in each lesson to ensure the understanding. Thank you for your efforts!
  • Anonymous
    This course is very interesting and helpful, its contents are well explained. I did not have any knowledge about accounting but this course has even inspired me to study further on accounting courses and obtain a certificates so that i can start my own Bookkeeping business. I'm very grateful for learning this awesome course for free! Edx you are helping business owners and accounting students to gain or expand the accounting knowledge.

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