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What Will I Learn?

Ability to learn a set of skills which comprises of the day-to-day financial operations of the company
Learn the accounting systems to use and how to record accounts successfully
Learn how to increase and project the cash flow, how to budget and how to respond to sales invoices
learn how small businesses can benefit by using standard practices and accounting
Ability to understand the accounting cycle and the aspect of inventory control effectively
Understand the importance of controlling credit effectively, especially concerning late-paying customers

Learning accounting for small businesses can be a very worthwhile experience.

Accounting is practical and can be put to good use, benefiting small businesses which are often run without any accounting knowledge or standard practices. Small business accounting involves basics of the accounting cycle plus inventory control, if needed. Accounting does not need to be complicated or full of steps, it can be simple and effective for the small firm.

The course covers which kinds of information need to be included and which systems should be used to record them. The course explains methods for improving and forecasting cash flow or budgets within the business, as well as outlining how to respond to purchase and sales invoices. There is also a module explaining the importance of effective credit control, including how to successfully speak to and deal with late-paying customers.

This course gives you a skill set which includes the day-to-day financial operations tasks carried out by small to medium-sized businesses.

Studying with Global Edulink has many advantages. The course material is delivered straight to you, and can be adapted to fit in with your lifestyle. It is created by experts within the industry, meaning you are receiving accurate information, which is up-to-date and easy to understand. This course is comprised of professionally narrated e-Learning modules, interactive quizzes, tests and exams. All delivered through a system that you will have access to 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for 365 days (12 months). An effective support service and study materials will build your confidence to study efficiently and guide you to secure your qualification.

Course Objectives:

This Small Business Accounting course provides small business owners, bookkeepers and management with the information they need to create an effective, reliable accounting and bookkeeping system in their businesses.

Who is it for?

  • This Small Business Accounting course will be of great interest to business owners and business professionals who would like to better understand the transactions and controls used in business, and to any learner interested in accounting as a future career.

Course Description:

This online training course is comprehensive and designed to cover the key topics listed under the curriculum. This course has been designed for 15 guided learning hours.

Course Duration:

You will have 12 Months access to your online study platform from the date you purchased the course. The course is self-paced so you decide how fast or slow the training goes. You can complete the course in stages revisiting the training at any time.

Method of Assessment:

At the end of the course learners will also take an online multiple choice question assessment test. This online multiple choice question test is marked automatically so you will receive an instant grade and know whether you have passed the course.


Successful candidates will be awarded certificate for “Certificate in Small Business Accounting”.

Entry Requirement:

  • This course is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds. However, a basic understanding of accounts would be an advantage.
  • Learners should be ages 16 or over to undertake the qualification.
  • Basic understanding of English language, literacy, numeracy and ICT are required to attend this course.

Career Path: 

There are several roles in Accounting and many different ways you can climb the ladder to make your way to the top.

It is important to understand what your various Accounting career options are, a few of them are listed in below:

  • Finance Controller
  • Payroll Administrator
  • Account Clark
  • Bookkeeper
  • Bookkeeping Assistant
  • Account Assistant
  • Office Administrator
  • Office Manager
  • Accounts Payable Clerk
  • Accounts Receivable Clerk
  • Payroll Clerk
  • Staff Accountant

Course Curriculum

1: introduction to accounting
Introduction to Accounting 00:33:00
2: financial statements
Financial Statements 00:12:00
3: assets and liabilities
Assets and Liabilities 00:07:00
4: accounting transactions
Accounting Transactions 00:09:00
5: inventory and cost methods
Inventory and Cost Methods 00:10:00
6: stakeholders and equity
Stakeholders and Equity 00:07:00
7: managerial accounting
Managerial Accounting 00:09:00
8: cost accounting
Cost Accounting 00:06:00
9: costs and expenses
Costs and Expenses 00:08:00
10: budgetary control
Budgetary Control 00:10:00
11: analysis and decision making
Analysis and Decision Making 00:08:00
module book- accounting for small business
Module Book- Accounting for Small Business 00:00:00
mock exam
Mock Exam: Small Business Accounting 00:40:00
final exam
Exam: Small Business Accounting 00:40:00
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  1. Jessica Anderson

    A Worthwhile Course!

    A well-structured course with good instructions. I was able to complete the course at my own pace which definitely fit in with my full-time job. This certificate will definitely help me to further my career. It has also been enlightening on a personal level. A very worthwhile course!