About

In our current economy, knowing how to properly manage your finances is vital.

Whether you are interested in a career as an accountant or bookkeeper, want to become a better asset to your business or are looking to prepare for tax season, our online Accounting and Bookkeeping class will give you the tools and knowledge you need to do it. 

Get ready to tackle the financial world by learning how to:

  • Keep track of sales, cash flow and inventory
  • Follow proper bookkeeping protocol, including balancing and testing your books
  • Prepare financial statements and records
  • Manage your payroll
  • Monitor and oversee expenses
  • Calculate profit analysis and shareholder equity
  • Report taxes and prepare a business for audit (whether internal or external)

Requirements

International Open Academy courses are designed for anyone with an interest in learning. No formal qualifications are required to study with us. Our courses are suitable if you want to learn new skills, start a new career, or if you’re already working in a particular industry and wish to upgrade your talents and enhance your resume.

Lessons

Module 1: Beginning Accounting

  • History of accounting
  • Why is accounting important?
  • Decisions you must make
  • Jargon, or how to speak like an accountant

Module 2: Types Of Accounting

  • Financial accounting
  • Management accounting
  • Tax accounting

Module 3: Making Sense Of Your Accounts

  • Organization The accounting cycle
  • Using computers for accounting
  • How does computerized accounting work?

Module 4: Keeping Inventory and Tracking Sales

  • Purpose of inventory
  • Keeping up with inventory
  • Keeping track of sales
  • Balancing cash

Module 5: Controlling and Managing Expenses

  • How to control expenses
  • Balancing your payroll
  • Long-term asset acquisitions
  • Financial liabilities

Module 6: Avoiding Illegal Accounting

  • Improper accounting procedures
  • Avoiding shortcuts
  • Famous accounting scandals

Module 7: Introduction Into Bookkeeping

  • Importance of bookkeeping
  • Single-entry bookkeeping
  • Double-entry bookkeeping

Module 8: Proper Bookkeeping

  • Balancing and testing your book
  • How to adjust entries
  • Financial statement preparation
  • Profit analysis
  • Liquidity, and how to test it
  • Why is internal control important?

Module 9: Tracking & Reporting Taxes

  • What are business taxes?
  • How to report year-end numbers to the government
  • Finishing and closing your books

Module 10: Handling an Audit

  • External auditor
  • Internal auditor
  • Cost auditor
  • Performance audit
  • Quality audits

Career

Who is this course for?

  • Anyone interested in becoming more fiscally responsible
  • People who want to work in bookkeeping or accounting 
  • Current or aspiring business owners who want to ensure their accounts are handled correctly
  • Accountants and bookkeepers who want to further their knowledge

    Career path

    Our online accounting class will help you:

    • Take the first step towards your new career in finance
    • Increase your business profits by teaching you how to efficiently manage your finances 
    • Gain the fiscal knowledge you need to start your own business

      Certification

      You will be required to complete each lesson in full, and answer exams at the end of each course module. If your pass rate exceeds 55% on each exam then you will receive a certificate of completion, to recognize your achievement. You can immediately download your PDF course certificate from IOA.

      Most of our courses will earn you credits through Continuing Education (CE) / Continuing Professional Development (CPD). CE/CPD points are accepted and recognized by professional member bodies and academic institutions across the US and internationally.

      All courses are accredited by the International Council for Online Educational Standards (www.icoes.org). When successfully completing a course, students can choose to purchase an ICOES certificate that recognizes the achievement, from this third-party institution.

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      About

      In our current economy, knowing how to properly manage your finances is vital.

      Whether you are interested in a career as an accountant or bookkeeper, want to become a better asset to your business or are looking to prepare for tax season, our online Accounting and Bookkeeping class will give you the tools and knowledge you need to do it. 

      Get ready to tackle the financial world by learning how to:

      • Keep track of sales, cash flow and inventory
      • Follow proper bookkeeping protocol, including balancing and testing your books
      • Prepare financial statements and records
      • Manage your payroll
      • Monitor and oversee expenses
      • Calculate profit analysis and shareholder equity
      • Report taxes and prepare a business for audit (whether internal or external)

      Requirements

      International Open Academy courses are designed for anyone with an interest in learning. No formal qualifications are required to study with us. Our courses are suitable if you want to learn new skills, start a new career, or if you’re already working in a particular industry and wish to upgrade your talents and enhance your resume.

      Lessons

      Module 1: Beginning Accounting

      • History of accounting
      • Why is accounting important?
      • Decisions you must make
      • Jargon, or how to speak like an accountant

      Module 2: Types Of Accounting

      • Financial accounting
      • Management accounting
      • Tax accounting

      Module 3: Making Sense Of Your Accounts

      • Organization The accounting cycle
      • Using computers for accounting
      • How does computerized accounting work?

      Module 4: Keeping Inventory and Tracking Sales

      • Purpose of inventory
      • Keeping up with inventory
      • Keeping track of sales
      • Balancing cash

      Module 5: Controlling and Managing Expenses

      • How to control expenses
      • Balancing your payroll
      • Long-term asset acquisitions
      • Financial liabilities

      Module 6: Avoiding Illegal Accounting

      • Improper accounting procedures
      • Avoiding shortcuts
      • Famous accounting scandals

      Module 7: Introduction Into Bookkeeping

      • Importance of bookkeeping
      • Single-entry bookkeeping
      • Double-entry bookkeeping

      Module 8: Proper Bookkeeping

      • Balancing and testing your book
      • How to adjust entries
      • Financial statement preparation
      • Profit analysis
      • Liquidity, and how to test it
      • Why is internal control important?

      Module 9: Tracking & Reporting Taxes

      • What are business taxes?
      • How to report year-end numbers to the government
      • Finishing and closing your books

      Module 10: Handling an Audit

      • External auditor
      • Internal auditor
      • Cost auditor
      • Performance audit
      • Quality audits

      Career

      Who is this course for?

      • Anyone interested in becoming more fiscally responsible
      • People who want to work in bookkeeping or accounting 
      • Current or aspiring business owners who want to ensure their accounts are handled correctly
      • Accountants and bookkeepers who want to further their knowledge

        Career path

        Our online accounting class will help you:

        • Take the first step towards your new career in finance
        • Increase your business profits by teaching you how to efficiently manage your finances 
        • Gain the fiscal knowledge you need to start your own business

          Certification

          You will be required to complete each lesson in full, and answer exams at the end of each course module. If your pass rate exceeds 55% on each exam then you will receive a certificate of completion, to recognize your achievement. You can immediately download your PDF course certificate from IOA.

          Most of our courses will earn you credits through Continuing Education (CE) / Continuing Professional Development (CPD). CE/CPD points are accepted and recognized by professional member bodies and academic institutions across the US and internationally.

          All courses are accredited by the International Council for Online Educational Standards (www.icoes.org). When successfully completing a course, students can choose to purchase an ICOES certificate that recognizes the achievement, from this third-party institution.

          19085 Students

          Guarantee

          Accredited

          Accredited