Certificate in Small Business Accounting

Business Accounting is a course that has been created so that you may have a thorough understanding of accounting principles if you were looking to possibly gain an accounts position, up skill in your business credentials for further promotion or to understand and manage the accounts of your own business.

Courses Direct offers this course in partnership with Daniel Hunt and Associates (DHA) and it is Daniel who developed this course. Daniel is a Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA) and his team will be able to train you in the areas of financial reporting, creating and analysing business documents such as profit and loss statements and tutoring the principles of budgeting and forecasting.


Course Outline
Course Code: 
100 hours - Access for 12 months
Statement of achievement
Lesson Structure: 
  1. Accounting Principles
  2. General Journals
  3. Understanding the Trial Balance
  4. Financial Statements
  5. Balance Day Adjustments
  6. Fundamentals of VAT
  7. Understanding Income Tax for Small Business
  8. Budgeting and Forecasting
  9. Financial Ratios
  10. Introduction to Xero
Aims - the learning objectives of the course: 
  • To increase your competence and skills in practical accounting areas
  • Understand accounting language such as the profit and loss statements and what they include and how they are created.
  • Using balance sheets and all accounting journals such as the general, accounts receivable and accounts payable journals.
  • How to manage cash flow of the business.
  • Forecasting and budgeting of business.
  • Using Microsoft excel for accounting purposes.