Introduction to Bookkeeping

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This introductory course will present the fundamental skills needed in bookkeeping and accounting. It will give you a greater understanding of what double-entry bookkeeping is and how to prepare a balance sheet and a profit and loss account.

Course outlines:

• 1 skills required for bookkeeping and accounting
• 1.1 Use of calculator memory
• 1.2 Rounding
• 1.3 Negative numbers and the use of brackets

• 2 Double entry and the balance sheet
• 2.1 Accounting records and financial statements
• 2.2 Definitions of assets, capital and liabilities
• 2.3 A simplified UK balance sheet format
• 2.4 T-accounts, debits and credits

• 3 Double entry and the profit and loss account
• 3.1 Making a profit and generating cash
• 3.2 The effect of profit on the accounting equation
• 3.3 The profit and loss account
• 3.4 Income and expense accounts
• 3.5 The accounting equation and the double-entry rules for
income and expenses

Liz Pepler draws on 20 years experience of working with over 100 social impact organisations helping them optimise their financial resilience and strengthen their social impact. Liz is an experienced charity finance director, trustee, grant-maker, social entrepreneur, trainer and mentor. 

Finance trainer for the Small Charities Coalition 
Finance trainer and mentor for the School of Social Entrepreneurs 
Enhance consultant for the Lloyds Bank Foundation
Treasurer of the Association of Chairs

*Please note the date for this training could be subject to change or cancelled if we do not have enough people registered for the session. Email if you have any queries. 

February 24th, 2022 10:00 AM through  1:00 PM
Zoom online "Training"
United Kingdom
Phone: 07377502474
Phone: 020 7923 1962
Event Fee(s)
Event fees
HCVS member - Micro (less than 10K) £ 20.00
HCVS member - Small (less than 100K) £ 40.00
HCVS member - Medium (less than 500K) £ 60.00
HCVS member - Large (Over 500K) £ 75.00
Members of THCVS, Redbridge CVS, Voluntary Action Islington £ 40.00
Non-member of HCVS £ 75.00