Introduction to Book-keeping
Book-keeping is the activity of keeping accurate records of all movements of money or of things with value that take place in a particular business or organisation. The only qualities a would-be book-keeper needs are some common sense, a logical mind, the ability to write neatly and the ability to do simple arithmetic accurately - and nowadays most arithmetic is done on a calculator!
All businesses use the same system of book-keeping which has its own built-in self checking methods to make sure that it is done accurately. Once you have learnt the system, you are just as able to keep the books of a large multi-million pound corporation as you are able to keep the books of a small one-man business - the only difference is the amount of work involved.
More importantly, you will be able to handle your own accounting records, or those of an employer, in a practical and professional manner.
Each lesson deals with a related group of topics. These can be studied one at a time or in one session, according to your personal situation - how much time you have and how much you feel that you can cope with in one session.
The course is designed for you to study at your own pace. You don't have to rush to keep up with a class or wait for a class to catch up with you. At the end of each lesson, there is a test covering all the topics of the lesson together which your college tutor will mark and return to you.
A lot of people imagine that book-keeping is complicated and difficult to learn. As you will soon discover on this course, it is in fact extremely straightforward and logical. It's also very interesting because it deals with the lifeblood of any business - money!