Introduction to Accounting

Want to learn accounting?

Start your new career with our easy introductory accounting course. You’ll gain a general understanding of accounting with a focus on core concepts and basic skills that will teach you the fundamentals of accounting. You will learn to interpret financial statements, undertake financial analysis, cash flow, budgeting and forecasting techniques. Study at your own pace, at a time that suits you with our flexible online learning.

Rated 4.26 out of 5 based on 53 customer ratings
(54 customer reviews)
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54 reviews for Introduction to Accounting

  1. Magda Adamska

    Studying with The Career Academy is always a great pleasure.
    In the past two years, I did 4 courses in total, all in Accounting and Bookkeeping.

    Doing all above helped me to get office job as Office Administrator.

    Studying in my own time is really good, especially with full time job.

    Teachers are always there to help and answer any questions.

    I will always highly recommend Career Academy, as it helped me to get a job I wanted for a long time.

    Thank you,
    Magda

  2. Rated 4 out of 5

    Christine Ropati

    It was cheaper It offered a basic certificate course in accounting which I was after It was all online and therefore convenient Assignments were manageable and suited my current workload/ level of commitment Spelling and grammar of all info on this website and assignments need checking and correcting as I often found errors and this is recommended if you want to improve your professional look.Few questions in the assignments were also a little unclear and could have been worded better to make it easier to understand for the first time accounting student. Thank you for the fast turnaround of marking my assignments and overall this course has been a good and useful tool to developing my skills professionally and personally. The level of work and info given suits a first timer like me, so thank you. I will definitely consider coming back again in the future when I have the time and space to study again.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Justine Mahalia Hillman

    I chose to study with the career academy because i wanted a better carrer pathway and gain knowledge. eddie callahan your very helpful and you have so much patient in helping your students

  4. Rated 4 out of 5

    Justine Mahalia Hillman

    Easy payment options

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Trish Davies

    The Career Academy website was easy to navigate which made me find that the "Introduction to Accounting was exactly the course I wanted to do. It was in my own time and no pressure and the fees were affordable.At 59 years old I was a bit concerned about doing the course because I have not studied for so long. But there was no need to worry, the course was easy to follow and knowing the support of the tutors was always there if I needed them.Thank you to all concerned for helping me complete this course I truly appreciate it.Trish Davies

  6. Rated 4 out of 5

    Trish Davies

    Easy to access Cost Flexibility Assesment task looks too easy please add some more technical questions to assesments More details about aged receivables and payables Some assessments of receivables and payables should be added

  7. Rated 4 out of 5

    Rebecca Fahy

    I chose to study to refresh and strengthen my skills and the career academy made it easy with payment plans as well as being online, have recommended highly For an introduction thought it was excellent, had previously been in this field but had taken a couple years out and needed to refresh

  8. Rated 4 out of 5

    Rebecca Fahy

    For an introduction thought it was excellent, had previously been in this field but had taken a couple years out and needed to refresh. I chose to study to refresh and strengthen my skills and the career academy made it easy with payment plans as well as being online, have recommended highly

  9. Rated 4 out of 5

    Rebecca Fahy

    Easy learning and able to do it in my own time and able to do online That course was fantastic and my tutor was brilliant so helpful when I was stuck and gave clear and very helpful instructions.

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    Patricia Manson

    Found them to have the best courses for me and also the ease of following the website to get set up. For me I found that the course was great and din't have any areas that need improving. Fantastic service and courses…would like to thank all involved.

  11. Rated 4 out of 5

    Patricia Manson

    Easy pay option no student loan

  12. Rated 5 out of 5

    Theresa Moors

    I chose the career academy – It was an online course that offered a flexible schedule.

  13. Rated 1 out of 5

    Theresa Moors

    choose The Carrer Academy as it gave the correct certification I needed. It was very easy to apply and instructions were clear. The website was not confusing.
    I could study in my own time and at my own pace. I am a mum of 3 and working in a full-time and a part-time job. If I was half way through a topic, due to family and work committments, I could always go back over the material to refresh my mind. Maybe bullet point what is required when an answer needs a comment or explaination. Some questions were numbered and a box was available to write the explaination in, which I found was Some questions were in a paragraph and the answer required a full explaination. My first explainations were too brief.
    Another question was on the Xero assignment – Pay bills. I knew the bill was to be paid in full gst incl, but followed the info required and paid the amount stated on the assignment, which I then had to re-submit.
    The two comments are only minor and maybe due to my way of interpreting.
    Overall a great course.

  14. Rated 4 out of 5

    Bastiaan Bussen

    A brief introduction on Accounting before I am going to do a bachelor in accounting.
    This really helped me on making the decision if I wanted to go further with accounting. Everything is clear but could use a little bit more explanation in assessments and text book on the more difficult aspects of the course.

  15. Rated 5 out of 5

    Alison Morimoto

    My dad recommended me this course as I was looking for jobs and needed to refresh my knowledge.

  16. Rated 5 out of 5

    Tania Carr

    I liked the option of studying online as I have a young daughter and pregnant with another.

  17. Rated 4 out of 5

    Karl Williams

    The Career Academy’s affiliation with organisations like CAANZ and Xero made me feel that this program must be of a high standard. I want to undertake a bachelor’s degree in accounting at some stage, and I felt that studying accounting at the Career Academy would be of great benefit towards my future studies. In one of my assignments I made mention of how some of the writing in the course materials is a bit sloppy. Aside from that, the course has been a great introduction into the realm of accounting, and I’m very glad that I’ve taken it. It’s been a good confidence builder, and has motivated me to continue studying in this field.

  18. Rated 4 out of 5

    Eliza McCartney

    This course in particular was recommended to me by my accountant as a good course to get me on my feet in managing my accounts and running my business, as I had no previous knowledge. Having a reasonably short online course that I could complete in my own time was very appealing. I did notice some spelling and grammar mistakes in the course, which was a little disconcerting. I now have an understanding of what my accounting is talking about and what I need to do as a business owner, so thank you!

  19. Rated 4 out of 5

    Karl Williams

    It’s been a fantastic entry point into the realm of Accounting. My only gripe has been with the sub par writing that appears in some of the course materials. However, overall, everything has been great. The feedback I’ve received from the tutors has been very motivating, and I’m looking forward to studying further with the Career Academy.

  20. Rated 5 out of 5

    Alice Young

    I can not comment on the tutors as the course content and progression were very clear, and I did not have any need to contact the tutor for assistance. Overall great course – thanks.

  21. Rated 4 out of 5

    Fouzia Zia

    I liked the content and style of offering courses. The tutor was good too.

  22. Rated 4 out of 5

    Madeleine Ramsay

    I found my course was good, useful and presented well. Helpful having work online as I have a busy life with work etc, tutors were helpful with work and questions and gave good feedback. Only problem was a slight administration issue which took a couple of months to resolve but apart from that, I was very happy overall.

  23. Rated 4 out of 5

    Kate Rattrie

    All good, I’ve worked through a few of the modules which have all been fine. The tutors get back to me quickly – it’s about a one day turnaround which is great. The course is pretty informative.

  24. Rated 4 out of 5

    Keri McNamara

    Good course. Maybe provide more information with the examples.

  25. Rated 5 out of 5

    Alex  Brown

    Excellent course. It’s a little bit easy for me. Going good.

  26. Rated 5 out of 5

    Belinda Edwards

    Easy to follow course and liking it so far. Really well laid out course.

  27. Rated 5 out of 5

    Shannen Kennett

    I went with this course because it had the best reputation. I thought having the same person mark the assessments would have been better. But it seemed to work regardless.
    Thank you too all the Tutors who read and assessed my work.

  28. Rated 5 out of 5

    Shannen Kennett

    I decided to study with The Career Academy because they are a reputable company, but also I could do it in my own time which made it easier to find time around my busy works schedule. Have thoroughly enjoyed the course (Introduction to Accounting) and experience with The Career Academy so far, so much so I am considering signing up to another course. The tutors have been very helpful and fair in there comments and marking.

  29. Rated 5 out of 5

    Josephine Heta

    I feel my course is very interesting and have a lot of details to help myself understand more about accounting.
    Tutors are very helpful and give you a better understanding on what your asking for and they are always there to help you whenever you need them.

  30. Rated 5 out of 5

    Caitlyn Campbell

    Thank you to all the tutors, you were all great help. Manage to get everything done in recored time, thank you.

  31. Rated 5 out of 5

    Caitlyn Campbell

    It was great thank you. It looked like a great idea to further learn new skills, and help progress myself into a new career.
    Thank you to all the tutors, you were all great help. Manage to get everything done in recored time, thank you.

  32. Rated 4 out of 5

    Sheila Go

    Good course all-round.

  33. Rated 4 out of 5

    Mawia Hualngo

    1. Accredited course
    2. Easy and interest-free payment plan
    3. Can learn during free time at one’s own pace
    4. Excellent, easy and prompt tutor support

    Explanations of terminologies and concepts could be improved. People with zero background in accounting some explanations could be vague.

    Overall, this is a good course.

  34. Rated 5 out of 5

    Stefanie Downes

    This was recommended by my manager who is the Fixed Accountant and I work under her, she thought a basis in accounting would be useful as we touch multiply parts of the business included Balance Sheet and P&L. The course was very well structured and easy to follow what was required – the only thing that confused me was I the second module and you are asked to watch a video, the series kept going and I was not sure if I was required to watch more so I watched about a dozen of them not realizing I only needed to watch one. Wasn’t an issue as later in the course they used those videos as well.

    I enjoyed it and it cleared up a couple of things for me that were a little confusing not having done any accounting since High School 10 odd years ago. I enjoyed it, the tutors feedback was great. Thanks 🙂

  35. Rated 1 out of 5

    Natalee Toia

    I chose the career academy because it was online and from home, plus i was told over phone from a tutor before enrolling that i would get alot of support and my tutor would help me all the way through the course. didnt happen tho i had 2 pester all diferent sorts of tutors untill 1 would get back 2 me sometimes it took days just 2 wait 4 a reply. very difficult so yeah im quite upset about that as the last 2 assesments on this intro 2 accounting were difficult 4 me to understand i needed support but didnt recieve any.
    so i just submitted my assesments and probably they are wrong i done this course so i could get more knowledge for the book keeping course im going to be doing with career academy. hoping to get more support in the next course i do.

  36. Rated 4 out of 5

    Naomi Lawrence

    I chose to study with The Career Academy because it gave me the freedom to work and gain a qualification at the same time. There were a few times I used the Ask your tutor button and I dont think it worked so I was having to call the tutor instead.

  37. Rated 4 out of 5

    Madeleine Ramsay

    Cool course

  38. Rated 5 out of 5

    Alexandra.McFarland

    The course was excellent overall.

  39. Rated 5 out of 5

    Gala Moreno

    A friend told me about it and I thought it was a good idea cause I don’t have time to go to classes.I think the course was very good as it is.

  40. Rated 5 out of 5

    Moana Rademakers

    Excellent overall. Convenience and costs was the reason I decided to study with The Career Academy

  41. Rated 5 out of 5

    Kelly Russell

    So far fantastic. Studying Certificate in Business Admin and Intro to Accounting. Big help to getting back into the job market

  42. Rated 4 out of 5

    Sofilisi Lata

    Good overall

  43. Rated 5 out of 5

    Janine Harman

    I wanted to gain more knowledge for the future at my current job. This course is excellent overall

  44. Rated 5 out of 5

    Stephanie Cox

    I just google search and the information supplied suited my needs

  45. Rated 4 out of 5

    Michelle Meganathan

    All was good. I thank everyone for being supportive, helpful and understanding my circumstances.

  46. Rated 5 out of 5

    Shriana Williamson

    Saw it online after doing a bit of research into different courses. Career academy was the best fit for me, flexible study, all online and great prices! They ticked all the boxes for me. Help was available when I needed it and the assessment instructions were clear and easy to follow. Excellent!

  47. Rated 4 out of 5

    Robyn Crighton

    My employer researched a few courses and this one seemed most suitable for my needs. I thought the course was well structured. It was a basic course but that is what I was after to get my knowledge back up. I look forward to doing another course.

  48. Rated 3 out of 5

    Kimberley Carline

    I decided to study with The Career Academy because it was the cheapest and on line. The assessment instructions were clear and easy to follow and I will be able to apply the knowledge learned.

  49. Rated 4 out of 5

    Katie Love

    Easy online study and help was available when I needed it.

  50. Rated 3 out of 5

    Angela Christensen

    Great that this was online and in my own time. Average overall.

  51. Rated 3 out of 5

    Lacey Moyle

    A friend recommended this institute. I would like to thank all tutors involved with my queries and who offered support when I needed it.
    Thank you

  52. Rated 4 out of 5

    Miho Maeda

    4 stars

  53. Rated 4 out of 5

    Angela Christensen

    Help was available when I needed it. Average overall.

  54. Rated 5 out of 5

    Inna Benitez

    Excellent course for those wanting an Introduction to Accounting principles and concepts.

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Course structure.

This course includes the following topics

  • Introduction to accounting
  • Accounting equations
  • Double entry accounting
  • Learn about the trial balance
  • Understanding profit and loss statements
  • Interpreting balance sheets
  • Depreciation
  • Ratio analysis
  • Practical exercises

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  • Understand accounting under different business structures: company, partnership, sole trader.
  • Understand, analyse and interpret a balance sheet, income statement and cash flow statement.
  • Forecast business revenues and expenses.
  • Analyse the profitability and efficiency of your business.

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★★★★★ “Course content and progression were very clear, and I did not have any need to contact the tutor for assistance. Overall great course – thanks.” – Alice Young

 

★★★★★ “This was recommended by my manager who is the Fixed Accountant and I work under her, she thought a basis in accounting would be useful as we touch multiply parts of the business included Balance Sheet and P&L. The course was very well structured and easy to follow what was required” – Stefanie Downes

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Investment: €199 or only €25 per week with our interest FREE payment plan. Click here to enrol now

 

Delivery and support: This course is delivered online with tutor support via email or phone.

 

Access Time: You have access to this course for up to 6 months until you complete.

 

Pathway opportunities: We highly recommend you consider our Certificate in Accounting.

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