This unit is designed to give you the skills and knowledge to maintain a general ledger, but is not a full software training package for all types of accounting software.

The maintaining of a general ledger is now performed using specialist accounting software, but there is still a need to teach the concepts of the transactions and there is a need to do some work on paper based exercises.

$85.00 Price

110 mins Estimated Time

Components in this Module

1 - Maintain a General Ledger

  • Introduction
  • What is a General Ledger?
  • Accounting Software

2 - Organisational Policies

  • Organisational Policies
  • Compliance
  • Timelines
  • Checkpoint 1

3 - Accounting

  • Accounting Systems
  • Accounting Terms
  • Bank Accounts
  • GST
  • Checkpoint 2

4 - General Ledgers

  • Reports
  • General Ledger
  • General Ledger Summary
  • General Ledger Detail

5 - Double Entry Accounting

  • Journals and Ledgers
  • Accounts Receivable Journal
  • Accounts Payable Journal
  • Single Entry Accounting
  • Double Entry Bookkeeping
  • Owners Equity Assets and Liabilities
  • Debits and Credits
  • Examples
  • Bookkeeping Example
  • Accrual Methods
  • Entering Transactions
  • Entering Data into Ledgers
  • Credit or Debit?
  • Bank Register
  • Checkpoint 3

6 - Recording Payments to Others

  • Payment Transactions
  • Enter Purchases
  • Recording Payments Spend Money
  • Goods and Service Tax (GST)

7 - Recording Receiving Income

  • Income Transactions
  • Recording Income Receive Money
  • GST
  • Calculating GST
  • Enter Sales
  • Sales Journal
  • Sales Account Codes
  • Checkpoint 4

8 - Maintaining a General Register

  • Maintaining the General Ledger

9 - Reconciliation and Trial Balance

  • Accuracy
  • Reconcile Accounts
  • Individual Accounts and the Whole Business
  • Trial Balance
  • Finding Errors in a Trial Balance
  • Bank Reconciliation
  • Can you Identify the Differences?
  • Checkpoint 5
  • Congratulations


No previous knowledge or experience is required.

How long?

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Who should do this course?

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How will I be assessed?

Each module is broken into sections with checkpoints, interactive challenges and quiz questions throughout. You are required to go through each section and answer every question correctly to be deemed competent. If you answer any questions incorrectly, you will be given feedback on which question you answered incorrectly. You can then correct your response and continue.

Will I receive a certificate?

These are non accredited corporate-based short courses and if successful you will receive a Certificate of Completion.

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