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ICB Certificate in Bookkeeping and Accounts Level 3

This ICB Certificate in Bookkeeping and Accounts Level course covers the preparation of ledger balances, control accounts and reconciliations, adjustments and preparation of final accounts for non-incorporated businesses or organisations, leading to the role of self-employed/employed bookkeeper.

Level 3 / ICB Certificate / OSC59

£619.00 or only £100.00 initial deposit

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Course Title:ICB Certificate in Bookkeeping and Accounts Level 3

Awarding Body:Institute of Certified Bookkeepers

Average Duration:90 hrs

Course Support:12 months expert tutor support

Course Description

Upon completion of this qualification, you will be able to carry out the role of an employed or self-employed bookkeeper, including being able to:

  • Reconcile bank statements with the ledgers
  • Produce a VAT return
  • Control the sales and purchases ledgers
  • Post year-end adjustments
  • Produce the final accounts for a sole trader, a partnership and a not-for-profit organisation in both manual and computerised systems

The course includes free Sage 50 software which you can use to gain real bookkeeping skills.

Please note: The Sage 50 Accounts software will only work on computers which run Windows 7 or higher, therefore Sage will not run on Windows XP. Sage software will not run on any Apple Macintosh computer. Please email us for full specification and compatibility details

Course Info

Course Title:ICB Certificate in Bookkeeping and Accounts Level 3

Awarding Body:Institute of Certified Bookkeepers

Average Duration:90 hrs

Course Support:12 months expert tutor support

Previous Knowledge

Before commencing the study at this level you will need to have achieved ICB Level 2 Certificate in Bookkeeping (available here) or an equivalent course.

Assessment

Three home-based online assessments (which can be taken at home or at work) and one timed centre-based exam which will be taken at an approved ICB test centre.

Awarding Organisation

The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers is the largest bookkeeping awarding body in the world. Offering membership to students, this industry recognised qualification highlights your experience and competence within the bookkeeping and account profession.

An ICB accredited qualification will help you become a fully-fledged bookkeeper, all from the comfort of your own home.

Unit 1: Underpinning Knowledge

  • Understand the importance of adhering to a code of ethical principles
  • Understand when and how to take appropriate action to cope with unethical behaviour
  • Understand the legal differences between the structures of various types of businesses
  • Understand the main accounting concepts that apply
  • Understand the different rules that apply when processing VAT transactions

Unit 2: Reconciliation Of Accounts And Correction Of Errors

  • Reconcile supplier statements
  • Prepare a bank reconciliation statement.
  • Use control accounts to reconcile sales and purchase ledgers
  • Understand the need to correct errors
  • Understand what to do if the trial balance does not balance
  • Produce a corrected trial balance

Unit 3: VAT Returns

  • Reconcile the VAT account
  • Complete a VAT return

Unit 4: Calculate And Post Adjustments To The Ledgers

  • Calculate depreciation
  • Account for the disposal of fixed assets
  • Understand the need to allow for adjustments to the accounts

Unit 5: Final Accounts Of Non-Incorporated Businesses

  • Prepare a set of final accounts for a sole trader from a given trial balance
  • Prepare a set of final accounts for ‘not-for-profit’ organisations
  • Prepare a set of final accounts for a partnership
This course offers 12 months tutor support. Tutors are available to answer student questions relating to course materials and to comment on the assignments that are sent in to state how well students have understood the unit content.

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Course Description

Upon completion of this qualification, you will be able to carry out the role of an employed or self-employed bookkeeper, including being able to:

  • Reconcile bank statements with the ledgers
  • Produce a VAT return
  • Control the sales and purchases ledgers
  • Post year-end adjustments
  • Produce the final accounts for a sole trader, a partnership and a not-for-profit organisation in both manual and computerised systems

The course includes free Sage 50 software which you can use to gain real bookkeeping skills.

Please note: The Sage 50 Accounts software will only work on computers which run Windows 7 or higher, therefore Sage will not run on Windows XP. Sage software will not run on any Apple Macintosh computer. Please email us for full specification and compatibility details

Previous Knowledge

Before commencing the study at this level you will need to have achieved ICB Level 2 Certificate in Bookkeeping (available here) or an equivalent course.

Assessment

Three home-based online assessments (which can be taken at home or at work) and one timed centre-based exam which will be taken at an approved ICB test centre.

This course offers 12 months tutor support. Tutors are available to answer student questions relating to course materials and to comment on the assignments that are sent in to state how well students have understood the unit content.

Unit 1: Underpinning Knowledge

  • Understand the importance of adhering to a code of ethical principles
  • Understand when and how to take appropriate action to cope with unethical behaviour
  • Understand the legal differences between the structures of various types of businesses
  • Understand the main accounting concepts that apply
  • Understand the different rules that apply when processing VAT transactions

Unit 2: Reconciliation Of Accounts And Correction Of Errors

  • Reconcile supplier statements
  • Prepare a bank reconciliation statement.
  • Use control accounts to reconcile sales and purchase ledgers
  • Understand the need to correct errors
  • Understand what to do if the trial balance does not balance
  • Produce a corrected trial balance

Unit 3: VAT Returns

  • Reconcile the VAT account
  • Complete a VAT return

Unit 4: Calculate And Post Adjustments To The Ledgers

  • Calculate depreciation
  • Account for the disposal of fixed assets
  • Understand the need to allow for adjustments to the accounts

Unit 5: Final Accounts Of Non-Incorporated Businesses

  • Prepare a set of final accounts for a sole trader from a given trial balance
  • Prepare a set of final accounts for ‘not-for-profit’ organisations
  • Prepare a set of final accounts for a partnership

Awarding Organisation

The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers is the largest bookkeeping awarding body in the world. Offering membership to students, this industry recognised qualification highlights your experience and competence within the bookkeeping and account profession.

An ICB accredited qualification will help you become a fully-fledged bookkeeper, all from the comfort of your own home.

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£619.00 or only £100.00 initial deposit

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