Small Business Bookkeeping Online Training Course

Bookkeeping for Small Businesses
£25 +VAT

This online bookkeeping course provides small business owners and management with the information they need to create an effective and reliable bookkeeping system.

The course covers the types of information that need to be included and what systems should be used to record them. The course explains methods for improving and forecasting cashflow and budgets within the business and outlines how to respond to purchase and sales invoices. There is also a module explaining the importance of good credit control, including how to successfully speak to and deal with late-paying customers.

  • Developed by business professionals
  • Accredited by CPD
  • Fully online course and assessment with no time limits
  • Full audio voiceover
  • Approximate Duration: 4 hours
  • On completion, certificate is posted the next working day

Who should take this course?

This online bookkeeping course is aimed at small business owners and management teams who want to learn how to run a successful bookkeeping system.

It is a legal requirement to issue sales invoices and keep accounts records for a minimum of six years, so it is essential that businesses have an effective and manageable bookkeeping system in place.


CPD Approved

All of our courses are accredited by the CPD Certification Service as conforming to universally accepted Continuing Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.

On successful completion of the course you will be sent a quality assured certificate through the post the next working day. This can be used to provide evidence for compliance and audit. 

Screenshots (click to view)

If you wish to try this course then register for a demo by clicking the 'interactive demo' button. You will be given the option to purchase and continue with your course at the end of your demo!

Interactive Demo

Course content

1Introduction to Bookkeeping

An introduction to the types of business, how to choose an accountant and what information to include in bookkeeping records.

2Cashflow and Budgeting

A guide on how to improve cashflow, how to forecast cashflow, how to do a bank reconciliation of finances and how to draw up and manage a budget.


Information on what to do with purchase invoices, how to create a sales voice and how to issue sales invoices to customers.

4Credit Control

An introduction to credit control, including how to request payments and chase payments from late-paying customers.

5Petty Cash, Stock Control and Balance Sheets

Information on petty cash procedures, wage books, managing stock control and keeping profit & loss accounts, balance sheets and depreciation accounts.

 Download Course Overview (PDF)

Aims of the course

  • To introduce bookkeeping and provide an understanding of what information needs to be recorded.
  • To give guidance on improving and forecasting cashflow and how to draw up a budget.
  • To explain how to provide and deal with invoices.
  • To introduce credit policies and credit control methods, including how to request and chase up payments.
  • To give an understanding of how petty cash, wage books, stock control and other financial accounts can be useful.


The online assessment is taken on completion of the training material. You will be asked 20 multiple choice questions with a pass mark of 75%. The answers are marked automatically so you will instantly know whether you have passed. If you don't pass don't worry! You can take the test as many times as you need with no extra charge.