Intermediate Bookkeeping

This online course is on-demand. You can start learning whenever you like and study at your own pace.
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Course length
6 weeks
Course price
Estimated effort
5 hours of self-study per week

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About this course

Intermediate Bookkeeping is part two of a programme designed for anyone who is just starting out on their business, finance or accountancy journey and wants to expand their accounting and finance skills.

Building on what you learned in Introduction to Bookkeeping, this free online course from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants will:

  • Enhance your finance and accountancy skills, exploring how to prepare financial statements 
  • Arm you with the knowledge you need to take your exam in Maintaining Financial Records (FA2) 
  • Prepare you for a position as an accounting administrator or bookkeeper.

What you will learn

In this course we will guide you on the next step of your finance journey by exploring:

  • Widely accepted accounting principles and concepts
  • How to account for business transactions and events and prepare financial statements
  • Reconciliation of control accounts and the cashbook.

Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements but a basic knowledge of accountancy and business is strongly recommended. If you don’t have that, our Introduction to Bookkeeping course might be a better starting point.


You won't get a certificate for completing this course but if you want an award simply register with ACCA as a student and take the related exams.

Related ACCA computer-based exams:

  • 'Maintaining Financial Records' (FA2). Use this Intermediate Bookkeeping course to prepare for the exam.
  • 'Managing Costs and Finance' (MA2). Study Intermediate Management Accounting.

You need to pass the FA2 and MA2 exams and complete an online and interactive module on the 'Foundations in Professionalism' to be awarded the ACCA Diploma in Financial and Management Accounting (RQF Level 3).

Course Staff

  • Dr Rachel Banfield

    Dr Rachel Banfield

    Rachel is a qualified accountant who also holds a doctoral qualification specialising in corporate governance. She also worked for many years as both an accountant and auditor so can use this experience to bring theory to life. Rachel has worked in the education sector for the past 16 years. She has experience in higher education as well as working with a number of professional accounting bodies. She has taught and examined accounting and auditing topics both in the UK and overseas. In 2014 she served as the President of the Association of Accounting Technicians.

  • Josie Adams

    Josie Adams

    Josie studied accounting and economics at Southampton University and trained as a chartered accountant with Deloitte, Haskins & Sells, a “big four” accounting firm, where she had experience in working with a wide range of clients, from large London audits to smaller clients in the regions. After qualifying she moved into the tax, and worked for Deloitte, Haskins & Sells in their large corporate as well as small business departments, and also for Hodgson Impey in their mixed tax department, and was responsible for looking after the tax affairs of companies, their directors and partnerships. Josie then moved into education and spent many years working as a senior lecturer at university. She has been a course leader and has taught a variety of accountancy-related modules to full-time undergraduates, and ACCA students on day release and evening classes.