Introduction to 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 per week of self-study per week

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About this course

Our Introduction to Bookkeeping course is the ideal starting point for future business leaders, accountants and entrepreneurs. You don’t need any previous knowledge of accounting. Simply sign up and start your journey.

What you will learn

In this course you will learn about:

  • Business transactions, the banking system and double entry bookkeeping
  • Payroll and ledger accounts
  • Reconciliation and preparing the trial balance.

Entry requirements

None - this is an introductory course.


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:

  • 'Recording Financial Transactions' (FA1). Use this Introduction to Bookkeeping course to prepare for the exam.
  • 'Management Information' (MA1). Study Introduction to Management Accounting.

You need to pass the FA1 and MA1 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 2). 

Course Staff

  • Linsey Taylor

    Linsey Taylor

    Linsey trained as a chartered accountant with the firm BDO Binder Hamlyn, after completing a degree in business law. She has also worked in industry, principally with Air Products plc. Here she gained Europe-wide experience of their business. After a brief venture as the co-owner of a small hotel in North Wales, a chance conversation led to a successful career change into education. After 10 years working in a university as a senior lecturer, Linsey joined Epigeum as senior tutor for ACCA-X. She has experience teaching students face to face and also via distance learning. Her students have twice voted her most inspiring tutor in the last four years.

  • 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.