Certificate in Introduction to Financial Accounting

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Who Should Attend?

This Certificate in Introduction to Financial Accounting will suit non-accounting students who want to understand the fundamentals and concepts of financial reporting from a very basic level to final statutory accounts. This course may also be useful for students who have studied the subject in another country and want to understand how this is carried out in Ireland.

Course Duration

This 10 week professional development course will be delivered live online via Zoom one evening per week for 2.5 hours from 6.30-9.00pm starting the week of 22nd June 2020.

Over the 10 classes the course will cover:

Course Modules

Week 1
Bookkeeping and the basics of accountancy (transaction lifecycle)
Week 2
Day books, books of prime ledger (extending the concept of transaction lifecycle)
Week 3
Trial Balance and Financial Statements (extending from books of prime entry)
Week 4
Profit and Loss Account (structure, content, link to trial balance and balance sheet)
Week 5
Balance Sheet (structure, content, link to trial balance and Profit and Loss Account)
Week 6
Reconciliations (Structure, importance and value to a business)
Week 7
Control Accounts (extending the balance sheet to more detail)
Week 8
Cash Flows (from the Profit and Loss and Balance Sheet)
Week 9
The Audit (Role of Auditor and Purpose of an Audit)
Week 10
Conceptual Framework (Background, implementation and interpretation)

2 x Continuous Assessments during the 10 weeks.


This course is provided by Independent College Dublin and is primarily based on modules delivered in the BA Accounting and Finance degree course that is approved by QQI.

Learn from our Leading Practitioner

Gerard Keating FCCA MBA is an experienced Chartered Certified Accountant with Financial and General Management Experience in a number of industry sectors including Private Education, Advertising, Marketing, Media, Technology, Luxury Ground Transportation, Construction, Oil and NGOs.He is a part-time lecturer in three private colleges in Dublin, teaching QQI Level 7 and Level 8 students as well as evening Diploma courses.

The fees for this course are €950 and you will be awarded with a professional certificate upon complication.

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