Malahide Community School – Adult EducationBookkeeping – Certificate

Bookkeeping – Certificate

North Dublin County
€ 595
12 weeks
Part Time and Evening
Thursday 7.00pm -10.00pm
Application Schedule: TBC

The Introductory Certificate in Bookkeeping, accredited by Bookkeeping Academy of Ireland and Big Red Cloud, is aimed at those who are new to bookkeeping and have little or no previous knowledge or experience. Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the concepts of double entry bookkeeping and its place in modern business, enter transactions into a bookkeeping system, reconcile their bank statement and produce an initial trial balance. They should also be able to identify and correct basic errors present in the system. An inexperienced bookkeeper can earn a wage between €18,000 to €22,500, with some experience that goes up to €28,000 and with 4 years experience a salary of €50,000 can be commanded.

Who is the course for?
● Anyone who would like to work in an accounting role in SME
● People who would like to run their own bookkeeping business
● Owner Managers who wish to understand the finances of their small business
● Bookkeepers who would like to enhance their experience with a qualification

Who is Bookkeeping Academy of Ireland?

The Bookkeeping Academy of Ireland was formed to create a space where bookkeepers and businesses alike can learn the practical skills needed to record the transactions of a business and to understand clearly what those transactions mean. They are here to make you feel fully informed, supported and connected. 100% Irish owned, they understand your business like no-one else does.


There are no formal entry requirements to the Certificate in Bookkeeping and no prior bookkeeping knowledge is assumed at this level. However, candidates must have basic numerical skills and a good
understanding of the English language.

Course Structure
The Certificate in Bookkeeping is made up of five topics:

Basic Principles of Bookkeeping
Dealing with VAT
Business Documentation and Dealing with Discount
Relevant Contracts Tax
Cash Budgeting
Deductible Expenses and Tax-Free Payments to Employees
Depreciation and Capital Allowances


Assessment for your certificate comes in two parts:

Multiple Choice Questions for 50% (1 hour)
Case Study on Big Red Cloud for 50% (Completed over the course of a week)
Cost: €595
● Classroom Tuition (12 nights and 3 exam sessions)
● Access to cloud software
● Comprehensive set of worked examples
● Online recorded material
● All assessments

**Please note students will require their own lap top.

“Recognised professional qualifications like the Certificate in Bookkeeping and Accounting Technicians give employers comfort that the people they hire have the skills and knowledge needed to fulfill their roles efficiently and competently”

Ed Heffernan, Founding Partner at Barden (Experts in Accounting and Taxation Recruitment)

Course Day & Time: Thursday evening 7.00 – 10.00pm

Start Date: 23/09/21

Cost: €595

Course Format: In class with tutor

Duration: 12 weeks

Enrol: on website

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