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Northern Society of Chartered Accountants

At the heart of northern business since 1882

Double entry bookkeeping: understanding the debits and credits

Date: 13 April 2016 13:30 to 16:30

Type: Audit Assurance and Financial Reporting, Career and Personal Development, Course

Organiser: Tyne and Wear

Double-entry bookkeeping is the foundation on which accounts are built. This interactive course is specifically focussed towards those who need to learn the absolute basics of double-entry bookkeeping. 

You will be to taught, through the use of practical exercises, a debit from a credit.  Teaching accounting concepts, this course will assist participants in the production of a basic set of financial statements.  The skills taught are transferable to practical accounts preparation work and will also motivate participants to understand why certain tasks are performed.

Course content:

  • The accounting equation
  • The double entry system
  • Journal entries and the role of ‘T’ accounts
  • Accounting principles
  • The use of control accounts
  • The trial balance

Testimonial comments when this course has been delivered include:

  • Excellent content, speaker was very patient and very approachable.
  • Clarified why I do some of the things I do and understanding the reasons behind it.
  • Excellent course.  Covered lots but at appropriate speed and detail.

A follow up Basic accounting course on 18 November 2015 will also build upon the double entry bookkeeping knowledge acquired on this course.

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Olgilvy Harper Ltd

Olgilvy Harper Ltd,
2nd Floor,
176 Portland Road,

Tel No: 0843 289 2439


Christopher Soan

Christopher Soan is currently a Lecturer in Accounting at the Newcastle University Business School. A Chartered Accountant, he has external audit experience from two of the ‘big four’ accountancy practices as well as financial reporting experience in both the private and public sectors.

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