Basic Bookkeeping Workshop Overview:

Numbers! Numbers! Numbers! Wherever you go, you are bound to see them. On addresses, license plates, phones, prices, and of course, money! Numbers connect us all to each other in many more ways than we might imagine. Essentially, our world revolves around numbers. Some of us enjoy dealing with numbers while others may have a fear of them, or even a phobia. For those of you who have already recognized and appreciate the impact that numbers actually have on just about everything, you deserve a cookie. Welcome to Basic Bookkeeping!

Workshop Objectives:

  • Understand basic accounting terminology.
  • Identify the differences between the cash and accrual accounting methods.
  • Keep track of your business by becoming familiar with accounts payable and accounts receivable.
  • Use a journal and general ledger to document business financials.
  • Utilize the balance sheet.
  • Identify different types of financial statements.
  • Uncover the reasons for and actually create a budget.
  • Be familiar with internal and external auditing.

Course Module:

Module One: Introduction

  • Workshop Objectives

Module Two: Basic Terminology (I)

  • Balance Sheet
  • Assets
  • Liabilities
  • Equity
  • Income Statement
  • Revenue
  • Cost of Goods Sold
  • Expenses
  • Accounting Period
  • Case Study

Module Two: Review

Module Three: Basic Terminology (II)

  • Accounts Receivable
  • Accounts Payable
  • Depreciation
  • General Ledger
  • Interest
  • Inventory
  • Journals
  • Payroll
  • Trial Balance
  • Case Study

Module Three: Review

Module Four: Accounting Methods

  • Cash Method
  • Accrual Method
  • Differences between Cash and Accrual
  • Case Study

Module Four: Review Questions

Module Five: Keeping Track of Your Business

  • Accounts Payable
  • Accounts Receivable
  • The Journal
  • The General Ledger
  • Cash Management
  • Case Study

Module Five: Review Questions

Module Six: Understanding the Balance Sheet

  • The Accounting Equation
  • Double-Entry Accounting
  • Types of Assets
  • Types of Liabilities
  • Equity
  • Case Study

Module Six: Review Questions

Module Seven: Other Financial Statements

  • Income Statement
  • Cash Flow Statement
  • Capital Statement
  • Budget vs. Actual
  • Case Study

Module Seven: Review Questions

Module Eight: Payroll Accounting / Terminology

  • Gross Wages
  • Net Wages
  • Employee Tax Withholding’s
  • Employer Tax Expenses
  • Salary Deferrals
  • Employee Payroll
  • Employee Benefits
  • Tracking Accrued Leave
  • Government Payroll Returns/Reports
  • Case Study

Module Eight: Review

Module Nine: End of Period Procedures

  • Depreciating Your Assets
  • Reconciling Cash
  • Reconciling Investments
  • Working with the Trial Balance
  • Bad Debt
  • Posting Adjustments and Corrections
  • Case Study

Module Nine: Review Questions

Module Ten: Financial Planning, Budgeting and Control

  • Reasons for Budgeting
  • Creating a Budget
  • Comparing Budget to Actual Expenses
  • Case Study

Module Ten: Review Questions

Module Eleven: Auditing

  • What is an Audit?
  • When and Why Would You Audit?
  • Internal
  • External
  • Case Study

Module Eleven: Review Questions

Module Twelve: Wrapping Up

  • Words from the Wise