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Accounting for Small Business Course


The online Accounting for Small Business Course from Oplex Careers aims to provide a strong introduction into the knowledge related to key accounting principles for small business, whether for yourself or for someone else, this course will pay different company structures, the impact of this on your tax filing obligations and more.

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The online Accounting for Small Business Course will introduce you to the skills and knowledge essential to build your confidence working on accounts for a small business. This course will provide a great insight into your role with the use of practical examples throughout the course. Whether you are familiar with key accounting principles already, you want to get started working on a new business venture, need to learn key skills for your existing small business, or just interested in this field of study, this course will cover a range of modules and provide multiple examples for assessment.

Course Syllabus

The Accounting for Small Business Course is split into the following modules:

    • Introduction to banking for small businesses

• Discuss the role of banking for small businesses
• Legislation and compliance
• Opportunities that banking provides for small businesses

    • The structure of companies

• Different company structures in the UK
• Differences between the structures, and the legislative implications
• Business plans and budgets, particularly regarding bank loans.

    • Different types of companies

• Core differences between the different company structures
• Advantages and disadvantages of different structures
• Applying different structures to different individual needs

    • SME accounts

• Filing and tax obligations of SMEs
• Key concepts behind cash flow management
• The basics behind VAT

    • Cashflow in business

• The components of cash flow
• Different methodologies of reporting cash flow

  • Final Assessment


To assess the learners ability and knowledge to effectively understand the topics contained within the Accounting for Small Business Course, the course features a number of end of module interactive quiz questions.

Additionally, at the end of the course learners will also take an online multiple choice assessment test. This online multiple choice test is marked automatically so you will receive an instant grade and know whether you have passed the course.


On successful completion of this Accounting for Small Business Course. This certificate will be produced in PDF format, hard copies of the certificate will be available at an additional fee of £9.99.

Course Format

This course is delivered online through eLearning. Learners of the course will receive instant access to our interactive student learning portal, which offers 24/7 access to the Accounting for Small Business Course.

Course Duration

The online Accounting for Small Business Course Course requires 30 hours to complete the course in full. This is only a guide to the learning hours required and it depends on how quickly an individual can absorb the information. The learning is online so it can be spread out over multiple sessions or done in one session.

Learners will have access to this course for up to 12 months from the date of joining. There is no time limit to complete the course during this period.

Tutor Support

When you are studying a course it is always useful to know that you have the help and support of tutors that want you to succeed in your studies.

As part of the Accounting for Small Business Course you will receive access to our dedicated tutor support service. The academic tutors will be able to provide you with unlimited online email support to help answer any questions that you may have whilst you are studying the course.

Course Compatibility

Our Accounting for Small Business Course is fully compatible with PC’s, Mac’s, Laptop, Tablet and Smartphone devices.

We know that more and more people are using the web whilst they are on the move, so we have designed this Accounting for Small Business Course to be fully compatible across tablet and smartphone devices. You will be able to access the same content from the course, just over a 3G or 4G network whilst on the move.

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