Gain a Certificate in Accounting in just 7 weeks - from the comfort of your own home and for under $60 per week​

7x 2 hour sessions
Tuesday evenings, 6.30pm - 8.30pm
5, 12, 19, 26 April and 3, 10, 17 May

Certificate in Accounting is a "must-attend live class" for those who own a business or are thinking of starting a new business, as well as those who are looking for a job in the office administration, finance, bookkeeping and accounting areas but have no knowledge or experience in accounting.

If you have not been able to learn accounting and gain practical accounting skills at school or university, then this is your chance to learn accounting from a Senior University Lecturer with over 20 years of teaching experience.

With this 7 week, live class and hands-on workshop teaching style, we bring quality teaching into your living room. 

Course Outline

The function of accounting is to analyse, record and report, the financial performance, financial position and closely monitor the inflow and outflow of funds of a business in order to enhance its profitability, wealth and maintain its ongoing status. If you do not have much knowledge of accounting and wanting to gain a better understanding of accounting principles and technicalities and how to use accounting to monitor your business, this is the ideal course for you.

This short course provides the basic understanding of accounting for employee and business owners to analyse, report and interpret the financial activities of their businesses.

The course runs for 7 weeks and is delivered during off-peak hours from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm. Upon completion of the accounting course, a certificate will be awarded to you to acknowledge accounting skill that you have achieved. A summary of the learning outcomes of this course are as follows:

  • Understand the accounting process
  • Understand the principles of accounting
  • Understand the nature of business transactions and how they affect profitability and business wealth
  • Ability to collect, analyse and record business transactions in a systematic way and in accordance with standard accounting principles and technicalities
  • To prepare statements of financial performance, financial position and cash flows
  • To interpret the financial statements in order to closely monitor business operations

What past attendees have said about the course

"It was great to go through things step by step and have the dedicated time to spend learning about accounting. I would not have taken this time on my own to learn the finer details and I enjoyed the teaching environment."

"The hands-on approach and the ability to go back and watch the webinars in my own time."

"In-depth information and then homework to back up the learning in class really cemented the knowledge."

"The recorded videos we have access to help a lot to go back and see how things are done in your own time. Also good for homework."

Week One: Module 1 Definition and Objective of Accounting

  • Accounting Process
  • Business Entity
  • Business Transaction
  • Gathering information
  • Analysis of Business Transactions
  • Recording Business Transactions
  • Summarising Business Transactions
  • Preparations of Financial Statements and Reporting

Week Two: Module 2 Principles of Accounting

  • Business Entity Principle
  • Going concern principle
  • Monetary Principle
  • Objectivity Principle
  • Historical Cost Principle
  • Fair Value Principle
  • Cash Basis Principle for Revenue and Expense
  • Accrual principle for Revenue and Expense
  • Conservatism principle
  • Consistency principle
  • Cost principle
  • Matching principle
  • Periodic Principle

Week Three: Module 3 Rules of Double Entry

  • Elements of Financial Statements
  • The Accounting Equation
  • Meaning of Debit
  • Meaning of Credit
  • Application of Debit and Credit Rule

Week Four: Module 4 Source Documents and Accounting Records of Original Entries

Source Documents

  • Sales Order
  • Purchase Order
  • Delivery Order
  • Purchase Invoice
  • Sales Invoice
  • Sales Receipt
  • Purchase Receipt
  • Credit Note
  • Debit Note
  • Bank Statement
  • Cash register rolls
  • Eftpos rolls

Accounting Records of Original Entries

  • Cash Book
  • Sales Journal
  • Sales Returns Journal
  • Purchases Journal
  • Purchases Returns Journal
  • Petty Cash Book
  • General Journal

Week Five: Module 5 Recording in Ledger and Balancing

  • Creating a Chart of Accounts
  • General Ledger
  • Subsidiary Ledgers
  • Unadjusted Trail Balance

Week Six: Module 6 End of Year Adjustments or Balance Day Adjustment

  • Unpaid Bills and Accrued Expenses
  • Prepaid Expenses
  • Revenue not Received and Accrued Revenue
  • Revenue Received in Advance
  • Depreciation
  • Updating General Ledger Accounts
  • Adjusted Trial Balance

Week Seven: Module 7 Presentation and Interpretation of Financial Statements

  • The Ten Column Worksheet
  • Income Statement
  • Balance Sheet
  • Ratio Analysis and Interpretation
  • Users of Accounting Information

About the AH Learning Academy

Our friends at the AH Learning Academy will deliver this quality and practical learning.  Please Note: Grow endorses and supports this training which is being independently provided through the AH Learning Academy.

Dr Murugesh Arunachalam is a Senior Lecturer (Taxation and Financial Accounting) in the Department of Accounting University of Waikato. He holds a PhD from the University of Waikato, a Master degree in Accounting and Finance from the University of Stirling Scotland U.K. and a Bachelor Degree in Accounting (Hons) from the University of Malaya, Malaysia. He is also a professional member of CPA (Australia) and Chartered Accountant (MIA).  He has taught undergraduate programmes as well as MBA and other Master Programmes. He supervises PhD students and examines PhD theses.

Course Details:

Course duration: 2 hours per session over 7 weeks = 14 hours
Delivery Method: Online via Zoom
Dates and time: 5, 12, 19, 26 April and 3, 10, 17 May from 6.30pm - 8.30pm

Price & Registration

Course Fee
$410 per person inclusive of GST

If you have any questions about booking, please contact Feona Horrex on 0272 040425 or email:

Should you have any questions relating to the course prior to registering, you are welcome to contact our partner, Abdullah at the AH Learning Academy on 0210 222 3925 or at 

Registration process
Payment online is by Debit or Credit Card: VISA, Mastercard or American Express only and there are 3 easy steps to complete the online booking process.

Our registration platform is hosted by Lil Regie, our NZ based booking agent. Upon completing your registration by hitting the blue 'Confirm Booking' button, you will receive an automated email confirming the booking and amount paid by credit card. A GST Tax Invoice showing your payment in full will also be emailed to you.

If you have any issues or questions about your booking, please contact Feona Horrex on 0272 040425 or email:

We work hard to ensure that all workshops are cost effective by automating our systems. If you require an invoice (rather than paying by debit or credit card) there will be a $25.00 inc GST surcharge for this, and you will need to supply:

  • The full name and postal address required to appear on the invoice.
  • The contact name and email of the person(s) responsible for authorising this expense and approving payment.
  • Any purchase order references required on vendor invoices.

What happens if you have to cancel?

We know that sometimes your plans can change for many different reasons. Should you be unable to attend, a substitute delegate is welcome to attend at no extra cost. If a substitute delegate is not available and you need to cancel your registration, please be aware of the following:

Up to 7 days prior to the event you will be provided a refund of your registration cost, less a $20.00 inc GST per attendee service charge. 
If you cancel within 7 days of the event, you are not eligible to receive a refund.
Please note: should your registration not be paid by the time of the event, you are still liable to make the payment.
Unpaid accounts may be passed over to our debt collection agency and additional costs may be incurred. All cancellations must be received in writing via email. 
Training is cancellable by GROW with 3 days’ notice if a minimum number of attendees is not met and full refunds will be provided.

Please note: GROW Ltd reserves the right to make any amendments that we may deem to be in the best interest of the forum – it is however very unlikely and we will notify you as soon as possible should this occur.

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