Illustrative course outlines

At OTC we believe in tailoring our courses to meet each client’s specific requirements.  The illustrative course outline below gives an indication of the type of course content that we’ve been asked to deliver. For more information call us on +44 20 7700 3330 or email

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Introduction to Accounting

What is covered?

An overview of the principles of financial record keeping, and how business transactions are recorded in the accounting books. The course is highly practical, looking at typical business transactions for real businesses.

Who will benefit?

Participants who are new to finance, and are looking to understand how accounts are put together.   The accounting concepts are taught in a way which will ease you in gently and cover all those terms which accountants use and can be confusing to the non-practitioner.

Course content

  • The duality of transactions.
  • Debits and credits .
  • Assets and liabilities.
  • Income and expense .
  • Principles of double entry bookkeeping .
  • Recording transactions in the books .
  • T-accounts and ledgers
  • Sales and purchase ledgers .
  • Control accounts
  • Control account reconciliations
  • Other accounting entries
  • Provisions
  • Depreciation
  • Accruals and prepayments
  • Preparing the accounts from the ledgers and records
  • Creating the trial balance
  • The extended trial balance
  • The balance sheet
  • The profit and loss account


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