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Accounting for Companies (Byte Size Skills Course)

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This course is concerned with company accounts. We shall see how the basic profit and loss account and balance sheet is adapted and extended to deal with this type of business organisation. We shall also consider the framework of regulations, legal and otherwise, that prescribe the way in which the accounts of limited companies are prepared and presented.

By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • explain the accountability requirements imposed on directors
  • identify the main differences in accounting for companies as compared with accounting for sole traders
  • prepare a set of final accounts including an appropriation account
  • discuss the influence of law and the Stock Exchange in determining the the form and content of corporate financial reports
  • explain the need for accounting standards in financial reporting

On completion of your course, you will receive two certificates:

Certificate 1 is issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges: Accounting for Companies (Byte Size Skills Course) Certificate

Accounting for Companies (Byte Size Skills Course) Certificate issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges, to view a sample of the college’s award, please click here.

Requirements for Entry

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

Professional Membership

On completion of this course you will be eligible to join the following Professional Associations(s):

Stonebridge

On successful completion of your course your qualification is awarded. You will receive an attractively presented Diploma or Certificate issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges, this will also allow you to use the letters SAC. Dip. or SAC. Cert. after your name.

Stonebridge Associated Colleges is one of the leading (and biggest) distance education colleges in the U.K and internationally. We have many thousands of students studying with us at any one time from locations all over the world. Our diplomas will always count towards your future, and will improve your prospects of future employment or higher level study etc. by proving that you have studied to a certain level, that you have proficiency in your chosen subjects and that you are interested in your field of choice. Education is always an investment in your future and you will find this to be the case with our qualifications in your jurisdiction.

Introduction

Objectives

Section 1: Main Features of Company Accounts

1.1 Accountability of directors/published accounts

1.2 The Profit and Loss Account

1.3 The Profit and Loss Appropriation Account

1.4 The Appropriation Account and the Duality Convention

1.5 The Balance Sheet

Section 2: The Regulatory Framework

2.1 The Legislative Framework

2.2 The Companies Acts Requirements

2.3 The Balance Sheet and Profit and Loss Account Formats

2.4 The Directors' Report

2.5 The Auditors' Report

2.6 Stock Exchange Requirements

2.7 The Need for Accounting Standards

2.8 The Response of the Accountancy Profession

Summary

Review Activity

Recommended Reading

Tutor-marked Question Paper

What's Included

  • All study materials
  • Study Guide
  • Full Tutor and Admin support

This course is concerned with company accounts. We shall see how the basic profit and loss account and balance sheet is adapted and extended to deal with this type of business organisation. We shall also consider the framework of regulations, legal and otherwise, that prescribe the way in which the accounts of limited companies are prepared and presented.

By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • explain the accountability requirements imposed on directors
  • identify the main differences in accounting for companies as compared with accounting for sole traders
  • prepare a set of final accounts including an appropriation account
  • discuss the influence of law and the Stock Exchange in determining the the form and content of corporate financial reports
  • explain the need for accounting standards in financial reporting

On completion of your course, you will receive two certificates:

Certificate 1 is issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges: Accounting for Companies (Byte Size Skills Course) Certificate

Accounting for Companies (Byte Size Skills Course) Certificate issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges, to view a sample of the college’s award, please click here.

Requirements for Entry

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

Professional Membership

On completion of this course you will be eligible to join the following Professional Associations(s):

Stonebridge

On successful completion of your course your qualification is awarded. You will receive an attractively presented Diploma or Certificate issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges, this will also allow you to use the letters SAC. Dip. or SAC. Cert. after your name.

Stonebridge Associated Colleges is one of the leading (and biggest) distance education colleges in the U.K and internationally. We have many thousands of students studying with us at any one time from locations all over the world. Our diplomas will always count towards your future, and will improve your prospects of future employment or higher level study etc. by proving that you have studied to a certain level, that you have proficiency in your chosen subjects and that you are interested in your field of choice. Education is always an investment in your future and you will find this to be the case with our qualifications in your jurisdiction.

Introduction

Objectives

Section 1: Main Features of Company Accounts

1.1 Accountability of directors/published accounts

1.2 The Profit and Loss Account

1.3 The Profit and Loss Appropriation Account

1.4 The Appropriation Account and the Duality Convention

1.5 The Balance Sheet

Section 2: The Regulatory Framework

2.1 The Legislative Framework

2.2 The Companies Acts Requirements

2.3 The Balance Sheet and Profit and Loss Account Formats

2.4 The Directors' Report

2.5 The Auditors' Report

2.6 Stock Exchange Requirements

2.7 The Need for Accounting Standards

2.8 The Response of the Accountancy Profession

Summary

Review Activity

Recommended Reading

Tutor-marked Question Paper

What's Included

  • All study materials
  • Study Guide
  • Full Tutor and Admin support
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