Certificate in Small Business Accounting

Presented in plain language, the Certificate in Small Business Accounting will give you a sound knowledge of the theory and practice of bookkeeping and business accounting. Our online training course will teach you to analyse and interpret a balance sheet, income statement and cash flow statement. You will also gain an understanding of financial reporting, profitability analysis and grasp the principles of bugeting and forecasting.


  • The ability to analyse and interpret a balance sheet, income statement and cash flow statement
  • Gain an understanding of financial reporting and profitability analysis
  • An understanding of the principles of budgeting and forecasting
  • A knowledge of the core accounting principles including the accounting equation


  • Once you complete Certificate in Small Business Accounting, you could further your studies with our Business Startup course
  • Potential career outcomes include: Accounting Position
  • This course is specifically designed for job seekers who desire an accounts position, individuals currently in an accounts role who would like to gain a qualification or anyone who manages small business accounts

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Full Payment Option

Price (AUD) $995.00

Payment Plan Option

Price (AUD):

Deposit $497.50 plus 2 Monthly repayments of $298.50 due on:



Course Details & Delivery


Online with The Career Academy, with tutor support via email and phone


  • 100 hours/10 hours per week
  • Learn at your own pace, but ideally complete one module per week.
  • 12 months to complete

Course Price

  • $995.00 (AUD)

Payment plan available


Upon successful completion of this Certificate in Small Business Accounting course, you will be awarded a Statement of Achievement..

Certificate in Small Business Accounting - Course Guide.pdf

Units of Study

  1. Core accounting principles including the accounting equation
  2. General Journal - accounts payable and receivable
  3. Understanding the Trial Balance
  4. Financial Statements - Profit and Loss / Balance Sheet
  5. Balance day adjustments including accruals and prepayments
  6. Fundamentals of GST and income tax
  7. Practical Payroll including PAYE
  8. Budgeting and forecasting techniques
  9. Effective cash flow management and key financial ratios
  10. Invoicing and an introduction to Xero or MYOB


You will be required to complete 10 assignments

  • ca chartered accountants australia new zealand
  • xero certified advisor

About the course developers

Daniel Hunt & Ngaire Newland have over 20 years’ experience in developing and delivering practical, industry-focused accounting courses.

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