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Get to grips with the basics of accounts today!

No aspect of business is both so important and misunderstood as accounts. The Skillsology Basic Accounts course is designed to de-mystify this dark art for the lay person in all the most useful elements of the subject to achieve a quick and practical understanding of the numbers behind your business.

From understanding VAT to profit & loss forecasting to keeping track of business costs, our course has all the essentials and is delivered through reading materials, video tutorials and practical exercises.

The course is designed for the beginner looking for a introduction to accounting as well as small business owners who want to develop a better understanding of finance in order to make better decisions for their business.

Our Chief Writer, Emily Coltman ACA

  • Chief Accountant to award-winning, market-leading online accounting software provider FreeAgent
  • Author of Finance for Small Business and Micro Multinationals, a straight-talking guide to finance and accounting 
  • A qualified Chartered Accountant with a degree from the University of Cambridge
  • Has 12 years’ experience working with small business owners
  • Bi-lingual – fluent in plain English as well as accounting-speak!
  • Frequently published on popular small business sites such as Enterprise Nation www.enterprisenation.com and Bytestart
  • Passionate about helping small business owners to lose their fear of Numbers and The Taxman!

Emily Coltman is a very unusual Chartered Accountant. Not only does she not possess a single suit, she speaks fluent plain English!

A graduate of Cambridge University, Emily has spent the last 12 years helping small businesses to lose their fear of “the numbers”, and keep the taxman happy. She is passionate about business systems and believes that using the right accounting system can not only give a business useful timely information but can help you make good decisions about your business’s future.

Emily is currently Chief Accountant to FreeAgent, who provide an award-winning online accounting system for small businesses and freelancers. We’re very happy to feature FreeAgent in this course as it’s a great solution for anyone who needs a simple but robust online platform to keep their books, and you can try it for free here.

Emily is also the author of two e-books: Finance for Small Business and Micro Multinationals.


What is CPD?

CPD is Continuing Personal or Professional Development. The CPD Certification Service is the independent body operating across all market sectors and in support of all professional institutions, bodies and societies. Its certified CPD ‘quality mark’ is a recognised symbol of quality assured training.