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AICB - ICB Levels 2 & 3 Manual & Computerised Bookkeeping (Sage 50 Accounts Essentials)

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This Associate Membership course package, including both manual & computerised bookkeeping elements, covers the preparation of ledger balances, control accounts and reconciliations, adjustments and preparation of final accounts for non-incorporated businesses or organisations (sole traders, partnerships & non profit making organisations). There are no entry requirements for this course package and upon successful completion of your examinations possible employment prospects would include employed or self-employed opportunities, SKILLS: reconcile bank statements with the ledgers, produce a VAT return, control the sales and purchases ledgers, post year-end adjustments, and produce the final accounts for a sole trader, partnership, and not-for-profit organisation, in both a manual and computerised system. 

Ideal Schools will provide:
All Study Materials provided in presentation folders
2 year tutorial support via phone, email & 24/7 support via private Facebook groups  
1st year ICB Student Registration
Sage 50 Accounts Essentials
Continuous Self Progress Tests & Answers
24 x Tutor Marked Assignments (TMAs) 
Online report templates to help with assignment completion  
7 x Mock Papers
13 x Official ICB Online Practice Papers 
Ongoing career support

Associated Exams: B1, B2, B3, BA4, BA5, BA6 & BA7
Exam Structure:  6 x home based examinations, 1 x centre based exam (BA7)
Study Time:  Approx 140-150 hours

NOTE: due to the current course upgrade offer, we have temporarily disabled the option to add exams during online registration. If you wish to add the cost of exams, please call offices on 0141 248 5200 or 0800 028 1404

Exam fees:Exam fees for this course option are £208.00 and include our ‘college discount’.When it comes to paying for your exams you have two options:

  1. During online registration, select to switch to the option that incorporates the exam fees. With this option, your exam fees are either added to your full payment or spread evenly throughout your interest free payment term.
  2. Pay as you go: As you complete each section of study you'll be instructed to book your exams. If you have not pre-paid these you'd simply contact our admin team to pay and we'll then place your exam order. 

 The choice is yours!!

Topics covered within this package are as follows:

Affiliate Level Syllabus:
Underpinning Knowledge: understand the...
1. importance of adhering to a code of Professional Ethics
2. basic differences between the structures of different types of businesses
3. importance of legislation that applies to bookkeepers
4. basic elements of a contract
5. Accounting Equation
6. concept of reporting on a cash basis for income tax purposes
7. various of methods of payments and receipts to and from a bank account
8. need for bank security
9. basic accounting concepts

Business Documents: understand the...
1. purpose and range of business documents
2. need to accurately prepare business documents for goods supplied
3. need to check business documents received

Ledger Accounts: understand...
1. the purpose of, and make entries into, the ledger accounts
2. a set of control accounts in the ledgers

Books of Prime Entry:
Understand the purpose of, and make entries into, the books of prime entry

Accounting for VAT:
Understand the process of dealing with and accounting for VAT in the ledgers

Making and receiving payments: Understand the...
1. use of an analysed cash book
2. purpose and need to record petty cash
3. purpose and use of the two and three column cash books

The Trial Balance:
Understand the purpose and use of the trial balance

Use a computerised accounting package:
1. Business Set Up
2. Health and Safety
3. Processing Nominal Ledger and Subsidiary Ledger Accounts
4. Generate reports

Associate Level Syllabus:
Underpinning Knowledge
1. Understand the importance of adhering to a code of ethical principles
2. Understand when and how to take appropriate action to cope with unethical behaviour
3. Understand the legal differences between the various structures of various types of businesses
4. Understand the main accounting concepts that apply
5. Understand the different rules that apply when processing VAT transactions

Reconciliation of Accounts and Correction of Errors
1. Reconcile supplier statements
2. Prepare a bank reconciliation statement
3. Use control accounts to reconcile sales and purchase ledgers
4. Understand the need to correct errors

VAT Returns
1. Reconcile the VAT account
2. Complete a VAT return

Calculate and Post Adjustments to the Ledgers
1. Calculate depreciation
2. Account for the disposal of fixed assets
3. Understand the need to allow for adjustments to the accounts

Final Accounts of Non-Incorporated Businesses
1. Prepare a set of final accounts for a sole trader from a given trial balance
2. Prepare a set of final accounts for a not-for-profit organisation
3. Prepare a set of final accounts for a partnership

Software Supplied – Sage 50 Accounts Essentials
Ideal Schools have a policy of only supplying software that can continue to be used when study is completed; it will not stop operating. Your software is provided with 1 year Sage technical support but we'll provide all the study support you need for exam and career prep. After study, if you feel you'd benefit from ongoing Sage support and/or software updates, you can take advantage our Sage Business Partner status and receive significant discount on ongoing costs.

Software Benefits:

  1. Providing all the functionality you'll need as a bookkeeper, as part of the Sage 50 Accounting suite, your knowledge gained will be easily transferable throughout all Sage 50 products, ensuring compatibility with the majority of working accountants.
  2. Your software is supplied with Sage Technical support, ensuring you have all the guidance you need at your fingertips.This is on top of the exam and career support provided by IDEAL.
  3. As a Sage Business Partner we receive significant discounts on on-going support and upgrade costs. As a student of IDEAL, 100% of this discount will be passed on to you.
  4. Minimum System requirements: Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 7; Intel 2.0 GHz processor; 2 GB DDR3 RAM; 5 GB Hard Drive. (Are you a MAC user? Please call us for advice)

 If you would like added advice on software or any other part of our training we have an experienced team at your disposal. Call us now on 0800 028 1404 or 0141 248 5200.


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Course Details
Course Number: ICB30     Save 25%
Course Fee: £885.00 NOW ONLY £663.00
You can pay the full price or pay a deposit of £93.00 (0% APR), followed by 10 monthly payments of £57.00
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