Xero Accounting and Bookkeeping Training

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Xero Accounting and Bookkeeping Training




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6 hours, 28 minutes

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Course Overview

Learning the fundamental Bookkeeping keys from our qualified trainers increases your knowledge and understanding of your business numbers enabling you to make informed business decisions.

The Xero Accounting and Bookkeeping Training course is ideal for those running a small to medium sized business, or for anyone wanting to take control of their financial affairs. This Xero Accounting and Bookkeeping Training is designed to provide the skills and knowledge to allow you to attain a strong command of the various functions of the versatile Xero accounting software package. You will learn how to use Xero accounting software, and develop the skills necessary to navigate and utilise its various features. The course will provide you with an overview of Xero and how it can be used within your business. You will be shown how to invoice, set up customers and suppliers, receive and disburse money, set up the Chart of Accounts, record purchases and sales, and much more.


At the end of the course, you will be required to sit an online multiple-choice test. Your test will be assessed automatically and immediately so that you will instantly know whether you have been successful. After you have successfully passed the final exam, you will be able to order an Accredited Certificate of Achievement at an additional cost of £19 for a PDF copy and £29 for an original print copy sent to you by post or for both £39.

Course Curriculum

Getting Prepared - Access the software and course materials
Introduction To The Course And Your Tutor 00:04:00
Activating Your Free Trial With Xero 00:02:00
Getting started
Signing Up For The Free Trial 00:04:00
Instruction of Updated Xero Accounting Software 00:00:00
Create The Organisation 00:08:00
The Ficticious Scenario 00:02:00
Setting up the system
Add Bank Accounts To The System 00:14:00
Enter Opening Balances 00:07:00
Opening Trial Balance 00:01:00
Nominal ledger
Amend The Nominal Ledger 00:06:00
Chart Of Accounts Report 00:01:00
Customers & Suppliers
Enter customers 00:07:00
Entering suppliers 00:06:00
Reporting Customer And Supplier Information 00:02:00
Sales ledger
Enter Invoices 00:07:00
Invoicing tips – adding logo, repeat billing 00:09:00
Entering Invoices 6574 to 6610 00:16:00
Post Credit Notes 00:03:00
Report Showing Customer Activity 00:08:00
Aged Debtors 00:02:00
Post supplier invoices 00:09:00
Enter suppliers invoices 6028 onwards 00:14:00
Enter More Supplier Invoices No 4308 Onwards 00:06:00
Credit Notes Suppliers 00:02:00
Supplier Activity Report 00:04:00
Aged Creditors Info 00:01:00
Purchases ledger
Reciepts from Customers 00:10:00
Apply Customer Credit Notes 00:05:00
Sundry payments
Post Supplier Cheques 00:08:00
Apply Supplier Credit Notes 00:03:00
Print List Of Bank Receipts And Payments 00:01:00
Sundry payments
Post Sundry Payments 00:07:00
Make a credit card payment 00:08:00
Petty Cash
Post Petty Cash Transactions – Week 1 00:16:00
Petty Cash – Week 2 00:12:00
Petty Cash – Week 3 00:07:00
Petty Cash – Week 4 00:09:00
Imprest system on petty cash 00:04:00
Print a Copy of Petty Cash Receipts and Payments 00:01:00
Bad Debt
Writing Off A Bad Debt – Print Customer Statement 00:02:00
Write Off A Bad Debt 00:09:00
Credit Card
Reconcile The Credit Card Statement 00:09:00
Bank Reconciliation
Bank Statement As A CSV File 00:27:00
Bank Statement Closing Balances 00:10:00
Reconcile The Petty Cash 00:05:00
Payroll / Wages
Wages And Salaries 00:09:00
Post the Wages Journal 00:07:00
Report Wages Journal 00:02:00
Payday 00:11:00
Pay The Two Staff 00:05:00
VAT - Value Added Tax
Depreciation 00:04:00
VAT Return 00:03:00
Month End Reports PnL, BS, TB 00:05:00
Payroll unit
Using Payroll 00:12:00
Setting Up Employees 00:10:00
Running Payroll – An Example 00:14:00
Recap And Next Steps 00:06:00
What happens next 00:02:00
Order your Certificate
Order your Certificate 00:00:00

Course Ratings


18 ratings
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  • 4 stars8
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  1. Scott P. Davis


    I like the course. This course is beneficial for the beginner like me. Every step was clearly to understand. I am satisfied with the course.

  2. Raymond R. Diaz


    Overall the course was excellent but there were some instances where the lecturer paused during the lessons which left a little lag in between at times. Other than that it was an excellent introduction to bookkeeping.

  3. Sherman D. Crosslin


    The course gave a good overview of what is expected of people taking this course.

  4. Christy J. Sparrow


    Highly recommended !!!! Who wants to learn more about accounting and bookkeeping, can take the course without any hesitation.

  5. Aaron L. Workman


    Took this course. Great informative. Completed all modules. Found the course very effective.

  6. Chelsea Moran


    I’m okay with my daily accounting and financial affairs, even then I thought taking an online course would increase my confidence with the software. Rich content but didn’t face any problem to understand.

  7. Daniel M. An


    This is an excellent match for me so far and I’m learning a lot. Thank you! This really a great course and can recommend it to anybody. Very user-friendly.

  8. Amy C. Rodgers


    I have really enjoyed this course because the lectures are very informative and get straight to the point. Thank you.

  9. Phillip K. Stevens


    It was pretty much a refresher of what I had already done in high school some years ago; therefore, it was good to revisit the concept and allow it to sink in deeper.

  10. Donald P. Crothers


    The video lessons are very impressive, easy to understand every topic.

  11. Xero Accounting and Bookkeeping Training


    The trainer was patient, easy to follow and gave clear instructions throughout. At times I found some of the mistakes a bit frustrating but i think it was more because I had a basic knowledge of Xero as I currently use some of the systems to process invoices and payments already but it could be useful for new people to clearly show how to navigate the system when mistakes happen (as they do for all of us).
    The main criticism I have for the course is that some titles and functions have updated since this training so could be confusing for those whom aren’t already using the Xero System.
    Thank you to the instructor for the training.

  12. 5

    This course was excellent for a total beginner in Xero, very clear instructions are given. Easy to understand.

  13. Toby Riley


    Effective short course. Easy to get…….Recommended!

  14. Perfect for beginner


    Perfect for a beginner, explains everything you need to know.



    Really useful intro to bookkeeping, i definitely want to go further into accounting now and hopefully get a job in the accounting world. This course is a great hands on way of learning all the tools you need and how to apply them into the system

  16. John Whitehead


    Good for a strong foundation of accounting as well as strong command over the software.

  17. Freddie Finch


    I am used to the traditional learning methods, this course was my first ever experience with online platforms…….and I must say it was a good experience.

  18. Louie Field


    Learned some new features of Xero accounting, good work bros!!

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