Business and Management


10 Weeks


Dive into bookkeeping! Learn key skills, journaling to payroll. Master trial balances and reconciliation for precise financial control.


This course introduces the role of a bookkeeping professional and the activities that the role entails. The course equips you with the knowledge and skills to develop a journal and ledger process, compile statutory documentation for VAT purposes, as well as payroll functions, and to construct pre-adjusted and post-adjusted trial balances. You will also learn how to apply and perform a reconciliation, which is part of the process to balance books.

Subject Matter Expert

Samiah Fakier studied a B.Com Accounting Degree at UCT and completed her Post Graduate Diploma in Accounting at UCT in 2011. She is currently a manager in an International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) technical position where she assists audit teams and clients, and trains them on the latest amendments and upcoming IFRS standards. After completing her articles and qualifying as a Charted Accountant, Samiah knew she wanted to teach and assist through lecturing. Her goal is to ultimately lecture at a higher education institution and assist students making their way through their accounting journey.

Course and Technical Requirements

BASIC REQUIREMENTSTo successfully access and complete this course, you will be required to have a registered email account, access to a computer/laptop/tablet and stable internet connection. You will be required to be familiar with using a computer as you may need to be able to read and download documents in Adobe PDF Reader, view Microsoft PowerPoint presentations, and read and create documents in Microsoft Word.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTSOur online short learning programmes may require additional software applications. These additional software applications requirements will be communicated to you in this information pack and/or on the website course page. UNi4 Online does not provide any additional software applications required for online short learning programmes.

Please note: Google, YouTube and Vimeo may be used in our online course delivery. If any of these services are blocked in your jurisdiction, you may have difficult in accessing our course content.

Learning Approach

Our online short learning programmes are broken into self-paced manageable modules designed to be interactive and engaging:

  • The programme is available to be viewed on smart devices and includes mobile, tablets and personal computers.
  • Relevant case studies, articles and recommended reading are part of supplementary resources available.
  • Apply and evaluate what you have learned in each module with the self-grading quizzes and assignment submissions.
  • View a range of introductory course videos by your Subject Matter Expert.
  • Scheduled live webinars are included with the Online Academic Tutor.
  • Network, collaborate and interact with your fellow participants and Online Academic Tutor via the discussion forum.

Learning Objectives

Your dedicated Online Academic Tutor (OAT) will provide you with necessary guidance, offer advice and answer questions on course content, to help you achieve academic success.

Module Breakdown

  • MODULE 0
    Orientation Module
  • MODULE 1
    What is Microsoft Excel?
  • MODULE 2
    The Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet
  • MODULE 3
    Entering Data into a Spreadsheet
  • MODULE 4
    Working with Microsoft Excel Formulas
  • MODULE 5

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