Course Description

Accounting Fundamentals

Institute of Public Administration

A robust system of recording transactions is the means by which we can ensure that all financial data is captured and that the final accounts can be relied upon and fully reflect all that has happened in any organisation. Double entry bookkeeping is a widely used system of recording transactions and provides the basis for many IT based accounting systems.

This Accounting Fundamentals course is designed for those who need a working knowledge of the principles of this system. The course will examine in detail the whole bookkeeping process from the beginning of an organisation through to the preparation of a trial balance and will consider journals and corrections. It will also consider how the bookkeeping process sits within an accrual accounting or cash reporting framework.


  • Framework of Accounting
  • Definitions – Income, expenditure, capital, assets and liability
  • Ledger accounts
  • Double Entry Book-keeping
  • Trial Balance
  • Accrual framework
  • Book-keeping in an IT framework

This is a one-day online course that will be delivered over two sessions (10:00am – 12:30pm and 1:30pm to 3:30pm). It will be remotely delivered through MS Teams and facilitated by subject matter experts.

Scheduled Dates* include:

  • 13 March 2024
  • 23 April 2024
  • 10 September 2024
  • 15 October 2024

Ballsbridge, Dublin, Ireland
College Name Institute of Public Administration
Course Category Accountancy, Business
Course Type Online Learning
Course Location Ballsbridge, Dublin, Ireland
Location Postcode Dublin 4
Course Start Date 13th March 2024
Course End Date 13th March 2024
Course Fee 450.00
Course Duration One Day
Course Times 10:00am - 12:30pm and 1:30pm to 3:30pm on scheduled dates (weekday)
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Institute of Public Administration

01 668 9135
57-61 Lansdowne Road,, Ballsbridge, Dublin, Ireland

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57-61 Lansdowne Road,
Ballsbridge, Dublin
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