An Intensive 5-day Training Course

Understanding Double Entry to Trial Balance – Part 1

The Essentials to Financial Statements

Course Introduction

Accounting is an integral part of all organisations. Producing financial reports are the fundamental of accounting and starts with the humble double entry system.  These are transaction that forms the foundation of management accounts of the organisation. The key element of the training course is the focus on practical application of how double entry and other elements like the trial balance are used to create the management accounts and how these are adapted by directors to make decisions and further financial statements for the organisation.

This training course on Understanding Double Entry to Trial Balance - Part 1 training course aims to provide a clear insight into the process of gather transactions in its most raw form and processing them into accounting records to produce the financial statements that would provide key information for the various stakeholders of the organisation.

This "Understanding Double Entry to Trial Balance - Part 1" training course will highlight:

  • Identifying the sources of a business transactions
  • Understanding the elements of accounting and the impact of transactions
  • Processing of transaction to their ledgers and their effects
  • Understanding the balances of ledger and statement of account
  • Extracting a trial balance and its further use in preparing Financial Statements


At the end of this "Understanding Double Entry to Trial Balance - Part 1" training course, you will learn to:

  • Understanding the impact of transaction on the elements of accounting
  • Learn how to Process transactions to their ledgers
  • Analysing Accounts balance and statement of accounts
  • Understanding the Credit system that businesses operates
  • Extracting a Trial Balance from the respective ledgers

Training Methodology

Using a combination of lectures, group exercises and individual exercises with practical applications, the delegates will gain both a theoretical and practical knowledge of the topics covered. The emphasis is on the real world and as a result delegates will return to the workplace with both the ability and the confidence to apply the techniques learned

Organisational Impact

The Organisation will benefit as the following;

  • Providing the delegate with the knowledge of impact of transactions
  • Analysing the results from transaction giving management more accurate updates
  • Reduction of accounting errors when posting transactions to their accounts
  • Increase the productivity among the workforces
  • Better understanding and interpretation of the various statement of accounts
  • Seeing the impact of the transaction when preparing the Financial Statements

Personal Impact

The delegates will benefit as the following;

  • Understanding of why accounting systems is done in such manner
  • Ability to easily spot errors from the systems and reports
  • Generate timely information for the users
  • Recognition of the link between financial transactions and their effects
  • Skills to assist colleagues that may not have been on such course to improve their task
  • Networking and understanding other systems used in accounting

Who Should Attend?

This "Understanding Double Entry to Trial Balance - Part 1" training course is suitable to a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit:

  • Accounts Payable, Receivable and General Ledger Staff
  • Accounts Manager
  • Procurement and Inventory Manager
  • General Manager
  • Non Accounting Executives
  • Human resources Personnel

Course Outline

Day 1

Introduction to the Accounting systems and Elements of Accounting

  • Types of Accounting and their differences
  • The roles of the Accounting Departments
  • Discussion of the Elements of Accounting
  • Introduction of the Financial Statements
  • Transactions and their impact
  • Systems of Accounting and their effects

Day 2

Processing Transactions to Ledgers

  • Ledgers and Statement of Accounts
  • Identifying Elements of Accounting from Transactions
  • Effects of the Transactions
  • Double Entry accounting systems
  • Capital and Revenue Expenditure
  • Recording transactions to their respective ledger

Day 3

Processing Transactions to Ledgers Continued..

  • Injection of Capital by the Owner (s)
  • Purchase of Inventory
  • Purchase of Non-Current assets
  • Sale of Inventory
  • Purchase and Sale on Credit introduction
  • Payment of Expenses
  • Drawings by the Owners
  • Refunds

Day 4

Extracting and Interpreting the Trial Balance

  • Balancing a ledger
  • Conversion of Ledger to Statement of Account
  • Group Exercise with a real-life example
  • Extracting the Trial Balance from Example
  • Errors with the Trial Balance
  • Trail Balance to Financial Statements

Day 5

Books of Prime Entries and Accounting for the Credit Systems

  • Credit Risk Due Diligence for customers
  • Granting Credit
  • Books of Prime Entries and their effect
  • Control Accounts
  • Receivables and Payables Ledgers
  • Posting Transactions from the Books of Prime Entry
  • Reconciliation of Ledgers to Control Accounts


Oxford Management Centre Certificate will be provided to delegates who successfully completed the training course.

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GLOMACS Training & Consultancy

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06-10 May 2024
Fee: $5,950
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23-27 Sep 2024
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