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Start Your Accounting for Everyone Online Course Today For Just £29.99 Inclusive ($49 approx)

You have access to Accounting for Everyone Online for as long as you like. You can retake the exam as many times as you need. You also get a FREE downloadable PDF copy of the Accounting for Everyone book (which is around £29.99 on Amazon). This offer also includes FREE online certification. And there's NOTHING more to pay - ever.


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All The Courses I've Ever Taken on Bookkeeping Were Either Massively Long Winded or Impossible To Understand. It Was Time For A Change.

Whether you've tried to work through Frank Wood's Accounting text books or a myriad of others, they all share one thing in common - a lot of difficult to understand words, jargon, and concepts.

It doesn't matter that modern bookkeeping has been around for 600 years (or that it originated thousands of years before), it has been taught practically the same way since Pacioli first wrote about it in 1494.

And they start in the Wrong place! They start at the END and then work backwards - a little bit like double-entry!

But that's not what happens in the real world where you're either buying something, selling something, or moving money around.

The art of bookkeeping is to record what happens. But you'll never see it written this way in your average text book. That's because no one took the time to 'translate' what happens in business into something understandable by you and me.

They talk about gains and losses and increases and decreases - not about what's in your bank or how much you've spent on travel. Real world things. Things we can follow and understand. Things we NEED to understand FIRST - way before we dig into debits and credits and balance sheets.

And that's why in 1998 I wrote the book Accounting for Everyone - the Simplest guide to Debits, Credits and Double-Entry Bookkeeping. It starts with a transaction, then tracks what happens to that transaction all the way to the balance sheet. There is a flow to everything, and that includes bookkeeping.

It's that flow that's lost in almost every accounting course in the world today. People who read Accounting for Everyone were so enthusiastic, I made it into a 12 module course and put it online. And over 12,000 students have been through it so far with amazing results.

And Here's A Tiny Bit Of What They Said...

"A great course" - "I completed the course a couple of months ago, and have just come back to get certified. I passed!" - "one word from me absolutely fantastic" 

How Did I Learn Accounting And Pass My Bookkeeping Exams?

Simple. Years and years of self study, logical reasoning, and listening to more than thirty six thousand customers from the companies I founded along the way.

When I started my first business in 1979, it took off so fast I hardly had time to sleep. But one thing I did manage to do was streamline the accounts department. I wrote an application that could issue invoices, record expenses, show my profit, and display my balance sheet.

That's how I learnt to account for my first business and started me on the long road to bookkeeping knowledge and eventually the exams I passed.

Years later, in 2005 I opened an online forum to support the new company I founded (multi-million pound British software company  The forum was a goldmine of information direct from the people who were finding bookkeeping difficult.

They helped me see exactly what those difficulties were. It was me talking with literally thousands of people in business. And my job was to help them in any way I could. I discovered every problem these people were having. It was a goldmine of information that others simply don't have. And it helped me further refine what I believe is the best bookkeeping course available today.

 The SIMPLEST Solutions Are Always The Best

The original course was laid out in 12 chapters. It had a flow to it. It started with a single transaction and took it you right through to the balance sheet, covering the whole process chapter by chapter. Pretty neat. But everything can be improved, and this was no exception.

I turned it into a 12 module online course complete with weekly tasks and answers. Each part of the flow was covered starting with a transaction, how that was recorded, what happened to it after that, how it ended up in the profit and loss account, and finally how it showed up in the balance sheet.

When you not only witness how this works, but get to do it yourself, it sinks home easily. It's like riding a bike. Learn once and remember forever. But that can ONLY work if the method is taught in a simple and logical way.

To become a professional bookkeeper you absolutely have to know your debits from your credits. It doesn't matter what software you use or how 'easy' they claim it to be. You are going to end up in a 'Journal' and start using Debits and Credits no matter what you use.

So I came up with a simple system to ensure you get this right every time. The most common mistakes in bookkeeping are getting your credits and debits the wrong way round and posting them to the wrong account - but the most common thing in most text books is they kick right off with that kind of JARGON. And you give up! With Accounting for Everyone, the 'deep end' is right where it should be - at the end, not at the start.

We start with transactions. We are recording the movement of money from one place to another.

The transactions are placed into different accounts so we can see their balances.

And the accounts are grouped into sections so we can see if we've made a profit or a loss.

Using Simple English and Logic Ensures You Can Understand Every Point With Ease

  • What Are Transactions?
    The recording of the movement of money from one place to another. Every single thing in bookkeeping starts with a transaction and nothing else. Every report is derived from your original transactions. Every transaction two sides to it. Where the money came from, and where it went to. This is what credits and debits are all about, and Accounting for Everyone shows you exactly how to get this right - every time.
  • What Are Accounts?
    Most people think that the only 'real' account is a Bank account, but they're wrong. In bookkeeping, everything is an account. Accounting for Everyone shows you how to 'get' this concept firmly into your mind. It's a wonderful and simple pattern and you will never go wrong once you understand it.
  • Can I Really Learn Bookkeeping?
    Yes. But only if you have the right tuition. Almost every other course on the planet is written in an academic style. You are forced to learn sets of rules - and if you forget any rule, you have to start again. Accounting for Everyone uses logic. Logic is the big differentiator. It is the WHY of everything. Once you know why you are doing something, it becomes 10x easier to do.

What Is Included In Accounting for Everyone?

A step by step logical approach with examples and tasks to walk you through how professional bookkeeping is done. Each module opens with answers to the previous module - so you can check everything you've done and either give yourself a pat on the back for getting it right, or a way to go through it again to see where you went wrong.

And if you did go wrong and get really stuck, that's no problem either because you have your personal tutor on hand to answer every question you have - right there in the lesson. You can also see the questions others have asked - which will often tell you what you need to know. We update the course constantly every time we get a question, so the next member will find it even easier. We believe this is how all courses should evolve.

It's More Than Just A Bookkeeping Course

We also wrote a simple guide to starting a bookkeeping business. This takes you step by step in setting up your own business. The key thing to running any successful business is confidence. If you're confident about what you do, people see it immediately and start to trust you.

Confidence starts with competence, and that's where Accounting for Everyone comes in. It will give you the competency you need to make it as a bookkeeper.

But that's not all. Early on we discovered that people who went through the course wanted some way to prove that they had successfully completed it, and so we introduced a Basic Bookkeeping Certificate. This is an online exam you can take when you finish the course, and if you pass, you will be offered the chance to print out your own certificate (or save it as a PDF file for someone else to print out later).

And as a bonus, you can take the exam again and again until you do pass. On top of that, you also have access to the whole course for as long as you need it. So even if you're not ready to start now, that's not a problem. You can enrol today and start whenever you like. There's no time limit on the course or exam or any of the other contents.


Accounting for Everyone

You've heard plenty about Accounting for Everyone so far, but what is it? The Accounting for Everyone course is an online course giving you access to the 12 main modules, online exam, and extra bonus courses related to bookkeeping, including the 'Start a Bookkeeping Service' mini course.

Every module includes a support area so you can ask questions that directly relate to that section of the course. You can also see the answers to other questions, so you have an extra knowledge base at your disposal.

  1.  Accessibility: the course is accessible from all devices including desktop computers, laptops, iPads, other tablets, and smart phones.
  2. Ease of Use: each module is available from a simple menu system, so you can move around the modules in any order you like. You are not locked out of anything.
  3. Who Is It For? Accounting for Everyone is suitable for almost any country in the world including UK, USA, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Europe, Asia and the Americas.
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What People Are Saying About It...

John Doe UI/UX Designer

“A Great Course - What A Way To Finish!”

?A great course. Didn’t think it would hold my interest. It did in spades! Didn’t think that I’d be able to get through it. I did! What a way to finish: got all of the last tasks right. My friends are getting thoroughly bored with my explanations of double entry book-keeping!!

Robin Wills-Fleming

“I Passed!”

?Thanks so much for this course, it has been so useful and engaging!!! I completed the course a couple of months ago, and have just come back to get certified. I passed!

Jeremy Nicholson
John Doe UI/UX Designer
John Doe UI/UX Designer

“Your Course Is Very Good - and I thank you very much...”

I’m studying for an exam at the end of a bookkeeping module as part of an accountancy training (so this is only the beginning for me). Your course is very good, and I thank you very much for it!

Michal Shatz

Start Your Accounting for Everyone Online Course Today For Just £29.99 Inclusive ($49 approx)

You have access to Accounting for Everyone Online for as long as you like. You can retake the exam as many times as you need. You also get a FREE downloadable PDF copy of the Accounting for Everyone book (which is around £29.99 on Amazon). This offer also includes FREE online certification. And there's NOTHING more to pay - ever.


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Quentin Pain FIAB FIoEE
Creator of Accounting for Everyone

About the Author

Quentin Pain is an IAB Small Business Mentor of the Year and Enterprise Nation Top 10 Business Advisor 2015. As well as 30 years in the Accounting Software industry, he also helps dedicated business owners rise to the top of their industry. Quentin has been featured in The Sunday Times, The Independent, The Daily Express, The Financial Times, MoneyWeek, Metro, and BBC. His software has been nominated 3 times for the prestigious MacWorld Awards in the UK.

Just In Case You're Still Not Sure If Accounting for Everyone Is For You...

If you're a seasoned professional with the paperwork and credentials to prove it, this is not for you. You already have the skills you need to get on with your profession.

If, on the other hand, you are new to bookkeeping, or you have taken a course before and failed, then Accounting for Everyone is most definitely for you.

 You Can Learn Things Parrot Fashion, Or You Can Learn Using Simple Logic...

At school, almost everything is learnt slowly through repetition. There's nothing wrong with that provided you're willing to put in the time. But that's not how we do it. Instead, you are taught brilliantly simple ways to see the logic of what is really happening to the transactions in a bookkeeping system.

That way, you never forget, and if you do for some strange reason, then you have a set of simple rules that will help you remember. For example, we use the acronym ALE to remind you of the 'Accounting Equation', which is Assets = Liabilities plus Equity. You won't get that anywhere else, and it's only the tip of the iceberg.

Why Accounting for Everyone?

Our Course

  • Simple plain English with jargon only brought in where relevant and explained in detail.
  • Step by step learning, so you're not chucked in at the deep end.
  • Simple tasks to complete with answers so you get to practice the lessons.
  • Personal help when you need it at no extra cost.
  • Downloadable PDF copy of the latest edition of the book for optional offline study.
  • Online exam and certification to prove you have the skills to pass your basic bookkeeping certificate.

Other Courses

  • Does not cost a fortune unlike college courses or private tutoring.
  • Not restrained to certain times - take the course in your own time.
  • Does not include impossible to understand academic style teaching.
  • No ongoing costs unlike most other courses (one-off small single payment gets lifetime access including certification).
  • Unlike other courses, we offer a full unconditional 30 day money back guarantee.

Here's What You Get when you enrol in the Accounting for Everyone online course

  • Access to the 12 module online course
  • Your questions answered on any aspect of bookkeeping
  • Online exam and certification when you complete the course
  • Downloadable PDF version of the book
  • Start Your Own Bookkeeping Service mini course
  • Other bonus sections and lifetime access

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You are fully protected by our 100% Satisfaction-Guarantee. If you don't get agree that Accounting for Everyone has helped you understand the double-entry system used in every country on the planet (or for any reason at all), just let us know within 30 days and we'll send you a prompt refund.

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P.S.: We know this has been a long page, but we hope we have included everything you need to know to make a good decision on whether Accounting for Everyone is for you. If you do join, we will be delighted to welcome you to our members area, and if for any reason at all you don't like the course, just let us know with 30 days and we will issue you with a full refund. We don't want any unhappy members.

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