Bookkeeping Business Pathway

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Learn the skills needed to start your own Bookkeeping Business!

Launch your bookkeeping business with the option to freelance, subcontract or start your own bookkeeping business.  Complete our Certificate in Bookkeeping and then our Fast Track Start Up Program™.

Key benefits of these two informative courses

  • Get a FREE 12-month membership to the Bookkeepers Hub
  • Fast track your bookkeeping career, increase your earning potential and get ahead
  • Become a Certified Bookkeeper and start your own Bookkeeping Business!
  • Developed and delivered by a Approved Training Organisation
  • Access to expert tutors and business coaches
  • Work from home and earn up to $50 per hour once you are certified
  • Flexible online study - work at your own pace in your own time and receive unlimited one-on-one tutor support
  • Build your business the right way, from the ground up, and make it easier to grow and expand
  • Become a certified bookkeeper through a reputable organisation (NZBAI)
  • Work from home and earn up to $50 per hour once you are certified
  • Receive a FREE digital copy of the 2016 Master Bookkeepers eGuide (valued at $147)
  • Receive a FREE 12-month membership to NZBAI (valued at $295 + GST)
  • Flexible online study - work at your own pace in your own time and receive unlimited one-on-one tutor support
  • Receive a FREE  12 month membership to the Auckland Chamber of Commerce valued $350

This pathway includes our Fast Track Start Up Program!

  • You learn the proven, practical skills to help you generate new clients, increase your sales and profit, save time and scale your business.
  • Fits with your lifestyle and learn anywhere, anytime and at your own pace
  • Is short enough to fit in with your busy schedule, but long enough to teach you the critical NEW skills to grow your business – that have already worked for hundreds of other businesses.
  • Receive the additional support of the Fast Track online forum, which is a closed group and safe environment to ask questions, give and receive support, and have direct access to Fiona and her team. This is a great way to connect with others who are on the same journey and know exactly the challenges in running a start up and busy business.

Accreditation and Certification: Our course has been accredited by the New Zealand Bookkeepers Association. Once you complete this course, you will be eligible to register as a member of the New Zealand Bookkeepers Association (NZBAI) as a Certified Bookkeeper – a nationally recognised credential, respected and valued by employers.

Course summary

Investment: $2,295 + GST available on our $25 per week interest free payment plan.

Assessments: Case studies, quizzes, written assessments

Access Time: You will have access to this course for up to 12 months until you complete.

Enrolment and duration: A total of 100 hours, for the Certificate in Bookkeeping and 75 hours for The Fast Track Start Up Program™ to be completed within 12 months. Most students study for 10 hours per week and finish in 17 weeks. Easy!

Delivery and support: This course is delivered online with tutor support by phone and email. you will also have access to an online study group, allowing you to work with students who are sharing the experience.

Qualification information: On successful completion of this business training course, you will be awarded a Career Academy Certificate of Achievement.

Course Level: 6


About the Start Up Program Developer: Fiona Clark 

Fiona Clark is the Founder and Director of BreakThrough Business Solutions, and has built a strong company with an excellent reputation for achieving client results.  She is a leading and sought after business growth specialist, coach and consultant, a regular contributor to business magazines, has been a facilitator and trainer for the Auckland Chamber of Commerce, speaker for the International Coach Federation Conference, Facilitator for TetraMap® and Key Note Speaker.

She's worked with more than 150 clients – sole traders, start ups, established SMEs, multi-million dollar organisations – helping them to apply globally renowned strategies and tailored to leverage their business.

What our students say

★★★★★ "I loved the fact that I could do the course in my own time (even though it means I have to motivate myself to study..) It is great not having to be physically present at night classes. In terms of the resources, the forums were really useful as I could see previous responses to content I am currently working on. Everything was easy to access and complete. I would recommend The Career Academy to anyone!" 

Joanne Gallagher

The Certificate in Bookkeeping covers ten modules

  1. An introduction to the fundamentals of bookkeeping
  2. Creating general journals, trial balance and understanding depreciation
  3. Preparing financial statements and process balance day adjustments
  4. Understanding GST and completing GST returns
  5. Understanding and Processing Payroll, PAYE and KiwiSaver
  6. Essential Skills and knowledge in Budgeting and Cash Flow
  7. Understanding Income Tax and Essential Inland Revenue Processes for Small Businesses – includes how to become a tax agent
  8. Fundamentals of Fringe Benefit Tax (FBT)
  9. Developing and using bookkeeping spreadsheets in MS Excel
  10. How to use Xero and MYOB Accounting Software (students are provided with a free trial version of each)

The Fast Track Start Up Program covers 6 modules:

Module 1: Business and Strategy – The Power of Planning

  • Learn the dangers of not planning the business, and the expensive lessons if you work without one.
  • The 3 key questions you MUST ask yourself, and the simple steps in the process to safeguard your business.
  • WHAT you need to do to keep it simple, practical and focused on clients, sales and increasing cashflow.
  • HOW to tailor make your individual 90 Day Power Plan - and drive faster results.
  • Put your own 90 Day Challenge into practice and have fun while you do it!

Module 2: The Systems for Success

  • The 2 key things you should NEVER do as a Start Up business
  • How to know what is important, what to prioritise and what is costing you time and money
  • How to make it easier for people to buy from you!
  • Create your own cheat sheet and step by step process to set up any system you need now and in the future

Module 3: The Secret to Sales… for the Non-Salesperson

  • Learn the 7 key essential steps in the sales cycle
  • The secret to successful selling and how you can do this too
  • How to convert more quotes, proposals and enquiries into sales
  • How to ask for the sale in a natural confident way
  • Powerful closing strategies – EXACTLY what to say and HOW to say it to win the business.
  • Develop your own winning sales process to use in your business immediately!

Module 4: Mastering the Art of Marketing

  • Get to grips with marketing fundamentals, so you can identify which strategies will going to work for you and determine where you need to start.
  • Discover the most common (and costliest) marketing mistakes made by start-ups, and how you can avoid them.
  • Recognise that not all customers are created equal! How to define and attract your ‘Class A’ and ‘Class B’ clients – and not your ‘Class D’…
  • Understand the real differences between online and offline marketing. HOW and WHY you need to get both working together.
  • Learn how to present your services so it's easier for your customers to buy from you.
  • Gain 3 key marketing strategies that are easy-to-implement, low-cost – and proven to get RESULTS!

Module 5: Building Your Winning Network

  • The 2 key strategies you need RIGHT NOW to establish your very own business network to help you scale your business.
  • The skills to develop an external sales team who'll rave about you.
  • Simple techniques to get people excited about what you do.
  • How to network like a pro, including how to overcome the fear and shyness when you're faced with a roomful of strangers.
  • What NOT to do and how NOT to behave if you want to nurture genuine long-lasting relationships.
  • Identify who your natural strategic partners are – and how to nurture your relationship with them for mutual benefit.
  • The importance of a strong, personalised referral program. How to design one that will bring you more ‘Class A’ clients, and make it easy for you to ask for referrals.

Module 6: Ramping Up your Business, without Ramping Up your Hours

  • Use our Time Waster Checklist to see where you can save valuable work time.
  • STOP procrastinating and wasting time on tasks that aren't money-making activities.
  • Prioritise effectively. What's really important – when everything seems urgent?
  • Harness the power of delegation, so you can focus on the things which bring clients and cashflow through the door.
  • How to select the appropriate contractors and suppliers who can support your growing business, without having to employ full-time or costing the earth.
  • Get more done in less time. 3 winning methods to get maximum productivity from every day.

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