Strengthen your ability to manage inventory, track revenue, and organise financial information.

Skilled bookkeepers are an invaluable part of any organisation. Without them, companies would find it challenging to maintain financial clarity and keep track of the information needed to make important operating and financing decisions.

The University of Cape Town (UCT) Bookkeeping online short course covers a range of bookkeeping fundamentals and provides instruction on topics like inventory control, value added tax (VAT) liability, bank reconciliations, and statutory returns. Learn how to complete journal entries, prepare ledgers and compile accurate, reliable financial reports. Improve your ability to impact your company positively, and receive formal proof of your skills from Africa’s leading university.1

1QS Top Universities (Jun, 2021).

Is this course for you?

This course is aimed at junior bookkeepers and entry-level finance clerks looking to update their skill set and formalise their knowledge. It’s equally suitable for professionals in administrative roles who want to develop new skills, and small business owners eager to acquire basic competencies in accounting. While there are no formal prerequisites for this course, some prior experience in bookkeeping will be advantageous.



The proportion of small business owners who identify bookkeeping (and other administrative work) as their top challenge.

Guidant Financial (2019).



The percentage of time that larger accounting firms (those with 50 or more employees) spend on bookkeeping activities.

Accounting Today (2019).


What will set you apart

On completion of this course, you’ll walk away with:
An understanding of the key concepts, principles, and processes underpinning effective bookkeeping.
The skills to record, interpret, and report financial information for any organisation.
The ability to manage debtors and creditors ledgers, and produce bank reconciliation statements.
Unlimited access to 2U’s Career Engagement Network, offering you exclusive resources and events to support your professional journey and drive your career forward.