Not-for-Profit Bookkeeping


An 8-week online course for new bookkeepers in small not-for-profit organisations

Wednesday nights, 7-8.30

5 May – 23 June 2021

In a small organisation, bookkeeping is 90% of accounting. Get it right, and your end-of-year reports will be a breeze. Plus you will always know where you stand and how you are doing. Get it wrong, and watch your accounting bills grow higher than Mt Everest while flying blind all year long!

This online course is aimed at those with bookkeeping responsibilities in small not-for-profits, in a voluntary or paid role.

Course topics:

  • Aim and purpose of bookkeeping.
  • How to record transactions using a spreadsheet.
  • Special situations: refunds, bonds, split transactions, petty cash and others.
  • Bookkeeping using accounting software.
  • GST.
  • Tracking Grants and other tagged funds.
  • Generating a basic cash-based report.

There are eight presentation sessions (with opportunities to ask questions) up to 90 minutes long, and participants are given exercises to do in their own time. The exercises will be individually marked by the tutor, with feedback. Exercises are also reviewed during the sessions. Participants will need 3-5 hours per week to complete the course and achieve the learning outcomes.

Cost: $250 + GST ($287.50)

A $50 discount is available for

  • Existing CCA clients
  • Volunteers or staff in not-for-profits in our subsidised area, which comprises Christchurch, North Canterbury, Nelson, Tasman and Marlborough.

Written Quotes: We are happy to provide a written quote if you are seeking funding for the course cost, just tick the option below.