Accounting Basics at Hagley

Accounting Basics at Hagley Community College

What is it?

Accounting and bookkeeping are important skills for a not-for-profit in the tight compliance environment they operate in. Good accounting knowledge is also the basis for sound financial decision-making. CCA is offering a full-year Start-Up Bookkeeping and Accounting course through Hagley Community College’s After 3 community education programme in 2022. It is aimed at administrators, managers or treasurers of not-for-profit organisations, and business administrators or small business operators.

What’s Covered?

Accounting Basics

  • Accrual accounting.
  • The five financial items.
  • The General Ledger


  • Maintaining a cashbook
  • Correctly coding income and expenditure


  • Income Tax
  • GST
  • Payroll deductions
  • Fringe Benefit Tax



Generating Financial Reports

Not-for-profit compliance

  • Charity Reporting
  • Financial Statements

What Can You Do With It?

Accounting is fundamental to knowing where your business or organisation stands – it is a set of tools to help you make sound decisions. This course should set you up with the basics to understand your organisation’s financial performance and position and meet your compliance obligations such as tax returns or charity reports.

When, How and How Much?

When: Wednesdays at 6 pm during Term time at Hagley Community College.

How: Enrolments are through Hagley Community College. For a full list of courses see here. Enrolments: here

How Much: A one-off enrolment fee of $100. No further charges.