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Finance courses cover the fundamentals of banking, accounting, finance management, bookkeeping, corporate finance, and financial analysis. Advanced topics include financial engineering, forensic accounting, and asset pricing. You can choose from a range of interesting and challenging courses here at Roots Academy. We offer courses, in lots of subjects, meaning you're bound to find one that suits you. Explore our A-Z of courses below.

Whether you’ve decided on the direction you want to head in, you’re looking around for a course in a subject you love, or you’re still weighing up your options, we’ve got plenty of great undergraduate courses to choose from.

If you’re looking to take the next step in your career – either because you want to build your skills or switch to a new profession altogether – postgraduate or professional study can help you achieve your goals.

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The great German writer Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749–1832), in one of his novels, call double entry "among the finest inventions of the human mind." The technique provided a rational way of figuring accounts through careful calculation of assets and liabilities and determination of profits and losses. Double-entry bookkeeping is the most influential work in the history of capitalism. It was during the industrial revolution that double-entry bookkeeping became seen not just as an exercise for mathematical perfectionists, but as a tool to guide practical business decisions.

Accountants play different roles within the financial sphere. These range from compiling financial statements and reporting on financial performance and developing and implementing financial record-keeping systems. Whatever an accountant’s area of expertise, robust knowledge of double entry system is must. Achieving a expertise in double entry system takes time and dedication, but this is just the beginning: throughout an accountant’s career, there is a strong emphasis on the enrichment of skills and knowledge through continuing professional development.

This course will help you to understand what is going on "behind the scenes" of the double entry bookkeeping system. This course is a gem for anyone confused by introductory accounting books.


We’ve come a long way in accounting and bookkeeping. For instance, the last innovation in accounting was the creation of the double-entry bookkeeping. That was over 500 years ago! Now is the age of automation, and, accounting is one of the forefront industries. Accounting automation focuses on the entire accounting life cycle, not just one part of financial management. This means that the entire accounting process, the capturing, manipulating, and interpreting of transactional data, is done by software, with less dependence on manual transactional entries by people.

Corporations around the world are making tremendous strides in the adoption of sophisticated and smart accounting systems. In order to succeed in the new environment, modern accountants must reinvent their role and embrace digital technologies. To keep up with the changes, every accountant should know about how automation in accounting is affecting their chosen profession.

This course helps you to understand automated accounting with the help of accounting software like Quickbooks. If you’ve considered exploring career opportunities as an accountant, this may be the perfect time to see how learning to harness automation in accounting can help you pursue leadership in the field.


Microsoft Excel is the world’s most popular spreadsheet program. Having made its debut in 1985, Excel remains a mainstay in most industries, despite rampant technological changes. Excel is the core tool for most accounting firms, used to forecast and facilitate a company’s growth, as well as to help decision-makers determine what a system needs and what changes should be implemented. For financial insight and analysis, crunching numbers and compiling data, Excel continues to be the tool of choice throughout the accounting and finance field.

Mastery of Microsoft Excel is a must-have skill for accountants, and a key to their professional growth. It is one of those platforms you can’t avoid in the accounting world, no matter how senior a position you hold. Accounting analysts, managers, and even directors, are expected to have mastered it and be able to use it with the utmost efficiency. To stay in accounting, you’ll have to learn to use it properly.

This course can help you master the intricacies of the software. So commit yourself to really learning the more complex Excel functions, so that you can really Excel-erate your accounting career!