Welcome to Shilling Press
The Shilling Press website provides training materials for bookkeeping and accounting students. Each course includes videos as well as explanations and illustrations plus a range of questions for students to test their knowledge.
In order to give you an idea of what you can expect from the courses, you can access our materials on Non-Current Assets as covered in the Accounts for Sole Traders and Partnerships course by clicking here.
The bookkeeping course includes around 80 bite-videos as well as definitions, explanations and illustrations of the double-entry bookkeeping system together with a large number of questions (with answers) to test your knowledge.
It consists of two parts, the first introduces the double-entry bookkeeping system and describes how the most common types of financial transactions are documented and then recorded in books of prime entry and are then posted into the ledgers. Part 2 looks at how bookkeepers maintain control over the bookkeeping system through the use of control accounts and regular reconciliations. It also introduces how journals are used to record transactions including payroll, irrecoverable debts, opening balances and the correction of errors.
Part 1 is suitable for anyone starting to learn about bookkeeping or for those studying the AAT Level 2 Bookkeeping Transactions unit and Part 2 is suitable for anyone studying the AAT Level 2 Bookkeeping Controls unit
Accounts for Sole Traders and Partnerships
The Accounts for Sole Traders and Partnerships course covers how to record purchases and disposals of property, plant and equipment and the use of a non-current asset register. It also covers common period-end adjustments such as depreciation, inventories, accruals, prepayments, doubtful debts and the correction of errors. Lastly, the course covers the preparation of the extended trial balance. Part 2 of the course looks at the nature of different types organisation together with their reporting requirements. It then describes and illustrates how statements of profit or loss and financial position are prepared for sole traders and partnerships, often from incomplete information. Lastly, the course looks at how to account for changes to partnerships.
Part 1 of the course is suitable for students studying the AAT Level 3 Advanced Bookkeeping unit and Part 2 of the course is suitable for students studying the AAT Level 3 Final Accounts Preparation unit
Financial Statements for Limited Companies
The Financial Statements for Limited Companies course costs £9.50 for access to the course materials for 6 months. The materials include around 60 bite-sized videos as well as definitions, explanations and illustrations of how financial statements should be prepared for limited companies together a wide range of questions (with answers).
The course looks at the nature and characteristics of companies and how financial statements for are prepared for companies and groups using International Financial Reporting Standards. It looks at the main requirements of a wide range of standards and explains how transactions should be recognized, measured and presented. Lastly, the course covers financial ratios and how they used to better understand companies.
This course is suitable for students studying the AAT Level 4 Financial Statements for Limited Companies unit. Please note that it is only suitable for students who are already familiar with the double-entry bookkeeping system.