The Ultimate Accounting Refresher Course

Learn Accounting from an experienced financial exe

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Accounting is the language of business. Learn essential accounting and financial skills in an easy to follow course by a seasoned practitioner and educator.  Justin Lake builds accounting systems for a living and teaches accounting in such a simple and practical way.

In this course you'll learn the entire accounting cycle and be a financial gun in the boardroom, your own business or be well prepared for your upcoming accounting exam.  This course covers a majority of the concepts taught in University Courses across the world for Introductory Accounting.  This will take you from almost no knowledge on accounting to being able to prepare a Balance Sheet and P&L from scratch.

Justin Lake is a seasoned Finance Professional and teacher of accounting concepts.  His style is unique and comes from many years practicing in finance roles within Australia.  He brings the concepts to life and makes everything very visual and practical so you can implement the learnings for yourself straight away.  

See the feedback from current students Justin Lake has recently taught:

Isabel Wilde studying accounting at Macquarie University:

"Justin made the impossible happen for me. Never id I think I would understand (like actually understand) what and how Accounting works, especially with zero knowledge two weeks prior to my final exam. I felt confident and almost excited going into my test! I can't thank him enough for his efforts and incredibly efficient ways of teaching. Without hesitation the only tutor to consider! Thanks again Justin"

Kirby Gratton working for a major Telco and studying at the Institute of Company Director's Course:

"Justin spent the time working through the course materials in Financial Performance of a Company and giving very practical examples. It really helped me because I do not deal with Financial Statements day to day - so to help put the academic into practice was great Thank you Justin"

Warwick Peters studying accounting at the University of New South Wales:

"Justin was extremely knowledgable on the subject of Accounting and broke down key concepts of understanding in a constructive and helpful way"

The Ultimate Accounting Refresher Course was designed on the back of Justin's 10+ years experience tutoring University Students, MBA's and business owners to be better equiped to be financially literally and understand the terminology and language of business.  You will walk away after doing this course with a good understanding of accounting and be better equiped to make financial decisions within your organisation or own business and with a lot more confidence.

The target audience this course would be perfect include:

  • Students 

  • Business Owners 

  • Professionals

What better way to learn accounting than from a practitioner with several years experience across multiple industries, not your typical accounting academic lecturer.  There is enough balance of theory and practice that you will significantly develop your skills in accounting.

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What you will learn

  • Be able to prepare a balance sheet and profit/loss statement
  • Understand the key concepts of accounting
  • Learn double entry accounting - debits and credits

What you will get

  • Students needing a quick refresher for an upcoming exam in accounting
  • Professionals wanting to upskill and have a better understanding of the nuts and bolts of accounting
  • Business owners who want to be more financially literate

What to bring

  • Some basic understanding of Excel
  • An open mind

What to wear

Online so dress casual

Appropriate for

Students of Accounting & Finance, Business Owners, Professionals

Think Numbers

Vendor since 2021

Think Numbers

Since 2008, we have been coaching people in accounting & finance in topic areas such as financial accounting, management accounting, audit, taxation and corporate finance.

'Finance is the language of business.'

We will teach you what you need to know to feel more confident when it comes to the financials of running a business.    Whether it is understanding a balance sheet or profit and loss, making an investment decision, building better internal controls or navigating complex tax laws we have it all covered.

We will go through the concepts step by step with examples so that you upskill your knowledge of financial concepts.  Whether you have taken a finance course before or not we cover all levels whether you are starting out or require a refresher.

Founder and Facilitator

It's founder, Justin Lake, is a Chartered Accountant with 20 years of experience working and teaching in Accounting and Finance.  His company, Think Numbers Pty Ltd, specialises in helping CFO's to implement Finance Systems solutions from ERP, EPM and other finance related tools.

Justin Lake:

'My main focus it to teach in an easy to understand and insightful manner. My approach will not only get you a pass for those tough accounting and finance courses but more importantly to ensure you thoroughly understand the concepts and to allow you actually use these skills further in your degree, career or business.'


I tutor all levels from beginner to masters level in financial / management accounting, consolidations audit, taxation. My vast experience in both the accounting profession and commercial environment will give students a lot of practical insight and you'll hopefully gain an appreciation and walk away feeling a lot more confident. This is my opportunity to give something back to students and an opportunity for students to get one-on-one coaching with a real accountant.


I'm a Chartered Accountant, MBA and have a double degree in business , commerce (Accounting) from Macquarie University. I've worked in various industries such as Chartered Accounting (Big 4), Wholesale Distribution, Supply Chain, retail, Mining, Oil & Gas, Financial Services and Telecommunication.

I have an MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management AGSM with a distinction average. My approach will significantly help with exam preparation and the give you the techniques for passing exams and getting the most out of accounting in your future careers.

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Refund Policy

- Refund and transfer requests. Refunds, transfers or credit will not be processed if you cancel within 48 hours of the class or event commencing. To request a refund or transfer, Think Numbers requires at least 48 hours notice via email prior to the start of a class or event. Please email justin.lake@thinknumbers.com.au to organise.

- Partial refunds. Think Numbers has the right to issue a partial refund, (i.e., A % of the total order) and to retain any booking and processing fees associated with the order.

- Missed classes. Think Numbers does not offer refunds, transfers, or makeup sessions for missed classes. If you can't make a class, you can arrange with Think Numbers to send someone else in your place.

- Cancelled class/event. In the event that a class is cancelled by Think Numbers , students will be notified via text message or email and entitled to a full refund, transfer or credit.

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Terms & Conditions

Anyone partaking in any classes or coming to any events at Think Numbers or organised by Think Numbers must agree to these terms and conditions.


I agree to take on full responsibility for any damages, injuries and for physical and/or personal property, which I might incur whilst participating in classes and/or events organised by Think Numbers


I agree to give Think Numbers unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs or videos taken at Think Numbers   classes and events or on Think Numbers premises. (For use of Think Numbers marketing materials).


Think Numbers requires 48 hours notice in writing prior to the class commencing for a refund, transfer or credit.


In the event that a class is cancelled by Think Numbers , students will be notified via text message or email and entitled to a full refund, transfer or credit.

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