Professional Bookkeeper w/ QuickBooks®

Entry Level

Accounting

2-4 Months

Requirements

High School Diploma or GED

Program Details

Mobile-Ready

National Certification Opportunity

All Textbooks & Materials Included

Laptops Available

24/7 Learner Support

Certificate of Completion

Clinical Externship Opportunity

As low as

$176/mo

$3,799 total

Program Description

Keeping accurate accounting and financial records is essential to the success of any small business. As such, the Bookkeeper for any particular business plays one of the most important roles in the company working very closely with management in the day-to-day operation of the business. Bookkeepers that have a full understanding of the most widely-used accounting application for small businesses – QuickBooks – have a significant role to play in any business as their records underpin the files provided to any associated accounting professionals working on behalf of the business. The demand for professionals with bookkeeping skills is estimated to grow 14% through 2020. Combined with QuickBooks skills, individuals who have all of these skills will be in high demand for years to come.

This program takes students through the ins and outs baseline accounting principles, bookkeeping and overall record keeping relative to successful small business accounting. With a comprehensive understanding of accounting, this proram ensures students can not only keep accurate books, but understand why and how these records are kept, as well as how these processes and procedures might be improved. A full study of QuickBooks will ensure that students can operate successfully within the most-widely used accounting software application and provide associated accounting professionals with the files necessary for tax preparation and/or support their efforts in any tax or audit situation.

Program Objectives

  • Define terms related to business accounting
  • Apply accounting concepts and principles
  • Prepare financial statements
  • Analyze financial statements for decision making
  • Evaluate internal controls
  • Account for partnership transactions
  • Differentiate international financial reporting standards from generally accepted accounting principles
  • Define terms related to business accounting
  • Apply a working knowledge of accounting concepts and principles
  • Demonstrate the ability to prepare and understand corporate financial statements
  • Analyze financial statements using various ratios and tools
  • Describe long-term liabilities
  • Examine concepts related to managerial accounting
  • Examine how managers use financial information to guide important decisions
  • Apply concepts related to managerial accounting
  • Differentiate international financial reporting standards from generally accepted accounting principles
  • Demonstrate navigation of the QuickBooks® interface
  • Create company data files using QuickBooks®
  • Create lists in QuickBooks®
  • Analyze accounting transactions
  • Explain how to prepare company financial reports
  • Process payroll transactions
  • Analyze cash accounts
  • Perform maintenance to protect QuickBooks® data files
  • Explain how to record business transactions in the QuickBooks® centers
  • Use Microsoft Office®

Certification Opportunities

After completing this program, learners will have the opportunity to take the leading national/industry-recognized certification exam(s) essential to entry-level employment in this fast-growing field.

Optional Volunteer Externship Opportunity

Learners who complete this program are eligible to participate in an optional volunteer externship opportunity with a local company/agency/organization whose work aligns with this area of study in order to gain valuable hands-on experience. As learners progress through their eLearning program, an Externship Coordinator will reach out to coordinate placement.

Note: Additional documentation including health records, immunizations, drug-screening, criminal background checks, etc. may be required by the externship facility.

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