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Accounting and Bookkeeping Specialist - 12 weeks Instructor led course

Bookkeepers and Accounting Specialists are highly respected and sought after. This course of instruction is to provide the student with the knowledge and skills to proficiently perform the functions of a bookkeeper/accountant. The student will be taught the fundamentals of accounting, the use of Excel spreadsheets, and the utilization of QuickBooks. The student will be able to knowledgeably transfer all monetary transactional information to the QuickBooks system. In this way, useful, timely, and reliable information will be readily available.

 

This is to be a 12-week course; five days a week, three 50-minute sessions and the fourth session of the day will be a full hour. The basic course will focus on GAAP and the methods used to gather and analyze financial, and to some extent, managerial information. The class will also include the basics of Excel; how to create, formulate and utilize Excel to aid in the analysis of information.

 

It is also the intention of this course to provide some exposure to accounting fundamentals and responsibilities. This will be accomplished by having the student consider a business that he/she would be interested in, excluding manufacturing. During the course of this project, the student will progress from sole proprietorships/partnerships; record the addition of other partners and ultimately merge to form a single corporation. The student will create an initial accounting system and then evolve and expand that system to meet the growing needs of their business.

 

This Instructor led comprehensive course of instruction will introduce the fundamentals and responsibilities of the accounting professional. It is intended to provide the knowledge and skills to proficiently perform the functions of a bookkeeper and, to a certain degree, of an accountant. The student will learn the basics of Excel spreadsheets and during the last part of the course will also learn the basic utilization of QuickBooks. The Class topics will include: Definition of an Account, Concept Of “Debit” And “Credit”, Definitions of “Assets”, “Liabilities” and “Owner’s Equity”, The Accounting Equation and Bookkeeping Systems, Accounting Cycle, Accounting Period, Accounting Rules (GAAP), The Cash and Accrual Basis of Accounting, Chart of Accounts, General Journal, Transaction Analysis, Correcting Entries, General Ledger, Cash, Credit Card, Petty Cash, Cash Flow and Profit, Receivables, Allowance for Doubtful Accounts, Payables, Inventory Methods, Lower Of Cost Or Market, Depreciation, Payroll, Bank Reconciliation, Trial Balance, Ten Column Worksheet, Adjusting Entries, Financial Reports, Close Temporary Accounts, Post Closing Trial Balance. This course includes course book and 2 certification exams.

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This course focuses on GAAP and the methods used to gather, analyze, and manage financial accounting. You will become knowledgeable with skills to proficiently perform the functions of a bookkeeper/accountant. You will learn the fundamentals of accounting, the use of Excel spreadsheets and utilization of QuickBooks. You will be able to create an accounting system, analyze monetary transactions, properly journalize and post this information to the general ledger. You will also be able to knowledgeably transfer all monetary transactional information to the QuickBooks system information to make data readily available.


You will be immersed in real-world simulations by exploring types of businesses ranging from sole proprietorship to Single Corporation. You will create an initial accounting system and then evolve and expand that system to meet the growing needs of your business.

Course includes skills listed below and much more:

  • Nature/types of businesses Accounting & bookkeeping terms/definitions
  • Business transitions Accounting rules (GAAP). General ledger fundamentals Inventory/cost Methods
  • Lower of Cost or Market Future Value of Money Adjusting Entries
  • Correcting Entries
  • Closing Entries
  • Financial Statements
  • Ratio of Liabilities to Owners’ Equity Green Budgeting/Practices in Accounting
  • QuickBooks
  • Depreciation
  • Adjusting Entries
  • Accruals and Deferrals
  • Accounting Project
 
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Accounting Courses

Intro to Business and Accounting course

Bookkeepers and Accounting Specialists are highly respected and sought after. This course of instruction is to provide the student with the knowledge and skills to proficiently perform the functions of a bookkeeper/accountant. The student will be taught the fundamentals of accounting, the use of Excel spreadsheets, and the utilization of QuickBooks.

 

The student will be able to create an accounting system, analyze monetary transactions, properly journalize and post this information to the general ledger. The student will also be able to knowledgeably transfer all monetary transactional information to the QuickBooks system, student will certify as a Quick Books certified user. In this way, useful, timely, and reliable information will be readily available. The basic course will focus on GAAP and the methods used to gather and analyze financial, and to some extent, managerial information.

 

The class will also include the basics of Excel; how to create, formulate and utilize Excel to aid in the analysis of information. It is also the intention of this course to provide some exposure to accounting fundamentals and responsibilities. This will be accomplished by having the student consider a business that he/she would be interested in, excluding manufacturing. During the course of this project, the student will progress from sole proprietorships/partnerships; record the addition of other partners and ultimately merge to form a single corporation. The student will create an initial accounting system and then evolve and expand that system to meet the growing needs of their business.

Accounting Elements Course

  • The Accounting Equation
  • Definition of Assets
  • Current Assets
  • Fixed Assets & Depreciation
  • Definition of Liabilities
  • Long Term Liabilities


Equity in Sole Proprietorship

  • Equity in Partnerships
  • Equity in Corporations
  • Revenue Accounts
  • Cost of Sales Account
  • Operating Expense Accounts
  • Chart of Accounts

Accounting Tools Course

  • Recording Asset Transactions
  • Recording Liability Transactions
  • Recording Equity Transactions
  • Recording Revenue Transactions
  • Recording Expense Transactions
  • The Test of Reasonableness
  • Source Documents
  • Sales Journal – Purpose
  • Sales Journal – Transaction
  • Sales Journal – Example
  • Cash Receipts Journal – Purpose
  • Cash Receipts – Ten Steps
  • Account Receivable Ledger – Purpose
  • Cash Receipts – Ten Steps
  • Account Receivable Ledger – Purpose
  • Accounts Receivable – Transaction
  • Accounts Receivable – Formula
  • Cash Disbursement Journal
  • Cash Disbursement Journal Example
  • Purchase Journal
  • Accounts Payable Ledger
  • General Journal
  • General Ledger
  • Bank Reconciliation
  • Working with Percentages
  • Petty Cash
  • Depreciation Journal Entries
  • Disposition of Assets Journal Entries

Accounting Practice Course

  • Starting a Business
  • Doing the Business
  • Sales vs. Services
  • Invoicing
  • Sales Slip
  • Excel Tips for Accounting
  • Financial Statements
  • Closing Fiscal Year
  • Journal Entries
  • Beginning New Fiscal Year 
  • Petty Cash & Bank Reconciliation
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QuickBooks Certified Bookkeeping Professional Badge

The Intuit QuickBooks Certified User exam allows students to validate their knowledge of  Intuit QuickBOoks and show proficiency in computing skills. Additionally, to ensure students have the qualifications that meet the bookkeeping industry’s standards. The Intuit Certified Bookkeeping Professional exam for students to demonstrate their foundational bookkeeping abilities.

 

 

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Intuit is a global technology platform that helps customers and communities overcome their most important financial challenge. Serving approximately 100 million customers worldwide. Intuit believes that everyone should have the opportunity to prosper. Intuit never stops working to find new, innovative ways to make that possible.

Quickbooks Course

  • Getting Started
  • Setting up
  • Working with Lists
  • Working with bank accounts
  • Using other accounts in Quickbooks
  • Entering sales information receiving payments and making deposits
  • Entering and paying bills
  • Analyzing financial data
  • Setting up inventory
  • Tracking and paying sales tax
  • Doing payroll with Quickbooks
  • Estimating and progress invoicing
  • Tracking time
  • Customizing forms and writing QuickBooks Letter
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QuickBooks Beginning/Intermediate

Students will master modules of QuickBooks, from Chart of Accounts, to Accounts payable, Receivable, Invoicing, Payroll and GL. Students will be able to perform the function of an accounting clerk in an office.

 

QuickBooks Certification Course

Students will prepare and certify as a QuickBook Certified User. Course specific to preparing for the exam. Pre requisite QuickBooks Beginning/Intermediate course or equivalent knowledge/experience.

 

AIPB – ADD-ON: American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers Certification

American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers Certification

You should have experience with bookkeeping for two years, so this add-on will only apply to bookkeepers and individuals with verifiable experience. Career changers may take this course, but will not receive certification until they have two years of verified experience. They will receive a certificate for passing the nationally recognized exam and will be members of AIPB.

 

Accounting Administration Clerk

Enhance your computer and office skills, with emphasis on Accounting & Bookkeeping Department skills.

  • Intro to Computers/Internet
  • MS Word Beginning/Intermediate
  • MS Excel Beginning/Intermediate
  • MS Excel Advanced
  • QuickBooks
  • Customer Service Overview
  • Career Search/Job Readiness
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