Bookkeeping and Financial Management

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Develop your skills in bookkeeping or acquire financial management skills that will lead to financial success professionally and personally.

Bookkeeping is a branch of accounting responsible for recording the financial transactions and activities of a business. Bookkeepers record these transactions in the book of accounts, maintain supporting summaries and documentation, and produce reports as required. Bookkeepers need to have good planning and organization skills with a strong attention to detail in order to maintain expenditures, payroll, income and tax requirements for a business.

To complete the Bookkeeper workforce training certificate, you must complete:

  • BUS-9820 Basic Accounting Principles
  • BUS-9890 Introduction to Payroll Administration
  • BUS-9830 QuickBooks Desktop Level 1
  • BUS-9840 QuickBooks Desktop Level 2
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This course provides an examination of the basic steps underlying the accounting cycle as it relates to bookkeeping. Students receive an introduction to journal entries, t-accounts, trial balances, financial statements, adjusting entries, closing entries, and financial statement analysis. Computerized accounting systems will also be covered. This course is appropriate for prospective entry-level bookkeepers and students with little or no accounting knowledge who need this knowledge for their current job.

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This course covers the fundamentals of payroll administration. Learn the proper methods for managing and retaining employee earnings records. Emphasis is placed on understanding the connection between payroll laws and the specific payroll-related tasks associated with them. Course discussions and activities will promote skill development and reinforce key concepts while providing students with real-world practical application of payroll accounting. Textbook required.

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This course covers the essential skills of QuickBooks Desktop software. It is appropriate for entry-level bookkeepers. Small and home-based business owners would also benefit from taking this course. Topics covered include getting to know the QuickBooks Desktop interface and various editions of QuickBooks, managing, backing up, and updating your files, creating company files, working with customers, working with vendors, and performing banking tasks. This course is designed to work with Windows computers. It is not compatible with Mac computers. Textbook required.

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This course covers the advanced skills of QuickBooks Desktop software. It is appropriate for entry-level bookkeepers. Small and home-based business owners would also benefit from taking this course. Topics covered include managing physical inventory, working with balance sheet accounts and budgets, setting up QuickBooks to run payroll, managing job costing, creating job estimates, using time tracking, and customizing a variety of QuickBooks reports and forms. This course is designed to work with Windows computers. It is not compatible with Mac computers. Textbook required.

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