Professional Bookkeeper with QuickBooks

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The Bookkeeping Professional
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.   

The Professional Bookkeeping with QuickBooks
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
At the conclusion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Accounting Principles and Concepts
  • Business Accounting
  • QuickBooks
  • Use Microsoft Office
  • NOTE: Program includes Intuit QuickBooks software

Note:  In order to qualify for an externship, students must successfully complete the program, including all quizzes and final exams, and be available for a background check and/or a potential drug screen.  This program can be completed in 6 months.  However, students will have online access to this program for a 12
-month period. 


Education and Certifications

  • Students should have or be pursuing a high school diploma or GED.
  • There are no state approval and/or state requirements associated with this program. 
  • National Certification exams:
    • National Association of Certified Professional Bookkeepers (NACPB) Bookkeeper Certification Exam
    • Intuit QuickBooks Certified User® Exam
    • Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certification Exam. 

 

Optional Volunteer Externship Opportunity

Students 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 students 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.