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LEARN BOOKKEEPING WITH QUICKBOOKS 

Whether you want to work as a bookkeeper for a small business or you want to keep better records of your own finances, knowing how to use QuickBooks software can help you achieve your goals. This 100% online career training program will teach you how to use QuickBooks* for basic accounting, double-entry bookkeeping and more.

 

"Note: 2018 and 2019 versions available.”

 

Job Outlook for bookkeepers
  • According to PayScale.com, bookkeepers earn on average $17.37 per hour. Top bookkeepers’ earnings exceed $56,900.

  • CareerBuilder.com cites bookkeeping skills as highly transferable to financial supervisory, analysis or managerial roles. The site calls bookkeeper an "ideal choice" for those who are motivated to keep organizations on track with regard to their finances.

  • Technology is highly relevant to the bookkeeper's role. Mastering QuickBooks is the key to matching bookkeeping skills with expanding requirements for analysis, visual data presentation, and reporting that provides value-added to the traditional bookkeeper's duties.

Course Objectives
  • Perform basic bookkeeping equations

  • Set up and utilize QuickBooks 2018

  • Enter data accurately

  • Manage bookkeeping

  • Use double-entry accounting

  • Understand the impacts of debits and credits for all account types

Prerequisites and Requirements

There are no prerequisites to take this course. This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac

Curriculum

QUICKBOOKS BASICS

Creating a QuickBooks company file for a business; working with and securing company files

BOOKKEEPING BUILDING BLOCKS

Apply bookkeeping concepts to accounting problems; running QuickBooks reports for the general journal and ledger, as well as subsidiary journals

PREPARING THE COMPANY FILE

Adding, changing and working with the Chart of Accounts in QuickBooks; administering company lists by adding customers and vendor 

CASH AND FIXED ASSET TRANSACTIONS

Recording bank account transactions by entering cash account transactions and completing a bank reconciliation; recording fixed assets and depreciation

UNDERSTANDING ACCOUNTS PAYABLE

Recording bills by entering various accounts payable transactions; producing accounts payable history and reports

REVIEWING ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE

Demonstrating the invoice procedure by producing a customer invoice; producing batches of invoices and customer letters

MANAGING INVENTORY TRANSACTIONS

Creating and revising customer estimates, assigning classes, adding and editing multiple list entries; ordering and selling inventory by creating sales and purchase orders and receiving inventory

CLOSING THE BOOKS AND REPORTING IN QUICKBOOKS

Closing the books and running reports in QuickBooks; Career roadmap: the job market and how to navigate it

 

Registration and Enrollment
This course is 100% online.
Start anytime.
Instructors

Helene K. Liatsos

Helene K. Liatsos is business advisor and QuickBooks Certified Advisor with more than 25 years of experience. She consults for a range of companies, from travel agencies to startups. Her company Home Office Management Experts was awarded the 2004 Home-Based Business of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration. Helene holds a Bachelor of Arts from Fairleigh Dickinson University.

 

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FAQs

Bookkeepers serve on the front lines of a person, company, or organization's financial health. Strong bookkeepers set up, deploy and manage systems that record the flow of funds into and out of an entity's coffers. Using reporting tools and systems, bookkeepers help individuals and operational managers stay aware of and improve an entity's financial status and performance.

QuickBooks® has replaced the manual entry functions of traditional bookkeeping. However, the organization, reporting and use of financial data still rely heavily on human input and processing. Knowing how to automate your bookkeeping practice with QuickBooks is an important aspect to staying competitive in today’s job market.

In many cases, yes. Because QuickBooks is the top rated accounting software for small businesses, you likely know a company that already uses it. Moreover, companies are looking for someone who can hit the ground running. If you're a QuickBooks expert, you can walk into any small business and immediately organize their finances.

Because bookkeeping relies heavily on technology and can be done almost entirely using digital tools, it is considered an excellent prospect for remote, contract, and work-at-home career opportunities.