Professional Bookkeeping Program Description
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This bookkeeping training online program was designed to give students the skills they need to establish a bookkeeping career in various industries. Our specialized curriculum teaches students to use QuickBooks Pro as well as the Microsoft Office Suite of software, preparing them to start working immediately upon graduation.
With dedicated study, you’ll be certification-ready in as little as 8 months. But in case you need a less-intense timeline, we give you 12 months to finish the Professional Bookkeeper program.†
Complete in as Little as 8 Months†
CareerStep programs are made to accommodate hectic schedules. This fully online professional bookkeeping program lets you train whenever and wherever works best for you—at home, at lunch, at midnight, you name it. Study at your own pace, and hit us up anytime you need help.
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Professional Bookkeeping and Payroll Training Program Modules
Our 341-hour Professional Bookkeeper program online is divided into 30 modules, which cover everything from payroll management to reporting standards.
Introduction to Accounting
Get an overview of the course.
Analyzing Business Transactions
Recognize accounting transactions and record them in journals using proper formats.
Use accounting software and spreadsheets to input, manage, and interpret information.
Accounting for Sales and Purchases
Learn the difference between sales and purchases documentation.
Understand how payroll works.
Accrual, Deferrals, and the Worksheet
Apply the concepts of accrual accounting to transactions that span fiscal periods.
Financial Statements and Closing Procedures
Review financial statements and learn proper closing methods.
Introduction to QuickBooks Online Plus
Learn to use items in the context of QuickBooks Pro.
Creating a Company in Quickbooks
Create and use a company.
Sales and Receivables for Service Businesses
Analyze and record transactions for service and inventory businesses.
Payables and Purchases for Service Businesses
Conduct transactions for both customer and vendor requests.
General Accounting and End-of-Period Procedures
Work through the full accounting process for two full monthly business cycles.
Sales and Receivables: Products/Inventory, Sales Tax, and Discounts
Learn the ins and outs of tracking incoming and outgoing funds.
Payables and Purchases
Understand the basic terms.
General Accounting, End-of-Period Procedures, and Budgets
Use your knowledge to work through normal business cycles.
Prepare Payroll using QuickBooks Online Payroll.
Quickbooks Desktop, Mobile and Additional Features
Arm yourself with additional Quickbooks knowledge.
Microsoft Office Training Orientation
Understand our lesson structure.
Word 2019: Beginner
Employ the available search and review tools, including spell and grammar check, find and replace, copy, paste, and document view options.
Word 2019: Intermediate
Apply and modify styles, themes, templates, and building blocks.
Word 2019: Advanced
Navigate long documents; use outline settings, bookmarks, and hyperlinks; use mail merge options and creating labels and envelopes.
Excel 2019: Beginner
Create, edit, delete, and format cells with options such as cell alignment; create basic, logical, financial, and text formulas.
Excel 2019: Intermediate
View, insert, copy, rename, hide, and delete worksheets, and freeze rows and columns.
Excel 2019: Advanced
Import, export, sort, and filter data; create tables and data validation rules; and remove duplicates.
Powerpoint 2019: Beginner
Understand the screen, change views, and use the Quick Access Toolbar. (And more).
Powerpoint 2019: Intermediate
Insert, edit, format, and position pictures, objects, shapes, tables, charts, and SmartArt.
Outlook 2019: Beginner
Navigate Outlook, delete, restore, and search for items, and use the view tab.
Outlook 2019: Intermediate
Categorize and sort items; create and search folders; and archive, import, and export information.
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Professional Bookkeeping Certifications
Complete our bookkeeping training and pass the final practice exam, and you’ll be more than ready to ace the Intuit QuickBooks Certified User Online exam as well as the Microsoft Office Specialist: Associate credential.