Certified Bookkeeper with Microsoft Excel 2019 (Voucher Included)

Certified Bookkeepers are the elite of their profession, much like CPAs are the best in the accounting field. Gaining industry-recognized certification increases your earning potential and enhances your professional status. This course prepares for the American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers (AIPB) certification as well as the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Expert certification exam for Microsoft Excel 2019.

Gaining AIPB certification is the highest standard in the profession, so this...

SHARE
12 Months / 210 Course Hrs
Open Enrollment
Offered in partnership with your preferred school

George Mason University

Change School
Bundle and save
for additional information

Certified Bookkeeper with Microsoft Excel 2019 (Voucher Included)

Enroll Now

Course code: GES2092

What you will learn

  • Eligibility requirements, code of ethics, and maintenance requirements.
  • How to apply the concepts of accrual accounting to transactions that span fiscal periods and trace the effect of accrual and deferral transactions.
  • Identification and correction of accounting errors and reconciliation of bank accounts
  • To create, modify, and manage Excel workbooks
  • To use formulas, functions and work with tables
  • To convert, sort, filter, and manage lists

How you will benefit

  • Be prepared for the American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers exam
  • Become a certified Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Expert in Excel 2019
  • Use these skills in most workplace situations
  • Manipulate data faster by learning helpful formulas and tricks

What you will learn

  • Eligibility requirements, code of ethics, and maintenance requirements.
  • How to apply the concepts of accrual accounting to transactions that span fiscal periods and trace the effect of accrual and deferral transactions.
  • Adjustment of entries.
  • Identification and correction of accounting errors and reconciliation of bank accounts.
  • To create, modify, and manage Excel workbooks
  • To use formulas, functions and work with tables
  • To convert, sort, filter, and manage lists

How you will benefit

  • Be prepared to sit for the American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers exam. You may take the exam at any Prometric Test Center.
  • Become a certified Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Expert in Excel 2019
  • Use these skills in most workplace situations
  • Manipulate data faster by learning helpful formulas and tricks

How the course is taught

  • Self-paced, online course
  • 12 Months to complete
  • Open enrollment, begin anytime
  • 210 course hours
  1. Certified Bookkeeper
    1. Becoming a Certified Bookkeeper
      1. Eligibility Requirements
      2. Testing Program
      3. Code of Ethics
      4. Maintenance of Certification
    2. Accruals, Deferrals, and the Adjusted Trial Balance
      1. Why Accruals, Deferrals, and Other Adjustments are Made
      2. Accruing Revenues and Expenses
      3. Recognizing Revenues Collected in Advance
      4. Recognizing Expenses After a Prepayment
      5. Other Adjusted Entries
      6. Unadjusting Trial Balance Through the Adjusted Trial Balance
    3. Correction of Accounting Errors and the Bank Reconciliation
      1. When and Where Accounting Errors Occur and How They Are Discovered
      2. Performing the Bank Reconciliation
      3. Finding and Correcting Errors on the Unadjusted Trial Balance
      4. Correcting Current-Period Accrual and Deferral Errors
    4. Payroll
      1. How to Pay Different Types of Employees
      2. Federal and State Wage-Hour Law
      3. Paying Employees Under Federal Law
      4. Employment Records and Payroll Recordkeeping
      5. Form W-4 and Comparable State Forms
      6. Withholding and Depositing Federal Taxes
      7. Federal Employment Reporting Forms and Due Dates
      8. When Wages Become Taxable
      9. Other Reporting Rules
      10. Payroll Register and Journal Entries
    5. Depreciation
      1. The Difference Between Book and Tax Depreciation
      2. Depreciation under GAAP
      3. Computing and Allocation Depreciation
      4. Depreciation Under Federal Tax Depreciation Rules
      5. Tax Depreciation of Vehicles
    6. Inventory
      1. General Concepts of Accounting for Inventory
      2. The Perpetual Method
      3. The Periodic Method
      4. Weighted-Average and Moving-Average Methods
      5. First-In, First-Out (FIFO) Method
      6. Last-In, First-Out (LIFO) Method
      7. Lower of Cost or Market LCM Rule
    7. Internal Controls and Fraud Depreciation
      1. How to Prevent or Spot Theft of Inventory and Other Non-cash Assets by Employees
      2. Preventing Employee Theft, Embezzlement, or Fraud by Hiring the Right Personnel
      3. Insuring the Company Against Theft
      4. How to Prevent or Spot Customer Check Fraud
      5. Signs that May Indicate Payroll Fraud
      6. How to Prevent or Spot Customer Credit Card Fraud
      7. Recommended Rules for Company Credit Cards
      8. Preventing Vendors From Cheating the Company
  2. Microsoft Excel 2019 Certification Training
    1. Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2019
      1. Creating a Microsoft Excel Workbook
      2. The Ribbon
      3. The Backstage View (The File Menu)
      4. Entering Data in Microsoft Excel Worksheets
      5. Formatting Microsoft Excel Worksheets
      6. Using Formulas in Microsoft Excel
      7. Working with Rows and Columns
      8. Editing Worksheets
      9. Finalizing Microsoft Excel Worksheets
      10. Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2019 Exam
    2. Intermediate Microsoft Excel 2019
      1. Advanced Formulas
      2. Working with Lists
      3. Working with Illustrations
      4. Visualizing Your Data
      5. Working with Tables
      6. Advanced Formatting
      7. Intermediate Microsoft Excel 2019 Exam
    3. Advanced Microsoft Excel 2019
      1. Using Pivot Tables
      2. Auditing Worksheets
      3. Data Tools
      4. Working with Others
      5. Recording and Using Macros
      6. Random Useful Items
      7. Advanced Microsoft Excel 2019 Exam
    4. Microsoft Excel 2019 Final Exam

Wade Lindenberger is a CPA with over 20 years of financial accounting and management experience in public accounting and private industry. He is currently Director of Finance and Administration for New Children's Museum. Before his current position, he worked as the National Finance and Accounting Service Line Leader for Premier Alliance Group, a national professional services firm. Wade was also Director of the Finance and Accounting service line for the San Diego office of a global, publicly held professional services firm. Before becoming a consultant, Wade was Divisional Controller for one of the leading health and fitness club chains in the world. He has also been Internal Audit Manager and Divisional Controller for a division of a Fortune 500 global energy project management company. He began his career with Coopers & Lybrand, predecessor to PricewaterhouseCoopers, one of the "Big Four" CPA firms. He has previously served as an instructor for courses at Coopers & Lybrand and at the University of California at San Diego for the Extension Course and is currently an adjunct professor at the University of San Diego School of Business. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Bookkeepers' Advisory Board.

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.

Tracy Berry has been a senior graphic designer/programmer, instructor, and consultant since 1993 and has developed hundreds of logos, marketing materials, websites, and multimedia solutions for customers worldwide. She was also involved in several large corporate software rollouts. She has helped many organizations optimize and streamline data solutions. She teaches both onsite and online courses and has her CTT (Certified Technical Trainer) certification. Tracy specializes in teaching graphics, desktop publishing, web design, and reporting/productivity applications.

Course Prerequisites:

The Certified Bookkeeper course is designed for experienced bookkeepers who want to prepare for national certification. To succeed in this course, you must have at least two years of experience as a bookkeeper before enrolling.

If you do not meet the experience requirement, we recommend our Professional Bookkeeping with QuickBooks course, which is designed for entry-level bookkeepers.

Certification Exam Prerequisites:

To earn your Certified Bookkeeper designation, you must pass the AIPB certification exam and be able to submit proof of at least two years of full-time - or 3,000 hours of part-time - experience. Learn more about the exam requirements.

Requirements:

Hardware Requirements:

  • This course must be taken on a PC. Macs are not compatible.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows 10 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox is preferred. Microsoft Edge is also compatible.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader.
  • Microsoft Word (not included in enrollment).
  • Microsoft Excel 2019 (not included in enrollment). While Microsoft Excel 2019 is ideal, you can download the desktop version of Excel included with Microsoft 365. Please note: There may be some differences between your version of Excel and what you see in the course.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.

Other:

  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.

Instructional Material Requirements:

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment. The AIPB provides the six workbooks that are required for this course:

  • Mastering Adjusting Entries
  • Mastering Correction of Accounting Errors
  • Mastering Payroll
  • Mastering Depreciation
  • Mastering Inventory
  • Mastering Internal Controls and Fraud Prevention

In addition to the six workbooks listed above, you will also receive:

  • Two exam vouchers that cover the full cost of part one and part two of the Certified Bookkeeper exam

Books/Materials/Exam Fees are non-refundable upon registration.

Note: Due to the high cost of these items, books will not be shipped until10-days after the student's start date. Students may request an earlier shipment by contacting their Student Advisor but will be required to acknowledge the fees involved are non-refundable.

Yes, this online course will prepare you for the American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers (AIPB) certification exam. You will have one year (365 days) from the date of enrollment in the Certified Bookkeeper course to submit the Application for Certified Bookkeeper Designation form to The American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers. You will also be prepared for the Microsoft Office Specialist Excel 2019 MOS and Expert Certification exams.

Certified Bookkeepers meet the high standards of the American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers (AIPB). The official designation of Certified Bookkeeper (CB) from the AIPB allows you to put the initials CB after your name, which adds to your market value and professional status. This is an elite credential in the world of bookkeeping much like the CPA designation in accounting.

To become a bookkeeper, you need a background in accounting and specialized knowledge in payroll and taxation. You can gain this knowledge through a course or on-the-job training in an accounting department or working underneath an experienced bookkeeper. You will also need to gain experience with bookkeeping software.

To become a Certified Bookkeeper, you must sit for and pass the AIPB Certified Bookkeeper exam.

There are two paths to becoming a virtual bookkeeper. The first is looking for job opportunities listed as "Remote," which offer the possibility to work virtually. Second, you can work for yourself as a freelance bookkeeper and market yourself as a virtual or "remote" bookkeeper.

As a bookkeeper, you will be in charge of keeping accurate financial records for one or more financial organizations. You will be responsible for using bookkeeping software like QuickBooks to record transactions, produce reports, and check financial information for accuracy. You will handle expenses, receipts, payables, and accounts receivable. In addition, you may also help with payroll, purchasing, and outstanding accounts. The role of a professional bookkeeper can vary widely depending on the size of the organization you work for, but you can be sure that you will play an important role in the financial stability and success of your company.

In order to earn the Certified Bookkeeper (CB) from the American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers, you are required to pass a four-part, multiple-choice examination and obtain at least 2 years of full-time bookkeeping experience. It is possible to take and pass the exam before you have obtained your 2 years of experience. You will also be required to sign a Code of Ethics.

You do not need an advanced degree to become a bookkeeper. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, you will need to have your high school diploma or equivalent to pursue a career as a professional bookkeeper. Many bookkeepers get started with an online course like this Professional Bookkeeping course. However, in order to stay competitive and open up even more job opportunities down the road, you may want to think about earning an associate degree in bookkeeping or accounting at some point in your career.

Not exactly. There are five major parts to the accounting process and they include: recording, interpreting, classifying, analyzing, and reporting financial information. Bookkeeping is the first, foundational part of the accounting process — recording financial transactions. However, bookkeeping is a great first step into an accounting career and with additional education, you use this as a way to gain experience and become an accountant in the future.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the most recent media pay for bookkeepers was $41,230 annually. However, bookkeepers can increase their earning potential through years of experience, certification, or starting your own bookkeeping business.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are a lot of jobs for bookkeepers, and the job outlook is expected to remain relatively constant through 2026. Understanding how to efficiently use bookkeeping software like QuickBooks will make you a more desirable candidate as more and more businesses turn to technology to perform basic accounting tasks.

Most bookkeepers work 40 hours per week, though some do work part time. As a professional bookkeeper you may need to work overtime during certain periods of the year such as closing out the fiscal quarter and/or year as well as during tax season.

Most bookkeepers work in an office environment during typical 9 to 5 hours and spend a large amount of their time in front of a computer. As a professional bookkeeper, you will usually be working alone but may have a few people from other areas of accounting that work alongside you. It is even possible that you could work remotely from home for one or more organizations at a time.

No, bookkeepers do not do company taxes. Taxes are done by an accountant. However, bookkeepers play an important role in making sure that financial transactions are recorded in a timely and accurate manner. This ensures that the financial information for a company is easy to read and use once it is time for an accountant to take over and do the taxes.

Yes. A certificate of completion signifies to a potential employer that you have completed the course work in the area of bookkeeping. Still, it can vary widely depending on where you get that education and training. Upon completion of this course, you will receive a certificate of completion. Certification, such as Certified Bookkeeper, demonstrates competency based on a national and industry-recognized standard. It also allows you to include the "C.B." designation after your name, signifying you have met the demanding requirements to earn this credential.

If you do not meet the experience requirement for the exam, we recommend waiting to take the exam or enrolling in our entry-level Professional Bookkeeping with QuickBooks course.

You must go to the Prometric Test Center to take the exam on a computer. The tests are taken on a computer at the testing facility.

Yes, the books will be shipped. You should expect to receive them within 7-10 business days.

Once payment is made, you will gain access to the course in 24-48 hours.

We currently have a 10-day refund policy. Upon enrollment in the course, if you do not like the course, you can receive a full refund minus the costs of materials.

Yes included in the program are two exam vouchers for Part one and Part two of the exam. There are no fees associated with Part three and Part four of the exam.

To learn about funding options for veterans, please contact us via chat or phone to discuss options that may be available to you.

At this time, there is not an internship or externship included in this course, but nothing is stopping you from securing these options on your own.

At this time, we do not offer any job placement assistance. However, the AIPB website does provide a job board where you can search for employment opportunities, both remote and near you.

Yes, ed2go courses are completely online. However, keep in mind that not all certifying bodies or industry-specific certifications are recognized internationally. Please review your country's regulations prior to enrolling in courses that prepare for certification.

This course is based on U.S. accounting rules and regulations, as is the Certified Bookkeeper exam, so it may not be the best option if you are Canadian.

This course is open enrollment, so you can register and start the course whenever you are ready. Access to your course can take 24-48 business hours.

After you register, you will receive 12 months to complete the course. The time allotted for completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours.

If you are unable to complete the course, contact your Student Advisor to help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that an extension fee will be charged. If you are funded through a third-party organization, approval may also be required.

The course instructor will be available by email to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance. Occasionally, your course may be supported by a team of industry experts. You will also be assigned a Student Advisor for academic support.

Upon successfully passing the final exam, you will be awarded a certificate of completion from the school or organization that you registered through.

ed2go courses will help you gain the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. However, you should always research the job market in your area before enrolling.

ed2go courses are non-credit, so they do not qualify for federal aid, FAFSA, and Pell Grant. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards may provide funding to take our courses. Additionally, you may qualify for financial assistance if you meet certain requirements. Learn more about financial assistance.

American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers (AIPB)
The American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers (AIPB) is the leading institution for bookkeeping professionals in the United States and beyond. The institute contributes to the recognition of bookkeeping as a serious profession by providing comprehensive continuing education and resources that ensure practitioners are up-to-date and informed on the latest developments in the field. AIPB created the Certified Bookkeeper Program (CBP), the most prestigious certification in the industry. Earning your CBP designation can add to your market value and is recognized by employers all over the country. Increase your professional status with a course certified by AIPB.