Learning Excel is an important first step toward an accounting career. As the most widely-used spreadsheet software, Microsoft Excel is used by accountants to analyze data, create reports, and prepare forecasts. This online accounting course suite will teach you fundamental accounting skills, while training you to use Microsoft Excel 2019.
Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2019:
Become proficient in using Microsoft Excel 2019 (now available through Office 365) and discover how to create worksheets, workbooks, charts, and graphs quickly and efficiently.
Intermediate Microsoft Excel 2019:
Take your Microsoft Excel 2019 skills to the next level as you master charts, graphs, PivotTables, Slicers, Sparklines, AutoFilter, macros, and other advanced Excel functions.
Gain a marketable new skill by learning the basics of double-entry bookkeeping, financial reporting, and more.
Accounting Fundamentals II:
Learn the high demand accounting skills needed at small-to-medium sized businesses.
Please complete the courses in the bundle two months apart to avoid overlapping. Suite bundles are not eligible for partial drops or refunds. Transfers to other open sessions of the same course are available. Please refer to your school for additional details regarding drops, transfers, and refunds on Suite bundles.
How the course is taught
- Instructor-led online course
- 96 course hours
Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2019/Office 365
- Excel Basics
- Creating a Worksheet
- Relative, Absolute, Mixed, and Circular References
- 3-Dimensional Workbooks
- 6Sorting, Subtotaling, and Filtering
- Charting Basics
- Advanced Charting Techniques
- Intro to Excel's Statistical Functions
- Financial Functions
- Worksheet Automation
- Mastering Excel's IF Function
Intermediate Microsoft Excel 2019/Office 365
- Excel Charts and Graphs
- More Excel Charts
- AutoFilter and Sorting
- Goal Seeking
- Pivot Tables
- Advanced PivotTables
- Introduction to Functions
- Math/Trig Functions
- VLOOKUP, INDEX, and MATCH Functions
- Account Classifications, Account Titles, T Accounts, and the Accounting Equation
- General Ledger Accounts and the Balance Sheet
- Journalizing Transactions and Posting to the General Ledger
- Journalizing and Posting Cash and Charge Purchases and Payments on Account
- Journalizing and Posting Cash and Charge Sales and Cash Received on Account
- Payroll and Various Deductions
- Banking Services and Reports
- Posting Journal Totals to the General Ledger and Schedule of Accounts Payable and Schedule of Accounts Receivable
- End-of-Year Worksheet
- End-of-Year Financial Reports
- Journalizing and Posting Adjusting Entries
- Journalizing and Posting Closing Entries and Preparing a Post Closing Trial Balance
Accounting Fundamentals II
- Accounts Payable
- Accounts Receivable
- Uncollectible Accounts Receivable
- Plant Assets and Depreciation
- Notes Payable and Notes Receivable
- Accrued Income and Accrued Expenses
- Dividends and Starting the Year-End Worksheet
- Complete Year-End Worksheet with Adjustments
- End-of-Fiscal-Period Financial Reports
- Adjusting and Closing Entries and Post Closing Trial Balance
- Preparing a Payroll
- Preparing Federal Tax Deposits and Year-End Tax Reports
Chad Wambolt has spent his entire professional career in the finance field, working for both private and publicly-held companies with sales ranging from $500 million to $3 billion. He is a graduate of Boise State University, where he obtained his bachelor's degree in accounting. Through the course of his career, Wambolt became an expert user of Microsoft Excel. Since 1997, he has taught Excel to students of varying skill levels and helped organizations streamline internal processes.
Charlene Messier has more than 25 years of teaching experience. Throughout the course of her career, she has taught various business subjects to thousands of students. Now retired from her full-time teaching duties, Messier continues to teach courses online, specializing in accounting, word processing, business law, business economics, and finance.
There are no prerequisites to take this series.
- This course must be taken on a PC. Macs are not compatible.
- PC: Windows 10 or later.
- Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge is also compatible.
- Adobe Acrobat Reader.
- Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.
- Microsoft Excel 2019 (desktop version) Available to download with a subscription to Microsoft 365, or with Microsoft Office Home and Student 2019. (not included in enrollment)
- Note: The "Starter Version" and "Web App" versions of Microsoft Excel will not work with the full version of Excel taught in this course.
- Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.
Instructional Material Requirements:
The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.
A new session of each course opens every month, allowing you to enroll whenever your busy schedule permits!
Once a session starts, two lessons will be released each week, for the six-week duration of your course. You will have access to all previously released lessons until the course ends.
The interactive discussion area for each lesson automatically closes two weeks after each lesson is released, so you're encouraged to complete each lesson within two weeks of its release.
The final exam will be released on the same day as the last lesson. Once the final exam has been released, you will have two weeks plus 10 days to complete the final and finish any remaining lessons in your course. No further extensions can be provided beyond these 10 days.