Professional Bookkeeping with QuickBooks 2019 and Payroll Practice and Management

If you are pursuing a position as a bookkeeper, this course will train you to use QuickBooks 2019 for small business bookkeeping, accounting, and payroll.

For many small businesses, the responsibilities of payroll management and bookkeeping falls to one professional well-versed in both disciplines. Knowing how to balance books, track finances, and administer pay is key to overseeing a company's finances.

This online course bundle covers all critical areas of bookkeeping and payroll administration....

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12 Months / 220 Course Hrs
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George Mason University

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Professional Bookkeeping with QuickBooks 2019 and Payroll Practice and Management

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Course code: GES2035

What you will learn

  • Perform double-entry bookkeeping and basic bookkeeping equations
  • Set up QuickBooks 2019 for optimum use
  • Use double-entry bookkeeping to record business transactions in QuickBooks 2019
  • Manage periodic bookkeeping tasks
  • Understand the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938, as well as the Internal Revenue Code
  • Master the mathematics associated with calculating wages and taxes
  • Learn the fringe benefits and compensation offerings that could be given by an employer

How you will benefit

  • Learn how to effectively use QuickBooks 2019 to save an organization time and money
  • Practice bookkeeping with confidence by becoming aware of the legal standards that apply to accounting methods
  • Become an indispensable part of a small business that needs quality bookkeeping skills
  • Set yourself up for a successful career as a payroll specialist, bookkeeper, payroll manager, or payroll accountant
  • Know how to effectively communicate and manage a group of employees within a payroll department
  • Master the federal taxation laws that pertain to payroll so as to become better equipped to handle clients' needs

How the course is taught

  • Self-paced, online course
  • 12 Months to complete
  • Open enrollment, begin anytime
  • 220 course hours
  1. Professional Bookkeeping with QuickBooks 2019
    1. Welcome to QuickBooks
    2. Working with Company Files
    3. Securing Your Company Files
    4. Bookkeeping Defined
    5. The Journal, the Ledger, and Special Journals
    6. The Chart of Accounts
    7. Company Lists
    8. Bank Accounts and Cash Transactions
    9. Fixed Assets and Depreciation in QuickBooks
    10. Accounts Payable I
    11. Accounts Payable II
    12. Midterm
    13. Accounts Receivable I
    14. Accounts Receivable II
    15. Accounts Receivable III
    16. Batch Invoicing
    17. Introduction to Inventory and Customer Estimates
    18. List of Items and Inventory in QuickBooks
    19. Ordering and Selling Inventory in QuickBooks
    20. Vendor Discounts and Credits & Adjusting Inventory in QuickBooks
    21. Tracking Price Levels and Customer Discounts in QuickBooks
    22. Working with Customer Balances
    23. Closing the Books and Reporting
    24. Your Career Roadmap
    25. Communication and Organization
    26. Portfolio Project
    27. Final Exam
  2. Payroll Practice and Management
    1. Introduction to Payroll
    2. Determining Worker Status
    3. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
    4. Federal Employment Taxes
    5. Payroll Forms
    6. Fringe Benefits – Tax-Preferred and Other Related Health Benefits
    7. Fringe Benefits – Deferred Comp, Retirement Plans, and Stock Options
    8. Other Employee Benefits
    9. Calculating Gross Wages
    10. Calculating Gross Pay – Additional Topics
    11. Paycheck Calculation – Taxes
    12. Paycheck Calculation – Voluntary and Involuntary Deductions
    13. Gross to Net Paycheck Calculation
    14. Compliance – Laws and Reporting
    15. Global Payroll
    16. Payroll Process and Systems, and Audits
    17. Paying the Employee
    18. Payroll Administration and Management
    19. Basic Accounting
    20. Exploring Payroll Careers
    21. Exam Preparation
    22. Payroll Project

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.

There are no prerequisites to take this course.

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 are preferred. Microsoft Edge is also compatible.
  • QuickBooks 2019 Desktop Pro Software (software not included)
  • Microsoft Office or equivalent (not included in enrollment).
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader.
  • All 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 following textbooks will be shipped to you approximately 7-10 business days after enrollment:

  • Bookkeeping for Dummies

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No.

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 (6) 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.

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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.

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This course is revised periodically to address federal wage and payroll laws. However, these laws vary at the state level. It is advised that you also understand your state's wage and payroll laws.