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Professional Bookkeeping with QuickBooks 2019 (Software Included)

QuickBooks is the most commonly used financial software tool for small business bookkeeping. If you’re a small business owner who wants to take control of your company’s finances, this course is for you.  

Professional Bookkeeping with QuickBooks 2019 (Software Include) will teach you how to utilize QuickBooks for everything from handling accounts receivable and accounts payable to accounting for fixed assets. You will learn standard bookkeeping skills, including running general ledger reports, working with the chart of accounts, managing inventory accounts, and more. By course completion, you will have the knowledge and skill set needed to ensure that you are handling your business’s accounting needs within legal standards.  

QuickBooks 2019 will be provided upon enrollment. Software cost is included in the course price.  

6 Months / 120 Course Hrs
Open enrollment

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Northshore Technical Community College

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Learning Method

Instructor-led

Self-Paced. Study on your own schedule

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Professional Bookkeeping with QuickBooks 2019 (Software Included)

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Details + Objectives

Course Code: GES2005

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
How the course is taught
  • Self-paced, online course
  • 6 months to complete
  • Open enrollment, begin anytime
  • 120 course hours
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 in a small business that needs quality bookkeeping skills

Outline

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  I.   Welcome to QuickBooks 
  II.   Working with Company Files 
  III.   Securing Your Company Files 
  IV.   Bookkeeping Defined 
  V.   The Journal, the Ledger, and Special Journals 
  VI.   The Chart of Accounts 
  VII.   Company Lists 
  VIII.   Bank Accounts and Cash Transactions 
  IX.   Fixed Assets and Depreciation in QuickBooks 
  X.   Accounts Payable I 
  XI.   Accounts Payable II 
  XII.   Midterm 
  XIII.   Accounts Receivable I 
  XIV.   Accounts Receivable II 
  XV.   Accounts Receivable III 
  XVI.   Batch Invoicing 
  XVII.   Introduction to Inventory and Customer Estimates 
  XVIII.   List of Items and Inventory in QuickBooks 
  XIX.   Ordering and Selling Inventory in QuickBooks 
  XX.   Vendor Discounts and Credits & Adjusting Inventory in QuickBooks 
  XXI.   Tracking Price Levels and Customer Discounts in QuickBooks 
  XXII.   Working with Customer Balances 
  XXIII.   Closing the Books and Reporting 
  XXIV.   Your Career Roadmap 
  XXV.   Communication and Organization 
  XXVI.   Portfolio Project 
  XXVII.   Final Exam 

Instructors & Support

Wade Lindenberger
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

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

Requirements

Requirements

Requirements:

Hardware Requirements: 

  • This course must be taken on a PC device. A Mac is not compatible.

Software Requirements: 

  • PC: Windows 10 or later operating systems.  
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge is also compatible.
  • QuickBooks 2019 Desktop Pro Software (included in enrollment).
  • Microsoft Office or equivalent (not included in enrollment).
  • Adobe Flash Player. Click here to download the Flash Player.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the Acrobat Reader.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins. 

Other:

  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.
Instructional Materials

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

FAQs

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Does this course prepare for a certification?

No.

When can I start the course?

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

How long does it take to complete this course?

This course is self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start when you want and finish at your own pace. When you register, you'll receive six (6) months to complete the course.

What if I don't have enough time to complete my course within the time frame provided?

The time allotted for course completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours. However, 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 may be charged.

What kind of support will I receive?

You may be assigned with an instructor or team of industry experts for one-on-one course interaction. Your support will be available (via e-mail) to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance. All of our instructors are successful working professionals in the fields in which they teach. You will be assigned to an Advisor for academic support.

What happens when I complete the course?

Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded a Certificate of Completion.

Am I guaranteed a job?

This course will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.

Can I get financial assistance?

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 will pay for qualified students to take our courses. Additionally, some students may qualify for financial assistance when they enroll, if they meet certain requirements. Financing is available from select schools. Learn more: https://www.ed2go.com/career/financial-assistance

How can I get more information about this course?

If you have questions that are not answered on our website, representatives are available via LIVE chat. You can also call us at 1-877-221-5151 during regular business hours to have your questions promptly answered. If you are visiting us during non-business hours, please send us a question using the “Contact Us” form.

Do I need a degree to become a bookkeeper?

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.

Is a bookkeeper the same as an accountant?

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.

What is the average salary of a bookkeeper?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average salary of a bookkeeper is currently just under $40,000 per year. This salary can vary widely depending on your experience level, education and certifications. Your salary will also depend on the size of the organization or organizations for which you work.

Are bookkeepers in demand?

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.

What kind of hours do bookkeepers work?

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.

How do I become a bookkeeper?

You will need to have a high school diploma as well as some type of bookkeeping or accounting training to become a professional bookkeeper. An online course like this one is a great place to start. You can try out this great career to ensure that bookkeeping is something you enjoy doing. If you want to stay competitive and qualify for more job opportunities at higher levels down the road, you may want to think about earning an associate degree in bookkeeping or accounting along with your training and experience on the job.

Where do bookkeepers work?

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.

Do bookkeepers do the taxes for a company?

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.

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