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Professional Bookkeeping with QuickBooks 2015

Prepare for a career in the high-demand field of bookkeeping and accounting, as you master QuickBooks 2015, the leading financial software tool for small businesses. Even with no bookkeeping experience, you can prepare do professional bookkeeping for a small business with this course. This online program teaches you to plan a budget, manage payroll systems, and manage accounting. It also makes you aware of the legal standards that apply to accounting methods, giving you the proper credentials you need to practice bookkeeping with confidence.

The cost of the program includes the textbook Bookkeeping Made Simple. QuickBooks 2015 needs installed on your computer in order to take this program. The course does not provide the software. Engage in this course if you want to jump-start your bookkeeping career or if you just want to learn accounting methods to compliment your skill-set and your resume.

6 Months / 140 Course Hrs
Open Enrollment

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Professional Bookkeeping with QuickBooks 2015

Learning Method

Instructor-led Self-Paced: Study at your own schedule

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Professional Bookkeeping with QuickBooks 2015 Details + Objective

Course Code: GES253

You Will Learn
  • Learn to perform basic bookkeeping equations
  • Understand how to set up QuickBooks
  • Learn to enter data accurately
  • Master managing bookkeeping
  • Learn to use double-entry accounting
  • Understand the impacts of debits and credits for all account types
How the course is taught
  • Self-paced, online course
  • 6 months to complete
  • Open enrollment, begin anytime
  • 140 course hours
How you will benefit
  • Learn how to effectively use QuickBooks 2015 to save an organization time and money
  • Practice bookkeeping with confidence by becoming aware of legal standards that apply to accounting methods
  • Become indispensable in organization that needs quality bookkeeping skills
Professional Bookkeeping with QuickBooks 2015 Outline
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Introduction to Bookkeeping Concepts

Learn the proper definition of bookkeeping and what to expect in a career. Then, move on to concepts you will use in your bookkeeping job including the journal and ledger, the worksheet, financial statements, and closing the books.

More Bookkeeping Concepts

After you have mastered the basic concepts of bookkeeping, you will begin working with merchandising accounts, depreciation, checking accounts, petty cash, and interest. You’ll also learn about payroll.

Introduction to QuickBooks

Gain all the skills you need to get started with QuickBooks as you learn to set up the program properly for your bookkeeping needs.

Basics of QuickBooks

Learn to incorporate the chart of accounts, company lists, and bank accounts into your QuickBooks software. You’ll also work with fixed assets and depreciation, accounts payable, accounts receivable, inventory and estimating, and reporting.

QuickBooks with Vendors and Customers

Master QuickBooks as you learn to customize the program specifically to your organization’s customers and vendors. You’ll discover how to work with company files; secure company files; track vendor discounts, credits and adjusting inventory; track price levels and customer discounts; track vehicle mileage; work with customer balances; and batch invoice.

QuickBooks and Company Management

Impress your company management team by learning how to successfully implement QuickBooks on their level. Discover how to track owner transactions, journal entries, loans and company budgets. You’ll also learn specific skills that will help you in organizations set up as partnership or corporations.

Program Details

Bookkeeping Concepts

  1. Bookkeeping Defined
  2. The Journal and the Ledger
  3. Special Journals and the Worksheet
  4. Financial Statements and Closing the Books
  5. Merchandising Accounts
  6. Depreciation and Checking Accounts
  7. Petty Cash and Interest
  8. Payroll, Partnerships, and Corporations

QuickBooks Concepts

  1. Getting Started with QuickBooks
  2. The Chart of Accounts
  3. Company Lists
  4. Bank Accounts
  5. Fixed Assets and Depreciation
  6. Accounts Payable I
  7. Accounts Payable II
  8. Accounts Receivable I
  9. Accounts Receivable II
  10. Accounts Receivable III
  11. Inventory and Estimating
  12. Reporting
  13. Working with Company Files
  14. Securing your Company Files
  15. List Items and Inventory
  16. Ordering and Selling Inventory
  17. Vendor Discounts and Credits and Adjusting Inventory
  18. Tracking Price Levels and Customer Discounts
  19. Tracking Vehicle Mileage
  20. Working with Customer Balances
  21. Batch Invoicing and Creating Letters
  22. Petty Cash and Gift Cards
  23. Owner Transactions and Journal Entries
  24. Loans and Budgets
  25. Final Exam
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Professional Bookkeeping with QuickBooks 2015 Instructors
Marlissa Phillips, CPA, MBA

Marlissa Phillips, CPA, MBA, is proprietor of MJ Phillips Company. For more than 12 years, Marlissa worked with small businesses in a variety of industries. Her firm also launched Heart2Heart Services, which focuses on the needs and concerns of nonprofit organizations. Marlissa provides training for clients as well as accounting professionals. She graduated from the University of West Georgia with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in finance and received an MBA in accounting from DePaul University. She is a member of the Intuit Accounting Professionals Trainer Network and is an instructor for

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. Wade is the creator of the Certified Bookkeeper and Professional Bookkeeping with QuickBooks 2012 courses as well as a facilitator. He has previously served as an instructor for courses at Coopers & Lybrand and at the University of California at San Diego for the Extension Program 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.

Prerequisites / Requirements

This program is designed to prepare you for an entry-level position as a full-charge bookkeeper. You do not need any prior experience or training in this field. You need an Internet connection, e-mail capabilities, and familiarity with using the Internet. You'll also need QuickBooks 2015 installed on your computer in order to complete the QuickBooks portion of the program. The course does not provide the software.

Professional Bookkeeping with QuickBooks 2015 Frequently Asked Questions
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Can I register for programs if I am an international student?

Yes, since ed2go programs are online, you never have to actually travel to the school. Most schools offer telephone or online registration.

How long does it take to complete a program?
This program is self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start and finish at your own pace. Upon registering, you're given six (6) months to complete this program.
Do I have to buy additional materials?

The course will not provide the QuickBooks 2015 software. You need to install this software prior to taking the course. Ed2go will provide all other materials and include them in the cost.

Can I get financial assistance?

ed2go courses are non-credit courses, so they do not qualify for federal aid. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses.

What happens when I complete the program?
Upon successful completion of the program, you will be awarded a certificate of completion.
Am I guaranteed a job?

ed2go programs will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. We don’t provide direct job placement services, but our facilitators and career counselors will help you build your resume and are available to give advice on finding your first job. Facilitators will also be available to use as a professional reference upon completion of the program. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.

Who will be my instructor?
Each student is paired with a facilitator for one-on-one interaction. The facilitator will be available (via e-mail) to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance. All of our facilitators are successful working professionals in the fields in which they teach.
Can I use a Mac?

No, the software provided for this program is not Mac compatible.

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When can I start the program?

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Please note: Once the program curriculum is accessed online or through submission of a material shipment confirmation, refunds cannot be issued.

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

The time allotted to complete your program has been calculated based on the number of course hours. If after a concerted effort, you are still unable to complete your program on time, your Student Advisor will help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that a fee may be charged for an extension.

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