Course Code: GES254
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.
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.
Gain all the skills you need to get started with QuickBooks as you learn to set up the program properly for your bookkeeping needs.
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.
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.
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.
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 CPELink.com.
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.
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.
The program functions best with high-speed Internet. You need access to Microsoft Word and Excel to complete the assignments. This program is compatible with Windows XP, Vista, and more recent operating systems and functions best Internet Explorer 7 and higher. ed2go provides the required textbook, Bookkeeping Made Simple, but you need QuickBooks 2015 software installed on your computer prior to taking this program. This course must be taken on an IBM-compatible computer (PC). You need Adobe Flash Player and Adobe Acrobat Reader for this course.
Hardware Requirements: For Windows Vista or Windows 7, you need the following: Intel Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon dual-core processor, 3.0 GHz or higher with SSE2 technology For Windows XP, you will need the following: Intel Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon dual-core processor, 1.6 GHz or higher with SSE2 technology 2 GB RAM 1.8 GB free disk space for installation 1,280 x 1,024 true color video display adapter 128 MB or greater, Microsoft Direct3D-capable workstation-class graphics card 1,024 x 768 display resolution with true color.
Yes, since ed2go programs are online, you never have to actually travel to the school. Most schools offer telephone or online registration.
All materials you'll need are included, and their cost will be covered by your tuition. ed2go will ship all materials ground service upon enrollment.
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.
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.
No, the software provided for this program is not Mac compatible.
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Our programs are all open enrollment. You can register and start the program as soon as you are ready.
Please note: Once the program curriculum is accessed online or through submission of a material shipment confirmation, refunds cannot be issued.
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.