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Professional Bookkeeping with QuickBooks 2017

Prepare for a career in the high-demand field of bookkeeping as you master QuickBooks 2017—the leading financial software tool for small businesses. By the end of this course, you’ll be an expert in everything from basic accounting to double-entry bookkeeping. Hands-on activities will help you learn skills including handling accounts receivable and accounts payable, accounting for fixed assets and recording and maintaining inventory accounts. In addition, you’ll gain the knowledge you need to ensure that your accounting methods meet all legal standards.

The cost of the course includes the textbook Bookkeeping for Dummies. QuickBooks 2017 needs installed on your computer in order to take this course. 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 / 120 Course Hrs
Open enrollment

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George Mason University

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Learning Method

Instructor-led

Self-Paced. Study on your own schedule

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Professional Bookkeeping with QuickBooks 2017

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Details + Objectives

Course Code: GES277

What 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
  • 120 course hours
How you will benefit
  • Learn how to effectively use QuickBooks 2017 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
  • Jump-start your bookkeeping career and learn accounting methods to compliment your skill-set and your resume

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.

Details
  1. 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
  2. QuickBooks – Introductory Concepts
    1. Getting Started
    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
  3. QuickBooks – Intermediate Concepts
    1. Working with Company Files
    2. Securing Your Company Files
    3. List Items and Inventory
    4. Ordering and Selling Inventory
    5. Vendor Discounts and Credits and Adjusting Inventory
    6. Tracking Price Levels and Customer Discounts
    7. Tracking Vehicle Mileage
    8. Working with Customer Balances
    9. Batch Invoicing and Creating Letters
    10. Petty Cash and Gift Cards
    11. Owner Transactions and Journal Entries
    12. Loans and Budgets
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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 business advisor at the Small Business Development Center, with more than 25 years of experience. Her small business offers complete accounting and consulting services to home-based business startups. She is a QuickBooks Certified Advisor and was awarded the 2004 Home-Based Business of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration. Liatsos holds a Bachelor of Arts from Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Requirements

Prerequisites / Requirements

Prerequisites:

This course 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.

Requirements:

Hardware Requirements: 

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

Software Requirements: 

  • Windows XP or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge is also compatible.
  • QuickBooks 2017.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.
  • Adobe Flash Player. Click here to download the Flash Player.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the Acrobat Reader.
  • Software is not included in the cost of tuition. All software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.
Instructional Materials

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.

FAQs

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Can I register for a course if I am an international student?

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

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, please feel free to contact us via LIVE CHAT or by calling us at (855) 520-6806. If you are visiting us during non-business hours, please feel free to 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.

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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