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Professional Bookkeeping with QuickBooks Online with Payroll Practice and Management

This online course bundle covers all the essential areas of bookkeeping and payroll management. The key to overseeing a company's finances is knowing how to balance books, track finances, and administer pay. These responsibilities may fall to one professional well-versed in both disciplines for many small businesses today.

You will first learn how to utilize QuickBooks Online for everyday bookkeeping situations, such as running general ledger reports, working with the chart of accounts, managing inventory. You will then put all those principles into practice, entering and tracking your finances while having all the advantages of computing in the cloud so that your files will be available to you virtually anytime, anywhere. 

You will then learn the principles of payroll management. Payroll Practice and Management provides a foundation for classifying workers, calculating overtime pay, and overseeing payroll functions. But there is more to payroll than calculating gross wages—you will also learn to manage year-end forms, which rely on your bookkeeping skills. 

Once you complete this course, you will understand how to get your finances in order and be prepared for the QuickBooks Certified User Exam. You will also be ready to pass the Fundamental Payroll Certification exam, developed by the American Payroll Association.

This course offers enrollment with or without a voucher. The voucher is pre-paid access to sit for the certifying exam upon eligibility.

12 Months / 200 Course Hrs
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Details + Objectives

Course Code: GES2050

What You Will Learn
  • Successfully set up a company file in QuickBooks Online.
  • Perform fundamental analysis of accounts, financial documents, and reports.
  • Apply basic accounting principles to bookkeeping practices and duties Understand fundamental accounting concepts, including how QuickBooks works to support these concepts
  • Explain the use of the forms required to withhold, deposit, and report federal income taxes
  • Recognize dates, procedures, and regulations to ensure payroll compliance and reporting
  • Correctly process payroll from start to finish (payroll project)
How the course is taught
  • Self-paced, online course
  • 12 months to complete
  • Open enrollment, begin anytime
  • 200 course hours
How you will benefit
  • Gain confidence in your ability to use QuickBooks to perform bookkeeping tasks for any company
  • Use basic, intermediate, and advanced features of QuickBooks Online proficiently
  • Prepare for the QBCU Exam
  • Externship starter kit
  • Be prepared to pass the FPC exam, and become certified in the fundamentals of payroll
  • Having a certification in payroll is a desirable attribute that many employers seek in payroll candidates
  • With certification comes additional knowledge and skill that is not often taught in the workplace
  • Be able to search and apply for payroll jobs, with the additional resume skills

Outline

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Details
  1. Professional Bookkeeping with QuickBooks Online
    1. Introduction to Bookkeeping
    2. Accounting Basics
    3. Getting Started With QuickBooks Online
    4. The Chart of Accounts
    5. Centers and Lists
    6. Bank Accounts
    7. Recording Expenses and Paying Bills
    8. Credit Cards and Loans
    9. Sales Receipts
    10. Invoices, Estimates, and Customizing Sales Forms
    11. Billable Expenses and Customer Credits
    12. Sales Taxes and Reports
    13. Midterm Exam
    14. Product and Service Items
    15. Managing Inventory
    16. Managing Projects and Sales
    17. Progress Invoicing, Late Fees, and Bad Debts
    18. Payroll
    19. Fixed Assets and Loans
    20. Business Entities and Owner Transactions
    21. Banking Rules, Receipts, and Budgets
    22. Adjusting and Reviewing the Books
    23. Starting a Bookkeeping Business
    24. Your Career Roadmap: The Job Search and Future Opportunities (Optional Lesson)
    25. Communication and Organization (Optional Lesson)
    26. 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

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 UC San Diego 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 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.

Requirements

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. You should have basic keyboarding and computer skills, be able to use a basic 4 function calculator, be comfortable navigating the Internet and using e-mail, and have an understanding of a word-processing program (such as Word). This course is intended for anyone interested in developing their management skills. 

Requirements:

Hardware Requirements:

  • This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac device.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows 10 or later operating systems.
  • Mac: OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 or later
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox is preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • QuickBooks Online (Free 1-year subscription and practice site included in enrollment.) An additional subscription or software purchase for QuickBooks Online is not required to complete this course. However, please note that this course is only suitable for the QuickBooks Online version.
  • Download the Adobe Acrobat Reader.
  • Microsoft Word or equivalent
  • 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 material required for this program is included in enrollment. The following textbook will be shipped to you approximately 7 to 10 business days after enrollment in the QuickBooks portion of the program:

  • Bookkeeping for Dummies
  • QuickBooks Online software
    • Your enrollment in this course includes a free 1-year full subscription to QuickBooks Online. You will learn how to access and activate this subscription in the Lesson 2 assignment.

The following textbook will be shipped to you approximately 7 to 10 business days after enrollment in the Payroll portion of the program:

  • Payroll Accounting

FAQs

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

Yes, ed2go courses are completely online. However, keep in mind that not all certifying bodies or industry-specific certifications are recognized internationally. Please review your country's regulations prior to enrolling in courses that prepare for certification.

Does this course prepare for a certification?

Yes. You will be prepared for the Intuit QuickBooks Certified User (QBCU) exam upon completion of the course. You will be prepared to pass the FPC exam, and become certified in the fundamentals of payroll.

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 twelve (12) 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 email) 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?

This course is non-credit, so it does 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 about 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 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the most recent media pay for bookkeepers was $41,230 annually. However, bookkeepers can increase their earning potential through years of experience, certification, or starting your own bookkeeping business.

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?

To become a bookkeeper, you need a background in accounting and specialized knowledge in payroll and taxation. You can gain this knowledge through a course or on-the-job training in an accounting department or working underneath an experienced bookkeeper. You will also need to gain experience with bookkeeping software.

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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