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Online Bookkeeping and QuickBooks Training

Learn Bookkeeping with QuickBooks 2019

Regardless of industry, all businesses can benefit from using QuickBooks to organize their finances, stay on top of invoices, pay bills on time and track expenses efficiently. This 100% online course will teach you how to use QuickBooks 2019 for basic accounting, double-entry bookkeeping and more.

 

Job Outlook for Bookkeepers

  • According to PayScale.com, bookkeepers earn on average $17.37 per hour. Experienced bookkeepers can earn over $56,000 annually.
  • According to CareerBuilder.com, bookkeeping is a highly transferable skill set for accounting professionals who want to advance into financial analysis or management roles.
  • Technology is highly relevant to the bookkeeper's role. Mastering QuickBooks is the key to matching bookkeeping skills with expanding requirements for analysis, visual data presentation and reporting that provides value-added to the traditional bookkeeper's duties.

 

Bookkeeping FAQs

WHAT DOES THE BOOKKEEPER ROLE INVOLVE?
Bookkeepers serve on the front lines of a person, company or organization's financial health. Strong bookkeepers set up, deploy and manage systems that record the flow of funds into and out of an entity's coffers. Using reporting tools and systems, bookkeepers help individuals and operational managers stay aware of and improve an entity's financial status and performance.

WHY DO BOOKKEEPERS NEED QUICKBOOKS?
QuickBooks® has replaced the manual entry functions of traditional bookkeeping. However, the organization, reporting and use of financial data still rely heavily on human input and processing. Knowing how to automate your bookkeeping practice with QuickBooks is an important aspect to staying competitive in today’s job market.

DO COMPANIES WANT BOOKKEEPERS WHO ALREADY KNOW QUICKBOOKS?
Yes, if you're an expert in the latest version of QuickBooks, you can walk into any small business and immediately organize their finances. QuickBooks is the top rated accounting software for small businesses, you likely know a company that already uses it.

 

Course Objectives

Set up and utilize QuickBooks 2019

Perform basic bookkeeping equations

Enter data accurately

Manage bookkeeping

Use double-entry accounting

Understand the impacts of debits and credits for all account types

 

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites to take this course.

 

Curriculum

QUICKBOOKS BASICS
Creating a QuickBooks company file for a business; working with and securing company files

BOOKKEEPING BUILDING BLOCKS
Apply bookkeeping concepts to accounting problems; running QuickBooks reports for the general journal and ledger, as well as subsidiary journals

PREPARING THE COMPANY FILE
Adding, changing and working with the Chart of Accounts in QuickBooks; administering company lists by adding customers and vendor

CASH AND FIXED ASSET TRANSACTIONS
Recording bank account transactions by entering cash account transactions and completing a bank reconciliation; recording fixed assets and depreciation

UNDERSTANDING ACCOUNTS PAYABLE
Recording bills by entering various accounts payable transactions; producing accounts payable history and reports

REVIEWING ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE
Demonstrating the invoice procedure by producing a customer invoice; producing batches of invoices and customer letters

MANAGING INVENTORY TRANSACTIONS
Creating and revising customer estimates, assigning classes, adding and editing multiple list entries; ordering and selling inventory by creating sales and purchase orders and receiving inventory

CLOSING THE BOOKS AND REPORTING IN QUICKBOOKS
Closing the books and running reports in QuickBooks; Career roadmap: the job market and how to navigate it

 

Instructor

Helene K. Liatsos
Helene K. Liatsos is 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.

 

Registration and Enrollment
This course is 100% online. Start anytime.

 

 

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