Accounting and Bookkeeping Specialist
Bookkeepers and Accounting Specialists are highly respected and sought after.
Bookkeeping in today’s business environment requires more than knowledge of GAAP principles or an eye for detail—you need relevant computing skills.
This course of instruction is to provide the student with the knowledge and skills to proficiently perform the functions of a bookkeeper/accountant. The student will be taught the fundamentals of accounting and be able to:
The basic course will focus on GAAP and the methods used to gather and analyze financial, and to some extent, managerial information. The class will also include the basics of Excel; how to create, formulate and utilize Excel to aid in the analysis of information. It is also the intention of this course to provide some exposure to accounting fundamentals and responsibilities. This will be accomplished by having the student consider a business that he/she would be interested in, excluding manufacturing. During the course of this project, the student will progress from sole proprietorships/partnerships; record the addition of other partners and ultimately merge to form a single corporation. The student will create an initial accounting system and then evolve and expand that system to meet the growing needs of their business.
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AIPB - ADD-ON
American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers Certification
You should have experience with bookkeeping for two years, so this add on will only apply to bookkeepers and individuals with verifiable experience. Career changers may take this course, but will not receive certification until they have two years verified experience. They will receive a certificate for passing the nationally recognized exam and will be members of AIPB.