Maintaining accounting and financial records is one of the most basic yet critical functions of a good business. This program provides students with an introduction to accounting and bookkeeping. The program is designed for individuals who are seeking to enter the bookkeeping and accounting field. Students are taught basic accounting concepts and terms. They learn how to understand universal accounting tools, including the general journal, general ledger, and trial balance to ensure an organization follows sound accounting practices. The program includes training in Microsoft Excel and QuickBooks, by Intuit, the most prevalent software accounting program used by small businesses.
Upon completion of the program, students will be prepared to earn the National Association of Certified Public Bookkeepers (NACPB) Bookkeeper certification.
Upon completion of this certificate program, students are expected to able to:
Work with and use a general journal and account ledgers.
Understand the purpose of a trial balance.
Prepare a bank reconciliation.
Perform basic business math calculations.
Prepare, analyze, and compare budgets.
Manage and pay invoices using QuickBooks
Use Microsoft Excel to create financial reports.
Use QuickBooks to perform financial functions within a business environment.
Financial Fundamentals and Bookkeeping Certificate Program – Topics Include
Accounting Concepts and Terms
Inventory and Depreciation
Liquidity, Activity, and Leverage Ratios
Cash Flow and Performance