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Financial Fundamentals and Bookkeeping Certificate Program

financial-managementMaintaining 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.

The overall program goal is to provide students with the basic skills to perform entry-level bookkeeping/accounting functions.

Upon completion of the program, students will be prepared to take the National Association of Certified Public Bookkeepers (NACPB) Bookkeeper certification.

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Upon completion of this certificate program, students are expected to able to:

  • Perform routine bookkeeping functions
  • Apply basic mathematical concepts to business scenarios
  • Describe how to set up a new company in QuickBooks
  • Describe the procedures for preparing and using common financial reports
  • Create and organize workbooks and worksheets

Financial Fundamentals and Bookkeeping Certificate Program – Topics Include

Key Accounting Concepts and Terms

Recording, Posting, and Balancing the Books

The Accounting Cycle

Posting Transactions to Ledgers

Preparing a Balance Sheet

Creating and Editing Workbooks using Excel

Formulas and Functions

Charts and Tables in Excel

Set up a company in QuickBooks

Process payments using QuickBooks

Financial Statements

IT Security Fundamentals

Inventory and Depreciation

Liquidity, Activity, and Leverage Ratios


Cash Flow and Performance