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.
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
IT Security Fundamentals
Inventory and Depreciation
Liquidity, Activity, and Leverage Ratios
Cash Flow and Performance