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    Accounting and Bookkeeping Studies

    This online accounting and bookkeeping course is designed specifically for people who have zero experience in this field, or for those who wish to improve their knowledge of accounting and bookkeeping.

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    Accounting and Bookkeeping Studies

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    This online accounting and bookkeeping course is designed specifically for people who have zero experience in this field, or for those who wish to improve their knowledge of accounting and bookkeeping.
    Through this multimedia-rich and highly interactive course, you’ll learn:
    • Basic accounting terminology
    • The fundamental principles of accounting and the accounting cycle
    • Payroll expense, taxes, liabilities, laws, forms, and regulations
    • Several different payroll functions
    • The fundamentals of the budgeting process
    • How to record transactions in chronological order with the use of journals
    • How to categorize those transactions by account using ledgers
    With the training from this course, you’ll be able to secure an employment position in which you’ll conduct budgeting processes for various companies.
    Our goal is also to teach you how to interpret financial statements so that you can accurately determine a company’s profitability.
    Throughout this accounting and bookkeeping course, we want our students to learn how to apply the theoretical knowledge they’ve gained in their professional lives. As a result, you’ll be in a better position to improve your career options.


    6 months






    There are no specific prerequisites for this course.


    Course 1-Bookkeeping Basics
    Lesson 1: The Basics of Bookkeeping
    • The Bookkeeper Position
    • Difference Between Accounting and Bookkeeping
    • Financial Accounting Basics
    • The Accounting Cycle
    • Accrual Basis of Accounting
    • Chart of Accounts
    • The Ledger Concept
    • Trial Balance
    • Closing the Books
    • Journal Entries
    Lesson 2: Financial Statements
    • Income Statement Overview
    • Balance Sheets
    • Cash Flows
    • Interpretation of Financial Statements
    • Accounts Payable and Receivable
    • Profit Ratios
    • Bookkeeping Controls
    • Sales and Collection
    • Invoices
    • Cash Processing
    Lesson 3: Inventory and Assets
    • Payables System
    • Expense Report Processing
    • Petty Cash System
    • Inventory Accounting
    • Inventory Cost Layering Overview
    • Fixed Assets and Depreciation
    • Fixed Asset Classifications
    • Debt Accounting
    Course 2-Payroll and Credit
    Lesson 1: Payroll
    • Payroll Cycle
    • Employee Time Tracking
    • Gross Pay Calculations
    • Benefits and Deductions
    • Accounting for Payroll Transactions
    • Payroll Taxes
    • Workers’ Compensation Insurance
    • Income Tax Filings
    • Small Business Tax Reduction Strategies
    Lesson 2: Credit and Collections
    • Credit and Collection Management
    • Credit Procedures
    • Sales Orders
    • Credit Examination Procedures
    • Credit Controls
    • Collection Procedure
    • Collection Controls
    • Credit Policy
    Lesson 3: Credit Application
    • Adjustments to a Credit Application
    • Customer Credit Ratings
    • Third Party Credit Ratings
    • Ongoing Credit Monitoring
    • Credit Documentation
    • Financial Statements
    • Ratios
    • Liquidity Index
    • Credit Risk Reduction
    • Credit Insurance
    Course 3-Collections
    Lesson 1: Customer Billings and Collection Tactics
    • Billing Processing
    • Efficient and Effective Billing
    • Statement of Accounts
    • Payment Handling
    • Check Receipt
    • Tactics: Calls, Letters and Holds
    • Credit Repayments
    • Payment Deductions
    • Product Returns Management
    • Skip Tracing
    Lesson 2: Collections, Litigation and Laws
    • Management of a Collection Agency
    • Litigation and Bankruptcy Tactics
    • Chapter 11 Bankruptcy
    • Allowance for Doubtful Accounts
    • Credit and Collection Technology
    • Document Imaging
    • Product and Service Improvements
    • Credit and Collection Measurements
    • Credit and Collection Laws
    Lesson 3: Overview of Payables
    • Transaction Cycles
    • Invoice Processing
    • Processing Procedures
    • Types of Payments
    • Checks, Drafts, Transfers
    • Expense Reimbursement
    • Procurement Cards
    • Sales and Use Tax Overview
    • Tax Audits
    Course 4-Payables
    Lesson 1: Accounting for Payables
    • Finance Issues
    • Payment Timing
    • Applicable Accounts to Charge
    • Closing Payables
    • Expense Reports
    • Department Management
    • Payables Manager Responsibilities
    • Payables Controls
    • Payables Policies
    Lesson 2: Payables Record Keeping
    • Payables Fraud
    • Personal Purchases
    • Payables Technology
    • Automated W-9 Forms
    • Vendor Master File
    • Payables Filing System
    • Government Reporting
    • Unclaimed Property
    • Cost Recovery
    • Payables Management
    Lesson 3: Payroll Management
    • Payroll Cycle Duration
    • Electronic Payments
    • Definition of an Employee
    • W-2 Contractor
    • Employee Withholding Liability
    • Employee Time Tracking
    • Employee Compensation
    • Difference Between Salaries and Wages
    Course 5-Taxes and Benefits
    Lesson 1: Employee Benefits and Payroll Taxes
    • The Provider and Recipient of Benefits
    • Flexible Spending Accounts
    • Time Off
    • Payroll Deductions
    • Income Tax Withholding
    • Social Security Tax
    • Medicare Tax
    • Earned Income Credit
    • Common Paymaster Rule
    Lesson 2: Taxes and Accounting for Payroll
    • Tax Remittances
    • Tax Deposit Schedules
    • Accuracy of Deposits Rule
    • Unemployment Taxes
    • Unemployment Benefit Claims
    • Payments to Employees
    • Accounting Journal Entry
    • Accrued Wages, Bonuses and Commissions
    • Tax Deposits
    Lesson 3: Payroll Reports, Recordkeeping and Procedures
    • Payroll Register
    • Employment Application
    • Employer Identification Number
    • Forms: Timecard
    • Payroll Controls
    • Payroll Measurements
    • Payroll Entries to Headcount Ratio
    • Outsourcing Option


    The Accounting and Bookkeeping Studies Program is for anyone who desires to have a better understanding of basic accounting and bookkeeping procedures or who desires to work in a bookkeeping/ accounting department. This program is particularly well suited for anyone who has recently assumed some bookkeeping and/or accounting responsibilities; anyone who works in business and wants a foundation in bookkeeping and/or accounting, or anyone who wants better understanding of the principles of bookkeeping and/or accounting.


    The Bookkeeper Certification is accredited by the National Bookkeepers Association (NBA). The Certification is recognized throughout the United States and its properties.
    NBA's Bookkeeper Certification assures employers of your bookkeeping knowledge and skill.
    NBA's nationally recognized Bookkeeper Certification helps you:
    Distinguish Yourself
    Build Credibility
    Validate Bookkeeping Knowledge
    Demonstrate Bookkeeping Skill
    You obtain Bookkeeper Certification by passing NBA's Uniform Bookkeeper Certification Examination (Exam).
    Each state may have additional licensing requirements, be sure to research your states requirements for employment by visiting your states occupation board.

    Instructor Description

    Though this program is a self-paced program it is supported by an educational mentor. Educational mentors are subject matter experts who have years of experience in their field as well as the necessary educational training and credentials to work as an expert. The mentor is available to answer any questions a learner may have including questions on course content, course material, certifications, and even industry questions. Mentors also monitor the progress of learners to ensure training retention and program advancement. In eLearning, motivation is a key tool to success. Because of this, mentors provide encouraging comments, feedback, and coaching to motivate learners throughout the duration of the program to support completion and success!

    Required Materials

    Internet Connection
    • Broadband or High-Speed (DSL, Cable, Wireless)
    Hardware Requirements
    • Processor - 2GHz Processor or Higher
    • Memory - 1 GB RAM Minimum Recommended

    Software Requirements
    • Operating Systems - Windows 7, 8 or 10; Mac OS x 10 or higher
    • Internet Browsers - Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)


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