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    Certified Professional Bookkeeper

    This assessment-rich course is ideal for individuals looking to kickstart their career as a professional bookkeeper or those who wish to enhance their bookkeeping skills and knowledge. This course will provide you with the skills and tools required for efficient record-keeping for businesses. It also offers an in-depth understanding of the need for tracking information. Through this course, you’ll learn the purpose and the steps involved in the process of bookkeeping. You’ll learn to apply essential skills and tools to organize masses of paperwork, files, and information. You’ll also learn to differentiate between essential and accessory information and methods of categorizing them.

    Program Name

    Certified Professional Bookkeeper

    Program Code

    BP-CBP-02

    Website Short Description

    This assessment-rich course is ideal for individuals looking to kickstart their career as a professional bookkeeper or those who wish to enhance their bookkeeping skills and knowledge. This course will provide you with the skills and tools required for efficient record-keeping for businesses. It also offers an in-depth understanding of the need for tracking information.
    Through this course, you’ll learn the purpose and the steps involved in the process of bookkeeping. You’ll learn to apply essential skills and tools to organize masses of paperwork, files, and information. You’ll also learn to differentiate between essential and accessory information and methods of categorizing them.
    After completing this course, you’ll be proficient in the following areas:
    • Basics of beginner-level, intermediate-level, and advanced-level bookkeeping
    • Applying the steps involved in initiating a home-based bookkeeping business
    • Different methods for recruitment and management of clients
    • Differentiate between accounting and bookkeeping practices
    • Different methods of minimizing and planning taxes

    Get certified!
    After the successful completion of this program, you’ll be prepared to take the Intuit QuickBooks certification exam. The certificate will provide credibility to your gained skills and knowledge, and help you compete in the job market for the position of a professional bookkeeper.

    Duration

    6 months

    Hours

    485

    Language

    English

    Prerequisites

    There are no specific prerequisites for this course.

    Outline

    Professional Bookkeeping
    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

    QuickBooks Pro
    Course 1-Introduction to QuickBooks
    Lesson 1-
    • The Home Page and Insights Tab
    • The Centers
    • The menu Bar and Keyboard Shortcuts
    • The Open Window List
    • The Icon Bar
    • Customizing the Icon Bar
    • The Chart of Accounts
    • Accounting Methods
    • Financial Reports
    • Using Express Start
    • Using the EasyStep Interview
    • Returning to the EasyStep Interview
    • Creating a Local Backup Copy
    • Restoring a Company File from a Local Backup Copy
    • Setting Up Users
    • Single Multiple User Modes
    • Closing Company Files
    • Opening a Company File
    • Using Lists
    • The Chart of Accounts
    • The Customers & Jobs List
    • The Employees List
    • The Vendors List
    • Using Custom Fields
    • Sorting Lists
    • Inactivating and Reactivating List Items
    • Printing Lists
    • Renaming and Merging List Items
    • Adding Multiple List Entries from Excel
    • The Sales Tax Process
    • Creating Tax Agencies
    • Creating Individual Sales Tax Items
    • Creating a Sales Tax Group
    • Setting Sales Tax Preferences
    • Indicating Taxable & Non-Taxable Customers & Items
    • Setting Up Inventory
    • Creating Inventory Items
    • Creating a Purchase Order
    • Receiving Items with a Bill
    • Entering Item Receipts
    • Matching Bills to Item Receipts
    • Adjusting Inventory
    • Service Items
    • Non-Inventory Items
    • Other Charges
    • Subtotals
    • Groups
    • Discounts
    • Payments
    • Changing Item Prices
    Lesson 2-
    • Selecting a Sales Form
    • Creating an Invoice
    • Creating Batch Invoices
    • Creating a Sales Receipt
    • Finding Transaction Forms
    • Previewing Sales Forms
    • Printing Sales Forms
    • Using Price Levels
    • Setting Finance Charge Defaults
    • Entering Statement Charges
    • Applying Finance Charges and Creating Statements
    • Recording Customer Payments
    • Entering a Partial Payment
    • Applying One Payment to Multiple Invoices
    • Entering Overpayments
    • Entering Down Payments or Prepayments
    • Applying Customer Credits
    • Making Deposits
    • Handling Bounced Checks
    • Automatically Transferring Credits Between Jobs
    • Manually Transferring Credits Between Jobs
    • Creating a Credit Memo and Refund Check
    • Refunding Customer Payments
    • Setting Billing Preferences
    • Entering Bills
    • Paying Bills
    • Early Bill Payment Discounts
    • Entering a Vendor Credit
    • Applying a Vendor Credit
    • Using Registers
    • Writing Checks
    • Writing a Check for Inventory Items
    • Printing Checks
    • Transferring Funds Between Accounts
    • Reconciling Accounts
    • Voiding Checks
    • Sales Tax Reports
    • Using the Sales Tax Payable Register
    • Paying Your Tax Agencies
    Lesson 3-
    • Graph and Report Preferences
    • Using QuickReports
    • Using QuickZoom
    • Preset Reports
    • Modifying a Report
    • Rearranging and Resizing Report Columns
    • Memorizing Reports
    • Memorized Report Groups
    • Printing Reports
    • Batch Printing Forms
    • Exporting Reports to Microsoft Excel
    • Saving Forms and Reports as PDF Files
    • Comment on Report
    • Process Multiple Reports
    • Scheduled Reports
    • Using Graphs
    • Company Snapshot
    Course 2-Payroll and Forms
    Lesson 1-
    • Creating New Form Templates
    • Performing Basic Customization
    • Performing Additional Customization
    • The Layout Designer
    • Changing the Grid and Margins in the Layout Designer
    • Selecting Objects in the Layout Designer
    • Moving and Resizing Objects in the Layout Designer
    • Formatting Objects in the Layout Designer
    • Copying Objects and Formatting in the Layout Designer
    • Adding and Removing Objects in the Layout Designer
    • Aligning and Stacking Objects in the Layout Designer
    • Resizing Columns in the Layout Designer
    • Creating a Job
    • Creating an Estimate
    • Duplicating Estimates
    • Invoicing from an Estimate
    • Updating Job Statuses
    • Inactivating Estimates
    • Making Purchases for a Job
    • Invoicing for Job Costs
    • Using Job Reports
    • Tracking Time and Printing a Blank Timesheet
    • Weekly Timesheets
    • Time/Enter Single Activity
    • Invoicing from Time Data
    • Using Time Reports
    • Tracking Vehicle Mileage
    • Charging Customers for Mileage
    Lesson 2-
    • The Payroll Process
    • Creating Payroll Items
    • Setting Employee Defaults
    • Setting Up Employee Payroll Information
    • Creating Payroll Schedules
    • Creating Scheduled Paychecks
    • Creating Unscheduled Paychecks
    • Creating Termination Paychecks
    • Voiding Paychecks
    • Tracking Your Tax Liabilities
    • Paying Payroll Tax Liabilities
    • Adjusting Payroll Liabilities
    • Entering Liability Refund Checks
    • Process Payroll Forms
    • Tracking Workers Compensation
    • Creating Credit Card Accounts
    • Entering Charges on Credit Cards
    • Reconciling and Paying Credit Cards
    Course 3-Company and Accounts Setup
    Lesson 1-
    • Assets and Liabilities
    • Creating and Using Other Current Asset Accounts
    • Removing Value from Other Current Asset Accounts
    • Creating Fixed Asset Accounts
    • Creating Liability Accounts
    • Setting the Original Cost of the Fixed Asset
    • Tracking Depreciation
    • The Loan Manager
    • The Fixed Asset Item List
    • Equity Accounts
    • Recording an Owner’s Draw
    • Recording a Capital Investment
    • Using the Letters and Envelopes Wizard
    • Editing Letter Templates
    • Viewing Your Company Information
    • Setting Up Budgets
    • Using the To Do List
    • Using Reminders and Setting Preferences
    • Making General Journal Entries
    • Using the Cash Flow Projector
    • Using Payment Reminders
    • Receipt Management
    Lesson 2-
    • Company File Cleanup
    • Exporting and Importing List Data Using IIF Files
    • Advanced Importing of Excel Data
    • Updating QuickBooks
    • Using the Calculator
    • Using Portable Company Files
    • Using the Calendar
    • The Income Tracker
    • The Bill Tracker
    • The Lead Center
    • Moving QuickBooks Desktop Using the Migrator Tool
    • Creating an Accountant’s Copy
    • Transferring an Accountant’s Copy
    • Importing Accountant’s Changes
    • Removing Restrictions
    • Using Help
    • QuickBooks Keyboard Shortcuts

    Audience

    The intended audience for this program is individuals that are seeking to gain employment in the field of Bookkeeping or wishing to enhance their skills in the field.

    Certification

    Upon successful completion of our Professional Bookkeeping course, students will be prepared for an entry-level position as a bookkeeper in an office setting and will be prepared to sit for the NACPB national certification exam. NACPB's Bookkeeper Certification assures employers you have bookkeeping knowledge and skill. Upon successful completion of this course, students will also be prepared to sit for the Intuit QuickBooks certification 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

    This class supported by an Educational Mentor. Educational mentors have worked or are working in the subject they mentor. Educational Mentors review student work, student progress, and interact with students as needed. They respond to any questions or concerns you might have, as well as encouraging and motivating you to succeed.

    Required Materials

    QuickBooks Software is not included in tuition, students will need to get their own copy of the software.
    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
    • Microsoft Office 2013, 2016 or 2019 or a Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
    • Internet Browsers - Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
    • Adobe PDF Reader

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