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Professional Bookkeeping

Professional Bookkeeping coursesTuition: $2,500.00
Program Duration: 2 Months
Course Contact Hours: 155


Are you greatly organized? Do you enjoy working with official documents and appreciate watching a set of numbers compute up the right way? If so, Professional Bookkeeping may be the job for you! Every single enterprise, it doesn’t matter how large or small, must “keep books” and as companies grow and financial policies become more stringent, there is a greater demand for Certified, Professional Bookkeepers. Our online Professional Bookkeeping courses deal with the wide variety of aspects that a bookkeeper could address throughout the work day-how to deal with payroll, purchases, billings, funds, fixed assets, stock, and create financial statements. Have you considered operating a small business or working from home? Our Professional Bookkeeping class will also show you the essentials of record keeping for a small company and why it is essential to monitor information. After taking our  online Professional Bookkeeping courses,you will be better prepared to take the NACPB Bookkeeping Certification exam.

Prerequisite: None

After finishing this course, you should be able to:

  • Specify the day-to-day tasks and procedures involved with bookkeeping.
  • Define inventory systems as well as the steps needed to issue financial statements.
  • Compare bookkeeping and accounting.
  • Recollect the procedures to balancing income and record keeping.
  • Identify the steps associated with beginning a bookkeeping business.


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. You obtain the Certification by passing the Uniform Bookkeeper Certification Examination.

**Certification exams are not included in the cost of the course.**



Professional Bookkeeping Module 1
The Basics of Bookkeeping

  • Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
  • How Debits and Credits Affect Accounts
  • Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable
  • Chart of Accounts Categories
  • Updating and Reducing Chart of Accounts
  • General Ledgers and Sub-ledgers
  • Journal Entries
  • Payroll Process Flow
  • Salary Versus Wages
  • The Difference Between an Employee and a Contractor
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Professional Bookkeeping Module 2
Bookkeeping Daily Activities

  •  Purchasing and Payments
  • Expense Reports
  • How to Track Taxes
  • The Billing and Collections Process Flow
  • How to Issue Invoices
  • Invoice Layouts
  • Monitoring Accounts Receivable
  • Cash Management Process Flow
  • Using a Suspense Account
  • Bank Reconciliation

Professional Bookkeeping Module 3
Inventory Systems and Financial Statements

  • Inventory Processes
  • Fixed Assets
  • Capitalization Limits
  • Accumulated Depreciation
  • Debt Accounting
  • The Trial Balance
  • Calculating Wage Accrual
  • Closing the Books
  • Issuing Financial Statements
  • Preparing the Books for the Next Accounting Period

Professional Bookkeeping Module 4
Balancing Income and Budgets

  •  The Balance Sheet
  • Assets and Liabilities
  • Calculating the Quick Ratio
  • Comprehensive Income
  • Calculating Cost of Goods Sold
  • Vertical and Horizontal Analysis
  • Calculating Gross Profit Percentage
  • Constructing Budgets
  • Budgeted Financial Statements
  • Flex Budgets

Professional Bookkeeping Module 5
Record Keeping and Cost Reduction Opportunities

  • Record Keeping Control Systems
  • Controls for the Accounts Payable System
  • Filing Systems
  • Document Retention Policies
  • Storing Confidential Documents
  • Maintaining Tax Records
  • Cost Reduction Opportunities
  • Reporting for Spend Analysis
  • Alternatives to a Workforce Reduction
  • Waste Analysis

Professional Bookkeeping Module 6
Starting a Bookkeeping Business

  • Starting a Bookkeeping Business
  • Being Self-Employed
  • Balancing Work and Family
  • Financial Considerations
  • Writing a Business Plan
  • Management and Organization
  • Establish a Business Identity
  • Business Checking Account
  • Business Credit Cards
  • Setting Up Your Home Office

Professional Bookkeeping Module 7
Marketing & Clients

  • Bookkeeping Certification
  • Getting Experience
  • Marketing Your Business
  • Your Ideal Client
  • Targeting a Niche
  • Cultivating Referrals
  • Online Marketing and Social Media
  • Understanding Websites
  • Writing Blogs or Articles
  • Client Management, Legal, and Ethical Issues

**Outlines are subject to change, as courses and materials are updated.**

Materials Included:

  •  Bookkeeping Essentials: How to Succeed as a Bookkeeper by Steven M. Bragg
  • How to Start a Home-Based Bookkeeping Business by Michelle Long
  • Mastering Accounting Made Easy Training Tutorial (DVDs) by TeachUcomp, Inc

System Requirements:

Internet Access

  •  Broadband or high-speed internet access is required. Broadband includes DSL, cable, and wireless connections.
  • Dial-Up internet connections will result in a diminished online experience.
  • Moodle pages may load slowly and viewing large audio and video files may not be possible.


  • Windows hardware configurations and processors are acceptable
  • Mac computers MUST have Microsoft Window Operating Systems over Bootcamp(downloadble  from Apple).
  • 1 GB RAM minimum recommended
  • Operating Systems
  • Windows XP, Vista or 7 and Mac OS X 10 or higher with Windows
  • Web Browsers
  • Google Chrome is highly recommended
  • Internet Explorer is not recommended as it may not display certain menus and links
  • Cookies MUST be enabled
  • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • Kindle Reader App is needed for many of our courses.
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • Media Plug-ins (These may be required depending on your course media.)
  • Adobe Flash Player (Required for many of our career courses and ALL of our IT courses.)
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader, Apple Quicktime, Windows Media Player, &/or Real Player
  • PowerPoint Viewer (Use this if you don’t have PowerPoint)