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Bookkeeper Course Outline
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Once you complete NYICD’s online bookkeeper course, you’ll be qualified to take the Uniform Bookkeeper Certification examination.

You will graduate ready to enter the workforce, on your way to becoming a successful bookkeeper.

Bookkeeper Course Description

Our Bookkeeping course will teach you all the skills necessary to start a new career organizing the finances of any business you’d like to work for. From applying concepts of cash and accrual accounting to using basic internal controls to prevent theft, you’ll learn all the skills necessary to become a competent, reliable asset to any company.

Online Bookkeeping Classes

Unit 1: The Basics of General Bookkeeping

1.1 Concepts in Small Business and Self-Employment 

In Lesson 1.1: Concepts in Small Business and Self-Employment, you’ll be introduced to the Top 10 Traits of Entrepreneurs, so you can see how many of these qualities you already possess and how many you’ll need to develop. You’ll be provided with information on a host of resources to further your study, including websites, books, communities, videos, mentors, advisors, technology, software, and live chats with experts.

1.2 Introduction to Bookkeeping 

In Lesson 1.2: Introduction to Bookkeeping, will give you a highly condensed overview of basic accounting and bookkeeping concepts. And since learning is often relearning, the material in this lesson should serve as a resource as you get into the details of the bookkeeper’s vital role in businesses large and small.

1.3 Charts of Accounts and Ledgers 

Lesson 1.3: Charts of Accounts and Ledgers is stacked high with lists, lists of typical accounts, and account code lists to get you familiar with different ways to interpret or set up a chart of accounts. We will also introduce making journal entries when recording sales, purchases, payments, and cash receipts.

Unit 2: The Activities of Bookkeeping

2.1 Payroll Basics 

Lesson 2.1: Payroll Basics focuses on payroll. You will master the concepts and procedures, such as steps in the payroll process, differentiating wages from salaries, differentiating hourly from piece-rate plans, and all the other topics associated with payroll.

2.2 Purchasing, Billing Activities, and Cash Management 

In Lesson 2.2: Purchasing, Billing Activities, and Cash Management, we guide you through the procedures for making and recording purchases. We will also go over new concepts that might include an expense report or use taxes. Additionally, we will guide you on applying appropriate purchasing controls and various accounting procedures.

2.3 Inventory, Assets and Debt 

In Lesson 2.3: Inventory, Assets and Debt, we focus on key challenges that include mastering the differences between periodic and perpetual inventory systems, absorption and standard costing, and different approaches to calculating inventory.

Unit 3: Statements, Controls, and Records

3.1 Financial Statements 

Lesson 3.1: Financial Statements will help you master the process of ending an accounting period. We will also cover the preparation of financial statements and exploring the purpose of the trial balance in the accounting cycle.

3.2 Budgeting and Controls 

In Lesson 3.2: Budgeting and Controls, we focus on budgets and controls. Here, you’ll learn how a host of budgets are constructed to organize aspects of a company’s operations. You will also gain some insight into how budgeting based on historical information can be organized as a plan for future operations as well as a system of controls that help keep company players on the same page. In addition, we will explain the nature and purpose of controls and which control options are for various operations systems.

3.3 Records Management and Cost Reduction 

In Lesson 3.3: Records Management and Cost Reduction, we cover specific guidelines for such things as document retention, storage area policies, storing confidential documents, and tax records. We also introduce you to techniques for setting up a cost reduction plan.

What You Get

  • Instant access to high-quality course materials
  • One-to-one mentorship from a professional in the field
  • Video training featuring tips from industry veterans
  • Certification preparation materials including free practice tests

NYICD offers convenient online training to anyone looking to gain the independence that comes with a new career. Study anytime, anywhere at your own pace and get certified in a matter of months. Call 1-800-239-9275 or enroll online today.

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