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Start a fulfilling career with a Bookkeeper certificate!

This program will teach you the skills and knowledge needed for certification by covering bookkeeping practices, including how to correct and adjust entries, understand deprecation, process payroll, manage inventory and internal controls and prevent fraud. Upon completion of this program, you’ll be ready to take the AIPB Certified Bookkeeper exam.

Students who successfully complete and pass this program will receive a completion certificate and are eligible to achieve the Certified Bookkeeper credential and designation. In order to do this, you must submit an application to the American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers (AIPB) and pass your credentialing exams. This application is optional but recommended for employment.

In This Course You'll Learn To:

  • record transactions in the appropriate ledger accounts using double-entry bookkeeping
  • prepare and adjust trial balances, including end-of-month, quarter or year-adjusting entries
  • identify and correct errors in the general ledger using trial balance
  • process payroll from A to Z, including processing W-4, completing 941, 940, W-2 and W-3, and depositing withheld taxes and other employment taxes
  • Apply and analyze depreciation for accounting purposes under GAAP, including various methods like straight-line, units-of-production, declining balance, and sum of the years' digits methods, as well as depreciating equipment vs. buildings, company car vs. sole proprietor's car, and business vs. personal use.

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