This course prepares you to use QuickBooks on a regular basis as a practicing bookkeeper.
What you will learn
- Perform basic bookkeeping equations
- Set up and utilize QuickBooks 2018
- Enter data accurately
- Manage bookkeeping
- Use double-entry accounting
- Understand the impacts of debits and credits for all account types
How you will benefit
- Learn how to effectively use QuickBooks 2018 to save an organization time and money
- Practice bookkeeping with confidence by becoming aware of the legal standards that apply to accounting methods
- Become an indispensable part of a small business that needs quality bookkeeping skills
- This course must be taken on a PC. Macs are not compatible.
- Windows 7 or later (it's strongly recommended to have the latest operating system for an optimal experience).
- Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge is also compatible.
- QuickBooks Desktop Pro 2018 Software (included in enrollment).
- Microsoft Office or equivalent (not included in enrollment).
- Adobe Flash Player. Click here to download the Flash Player.
- Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the Acrobat Reader.
- Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.
- Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.
Instructional Material Requirements:
The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment. The following textbooks will be shipped to you approximately 7-10 business days after enrollment:
Prepare for a career in the high-demand field of bookkeeping as you master QuickBooks 2018—the leading financial software tool for small businesses. By participating in the course's hands-on activities, you'll learn a number of new skills, including handling accounts receivable and accounts payable, accounting for fixed assets, and recording and maintaining inventory accounts. In addition, you'll gain the knowledge you need to ensure that your accounting methods meet all legal standards. After taking this course, you'll be an expert in everything from basic accounting to double-entry bookkeeping.
This course includes QuickBooks 2018 Desktop Pro software in your enrollment.
- QuickBooks Basics
- Welcome to QuickBooks: Demonstrate how to set up a QuickBooks company file for a business by creating an Ace Photography QuickBooks company file.
- Working with Company Files: Have a better understanding of how to work with company files in QuickBooks precisely and accurately.
- Securing Your Company Files: Demonstrate how to secure company files in QuickBooks by managing users and data.
- Bookkeeping Building Blocks
- Bookkeeping Defined: Apply bookkeeping concepts to accounting problems.
- The Journal, the Ledger, and Special Journals: Run QuickBooks reports for the general journal and the general ledger, as well as reports for subsidiary journals.
- Preparing the Company File
- The Chart of Accounts: Work with the Chart of Accounts in QuickBooks, including adding and changing accounts.
- Company Lists: Administer various company lists in QuickBooks by adding customers and vendor.
- Cash and Fixed Asset Transactions
- Bank Accounts and Cash Transactions in QuickBooks: Record bank account transactions in QuickBooks by entering cash account transactions and completing a bank reconciliation.
- Fixed Assets and Depreciation in QuickBooks: Record fixed assets and depreciation in QuickBooks.
- Understanding Accounts Payable
- Accounts Payable I: Record bills in QuickBooks by entering various accounts payable transactions into the course.
- Accounts Payable II: Produce accounts payable history and reports in QuickBooks.
- Reviewing Accounts Receivable
- Accounts Receivable I: Demonstrate the invoice procedure by producing a customer invoice in QuickBooks.
- Accounts Receivable II: By the end of this lesson, you'll be able to manage payments, deposits, and returned checks in QuickBooks.
- Accounts Receivable III: Check for outstanding invoices and bill for the reimbursement of expenses in QuickBooks.
- Batch Invoicing and Creating Letters: Produce batches of invoices and customer letters in QuickBooks.
- Managing Inventory Transactions
- Introduction to Inventory and Customer Estimates: Create and revise customer estimates, and you'll practice recording and tracking inventory transactions.
- List Items and Inventory in QuickBooks: Assign classes, add and edit multiple list entries, and track inventory in QuickBooks.
- Ordering and Selling Inventory in QuickBooks: Order and sell inventory by creating sales and purchase orders and receiving inventory.
- Vendor Discounts and Credits and Adjusting Inventory in QuickBooks: Manage vendor discounts and credits and adjust inventory in QuickBooks.
- Tracking Price Levels and Customer Discounts in QuickBooks: Manage price levels and customer discounts in QuickBooks by creating price levels, discounted items, and customer discounts.
- Working with Customer Balances: Learn techniques for working with customer balances in QuickBooks.
- Closing the Books and Reporting in QuickBooks
- Closing the Books and Reporting: How to close the books in QuickBooks and how to run and use important reports.
- Your Career Roadmap: The Job Search and Future Opportunities: How the job market works, and you'll obtain skills to help you navigate it.
- Communication: Learn basic concepts related to effective business communication.
Wade Lindenberger is a CPA with over 20 years of financial accounting and management experience in public accounting and private industry. He is currently Director of Finance and Administration for New Children's Museum. Before his current position, he worked as the National Finance and Accounting Service Line Leader for Premier Alliance Group, a national professional services firm. Wade was also Director of the Finance and Accounting service line for the San Diego office of a global, publicly held professional services firm. Before becoming a consultant, Wade was Divisional Controller for one of the leading health and fitness club chains in the world. He has also been Internal Audit Manager and Divisional Controller for a division of a Fortune 500 global energy project management company. He began his career with Coopers & Lybrand, predecessor to PricewaterhouseCoopers, one of the "Big Four" CPA firms. He has previously served as an instructor for courses at Coopers & Lybrand and at the University of California at San Diego for the Extension Course and is currently an adjunct professor at the University of San Diego School of Business. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Bookkeepers' Advisory Board.
Helene K. Liatsos is business advisor and QuickBooks Certified Advisor with more than 25 years of experience. She consults for a range of companies, from travel agencies to startups. Her company Home Office Management Experts was awarded the 2004 Home-Based Business of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration. Helene holds a Bachelor of Arts from Fairleigh Dickinson University.