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Bookkeeping certification prep course curriculum

Our Bookkeeping certification prep course curriculum covers basic bookkeeping and accounting practices and teaches you how to analyze, verify, and record financial transactions. You will dive into the world of payroll, purchasing, inventories, budgeting, cost control, and more. Apply your new skills at small businesses or within the accounting departments of large corporations.

Orientation: Learning at Ashworth

Orientation: Learning at Ashworth 

In this course, you’ll examine the goals and values of Ashworth College, time management, creating a realistic weekly and monthly study schedule, the nature and purpose of assessments, how to study effectively to prepare for and take an online examination, and developing the skill sets necessary for success in the twenty-first century.

By the end of this course, you'll be able to do the following:

  • Identify skills needed to be a confident and independent online learner.

Lesson Group 1: Orientation to Bookkeeping

Lesson Group 1: Orientation to Bookkeeping 

In this course, you’ll first learn the basics of accounting and how to maintain records manually. You’ll learn how to use the computer to keep financial records. You’ll take the first step toward becoming a bookkeeper by learning the basic accounting equation.

By the end of this course, you'll be able to do the following:

  • Identify skills needed to be a confident and independent online learner.
  • Analyze the purpose and importance of a balance sheet, bookkeeping, and their components in accounting.

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Program description

The Bookkeeping certificate program is designed to provide you with knowledge of basic bookkeeping and accounting practices, including payroll and records management for both large and small companies.

Bookkeeping course objectives

After completing the Bookkeeping program, you'll be able to:

  1. Explain financial statements, with attention to detail, from accounting records for organizations.
  2. List employment opportunities in many industries, including firms that provide accounting, bookkeeping, and payroll services; federal, state, and local governments; and schools.
  3. Demonstrate basic math and computer skills, including knowledge of spreadsheets.
  4. Describe how to become certified in areas of bookkeeping by being able to carry out all bookkeeping tasks, including overseeing payroll and balancing accounts, according to accepted accounting procedures.
  5. Apply proper procedures for controlling an organization’s financial documentation and guarding against misappropriation of its funds.
  6. Describe how to use accounting software to record, store, and analyze information.
  7. Apply proper procedures for receiving and recording cash, checks, and vouchers in compliance with federal, state, and company policies, procedures, and regulations.
  8. Create financial reports using QuickBooks online to complete bookkeeping tasks, ensure accuracy in receiving and recording payments, handle banking transactions, and monitor business accounts.

Transacting career growth

Ashworth College's API Program Name Career Diploma program helps you develop the confidence you need to reach for your career goals because we integrate job search prep into your studies. With the online tools at the Ashworth College Central Network, you’ll get step-by-step guidance as you create polished, professional resumes and letters. After you graduate, you’ll keep your Ashworth College Central Network account so you can revisit the tools any time you need to make a good impression on a potential employer. Learn more about it at the Career Services page.

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