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Certificate in Professional Bookkeeping with QuickBooks 2015 Online Course

Prepare for a career in the high-demand field of bookkeeping and accounting

This program teaches students how to master professional bookkeeping using QuickBooks 2015 software

This program not only teaches you proficiency with QuickBooks 2015 software, it also teaches you to master everything from basic accounting to double-entry bookkeeping. Hands-on activities help you learn skills like planning a budget, managing a payroll, and handling accounts receivable and accounts payable. In addition, the program makes you aware of the legal standards that apply to accounting methods, giving you the proper credentials you need to practice bookkeeping with confidence. Engage in this course if you want to jump-start your bookkeeping career or if you just want to learn accounting methods to compliment your skill-set and your resume.

The cost of the program includes the textbook Bookkeeping Made Simple. QuickBooks 2015 needs installed on your computer in order to take this program. The course does not provide the software.

Upon registering, you are given six months to complete this bookkeeping course

Course Fast Facts:

  • This course is delivered 100% on-line and is accessible 24/7 from any computer or smartphone
  • Instructors lead each course and you will be able to interact with them and ask questions
  • You can study from home or at work at your own pace in your own time
  • You will be awarded a certificate at completion of this course

Course Delivery

Upon enrolment, an automated welcome email will be sent to you (please check your junk email inbox if not received as this is an automated email), in order for you to access your online course, which is Available 24/7 on any computer or smart mobile device. New courses start every month to ensure that we have the correct ratio of students to tutors available, please ensure you select a starting date when you go through our shopping cart, at checkout. The course is easy to follow and understand.

Recognition & Accreditation

At Courses for Success, all students who complete the accredited bookkeeping courses receive a certificate of completion with a passing score (for the online assessment) and will be issued a certificate via email.

Bookkeeping Concepts

  1. Bookkeeping Defined
  2. The Journal and the Ledger
  3. Special Journals and the Worksheet
  4. Financial Statements and Closing the Books
  5. Merchandising Accounts
  6. Depreciation and Checking Accounts
  7. Petty Cash and Interest
  8. Payroll, Partnerships, and Corporations

QuickBooks Concepts

  1. Getting Started with QuickBooks
  2. The Chart of Accounts
  3. Company Lists
  4. Bank Accounts
  5. Fixed Assets and Depreciation
  6. Accounts Payable I
  7. Accounts Payable II
  8. Accounts Receivable I
  9. Accounts Receivable II
  10. Accounts Receivable III
  11. Inventory and Estimating
  12. Reporting
  13. Working with Company Files
  14. Securing your Company Files
  15. List Items and Inventory
  16. Ordering and Selling Inventory
  17. Vendor Discounts and Credits and Adjusting Inventory
  18. Tracking Price Levels and Customer Discounts
  19. Tracking Vehicle Mileage
  20. Working with Customer Balances
  21. Batch Invoicing and Creating Letters
  22. Petty Cash and Gift Cards
  23. Owner Transactions and Journal Entries
  24. Loans and Budgets
  25. Final Exam

The program functions best with high-speed Internet. You need access to Microsoft Word and Excel to complete the assignments. This program is compatible with Windows XP, Vista, and more recent operating systems and functions best Internet Explorer 7 and higher.

We provide the required textbook, Bookkeeping Made Simple, but you need QuickBooks 2015 software installed on your computer prior to taking this program.

The bookkeeping portion of this course can be taken on either an IBM-compatible computer (PC) or a Mac. The QuickBooks tutorial can be taken on an IBM-compatible computer (PC) or a Mac. If you use a Mac, you must purchase the Mac version of the software, although some of the screen shots within the tutorial may differ.

You need Adobe Flash Player and Adobe Acrobat Reader for this course.

Hardware Requirements:

  • For Windows Vista or Windows 7, you need the following: Intel® Pentium® 4 or AMD Athlon® dual-core processor, 3.0 GHz or higher with SSE2 technology
  • For Windows XP, you will need the following: Intel Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon dual-core processor, 1.6 GHz or higher with SSE2 technology
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 1.8 GB free disk space for installation
  • 1,280 x 1,024 true color video display adapter 128 MB or greater, Microsoft® Direct3D®-capable workstation-class graphics card
  • 1,024 x 768 display resolution with true color

 This program is designed to prepare you for an entry-level position as a full-charge bookkeeper. You do not need any prior experience or training in this field. You need an Internet connection, e-mail capabilities, and familiarity with using the Internet. You'll also need QuickBooks 2015 installed on your computer in order to complete the QuickBooks portion of the program. The course does not provide the software.

1.  Can I register for programs if I am an international student?
Yes, because These programs are online you never have to actually travel to the school. Most schools offer telephone or online registration.

2.  How long does it take to complete a program?

All of our programs are self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start them when you want and finish them at your own pace. Upon registering, you are given six months to complete this program.

3.  Do I have to buy additional materials?
The course will not provide the QuickBooks 2015 software. You need to install this software prior to taking the course. We will provide all other materials and include them in the cost.

4.  Can I get financial assistance?
These courses are non-credit courses, so they do not qualify for federal aid. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses.

5.  What happens when I complete the program?

Upon successful completion of the program, you will be awarded a certificate of completion.

6.  Am I guaranteed a job?

These programs will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. We don't provide direct job placement services, but our facilitators and career counselors will help you build your resume and are available to give advice on finding your first job. Facilitators will also be available to use as a professional reference upon completion of the program. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.

7.  Who will be my instructor?

Each student is paired up with a facilitator for one-on-one interaction. The facilitator will be available (via e-mail) to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance. All of our facilitators are successful working professionals in the fields in which they teach.

8.  What software or hardware do I need in order to take online programs and what are the system requirements?
In order to take our online programs, you must have access to a computer and the Internet. You can access the program contents from any Web-enabled computer. You don't have to use the same computer to log-in to the program every time. We recommend that you have a word-processing program (Microsoft Word is best) and the latest version of Internet Explorer. In addition, for this program, you'll need a version of QuickBooks 2015 in order to complete your QuickBooks training.

9.  Can I use a Mac?
The bookkeeping portion of this course can be taken on either a PC or a Mac. The QuickBooks tutorial can be taken on a PC, a Mac, or an IBM-compatible computer. If you use a Mac, you must purchase the Mac version of the software, although some of the screen shots within the tutorial may differ.

10.  When can I start the program?
Our programs are all open enrollment. You can register and start the program as soon as you are ready.

Please note: Once the program curriculum is accessed online or through submission of a material shipment confirmation, refunds cannot be issued.

11.   What if I don't have enough time to complete my program within the time frame provided?
The time allotted to complete your program has been calculated based on the number of hours for each program, so don't worry too much about not completing in time. If, after a concerted effort, you are still unable to complete, your Student Advisor will help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that a fee will be charged for an extension.

Marlissa Phillips, CPA, MBA, is proprietor of MJ Phillips Company. For more than 12 years, Marlissa worked with small businesses in a variety of industries. Her firm also launched Heart2Heart Services, which focuses on the needs and concerns of nonprofit organizations. Marlissa provides training for clients as well as accounting professionals. She graduated from the University of West Georgia with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in finance and received an MBA in accounting from DePaul University. She is a member of the Intuit Accounting Professionals Trainer Network and is an instructor for CPELink.com.

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. Wade is the creator of the Certified Bookkeeper and Professional Bookkeeping with QuickBooks 2012 courses as well as a facilitator. He has previously served as an instructor for courses at Coopers & Lybrand and at the University of California at San Diego for the Extension Program 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.

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Course Summary

Course ID No.: 007GES253
Delivery Mode: Online
Course Access: 13 Months
Tutor Support: Yes
Time required: 140 Hours
Qualification: Certificate