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Financial Controller & QB ProAdvisor

By adding the QuickBooks Certified ProAdvisor – Enterprise Certification to your program, give yourself a distinct advantage in your career.

QuickBooks Enterprise certification is specifically designed for businesses managing more complexity. It’s the most flexible version of QuickBooks, packed with features small businesses need in accounting software. QuickBooks Enterprise 2015 has Advanced Reporting and cloud service to get all your work done in one place.


Why do businesses using QuickBooks prefer to work with a ProAdvisor?

When you work with a skilled user of the software, you can end up saving a substantial amount of time getting QuickBooks setup, learning the tips and tricks, and then getting help and support when you need it. ProAdvisors have direct access to high-level support, which can often reduce the headache of a serious issue, should one arise. ProAdvisors also have access to products and services at lower rates and prices. So if you’re going to be using QuickBooks Enterprise along with Payroll and Field Service Management, you can save quite a bit and get set up faster if you work with a ProAdvisor. But even if all you are buying is QuickBooks Pro for a sole proprietorship, you could save money by purchasing through a ProAdvisor.

What type of person would want to become a QuickBooks ProAdvisor, and why do they benefit?
It makes sense for a CPA, bookkeeper or other professional to become a ProAdvisor. Aside from getting the software you need to run your own business and work with clients, Intuit helps get your name in front of people when they are looking for QuickBooks help. The more certifications you have and the more current they are, the more the chances are that Intuit will direct people your way.

This introductory level accounting course will fully demonstrate the importance and functionality of proper accounting in business financial management. Course participants will progress from understanding the accounting cycle and transaction processes to preparing and understanding basic financial statements.

Upon successfully completing this course, you will be able to:
•Prepare journal entries to record accounting transactions using the debit and credit process
•Enter and post accounting transactions from the journals to general ledger accounts
•Prepare adjusting entries to arrive at an adjusted trial balance
•Compile a Balance Sheet and Income Statement from the adjusted trial balance
•Prepare and post the end of the accounting period closing entries
•Analyze financial reports for the purpose of making business decisions

The Payroll Accounting Fundamentals course uses classroom instruction, Payroll accounting software and real applications to provide a detailed study of the laws, forms, records, and procedures used in accounting for payroll. This course covers federal and state requirements as well as other aspects such as pension plans, benefit plans and garnishments..

Upon successfully completing this course, you will be able to:
•Demonstrate an understanding of payroll processing and personnel records
•Accurately compute wages and salaries
•Properly compute Social Security taxes
•Accurately compute federal, state income tax withholdings and Unemployment Compensation taxes
•Analyze and journalize payroll transactions
•Understand how to properly prepare documents for state and federal reporting and deposit of required funds

This course will introduce you to the most common accounting software program used by small businesses. Using the QuickBooks software, you will quickly learn how to effectively setup an accounting system, journalize transactions and prepare financial reports.

Upon successfully completing this course, you will be able to:
•Know how to navigate QuickBooks in both single-user and multi-user role
•Understand how to complete the workflow from the estimate to making the deposit and navigate the Customer Center
•Know how to complete the workflow for making purchases and navigate the Vendor Center
•Properly manage lists (customers, vendors, items, etc.).
•Properly set-up and run payroll in QuickBooks
•Accurately create and print financial statements and reports and know how to enter adjustments and Closing Procedure

This course will provide students with the more advanced and specialized knowledge necessary to become full charge bookkeeper & financial controller.

The objective of Cost Accounting Fundamentals is to enhance your accounting knowledge through an in-depth understanding of the accounting and economic information that supports financial decision-making by managers. The course will address accounting for materials, labor and burden; process cost accounting; budgeting; standard and direct costs; differential cost analysis; departmentalized cost and profit centers and cost reports. This includes calculating the information necessary for GAAP inventory processing.

Upon successfully completing this course, you will be able to:
•Apply and adapt a job costing or process costing system within a designated business environment
•Correctly account for inventory in an activity-based costing system
•Evaluate the cost of value-chain activities and identify opportunities for improvement
•to allocate service costs

Program Objective

This course will prepare students for the American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers (AIPB) National Certification Exam, the first requirement to receiving the AIPB Certified Bookkeeper designation.

What is a Certified Bookkeeper?

The AIPB Certified Bookkeeper designation assures the level of knowledge and skill needed to carry out all key functions through the adjusted trial balance, including basic payroll, for firms of up to 100 employees.

Certification requires passing an examination, proving 2 years’ experience in bookkeeping, signing a code of ethics and, once certified, meeting ongoing continuing education requirements.

To become a Certified Bookkeeper through the AIPB, you must meet three requirements:
1.Pass the four-part national certification exam. Parts 1 and 2 are given at any of 300 Prometric Test Centers. The national exam is included in the Bookkeeping Career Institute’s AIPB Bookkeeper Certification Program. Please see page 16 in this catalog for further details.
2.Sign the AIPB Code of Ethics.
3.Submit evidence of at least 2 years’ full-time bookkeeping experience or 3,000 hours’ part-time or freelance experience before or after you take the national exam. You have 3 years from the date that you pass the last exam taken to fulfill this requirement.