The Bookkeeping Profession

Keeping accurate accounting and financial records is essential to the success of any small business. As such, the Bookkeeper for any particular business plays one of the most important roles in the company working very closely with management in the day-to-day operation of the business. Bookkeepers that have a full understanding of the most widely-used accounting application for small businesses – QuickBooks – have a significant role to play in any business as their records underpin the files provided to any associated accounting professionals working on behalf of the business. The demand for professionals with bookkeeping skills is estimated to grow 14% through 2020. Combined with QuickBooks skills, individuals who have all of these skills will be in high demand for years to come.


The Professional Bookkeeping with QuickBooks Program

This program takes students through the ins and outs baseline accounting principles, bookkeeping and overall record keeping relative to successful small business accounting. With a comprehensive understanding of accounting, this proram ensures students can not only keep accurate books, but understand why and how these records are kept, as well as how these processes and procedures might be improved. A full study of QuickBooks will ensure that students can operate successfully within the most-widely used accounting software application and provide associated accounting professionals with the files necessary for tax preparation and/or support their efforts in any tax or audit situation.



Program Objectives

At the conclusion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Understand Accounting Principles & Concepts
  • Understand Business Accounting
  • Navigate and Use Quickbooks
  • Use Microsoft Office
NOTE: Program includes Intuit QuickBooks software

Education and National Certifications

  • Students should have or be pursuing a high school diploma or GED.
  • There are no state approval and/or state requirements associated with this program.
  • There are several National Certification exams that are available to students who successfully complete this program:
    • National Association of Certified Professional Bookkeepers (NACPB) Bookkeeper Certification Exam
    • Intuit QuickBooks Certified User® Exam
    • Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certification Exam.


National Certification

Upon successful completion of this  program, students would be eligible to sit for the National Association of Certified Professional Bookkeepers (NACPB) Bookkeeper Certification Exam, the Intuit QuickBooks Certified User® Exam and the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) exam. Although there are no state approval, state registration or other state requirements for this program, students who complete this program  will be prepared and are eligible to sit for these national certification exams. Students who complete this program are encouraged to complete the externship option with their program. Students who complete this program can and do sit for these national certification exams and are qualified, eligible and prepared to do so.

Externship / Hands on Training / Practicum

Although not a requirement, once students complete the program, they have the ability to participate in an externship and/or hands on practicum so as to practice the skills necessary to perform the job requirements of a professional in this field. Students will be assisted with completing a resume and/or other requirements necessary to work in this field. All students who complete this program are eligible to participate in an externship and will be placed with a participating organization near their location.