How to Become an Bookkeeping Specialist
Step 1: Earn Your HS Diploma or Equivalent
Step 2: Get Formal Training through an Accredited InstitutionWhile formal training is not always required, it can be helpful in seeking employment in this field. Bookkeeping Specialist programs are usually available at the certificate level, with online and on-campus options available. Courses typically cover topics like accounts receivable, accounts payable, ledger forms, and financial statements. Please note: individuals interested in more in-depth training involving taxes and payroll processing should consider our Accounting Services Course. Step 3: Start WorkingMany employers will offer on-the job training, however the employee must prove mastery of nationally-recognized bookkeeping standards.
What You'll Learn During Your Online Bookkeeping Training
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- Bookkeeping Equations
- The Journal and Entry Systems
- Accounts Receivable
- Financial Statements
- Computerized Bookkeeping
- Closing the Books, Banking, Payroll Records
- Partnerships, Corporations and Non-Profit Organizations
- Discounts, Reversing Entries and Allowances
- Accounts Payable
- The Ledger and The Worksheet
For the full Bookkeeping course outline, please visit our Course Outline page.
Bookkeeping Course That Fits Your Life
In as little as four months you can be ready to start making $40,240 a year* as a Bookkeeper. And our self-paced online bookkeeping training means you can study anytime, anywhere. With this online bookkeeping certificate course, there are no in-person bookkeeping classes to attend and no schedules to keep. Our Bookkeeping program will teach you everything you need to know to start working as a Bookkeeper, no previous experience needed.