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Bookkeeping Specialist Outline

Bookkeeping Specialist

Course Outline

Learn everything you need to know to start a new career as a Bookkeeper. As you progress through your coursework, you will learn everything from basic skills to advanced concepts in bookkeeping and accounting. Here's an overview of the custom learning materials and bonus items you'll receive in your course.

Unit 1


  1. Getting Started: Course Introduction and Overview
  2. Bookkeeping Explained
  3. Bookkeeping Equations
  4. The Accounting Cycle
  5. The Journal and Entry Systems
  6. The Ledger

Unit 2


  1. Accounts Receivable
  2. Accounts Payable
  3. Financial Statements
  4. Specialized Journals
  5. Depreciation, Merchandising Accounts and Sales Tax
  6. The Worksheet


Unit 3


  1. Closing the Books
  2. Banking
  3. Payroll Records
  4. Computerized Bookkeeping

Unit 4


  1. Daily Bookkeeping Concepts
  2. Partnerships, Corporations, and Non-profit Organizations
  3. Discounts, Reversing Entries and Allowances
  4. Bright Ideas: Sole Proprietorship Business Project

Additional Course Materials*

  • Math Tutor
  • How to Read a Balance Sheet
  • How to Read an Operating Statement
  • Quick Reference Card for Debits and Credits
  • 2 & 10 Column Ledger Paper
  • Spreadsheet Applications

*Additional course materials are delivered to you throughout the program.


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