The Accounting Technician certificate program is designed for people who wish to enter the field of accounting. The curriculum covers computer applications with an emphasis on the computerized accounting package Quick Books Pro for Accounting. This 177 hours of classroom training is designed for administrative assistants, secretaries, and clerks in the fields of payroll, accounting, bookkeeping, accounts payable and accounts receivable.
This course covers the basic principles of double entry bookkeeping as applied to a single proprietorship or a partnership. Topics include debit and credit entries, journals, ledgers, and preparation of financial statements. The focus will be on analyzing, classifying, and recording business transactions. Emphasis is placed on the understanding of the complete accounting cycle and preparing financial statements, bank reconciliations, and payroll.
Topics covered will include specialized journals, uncollectible accounts, notes payable and receivable, inventory, and accrued revenue and expenses as they relate to a corporation.
This course focuses on fundamental accounting concepts and their application in transaction analysis and financial statement preparation including analysis of financial statements for proprietorships, partnerships, and corporations.
In this course students will create a QuickBook company, add and edit information in company lists, modify one of QuickBooks' preset charts of accounts, customize QuickBooks' forms, create customer invoices, receive payments from customers and make bank deposits, write QuickBooks checks, assign the amount to a specific expense or bank account, enter bills into QuickBooks' accounts payable and pay bills.
Topics included are: assign reimbursable expenses to customers, open and use registers for any of QuickBooks' balance sheet accounts, reconcile a QuickBooks checking account, track credit card transactions, work with QuickBooks' asset and liability accounts, create and customize QuickBooks reports and graphs, track & pay sales tax, manage inventory, and run payroll with QuickBooks.
Advanced course that will further the student's knowledge of QuickBooks.
Spreadsheet Application for Accounting
How to use spreadsheets in accounting to solve accounting problems.Database Application for Accounting
How to use databases in accounting to solve accounting problems.
Upon completion of this course, students should be able to carry out the basic payroll function, including paying wages, withholding, depositing and reporting taxes, and preparing federal forms, understand basic reporting of wages and taxes for Forms 940 or 940-EZ, 941, 945, W-2, W-3, and 1099, and make journal entries for the payroll distribution, payroll-related expenses, payroll liabilities, and remittance of employer taxes.
Certificates of Completion are presented at the end of each course, but program certificates require completion of all courses.
Individual courses may be taken on a non-certificate basis.
This Certificate approved for WIA/TAA funding.
For more information, contact Continuing Education at 972-860-7113.