In the Certified Small Business Bookkeeper Program, students will learn best practices in processing the paperwork for a small to mid-size company's business transactions, which varies by type and size of the business, accurately and efficiently. Students will become knowledgeable about debits and credits, the chart of accounts, accounts payable procedures, sales and accounts receivable, payroll, and more. Students will learn how to make entries for the bookkeeper to generate income statements and balance sheets from the accounting software.
What is a bookkeeper? A bookkeeper plays a vital role in a small business by recording and maintaining its financial records. The scope of a bookkeeper's duties depends on the size of a company and its needs. Most bookkeepers work for smaller companies that do not have an accountant on staff. Unlike accountants, bookkeepers don't usually need an accounting or other business degree to gain employment. Bookkeepers prepare the records that are reviewed and used by the company's accountant.
Bookkeeping services are essential for the welfare of any business. A bookkeeper job description includes paying the bills, handling the incoming money, and tracking the flow of outgoing money. Bookkeepers fill out the tax forms for the company and work with the CPA to ensure the accuracy of the accounts. Handling employee payrolls and commissions are also included in a bookkeeper job description.
Depending on the size of the company, bookkeepers may work alone or with assistants known as accounting clerks. Accounting clerks are in charge of a single aspect of the company’s accounts, such as payroll, accounts receivable, accounts payable, or purchasing. While an accounting clerk’s responsibilities are to keep track of the transactions that occur within their respective accounts, a bookkeeper job description includes all of the above and more.
Do I have what it takes? A good bookkeeper must have excellent math and computer skills and enjoy working with numbers. They must be able to pay attention to detail and feel comfortable interacting with people. They must also be of good moral character. Some companies will perform a background check to ensure the absence of criminal activity related to theft.
What courses do I have to take?
To receive certification in Small Business Bookkeeping students must complete the following courses:
CSBB 101 Bookkeeping
CSBB 201 QuickBooks
CSBB 301 Accounts Payable
CSBB 302 Accounts Receivable
CSBB 401 Principles of Cost Accounting
Will someone be available to guide my studies?
Yes, you will be assigned an adviser to assist you with any aspect of the program.
How do I get more information or sign up?
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