Professional Bookkeeping with QuickBooks

LEARNING OBJECTIVES: After completing this course, you should be able to: • Identify the daily tasks and procedures involved with bookkeeping • Define inventory systems and the steps needed to issue financial statements • Recall the methods for managing credits and collections • List the steps involved in accounts payable and recordkeeping • Identify the basics of payroll management • Identify the basics for getting started with QuickBooks • Define the steps for setting up bookkeeping and invoicing functions • Recognize ways to track expenses, monitor accounts receivables, credit cards and payroll • Recall the various components of managing a business, such as budgeting and reporting • List steps for integrating and customizing features in QuickBooks DESCRIPTION: This Professional Bookkeeping course will show you the essentials of record keeping for a small business and will show why it's necessary to track information. The course will give you a greater understanding of the purpose and process of record keeping. Professional Bookkeeping teaches you how to sort through the masses of information and paperwork, how to record what is important for a business, and how to use that information to grow a business for success. This course helps prepare you to take the NACPB Bookkeeping Certification exam. Professional Bookkeeping also assists you in setting up and running a thriving home-based bookkeeping business. To succeed in small business, you need a good accounting system like QuickBooks. With this course you will learn how to track your sales and expenses all in one place and get reliable records for tax time. This QuickBooks course shows you how to use this popular business finance program to gain a clear view of your finances and keep your business in the black. Our course will help you make your bookkeeping workflow smoother and faster. Students will receive step-by-step instructions on how and when to use specific features, along with basic accounting advice to guide you through the learning process of QuickBooks. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be prepared to sit for the Intuit QuickBooks certification exam. NOTE: This course does NOT include the QuickBooks software itself. Students will need to have QuickBooks already installed on their computers. CERTIFICATION: Upon successful completion of our Professional Bookkeeping course, students will be prepared for an entry-level position as a bookkeeper in an office setting and will be prepared to sit for the NACPB national certification exam. NACPB's Bookkeeper Certification assures employers you have bookkeeping knowledge and skill. You obtain the Certification by passing the Uniform Bookkeeper Certification Examination. Upon successful completion of this course, students will also be prepared to sit for the Intuit QuickBooks certification exam.
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Professional Bookkeeping Course 1-Bookkeeping Basics Lesson 1: The Basics of Bookkeeping • The Bookkeeper Position • Difference Between Accounting and Bookkeeping • Financial Accounting Basics • The Accounting Cycle • Accrual Basis of Accounting • Chart of Accounts • The Ledger Concept • Trial Balance • Closing the Books • Journal Entries Lesson 2: Financial Statements • Income Statement Overview • Balance Sheets • Cash Flows • Interpretation of Financial Statements • Accounts Payable and Receivable • Profit Ratios • Bookkeeping Controls • Sales and Collection • Invoices • Cash Processing Lesson 3: Inventory and Assets • Payables System • Expense Report Processing • Petty Cash System • Inventory Accounting • Inventory Cost Layering Overview • Fixed Assets and Depreciation • Fixed Asset Classifications • Debt Accounting Course 2-Payroll and Credit Lesson 1: Payroll • Payroll Cycle • Employee Time Tracking • Gross Pay Calculations • Benefits and Deductions • Accounting for Payroll Transactions • Payroll Taxes • Workers’ Compensation Insurance • Income Tax Filings • Small Business Tax Reduction Strategies Lesson 2: Credit and Collections • Credit and Collection Management • Credit Procedures • Sales Orders • Credit Examination Procedures • Credit Controls • Collection Procedure • Collection Controls • Credit Policy Lesson 3: Credit Application • Adjustments to a Credit Application • Customer Credit Ratings • Third Party Credit Ratings • Ongoing Credit Monitoring • Credit Documentation • Financial Statements • Ratios • Liquidity Index • Credit Risk Reduction • Credit Insurance Course 3-Collections Lesson 1: Customer Billings and Collection Tactics • Billing Processing • Efficient and Effective Billing • Statement of Accounts • Payment Handling • Check Receipt • Tactics: Calls, Letters and Holds • Credit Repayments • Payment Deductions • Product Returns Management • Skip Tracing Lesson 2: Collections, Litigation and Laws • Management of a Collection Agency • Litigation and Bankruptcy Tactics • Chapter 11 Bankruptcy • Allowance for Doubtful Accounts • Credit and Collection Technology • Document Imaging • Product and Service Improvements • Credit and Collection Measurements • Credit and Collection Laws Lesson 3: Overview of Payables • Transaction Cycles • Invoice Processing • Processing Procedures • Types of Payments • Checks, Drafts, Transfers • Expense Reimbursement • Procurement Cards • Sales and Use Tax Overview • Tax Audits Course 4-Payables Lesson 1: Accounting for Payables • Finance Issues • Payment Timing • Applicable Accounts to Charge • Closing Payables • Expense Reports • Department Management • Payables Manager Responsibilities • Payables Controls • Payables Policies Lesson 2: Payables Record Keeping • Payables Fraud • Personal Purchases • Payables Technology • Automated W-9 Forms • Vendor Master File • Payables Filing System • Government Reporting • Unclaimed Property • Cost Recovery • Payables Management Lesson 3: Payroll Management • Payroll Cycle Duration • Electronic Payments • Definition of an Employee • W-2 Contractor • Employee Withholding Liability • Employee Time Tracking • Employee Compensation • Difference Between Salaries and Wages Course 5-Taxes and Benefits Lesson 1: Employee Benefits and Payroll Taxes • The Provider and Recipient of Benefits • Flexible Spending Accounts • Time Off • Payroll Deductions • Income Tax Withholding • Social Security Tax • Medicare Tax • Earned Income Credit • Common Paymaster Rule Lesson 2: Taxes and Accounting for Payroll • Tax Remittances • Tax Deposit Schedules • Accuracy of Deposits Rule • Unemployment Taxes • Unemployment Benefit Claims • Payments to Employees • Accounting Journal Entry • Accrued Wages, Bonuses and Commissions • Tax Deposits Lesson 3: Payroll Reports, Recordkeeping and Procedures • Payroll Register • Employment Application • Employer Identification Number • Forms: Timecard • Payroll Controls • Payroll Measurements • Payroll Entries to Headcount Ratio • Outsourcing Option QuickBooks Pro Course 1-Introduction to QuickBooks Lesson 1- • The Home Page and Insights Tab • The Centers • The menu Bar and Keyboard Shortcuts • The Open Window List • The Icon Bar • Customizing the Icon Bar • The Chart of Accounts • Accounting Methods • Financial Reports • Using Express Start • Using the EasyStep Interview • Returning to the EasyStep Interview • Creating a Local Backup Copy • Restoring a Company File from a Local Backup Copy • Setting Up Users • Single Multiple User Modes • Closing Company Files • Opening a Company File • Using Lists • The Chart of Accounts • The Customers & Jobs List • The Employees List • The Vendors List • Using Custom Fields • Sorting Lists • Inactivating and Reactivating List Items • Printing Lists • Renaming and Merging List Items • Adding Multiple List Entries from Excel • The Sales Tax Process • Creating Tax Agencies • Creating Individual Sales Tax Items • Creating a Sales Tax Group • Setting Sales Tax Preferences • Indicating Taxable & Non-Taxable Customers & Items • Setting Up Inventory • Creating Inventory Items • Creating a Purchase Order • Receiving Items with a Bill • Entering Item Receipts • Matching Bills to Item Receipts • Adjusting Inventory • Service Items • Non-Inventory Items • Other Charges • Subtotals • Groups • Discounts • Payments • Changing Item Prices Lesson 2- • Selecting a Sales Form • Creating an Invoice • Creating Batch Invoices • Creating a Sales Receipt • Finding Transaction Forms • Previewing Sales Forms • Printing Sales Forms • Using Price Levels • Setting Finance Charge Defaults • Entering Statement Charges • Applying Finance Charges and Creating Statements • Recording Customer Payments • Entering a Partial Payment • Applying One Payment to Multiple Invoices • Entering Overpayments • Entering Down Payments or Prepayments • Applying Customer Credits • Making Deposits • Handling Bounced Checks • Automatically Transferring Credits Between Jobs • Manually Transferring Credits Between Jobs • Creating a Credit Memo and Refund Check • Refunding Customer Payments • Setting Billing Preferences • Entering Bills • Paying Bills • Early Bill Payment Discounts • Entering a Vendor Credit • Applying a Vendor Credit • Using Registers • Writing Checks • Writing a Check for Inventory Items • Printing Checks • Transferring Funds Between Accounts • Reconciling Accounts • Voiding Checks • Sales Tax Reports • Using the Sales Tax Payable Register • Paying Your Tax Agencies Lesson 3- • Graph and Report Preferences • Using QuickReports • Using QuickZoom • Preset Reports • Modifying a Report • Rearranging and Resizing Report Columns • Memorizing Reports • Memorized Report Groups • Printing Reports • Batch Printing Forms • Exporting Reports to Microsoft Excel • Saving Forms and Reports as PDF Files • Comment on Report • Process Multiple Reports • Scheduled Reports • Using Graphs • Company Snapshot Course 2-Payroll and Forms Lesson 1- • Creating New Form Templates • Performing Basic Customization • Performing Additional Customization • The Layout Designer • Changing the Grid and Margins in the Layout Designer • Selecting Objects in the Layout Designer • Moving and Resizing Objects in the Layout Designer • Formatting Objects in the Layout Designer • Copying Objects and Formatting in the Layout Designer • Adding and Removing Objects in the Layout Designer • Aligning and Stacking Objects in the Layout Designer • Resizing Columns in the Layout Designer • Creating a Job • Creating an Estimate • Duplicating Estimates • Invoicing from an Estimate • Updating Job Statuses • Inactivating Estimates • Making Purchases for a Job • Invoicing for Job Costs • Using Job Reports • Tracking Time and Printing a Blank Timesheet • Weekly Timesheets • Time/Enter Single Activity • Invoicing from Time Data • Using Time Reports • Tracking Vehicle Mileage • Charging Customers for Mileage Lesson 2- • The Payroll Process • Creating Payroll Items • Setting Employee Defaults • Setting Up Employee Payroll Information • Creating Payroll Schedules • Creating Scheduled Paychecks • Creating Unscheduled Paychecks • Creating Termination Paychecks • Voiding Paychecks • Tracking Your Tax Liabilities • Paying Payroll Tax Liabilities • Adjusting Payroll Liabilities • Entering Liability Refund Checks • Process Payroll Forms • Tracking Workers Compensation • Creating Credit Card Accounts • Entering Charges on Credit Cards • Reconciling and Paying Credit Cards Course 3-Company and Accounts Setup Lesson 1- • Assets and Liabilities • Creating and Using Other Current Asset Accounts • Removing Value from Other Current Asset Accounts • Creating Fixed Asset Accounts • Creating Liability Accounts • Setting the Original Cost of the Fixed Asset • Tracking Depreciation • The Loan Manager • The Fixed Asset Item List • Equity Accounts • Recording an Owner’s Draw • Recording a Capital Investment • Using the Letters and Envelopes Wizard • Editing Letter Templates • Viewing Your Company Information • Setting Up Budgets • Using the To Do List • Using Reminders and Setting Preferences • Making General Journal Entries • Using the Cash Flow Projector • Using Payment Reminders • Receipt Management Lesson 2- • Company File Cleanup • Exporting and Importing List Data Using IIF Files • Advanced Importing of Excel Data • Updating QuickBooks • Using the Calculator • Using Portable Company Files • Using the Calendar • The Income Tracker • The Bill Tracker • The Lead Center • Moving QuickBooks Desktop Using the Migrator Tool • Creating an Accountant’s Copy • Transferring an Accountant’s Copy • Importing Accountant’s Changes • Removing Restrictions • Using Help • QuickBooks Keyboard Shortcuts
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