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Professional Bookkeeping and QuickBooks FAQ
Summer 2022 For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org
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What will I learn from this class?
This course prepares students for bookkeeping, with an emphasis on QuickBooks software. Students will gain skills in handling accounts receivable and payable, accounting for fixed assets and recording and maintaining inventory accounts. Students will become familiar with QuickBooks software, including creating customer invoices, receiving payments and recording deposits; entering and paying vendor bills, reconciling bank statements; generating reports; and similar skills. Students will also become familiar with customer service skills needed for a career in bookkeeping.
This class is aimed at small business owners and employees who want to better manage their business’ finances, people who intend to pursue a career in bookkeeping (full or part-time), and general business students.
What is bookkeeping? What do bookkeepers do?
Bookkeeping is one of the most in-demand skills in the business world. Bookkeepers are responsible for producing financial records and handling the daily financial activities of their clients. Bookkeeper positions range from specialized clerks who handle specific tasks within one large organization, to freelancers who oversee the entire financial record for multiple clients; many people with training and experience as bookkeepers are business owners or employees with other general responsibilities in a company. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median wage for bookkeepers, accounting clerks, and auditing clerks was $42,410 in May 2020.
What is QuickBooks?
QuickBooks is the leading financial software for small and medium-sized businesses. It helps business owners manage payments, bills, payroll, and similar bookkeeping functions. Developed by Inuit, this accounting software is available as an on-premises program or via the cloud. Andrew College’s bookkeeping class emphasizes expertise in the cloud-based version, QuickBooks Online, which is increasingly popular for small businesses and freelance bookkeepers.
Why should I take this class at Andrew College?
Andrew College’s small, personalized classes have a personal touch lacking in many automated, “start anytime” classes. You will be part of a small class led by one of Andrew College’s faculty members. Students in this class can expect individual attention from a caring, interested professor who is dedicated to their success. For the summer of 2022, Professor Joyce Grant will be teaching the class.
When is the class?
The 2022 online class begins Tuesday, May 31, and ends on Wednesday, July 20. This is an asynchronous class—that is, you can complete the assignments at any time you would like, as long as you follow the weekly schedule and due dates provided by your instructor.
Can I take this class for college credit? Do I have to?
It’s up to you! Students can enroll in this class as a Continuing Education course simply by filling out this form. This class can also be completed for three hours of college credit, BUS 117 (Professional Bookkeeping and QuickBooks). To apply to Andrew College, click here. Please note that if a class is taken for Continuing Education, a student cannot retroactively get college credit for it at Andrew College.
What are the requirements to take this class? Do I have to buy a textbook?
Students can take this class on a PC or Mac. Students will need reliable internet access and preferably the latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox, with Microsoft Edge and Safari also acceptable. Students will need the textbook, QuickBooks Online for Accounting by Glenn Owen, as well as a subscription to QuickBooks Online (as low as $12.50 a month).