Professional Bookkeeping

Hours: 100 / Access Length: 12 Months / Delivery: Open, Mentor Supported
Retail Price: $2,199.00

Course Overview:

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. This course includes 50 lessons on DVD.

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Define the basics of beginning, intermediate, and advanced bookkeeping
  • Identify the steps involved in starting a bookkeeping business
  • Define methods for recruiting and maintaining clients
  • Distinguish between bookkeeping and accounting
  • Identify methods for tax planning and minimizing taxes

Course Outline:

Professional Bookkeeping Module 1
Bookkeeping Basics
  • Getting Started
  • The Origins of Bookkeeping
  • Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Accrual Accounting
  • Debits and Credits
  • Accountants versus Bookkeepers
  • Accounting Jargon
  • Setting Up the Record Keeping System
  • The Balance Sheet
  • Assets and Liabilities
  • The Income Statement
  • The Cash Flow Statement
Professional Bookkeeping Module 2
Intermediate Bookkeeping
  • Recording the Sales Cycle
  • Recording the Purchases Cycle
  • Inventory Tracking Systems
  • Capital Assets
  • Understanding Depreciation
  • Leases and Loans
  • Transactions between the Company & Its Owners
  • Remittances to the Government
  • Maintaining a Petty Cash System
  • Reconciling the Bank
  • Backward Posting
  • Organizing Messy Books
Professional Bookkeeping Module 3
Advanced Bookkeeping
  • The Role of the External Accountant
  • Creating Financial Statements
  • Corporate Income Tax Returns
  • Budgeting for a Business
  • Setting up a 12-Month Budget
  • Monitoring Cash Flow
  • Understanding Bartering
  • Foreign Currency Transactions
  • Reconciling the Foreign Currency Bank Account
  • Tax Planning
  • Minimizing Taxes versus Avoiding Taxes
  • Owner / Manager Remuneration
Professional Bookkeeping Module 4
Starting a Bookkeeping Business
  • Starting a Bookkeeping Business
  • Being Self-Employed
  • Balancing Work and Family
  • Financial Considerations
  • Start Up Considerations
  • Writing a Business Plan
  • Management and Organization
  • Doing your Accounting
  • Establish a Business Identity
  • Business Checking Account
  • Business Credit Cards
  • Setting Up Your Home Office
Professional Bookkeeping Module 5
Marketing & Clients
  • Bookkeeping or Accounting
  • Bookkeeping Certification
  • Getting Experience
  • Marketing Your Business
  • Your Ideal Client
  • Targeting a Niche
  • Cultivating Referrals
  • Online Marketing and Social Media
  • Understanding Websites
  • Writing Blogs or Articles
  • Financial Considerations
  • Client Management, Legal, and Ethical Issues


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.

System Requirements:

System Requirements:

Internet Connectivity Requirements:
  • Cable and DSL internet connections are recommended for the best experience.
Hardware Requirements:
  • CPU: 1 GHz or higher
  • RAM: 2 GB or higher
  • Resolution: 1280 x 720 or higher
  • Speakers / Headphones
  • Microphone (Webinar / Live Online sessions)
Operating System Requirements:
  • Microsoft Windows 7 or 10 (Home, Pro)
  • Mac OSX 10 or higher.
  • Latest Chrome OS
  • Latest Linux Distributions

NOTE: While we understand that our courses can be viewed on Android and iPhone devices, we do not recommend the use of these devices for our courses. The size of these devices do not provide a good learning environment for students taking online or live online based courses.

Web Browser Requirements:
  • Latest Google Chrome is recommended for the best experience.
  • Latest Mozilla FireFox
  • Latest Microsoft Edge
  • Latest Apple Safari
Basic Software Requirements (These are recommendations of software to use):
  • Office suite software (Microsoft Office, OpenOffice, or LibreOffice)
  • PDF reader program (Adobe Reader, FoxIt)
  • Courses may require other software that is denoted in the above course outline.

** The course outlines displayed on this website are subject to change at any time without prior notice. **