Certificate in Certified Bookkeeper Online Course

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The Certified Bookkeeper Online Training Program helps professional bookkeepers earn prestigious American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers (AIPB) certification

Certified Bookkeepers are to bookkeeping what CPAs are to accounting: the elite of the profession. Becoming a Certified Bookkeeper can increase your earning potential, enhance your professional status, and give you a decisive edge in any job market. This bookkeeping course was created by the American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers (AIPB) to prepare experienced bookkeepers for the certification exam at any Prometric Test Center. The AIPB certification is the only national standard for bookkeepers. It follows on perfectly from any of the basic bookkeeping courses also found at Courses For Success

The Web-based format of this program will allow you to move at your own pace while learning in the comfort of your own home. The program consists of six separate subject areas:

  • Adjusting entries
  • Correction of accounting errors (including the bank reconciliation)
  • Book and tax depreciation
  • Basic payroll
  • Merchandise inventory
  • Internal controls and fraud prevention

This program includes a set of six workbooks that will help prepare you for each of the exams.

Upon registering, you're given six months to complete the program.

Upon completion of this program, you'll be able to do the following:

  • Describe the benefits, eligibility requirements, code of ethics, and maintenance requirements for the Certified Bookkeeper
  • Apply the concepts of accrual accounting to transactions that span fiscal periods
  • Trace the effect of accrual and deferral transactions to financial statements
  • Apply accounting concepts and the basic tools of financial analysis in identifying and correcting errors
  • Reconcile bank accounts
  • Prepare payroll transactions, from paying wages to depositing and reporting taxes
  • Apply accounting concepts to depreciation transactions, including various methods of calculating depreciation for book and tax purposes
  • Value inventory, record costs, make entries, and report inventory on financial statements
  • Help your company or client use basic internal controls to prevent theft, embezzlement, or check and credit card fraud by employees, customers, or vendors

Course Fast Facts:

  • This course is delivered 100% on-line and is accessible 24/7 from any computer or smartphone
  • Instructors lead each course and you will be able to interact with them and ask questions
  • You can study from home or at work at your own pace in your own time
  • You can download printer friendly course material or save for viewing offline
  • You will be awarded a certificate at completion of this course

Course Delivery

For all accredited bookkeeping courses online, Upon enrolment, an automated welcome email will be sent to you (please check your junk email inbox if not received as this is an automated email), in order for you to access your online course, which is Available 24/7 on any computer or smart mobile device. New courses start every month to ensure that we have the correct ratio of students to tutors available, please ensure you select a starting date when you go through our shopping cart, at checkout. The course is easy to follow and understand.

Recognition & Accreditation

The Certified Bookkeeper Online Training Program for experienced bookkeepers at Courses for Success leads to national certification with the American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers (AIPB). The AIPB certification is a high professional standard for bookkeepers. This program was created by the AIPB and is offered in partnership with major colleges, universities, and other accredited education providers. All textbooks are included.

Students will have one year (365 days) from the date of enrollment in the Certified Bookkeeper Online Training Program through us to submit the Application for Certified Bookkeeper Designation form to The American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers.  The cost of the exam is included with this program.

  1. Certified Bookkeeper Program
    1. Eligibility Requirements
    2. Testing Program
    3. Code of Ethics
    4. Maintenance of Certification
  2. Accruals, Deferrals, and the Adjusted Trial Balance
    1. Why Accruals, Deferrals, and Other Adjustments are Made
    2. Accruing Revenues and Expenses
    3. Recognizing Revenues Collected in Advance
    4. Recognizing Expenses After a Prepayment
    5. Other Adjusted Entries
    6. Unadjusting Trial Balance Through the Adjusted Trial Balance
  3. Correction of Accounting Errors and the Bank Reconciliation
    1. When and Where Accounting Errors Occur and How They Are Discovered
    2. Performing the Bank Reconciliation
    3. Finding and Correcting Errors on the Unadjusted Trial Balance
    4. Correcting Current-Period Accrual and Deferral Errors
  4. Payroll
    1. How to Pay Different Types of Employees
    2. Federal and State Wage-Hour Law
    3. Paying Employees Under Federal Law
    4. Employment Records and Payroll Recordkeeping
    5. Form W-4 and Comparable State Forms
    6. Withholding and Depositing Federal Taxes
    7. Federal Employment Reporting Forms and Due Dates
    8. When Wages Become Taxable
    9. Other Reporting Rules
    10. Payroll Register and Journal Entries
  5. Depreciation
    1. The Difference Between Book and Tax Depreciation
    2. Depreciation under GAAP
    3. Computing and Allocation Depreciation
    4. Depreciation Under Federal Tax Depreciation Rules
    5. Tax Depreciation of Vehicles
  6. Inventory
    1. General Concepts of Accounting for Inventory
    2. The Perpetual Method
    3. The Periodic Method
    4. Weighted-Average and Moving-Average Methods
    5. First-In, First-Out (FIFO) Method
    6. Last-In, First-Out (LIFO) Method
    7. Lower of Cost or Market LCM Rule
  7. Internal Controls and Fraud Depreciation
    1. How to Prevent or Spot Theft of Inventory and Other Non-cash Assets by Employees
    2. Preventing Employee Theft, Embezzlement, or Fraud by Hiring the Right Personnel
    3. Insuring the Company Against Theft
    4. How to Prevent or Spot Customer Check Fraud
    5. Signs that May Indicate Payroll Fraud
    6. How to Prevent or Spot Customer Credit Card Fraud
    7. Recommended Rules for Company Credit Cards
    8. Preventing Vendors From Cheating the Company

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet.

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS

  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

Adobe Acrobat Reader

1. Can I register for programs if I am an international student?

Yes, because Our programs are online you never have to actually travel to the school. Most schools offer telephone or online registration.

2. How long does it take to complete a program?

All of our programs are self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start them when you want and finish them at your own pace. Upon registering, you're given six months to complete this program.

3. Do I have to buy additional materials?

All the materials you'll need are included, and their cost will be covered by your tuition. We will ship all materials ground service upon enrollment.

4. Can I get financial assistance?

Our courses are non-credit courses, so they do not qualify for federal aid. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses.

5. What happens when I complete the program?

Upon successful completion of the program, you will be awarded a certificate of completion.

6. Am I guaranteed a job?

Our programs will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. We don't provide direct job placement services, but our facilitators and career counselors will help you build your resume and are available to give advice on finding your first job. Facilitators will also be available to use as a professional reference upon completion of the program. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.

7. Who will be my instructor?

Each student is paired up with a facilitator for one-on-one interaction. The facilitator will be available (via e-mail) to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance. All of our facilitators are successful working professionals in the fields in which they teach.

8. What software or hardware do I need in order to take online programs and what are the system requirements?

In order to take our online programs, you must have access to a computer and the Internet. You can access the program contents from any Web-enabled computer. You don't have to use the same computer to log-in to the program every time. We recommend that you have a word-processing program (Microsoft Word is best) and the latest version of Internet Explorer.

9. Can I use a Mac?

Yes, you can use a Mac for this program.

10. When can I start the program?

Our programs are all open enrollment. You can register and start the program as soon as you are ready.

Please note: Once the program curriculum is accessed online or through submission of a material shipment confirmation, refunds cannot be issued.

11.  What if I don't have enough time to complete my program within the time frame provided?

The time allotted to complete your program has been calculated based on the number of hours for each program, so don't worry too much about not completing in time. If, after a concerted effort, you are still unable to complete, your Student Advisor will help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that a fee will be charged for an extension.

 

Wade Lindenberger is a CPA (inactive) with 20 years of financial, accounting, and management experience in public accounting and private industry. He is currently director of the governance, risk and compliance service line for Q5 Group, Inc, a regional professional services firm. Prior to that, Wade was director of the finance and accounting service line for the San Diego office of a global, publicly held professional services firm.

Before becoming a consultant, Wade was divisional controller for one of the leading health and fitness club chains in the world. He's also been internal audit manager and divisional controller for a division of a Fortune 500 global energy project management company. He began his career with Coopers & Lybrand, one of the "big four" CPA firms.

Wade is the author of the Certified Bookkeeper Online Training Program as well as an instructor for it. He's previously served as an instructor for programs at Coopers & Lybrand and, more recently, at the University of California at San Diego for the Extension Program. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Bookkeepers' Advisory Board, the American Institute of CPAs, and the California Society of CPAs.

Marlissa Phillips, CPA, MBA, is proprietor of MJ Phillips Company. For over 12 years, Marlissa has serviced many small businesses in various industries. She partners with her clients to help them reach their goals. Her firm has also launched Heart2Heart Services. This service focuses on the needs and concerns of nonprofit organizations. Heart2Heart combines stewardship and mission. Marlissa provides training to clients as well as accounting professionals. Her Web site, www.mjphillipscpa.com, has a host of accounting, tax, and QuickBooks information.

Marlissa graduated from the University of West Georgia with a B.B.A. in finance. She received an M.B.A. in accounting from DePaul University. Marlissa is a member of the Intuit Accounting Professionals Trainer Network and is an instructor for CPELink.com.

About this Course

The Certified Bookkeeper Online Training Program helps professional bookkeepers earn prestigious American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers (AIPB) certification

Certified Bookkeepers are to bookkeeping what CPAs are to accounting: the elite of the profession. Becoming a Certified Bookkeeper can increase your earning potential, enhance your professional status, and give you a decisive edge in any job market. This bookkeeping course was created by the American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers (AIPB) to prepare experienced bookkeepers for the certification exam at any Prometric Test Center. The AIPB certification is the only national standard for bookkeepers. It follows on perfectly from any of the basic bookkeeping courses also found at Courses For Success

The Web-based format of this program will allow you to move at your own pace while learning in the comfort of your own home. The program consists of six separate subject areas:

  • Adjusting entries
  • Correction of accounting errors (including the bank reconciliation)
  • Book and tax depreciation
  • Basic payroll
  • Merchandise inventory
  • Internal controls and fraud prevention

This program includes a set of six workbooks that will help prepare you for each of the exams.

Upon registering, you're given six months to complete the program.

Upon completion of this program, you'll be able to do the following:

  • Describe the benefits, eligibility requirements, code of ethics, and maintenance requirements for the Certified Bookkeeper
  • Apply the concepts of accrual accounting to transactions that span fiscal periods
  • Trace the effect of accrual and deferral transactions to financial statements
  • Apply accounting concepts and the basic tools of financial analysis in identifying and correcting errors
  • Reconcile bank accounts
  • Prepare payroll transactions, from paying wages to depositing and reporting taxes
  • Apply accounting concepts to depreciation transactions, including various methods of calculating depreciation for book and tax purposes
  • Value inventory, record costs, make entries, and report inventory on financial statements
  • Help your company or client use basic internal controls to prevent theft, embezzlement, or check and credit card fraud by employees, customers, or vendors

Course Fast Facts:

  • This course is delivered 100% on-line and is accessible 24/7 from any computer or smartphone
  • Instructors lead each course and you will be able to interact with them and ask questions
  • You can study from home or at work at your own pace in your own time
  • You can download printer friendly course material or save for viewing offline
  • You will be awarded a certificate at completion of this course

Course Delivery

For all accredited bookkeeping courses online, Upon enrolment, an automated welcome email will be sent to you (please check your junk email inbox if not received as this is an automated email), in order for you to access your online course, which is Available 24/7 on any computer or smart mobile device. New courses start every month to ensure that we have the correct ratio of students to tutors available, please ensure you select a starting date when you go through our shopping cart, at checkout. The course is easy to follow and understand.

Recognition & Accreditation

The Certified Bookkeeper Online Training Program for experienced bookkeepers at Courses for Success leads to national certification with the American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers (AIPB). The AIPB certification is a high professional standard for bookkeepers. This program was created by the AIPB and is offered in partnership with major colleges, universities, and other accredited education providers. All textbooks are included.

Students will have one year (365 days) from the date of enrollment in the Certified Bookkeeper Online Training Program through us to submit the Application for Certified Bookkeeper Designation form to The American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers.  The cost of the exam is included with this program.

  1. Certified Bookkeeper Program
    1. Eligibility Requirements
    2. Testing Program
    3. Code of Ethics
    4. Maintenance of Certification
  2. Accruals, Deferrals, and the Adjusted Trial Balance
    1. Why Accruals, Deferrals, and Other Adjustments are Made
    2. Accruing Revenues and Expenses
    3. Recognizing Revenues Collected in Advance
    4. Recognizing Expenses After a Prepayment
    5. Other Adjusted Entries
    6. Unadjusting Trial Balance Through the Adjusted Trial Balance
  3. Correction of Accounting Errors and the Bank Reconciliation
    1. When and Where Accounting Errors Occur and How They Are Discovered
    2. Performing the Bank Reconciliation
    3. Finding and Correcting Errors on the Unadjusted Trial Balance
    4. Correcting Current-Period Accrual and Deferral Errors
  4. Payroll
    1. How to Pay Different Types of Employees
    2. Federal and State Wage-Hour Law
    3. Paying Employees Under Federal Law
    4. Employment Records and Payroll Recordkeeping
    5. Form W-4 and Comparable State Forms
    6. Withholding and Depositing Federal Taxes
    7. Federal Employment Reporting Forms and Due Dates
    8. When Wages Become Taxable
    9. Other Reporting Rules
    10. Payroll Register and Journal Entries
  5. Depreciation
    1. The Difference Between Book and Tax Depreciation
    2. Depreciation under GAAP
    3. Computing and Allocation Depreciation
    4. Depreciation Under Federal Tax Depreciation Rules
    5. Tax Depreciation of Vehicles
  6. Inventory
    1. General Concepts of Accounting for Inventory
    2. The Perpetual Method
    3. The Periodic Method
    4. Weighted-Average and Moving-Average Methods
    5. First-In, First-Out (FIFO) Method
    6. Last-In, First-Out (LIFO) Method
    7. Lower of Cost or Market LCM Rule
  7. Internal Controls and Fraud Depreciation
    1. How to Prevent or Spot Theft of Inventory and Other Non-cash Assets by Employees
    2. Preventing Employee Theft, Embezzlement, or Fraud by Hiring the Right Personnel
    3. Insuring the Company Against Theft
    4. How to Prevent or Spot Customer Check Fraud
    5. Signs that May Indicate Payroll Fraud
    6. How to Prevent or Spot Customer Credit Card Fraud
    7. Recommended Rules for Company Credit Cards
    8. Preventing Vendors From Cheating the Company

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet.

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS

  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

Adobe Acrobat Reader

1. Can I register for programs if I am an international student?

Yes, because Our programs are online you never have to actually travel to the school. Most schools offer telephone or online registration.

2. How long does it take to complete a program?

All of our programs are self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start them when you want and finish them at your own pace. Upon registering, you're given six months to complete this program.

3. Do I have to buy additional materials?

All the materials you'll need are included, and their cost will be covered by your tuition. We will ship all materials ground service upon enrollment.

4. Can I get financial assistance?

Our courses are non-credit courses, so they do not qualify for federal aid. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses.

5. What happens when I complete the program?

Upon successful completion of the program, you will be awarded a certificate of completion.

6. Am I guaranteed a job?

Our programs will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. We don't provide direct job placement services, but our facilitators and career counselors will help you build your resume and are available to give advice on finding your first job. Facilitators will also be available to use as a professional reference upon completion of the program. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.

7. Who will be my instructor?

Each student is paired up with a facilitator for one-on-one interaction. The facilitator will be available (via e-mail) to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance. All of our facilitators are successful working professionals in the fields in which they teach.

8. What software or hardware do I need in order to take online programs and what are the system requirements?

In order to take our online programs, you must have access to a computer and the Internet. You can access the program contents from any Web-enabled computer. You don't have to use the same computer to log-in to the program every time. We recommend that you have a word-processing program (Microsoft Word is best) and the latest version of Internet Explorer.

9. Can I use a Mac?

Yes, you can use a Mac for this program.

10. When can I start the program?

Our programs are all open enrollment. You can register and start the program as soon as you are ready.

Please note: Once the program curriculum is accessed online or through submission of a material shipment confirmation, refunds cannot be issued.

11.  What if I don't have enough time to complete my program within the time frame provided?

The time allotted to complete your program has been calculated based on the number of hours for each program, so don't worry too much about not completing in time. If, after a concerted effort, you are still unable to complete, your Student Advisor will help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that a fee will be charged for an extension.

 

Wade Lindenberger is a CPA (inactive) with 20 years of financial, accounting, and management experience in public accounting and private industry. He is currently director of the governance, risk and compliance service line for Q5 Group, Inc, a regional professional services firm. Prior to that, Wade was director of the finance and accounting service line for the San Diego office of a global, publicly held professional services firm.

Before becoming a consultant, Wade was divisional controller for one of the leading health and fitness club chains in the world. He's also been internal audit manager and divisional controller for a division of a Fortune 500 global energy project management company. He began his career with Coopers & Lybrand, one of the "big four" CPA firms.

Wade is the author of the Certified Bookkeeper Online Training Program as well as an instructor for it. He's previously served as an instructor for programs at Coopers & Lybrand and, more recently, at the University of California at San Diego for the Extension Program. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Bookkeepers' Advisory Board, the American Institute of CPAs, and the California Society of CPAs.

Marlissa Phillips, CPA, MBA, is proprietor of MJ Phillips Company. For over 12 years, Marlissa has serviced many small businesses in various industries. She partners with her clients to help them reach their goals. Her firm has also launched Heart2Heart Services. This service focuses on the needs and concerns of nonprofit organizations. Heart2Heart combines stewardship and mission. Marlissa provides training to clients as well as accounting professionals. Her Web site, www.mjphillipscpa.com, has a host of accounting, tax, and QuickBooks information.

Marlissa graduated from the University of West Georgia with a B.B.A. in finance. She received an M.B.A. in accounting from DePaul University. Marlissa is a member of the Intuit Accounting Professionals Trainer Network and is an instructor for CPELink.com.

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Course Summary

Course ID No.: 007GES202
Delivery Mode: Online
Course Access: 6 Months
Tutor Support: Yes
Time required: Study at your own pace
Qualification: Certificate

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