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Accounting & Bookkeeping Courses - Introduction for Beginners


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Online & Distance Courses - Beginner Accounting

Take a course or earn a certificate in Introductory Accounting through distance learning and study at your own pace either online or through the mail.  Visit the schools below to learn more about their programs.  Many Schools offer free information or catalogs that will be mailed to you upon request.

Accounting & Bookkeeping for Beginners
This course covers such topics as the accounting equation, the double entry system, debits and credits (a challenging area for newcomers!), the matching principle concept, inventory valuation: First in, First out (FIFO), Last in First out (LIFO), Specific Identification and Weighted Average methods. Depreciation charts explain and show the difference between straight-line depreciation, double declining balance, sum of the year's digits and units of production. Depletion and Amortization are also discussed. We look into assets, liabilities and equity accounts (including contra-asset accounts), T-accounts, prepaid expenses, bank reconciliation, petty cash, posting transactions, adjusting entries, financial statements, closing entries, post-closing trial balance, ratio analysis and much more. An important accountant's worksheet is presented that greatly simplifies the preparation of financial statements. Learn how to prepare and read the statement of Cash Flow to extract meaningful information about a company's financial position.

Upon completion: Certificate Option

Introduction to QuickBooks Bookkeeping
This introductory course covers bookkeeping fundamentals, then shows you an easy way to setup your organization in QuickBooks. Students learn how to setup the chart of accounts, post income and expense items, enter credit card transactions, work with balance sheet accounts, reconcile bank and credit card accounts, and interpret financial reports.

Upon completion: Certificate Option

Online Class: Accounting, Bookkeeping, and Finance 101
After completing this course, you will have a solid understanding of accounting in today's world. By applying the concepts learned in this course, you will understand the processes behind Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable, you will understand how and why financial transactions are documented, you will know what cash flow is and how to improve it, you will know what profit is, how it's interpreted, and what influences its growth. Moreover, you will know where the money in the company you work for, or own, goes. Learn accounting now and achieve a skill that is an invaluable (if not required) asset to your professional development.

Upon completion: Certificate Option


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