Certified Small Business Bookkeeper
Learn bookkeeping in-person or online.
Get excited to learn about the Certified Small Business Bookkeeper Program! This program will equip you with the necessary skills to handle the ins and outs of a small to mid-size business’s financial transactions. You’ll be able to process paperwork accurately and efficiently, including mastering debits and credits, the chart of accounts, accounts payable procedures, sales and accounts receivable, and payroll. Moreover, you’ll easily generate income statements and balance sheets using accounting software. So be confident in your ability to become an expert in bookkeeping with this program!
What is a bookkeeper?
A bookkeeper plays a vital role in a small business by recording and maintaining its financial records. The scope of a bookkeeper’s duties depends on the size of a company and its needs. Most bookkeepers work for smaller companies that do not have an accountant on staff. Unlike accountants, bookkeepers don’t usually need an accounting or other business degree to gain employment. Bookkeepers prepare the records reviewed and used by the company’s accountant.
Bookkeeping services are essential for the welfare of any business. A bookkeeper’s job description includes paying the bills, handling the incoming money, and tracking the flow of outgoing money. Bookkeepers fill out the tax forms for the company and work with the CPA to ensure the accuracy of the accounts. Handling employee payrolls and commissions are also included in a bookkeeper job description.
Depending on the company’s size, bookkeepers may work alone or with assistants known as accounting clerks. Accounting clerks are in charge of a single aspect of the company’s accounts, such as payroll, accounts receivable, accounts payable, or purchasing. While an accounting clerk’s responsibilities are to keep track of the transactions that occur within their respective accounts, a bookkeeper’s job description includes all of the above.
Do I have what it takes?
A good bookkeeper must have excellent math and computer skills and enjoy working with numbers. They must be able to pay attention to detail and feel comfortable interacting with people. They must also be of good moral character. Some companies will perform a background check to ensure the absence of theft-related criminal activity.
What courses do I have to take?
To receive certification in Small Business Bookkeeping students must complete the following courses:
CSBB 402 Working Capital Management (for all other sectors).
Will someone be available to guide my studies?
Yes, you will be assigned an adviser to assist you with any aspect of the program.
How do I get more information or sign up?
Contact customer service for more information or to register for the program at 888-632-2093.