Professional Bookkeeper with Quickbooks Certificate - Online

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This fully online, self-paced Professional Bookkeeper with QuickBooks Certificate Program teaches fundamental bookkeeping skills and QuickBooks Online accounting software.

The program is meant to develop your understanding of bookkeeping and accounting, the basic bookkeeping functions, analyzing business transactions, the general journal and ledger, accounting adjustments, the monthly and annual closing process, and preparing financial statements.

QuickBooks Online is an accounting software program for self-employed professionals and small businesses. It can be used for almost all financial business process. You can use it for entering receipts, tracking expenses, invoicing, tax tracking, purchase orders, payment tracking, and prepare reports and statements regarding your finances.

Over the course of the program, you’ll be provided an interactive learning experience through the QuickBooks Online software. Additionally, we offer a Quick Review Guide that streamlines your review for the QuickBooks User Certification examination.

Full Certificate Tuition $1,499.00   Register Now!

Expected time to complete:    This course is a self-paced, and self-study course. Therefore, the actual length of the course is determined by the amount of time you dedicate to the course and how fast you’re able to move through the material.

Maximum time to complete:    6 month access begins once access codes are redeemed.

Program Features:

  • Weekly webinar with your QuickBooks expert and instructor, Julie Delong, who also owns her own bookkeeping company. You can enter this video chat at any time to ask any questions you may have!
  • Convenient digital experience with adaptive learning tools to focus study time
  • Integrated course eBook
  • Supporting how-to videos, interactives and extra practice materials
  • LearnSmart®, an online interactive, adaptive study tool that assesses your proficiency and knowledge within a specific subject, tracks which topics have been mastered, and identifies areas that need more study.

Format:   This two-part course is fully online. You can enroll and begin anytime!

Program Materials

  • Textbook - Haddock, College Accounting: A Contemporary Approach, 4th Edition with McGraw Hill Connect® and Kay, Computer Accounting with QuickBooks 2018, 18th Edition with McGraw Hill Connect®
  • LearnSmart®
  • How-To Videos
  • Exercises, Problems, and Practice Tests
  • Quizzes
  • Instructor Support
Professional Bookkeeper Overview
  • Emphasizes on the significance of accounting as the true groundwork for the participants professional, educational, and business objectives. This program develops the participants understanding of bookkeeping and accounting, the basic bookkeeping functions, analyzing business transactions, the general journal and ledgers, accounting adjustments, the monthly and annual closing process, and preparing financial statements

Professional Bookkeeper Topics

  1. Accounting: The Language of Business
  2. Analyzing Business Transactions
  3. Analyzing Business Transactions Using T Accounts
  4. The General Journal and the General Ledger
  5. Adjustments and the Worksheet
  6. Closing Entries and the Post-closing Trial Balance
  7. Accounting for Sales and Accounts Receivable, and Cash Receipts
  8. Accounting for Purchases, Accounts Payable, and Cash Payments
  9. Cash
  10. Payroll Computations, Records, and Payment
  11. Payroll Taxes, Deposits, and Reports
  12. Accruals, Deferrals, and the Worksheet
  13. Financial Statements and Closing Procedures
Professional QuickBooks Online Overview
  • This program introduces you to QuickBooks Online edition; Intuit’s all-new internet-based accounting software program for small business. You will learn to use many of the features available in the Online version of QuickBooks.

Professional Quickbooks Topics

  1. QuickBooks Quick Tour: Navigation and Settings
  2. QuickBooks Chart of Accounts
  3. QuickBooks Transactions
  4. Banking
  5. Customers and Sales
  6. Vendors and Expenses
  7. Inventory
  8. Employees and Payroll
  9. QuickBooks Adjustments
  10. QuickBooks Reports
  11. QuickBooks Service Company
  12. QuickBooks Service Company Case
  13. QuickBooks Merchandise Company
  14. QuickBooks Merchandise Company Case
  15. Advanced QuickBooks Features for Accountants (Optional)
  16. QuickBooks Desktop Versus QuickBooks Online (Optional)
  17. Quick Review Guide (Optional)
  18. QuickBooks Consulting Project (Optional)

Cost: $1,499.

  • Tuition listed above is for the 2019-2020 academic year and subject to change without advance notice.
  • Financial aid is not available for this noncredit certificate. Students are encouraged to inquire with their employers to determine if tuition assistance is available.
  • Professional Education Tuition Installment Plan and other payment options can be found here Visit for more information.
  • For drop/refund policy please visit here.
  • This certificate is eligible for the University of Utah employee tuition discount benefit.
Julie Delong Julie Delong

Julie DeLong is a highly skilled accountant with 12 years of experience working with hundreds of businesses in all kinds of industries. She co-founded three companies in the accounting industry: Backyard Bookkeeper has provided bookkeeping services to companies nationwide since 2008, Backyard Payroll provides affordable payroll processing solutions to small businesses, and SPC Strategies is a consulting company that specializes in building and optimizing accounting departments. Julie has a BA in Economics from Brigham Young University.

Julie's specialty is deciphering the mechanics of how individual transactions move through a company's financial data and developing practical systems for monitoring and maintaining the data. Her accounting experience in a wide array of industries and using multiple software packages gives her unique insights which will help students understand practical bookkeeping as well as accounting theory.

Why choose the University of Utah?

We understand that you have a choice when it comes to taking professional development courses and we work hard to earn your trust with each and every class!

By selecting the University of Utah, you’ll enjoy the following benefits whether you’re coming to us as someone new to the job market, a career changer, a seasoned professional or a lifelong learner.

Resume Power - Benefit from the University of Utah reputation for credibility and quality. Choosing the University of Utah for your certificate program makes a clear statement about your commitment to excellence.

Programs that Fit Your Schedule – Most of our certificates offer convenient online or evening classes that offer a schedule that works around you. Go to class whenever and wherever you want.

Student Support – Count on the ongoing support of a dedicated student services staff that will assist you every step of the way.

Course Completion Requirements

  • Completion of all required modules, assignments, and quizzes.
  • Receipt of an “S-Satisfactory” grade on all modules, assignments, and quizzes.

How is my accomplishment recognized?

  • A University of Utah Certificate is awarded upon satisfactory completion
  • The completed certificate will appear on University of Utah transcripts

Can I apply these classes to a degree at the University of Utah?

This certificate is noncredit and cannot be applied to any for-credit degree.

Is this classe eligible for federal financial aid?

Students pursuing a certificate are considered "non-degree seeking," a status that is not eligible for federal student aid loan programs.

What does the cost include?

The cost includes the course instruction and textbooks.

How will I interact with my instructor?

You will access your course through Canvas – this will include announcements, discussions, and instructor interaction via Canvas email. In addition to email communication, your instructor will be conducting a weekly Q&A webinar through Zoom. You are welcome to enter this video chat at any time to ask any questions you may have.

Does this program qualify for the GI Bill?

This program does not currently qualify for GI Bill assistance.

Professional Education / University of Utah

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Phone: 801-587-0139
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