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 goal of the certificate program is to prepare you to pass the Bookkeeper Certification exam and the QuickBooks-Online Certification exam through the National Bookkeepers Association (NBA) and work as a Professional Bookkeeper upon graduation. Tuition includes text books and the cost of both certification exams.

The program’s emphasis is on the significance of accounting as the true groundwork for your professional, educational, vocational, and business objectives. 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. Additionally, you will be introduced to QuickBooks Online edition, which is the internet-based software program for small businesses. You will learn how to use most of the features available in the online version of QuickBooks.

Full Certificate Tuition $1,699.00   Register Now!

Certificate Length:   24 weeks (6 months)

  • It is recommended that you study 10 hours per week and try to complete one chapter of reading and complete the coordinating chapter exam each week.

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

Bookkeeper Certification

Program Overview

  • Provides bookkeeping and accounting education and helps candidates pass the Bookkeeper Certification exam.
  • 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 genera journal and ledgers, accounting adjustments, the monthly and annual closing process, and preparing financial statements.

Program Materials

  • Pre-assessment Test
  • On-demand Video Instruction
  • Textbook
  • Workbook and Study Guide
  • Exercises, Problems, and Practice Tests
  • Quizzes
  • Instructor Support
  • Post-assessment Test
  • Continuing Professional Education (CPE)
  • Bookkeeper Certification Exam


  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 Postclosing Trial Balance
  7. Accounting for Sales, 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

QuickBooks Online Certification

Program 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.

Program Materials

  • QuickBooks Online Full Year License
  • Computer Accounting with QuickBooks Online textbook
  • Pre-assessment Test
  • On-demand Video Instruction
  • Quizzes
  • Exercises
  • Projects
  • Instructor Support
  • Post-assessment Test
  • Continuing Professional Education (CPE)
  • QuickBooks Online Certification Exam


  1. QuickBooks Online Navigation and Settings
  2. QBO Chart of Accounts
  3. QBO Transactions
  4. Banking
  5. Customers and Sales
  6. Vendors and Expenses
  7. Inventory
  8. Employees and Payroll
  9. QBO Adjustments
  10. QBO Reports

Cost: $1,699.

  • 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.
  • This certificate is eligible for Veterans Administration GI Bill® Funding.
  • This certificate is not eligible for the University of Utah employee tuition discount benefit.

Additional Costs

  • o If you should need an extension, ATU offers a three-month extension at no cost. If longer than three months are needed, a one year extension may be purchased for $100

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.

Instructor Excellence - Learn from instructors with real world experience and professional credentials.

The Power of the U Network – Students have access to a valuable University of Utah peer and faculty network.

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.

Networking – Meet and network with other students pursuing or working in the industry.

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 labs.
  • Receipt of an “S-Satisfactory” grade on all module quizzes and final exam.

How is my accomplishment recognized?

  • For students earning an “S-Satisfactory" grade
  • The certificate program will appear on University of Utah official transcripts.
  • ATU will provide you with information about how/where to take the national credentialing exam that this course prepared you for.

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.

Are these classes 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, textbooks and the cost of both certification exams.

Professional Education / University of Utah

Baylee Jemison
Phone: 801-587-0139
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