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Certification and credentials are important in today's competitive environment. The Department of Labor, in their Occupational Outlook explain, “Those with . . . bookkeeper certification will have the best job prospects.”
The Professional Bookkeeper™ certification (PB) is available from Universal Accounting Center℠ to those that successfully complete the Professional Bookkeeper™ certification program. This certification uniquely announces to employers and clients that you have proven your ability through training, testing, and experience to confidently provide full bookkeeping and accounting services.
Today's universities train individuals in the complexities of audit, tax, and accounting standards for large corporations. Little is mentioned regarding the day-to-day accounting practices for the small business. In choosing a bookkeeper/accountant, a small business owner should seek a professional qualified to support the needs of his/her small business. The Professional Bookkeeper™ designation recognizes such individuals with small business bookkeeping and accounting expertise in a variety of industries.
The course prepares you for possible employment in the following occupations:
Accountant Accounts Payable Clerk
Accounts Receivable Clerk
General Ledger Bookkeeper
General Ledger Accountant
Here's What You Will Learn in Universal's Four Week
Accounting Training Program:
Day 1 - Develop First-Rate Accounting Skills
Accounting — An international career of choice
The tried and proven accounting system that ensures efficiency, accuracy and integrity
The fundamental building block of the accounting process
The one accounting rule you should never break
How to portray accounts — where they go and why they go there
One source of easy money that many retailers never consider, and most accountants don't know about
The single best indicator of a company's financial strength
Day 2 - Consult on Key Business Issues
The must-know principles of marking down assets
The what's, when's, where's, and how's of depreciation
Three methods of depreciating fixed assets - when and why to use them
Two methods of calculating the allowance for bad debts
Present the business legal structure with confidence
The 'Three Pigs' approach to starting a business
INDIVIDUAL EXERCISE: Practice categorizing over 90 accounts into their appropriate general ledger section
Days 3 & 4 - Assemble the Financial Puzzle
The technique that will enable you to navigate the debit/credit maze
Mastering the accountants' troubleshooting tool
>How the income accounts connect into the balance sheet
Developing the financial picture — an introduction to preparing financial statements
Gross Profit: What it is, and what it means
PRACTICE: Drill . . . drill . . . drill — Enter over 100 different transactions into 12 different companies
Day 5 - Real Life Data Entry
Setting up a set of books from scratch
How to 'lock-in' on credit purchases
How to capture and report reliable sales data
Know precisely where all those hard earned dollars were spent
Learn what the computer does with all that financial data it is fed
Understand the whys and wherefores of advantageous payment terms used by vendors
Day 6 - Prepare Payroll like a Seasoned Pro
What they don't teach you in college about payroll
Three tests to determine when a person is an employee or not, and how to escape costly IRS penalties by ensuring you're right
When you should use an outside payroll service instead of doing it yourself
An up-to-the-minute review of new payroll rules and guidelines
How and when to prepare those bewildering quarterly reports with confidence
Calculate cost of goods sold faster and with less information
Understand the relationship between markup and profit
Day 7 - Accounting Basics
Utilize all 3 methods of calculating cost of goods sold in an authentic situation
Experience the accounting system for 3 types of businesses (all under one roof): Grocery store, gas station, and auto repair shop
Understand how subsidiary ledgers tell it all
CASE STUDY: Transform the first month's transactions into a complete set of financial statements for Barry's Gas & Groceries
Day 8 -Two Businesses you Will Want to Know
The right recipe for the bakery and catering business books
Efficient and accurate reporting of inventory adjustments, and owner costs
How to highlight cash shortages and overages — when are they a problem?
CASE STUDY: Stewart's Bakery has hired you as their accountant — Complete a month's books from beginning to end
CASE STUDY: Prepare a well-fitted accounting system for a clothing store and prepare the first month's financials for City Clothing Company
SELF-TEST: Test yourself — see how you are coming so far with a self-checked open book exam.
Day 9 - Dealerships: Accounting doesn't get anymore complicated than this
Dealing with the big bucks
How to effectively handle Flooring - the necessary evil of high-cost retailers
Accounting for creative selling
Understand additional sources of income dealers might have that might earn you profits whether you are the dealer or the customer
CASE STUDY: Discover how dealerships account for large transactions by completing the accounting for a motorcycle dealership
Day 10 - Gear up for an Audit
How to get that iron-clad feeling — without a shadow of a doubt — that your financials are right
Identifying, customizing, and instituting effective auditing techniques
Learn how to spot and avoid dangerous trends
How to save the company thousands of dollars in auditing costs
Speak with confidence to auditors and management alike
EXERCISE: Practice reconciling inventory, receivable and liability accounts
The two very first things you must do when accounting for a company
Set up an efficient system from 'scratch'
How to establish an organized system that will ensure your value as an accountant
Day 11 - Establish the Accounting Method that Fits the Business Best
Choosing between the cash and accrual methods
How to set up a hybrid system that will reap the benefits of both methods
CASE STUDY: Complete the accounting for Sonja's Art and Frame on a cash basis then convert it to the accrual method
Deciding on a fiscal or calendar year
6 final adjustments that should be considered at year-end
Resetting the financial score
EXERCISE: Prepare the final adjusting entries and close out the general ledger for a company
Day 12 - Manufacturing and Construction Accounting
How to set up and run an efficient accounting system for the small 'ma and pa' manufacturing company
The simplifying trick to Process Accounting - "SPECs"
How to price manufactured goods
EXERCISE: Calculate the manufacturing costs for three months for the Widget Manufacturing Company
Job Costing — A simple way to track costs by the project
CASE STUDY: Perform the accounting for two different contractors — each having different types of operations
Day 13 - Support the Contractor
Three construction computations that you must know
Tracking revenues and costs by month
One step that you must never forget
CASE STUDY: One Last Time - Prepare all journals, general ledgers, subsidiary ledgers, and financial statements for Alfredo's Deli
Day 14 - Put it all Together
An in-depth review of the entire course
Day 15 - Non-Profit Organizations
Accounting for non-profit organizations such as home-owners associations and churches
FINAL EXAM: Take this opportunity to evaluate for yourself if you're ready to practice what we preached
Day 16 - Establish an Action Plan for Success
Making an interview fun
A resume that gets results
Present your self with confidence and professionalism
How to make positive change happen
A 3-phase marketing program that works every time
What Will PB Certification Do For You?
Completion of the Professional Bookkeeper™ program is your first step to accelerate your Accounting and Bookkeeping career and to teach you what you need to know to take a few clients on the side for $300 Per Month Each if you so desire. Getting a promotion and a raise that goes with it could pay for the entire course in the first month or two.
If a lack of certification has held your career back, you now have the way to quickly get your career off the ground and take control of your financial future.
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PB - Professional Bookkeeper Program The Professional Bookkeeper (PB) Program is the premier training course in small-business accounting. For more than 25 years, Universal Accounting Center℠ has specialized in small-business accounting, honing our training materials to become the most complete and co... Learn More
Accounting Made Easy - - Course Module 1 Master the tools, procedures, and underlying principles that make up the bookkeeping processes of all businesses. Understand the core building blocks of Accounting and Bookkeeping. -- 9 Videos & Manual. See Sample
Two Additional Months Follow-up Support (Free Promotional Offer) 1 month support is included for each module plus 2 months extra for a total of 6 months follow-up support
Customized Web Site (Free Promotional Offer) With your purchase we will create a custom Web site for your business and host it for you for free for 6 months. Your Web site will become a valuable part of your marketing; in many cases you may only need to refer prospective clients to your site and it will sell your services for you. See CustomUniversal Accounting® Website
Two Additional Practice Sets (Free Promotional Offer) Practice makes perfect. The modules already contain practice sets for nine different businesses. With your purchase you'll receive two more practice sets, giving you eleven in all. This will give you even more confidence and experience in various industries and the opportunity to work with additional types of clients.
Course Countries (US, Canada, etc) Course intended for US, Canada, and anywhere people have accounting needs.
Professional Bookkeeper Guarantee If, after completing the course, you feel the course didn't live up to your expectation, simply return the materials to Universal, for a 100% refund of any monies paid.
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