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Get Certified as a Professional Bookkeeper™

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.

Click here for details about the Universal Accounting® Professional Bookkeeper™ (PB) designation.

Potential Occupations

The course prepares you for possible employment in the following occupations:

  • Accountant Accounts Payable Clerk
  • Accounts Receivable Clerk
  • Bookkeeping Clerk
  • Payroll Clerk
  • Accounting Clerk
  • General Ledger Bookkeeper
  • Office Manager
  • Accountant
  • Controller
  • Full-charge Bookkeeper
  • Internal Auditor
  • General Ledger Accountant

Here's What You Will Learn in Universal's Four Week
Accounting Training Program:

Day 1 - Develop First-Rate Accounting Skillslearn 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 Knowlearn accounting for small business

  • 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 Togetherlearn bookkeeping and accounting

  • 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.

Get Started Today!

PB - Professional Bookkeeper Program
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

Training Included:

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

Practical Small Business Applications -- Course Module 2
Apply your understanding of the core accounting principles to specific industries. You will learn to set up books from scratch, do payroll like a seasoned pro, and much more. -- 6 Videos & Manual.See Sample

Advancing your "Account-Ability" -- Course Module 3
Sure ways to set up complete bookkeeping systems and manage the books for a variety of more sophisticated industries. -- 9 Videos & Manual.See Sample

Building a Successful Accounting Service -- Course Module 4
Learn the steps to finding paying clients. Start and Grow an accounting practice following a proven program tested and perfected since 1979. -- 7 Videos & Manuals.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.

Professional Bookkeeper Testing (Free Promotional Offer)
Certificate of completion (final grade greater than 65%)
Certified Professional Bookkeeper (with 90% or better grade)

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.

PB - Professional Bookkeeper Program

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