Degrees & Certificates
Bookkeeping Certificate of Achievement
Effective Fall 2020
Bookkeeping clerks along with accounting and auditing clerks are an organization's financial record keepers. They update and maintain one or more accounting records. All of these clerks make numerous computations each day. In small businesses, bookkeeping clerks handle all financial transactions and recordkeeping. In large offices and accounting departments, the clerks have more specialized tasks, such as accounts payable or account receivable. The responsibilities vary by level of experience. While you can work as a bookkeeper without certification, if you want to advance in your career, you should become a Certified Bookkeeper. Certified Bookkeepers are also able to sustain independent firms that provide bookkeeping services to small businesses.
Some people who complete bookkeeping certificates may continue on with their education and obtain a more advanced degree, but others may choose to gain work experience in entry-level accounting positions. A bookkeeping certificate can prepare individuals for jobs such as: Bookkeeper, Accounting Assistant, Auditing Clerk, Financial Reporting Clerk, Accounting Technician, Accounts Payable, and Accounts Receivable Administrator.
|BUSN 51 (Accounting for Small Businesses)|
|OR BUSN 1A (Financial Accounting)||3-4|
|BUSN 55 (Business Mathematics)||3|
|BUSN 61 (Quickbooks Accounting)||1.5|
|CIS 54 (Excel: Intro to Spreadsheets)||4|
|BUSN 30 (Business Ethics and Society)|
|OR BUSN 52 (Business Communications)||3|