Bookkeeping Certificate Program - Live Online

Understanding basic accounting principles and maintaining accurate financial records is critical for all business and nonprofit organizations. This hands-on bookkeeping program focuses on the essential skills needed in today’s business environment. You will learn to work with general ledger, assets, liabilities, equity accounts, balance sheets, income statements, basic payroll, merchandise inventory, and internal controls and fraud prevention. The program is designed based on the standards established by the American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers (AIPB).

Those interested in transitioning into a bookkeeper position, small business owners, and any managerial professional needing to enhance their skillset will benefit from this program.

Program Eligibility Requirements

Prospective participants must hold a high school diploma or GED.

Upon completing this program, you will have an understanding of how to:

  • Apply accrual accounting concepts to transactions that span fiscal periods
  • Trace the effect of accrual and deferral transactions to financial statements
  • Apply accounting concepts and the basic tools of financial analysis in identifying and correcting errors
  • Reconcile bank accounts
  • Prepare payroll transactions, from paying wages to depositing and reporting taxes
  • Apply accounting concepts to depreciation transactions, including various methods of calculating depreciation for book and tax purposes
  • Value inventory, record costs, make entries and report inventory on financial statements
  • Help your company or client use basic internal controls to prevent theft, embezzlement, or check and credit card fraud by employees, customers or vendors 

Topics Covered

  • Adjusting entries
  • Correction of accounting errors (including the bank reconciliation)
  • Book and tax depreciation
  • Basic payroll
  • Merchandise inventory
  • Internal controls and fraud prevention

Wanamaker Workforce and Economic Innovation Scholarship

This program is eligible for a Wanamaker Workforce and Economic Innovation Scholarship Opportunity.  Learn more about this competitive scholarship here. Fill out this interest form to receive notification when the Wanamaker Workforce and Economic Innovation Scholarship are open for applications.

Course Dates and Times

Date and Times Location Course Cost/Fees

Sept. 17 - Dec. 17, 2022
9:00 AM to 12:30 PM
(No class Nov. 26, Thanksgiving break)
(Last class ends at 12 PM)

Live Online       $599 (Tuition: $599, Text: must purchase on own prior to class:
College Accounting: A Career Approach. 13th Edition, by Cathy J. Scott)

Sept. 21 - Dec. 14, 2022
5:30 PM to 9:00 PM
(Last class ends at 8:30 PM)


Main Campus,
Center for Business and Industry   
$599 (Tuition: $599, Text: must purchase on own prior to class:
College Accounting: A Career Approach. 13th Edition, by Cathy J. Scott)

Course Hours: 45 Hours

Workshops that complement this program include: