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Accounting & Bookkeeping Fundamentals Certificate Program

Understanding basic accounting principles and maintaining accurate financial records is critical for all business and nonprofit organizations. This hands-on certificate program provides an overview of basic financial concepts plus QuickBooks and is perfect for anyone interested in starting on this career path, for those who need a refresher and for entrepreneurs managing their own books. Complete the Fundamentals of Accounting and Bookkeeping I and II plus Computerized Accounting and Bookkeeping Using QuickBooks to earn the certificate of completion. Students successfully completing this noncredit certificate program may also earn 3 credits (as the equivalent of ACC101) applicable toward their NECC associate degree or certificate program. Additional courses in Excel and QuickBooks also strongly recommended. Bring pencil, eraser and calculator to Fundamentals I and II courses. Bring flash drive to Computerized Accounting & Bookkeeping Using QuickBooks course.

Instructor: Cheryl Dick, experienced NECC accountant and instructor with an M.S. in Accounting


Fundamentals of Accounting and Bookkeeping I

Learn essential terms and concepts related to starting an accounting system, understand debits and credits, classify items as assets, liabilities, equity, revenue/sales and expenditures. Use practice scenarios and complete basic procedures such as journalizing entries and posting transactions to a general ledger. The book is available for online purchase here. (Accounting, 26th edition by Warren/Reeve/Duchac, ISBN# 9781285743615. Use e-chapter purchase option; chapters 1-4, 6-7, & 9-10 covered in Fundamentals I and II).  It can also be purchase at Amazon.com or the NECC bookstore located at 420 Common Street, Lawrence, MA.

Course Information

Dates/Time: Wednesday, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., 5 weeks, 2/1-3/1

Location: Riverwalk

Cost: $285

CRN: 138 Course Number: SBPD1143 Section: RWA


Fundamentals of Accounting and Bookkeeping II

Explore the bookkeeping and accounting cycle, cash systems, creating and understanding financial reports. Learn to create a Trial Balance and Post-Closing Trial Balance, understand an Income Statement and Balance Sheet as well as adjusting entries and bank statement reconciliation. This course requires completion of the Fundamentals of Accounting and Bookkeeping I and uses the same book.  Can also be purchased here or at the NECC bookstore located at 420 Common Street, Lawrence, MA.

Course Information

Dates/Time: Wednesday, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., 5 weeks, 3/15-4/12

Location: Riverwalk

Cost: $285

CRN: 139 Course Number: SBPD1144 Section: RWA


Computerized Accounting and Bookkeeping Using QuickBooks

Develop a working familiarity of QuickBooks 2015 in this hands-on course and then use this financial software application to apply what you have learned in Accounting and Bookkeeping Fundamentals I and II. This course requires completion of Accounting and Bookkeeping Fundamentals I and II plus some working familiarity with computers in a Windows environment. Students must bring flash drive to class.

Course Information

Dates/Time: Wednesday, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., 5 weeks, 4/19-5/17

Location: Riverwalk

Cost: $285 + $48 materials fee + $10 capital fee

CRN: 140 Course Number: SBPD1145 Section: RWA


Payroll Accounting Certificate Program  

Gain firsthand experience and the thorough foundation you need for success in calculating payroll, completing payroll taxes, and preparing payroll records and reports.  Focusing on practical applications rather than theory, you’ll have opportunities to practice concepts with useful, hands-on exercises using relevant, detailed examples and real life business applications.  Complete all three parts to earn the certificate of completion.  Required book information for Parts I and II –  https://www.cengagebrain.com/shop/en/US/storefront/US?cmd=CLHeaderSearch&fieldValue=978-1-305-66591-0;  It can also be purchased at Amazon.com or the NECC bookstore located at 420 Common Street, Lawrence, MA.   Materials fee covers Part III materials provided in class. 

Instructor: Cheryl Dick, (see above for bio)


Payroll Accounting Part I

Course Information

Dates/Time: Thursday, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., 5 weeks, 2/2-3/2

Location: Riverwalk

Cost: $285

CRN: 135 Course Number: SBPD1176 Section: RWA


Payroll Accounting Part II

Course Information

Dates/Time: Thursday, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., 5 weeks, 3/16-4/13

Location: Riverwalk

Cost: $285

CRN: 136 Course Number: SBPD1177 Section: RWA
 


Payroll Accounting Part III: QuickBooks for Payroll

Course Information

Dates/Times: Thursday, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., 5 weeks, 4/20-5/18

Location: Riverwalk

Cost: $285 + $25 materials fee + $10 capital fee

CRN: 137 Course Number: SBPD1178 Section: RWA