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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: Tuesday, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., 5 weeks, 9/6-10/4

Location: Riverwalk

Cost: $285

CRN: 512 Course Number: SBPD1143 Section: RWB


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: Tuesday, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., 5 weeks, 10/11-11/8

Location: Riverwalk

Cost: $285

CRN: 513 Course Number: SBPD1144 Section: RWB


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: Tuesday, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., 5 weeks, 11/15-12/13

Location: Riverwalk

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

CRN: 514 Course Number: SBPD1145 Section: RWB


Payroll Accounting  NEW!

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.  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: Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., 5 weeks, 9/10-10/22 (no class 10/1 & 10/8)

Location: Riverwalk

Cost: $285

CRN: 493 Course Number: SBPD1176 Section: RWA


Payroll Accounting Part II

Course Information

Dates/Time: Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., 4 weeks, 10/29-11/19

Location: Riverwalk

Cost: $229

CRN: 494 Course Number: SBPD1177 Section: RWA
 


Payroll Accounting Part III: QuickBooks for Payroll

Course Information

Dates/Times: Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., 2 weeks, 12/3-12/10

Location: Riverwalk

Cost: $149 + $25 materials fee + $10 capital fee

CRN: 495 Course Number: SBPD1178 Section: RWA
 


Individual Tax Accounting I, II and III NEW!

Gain a basic understanding of federal tax laws with emphasis on personal tax returns and related schedules. Learn about calculation of adjusted gross income, deductions, exemptions, calculation of tax and more. This information packed class uses a hands-on approach to cover the various tax forms; although the use of computer applications will be discussed, no computer knowledge is required as no computer programs will be used. Required book can be purchased at
http://www.cengagebrain.com/shop/en/US/storefront/US?cmd=CLHeaderSearch&fieldValue=9781305664487.

Instructor:
Cheryl Dick (see above for bio)


Individual Tax Accounting Part I

Course Information

Dates/Time: Thursday, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., 5 weeks, 9/8-10/6

Location: Riverwalk

Cost: $285

CRN: 490 Course Number: SBPD1168 Section: RWB


Individual Tax Accounting Part II

Course Information

Dates/Time: Thursday, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., 5 weeks, 10/13-11/10

Location: Riverwalk

Cost: $285

CRN: 491 Course Number: SBPD1169 Section: RWB


Individual Tax Accounting Part III

Course Information

Dates/Time: Thursday, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., 4 weeks, 11/17-12/15 (no class 11/24)

Location: Riverwalk

Cost: $229

CRN: 492 Course Number: SBPD1175 Section: RWA

 


Enrolled Agent (EA) Exam Review Program

This practical program will prepare you to take and pass the Special Enrollment Exam to become an Enrolled Agent (EA) which enables you to not only prepare and sign tax returns but also represent your clients in dealings with state and federal tax authorities. Perfect for tax preparers interested in expanding their careers and income potential or for individuals with a strong finance and taxation background, the program includes a review of tax laws and other critical info, lively classroom discussion, extensive written material, an online review program, practice tests and proven test taking strategies so you’ll feel more confident and maximize the probability that you will pass the first time. Each module covers different parts of the Special Enrollment Exam. Instructors are Enrolled Agents with extensive tax preparation and instructional experience invested in helping you successfully join their ranks. Note: some internships and/or employment may be available for students passing all 3 exams. Fee includes materials; early registration is strongly recommended to ensure you have the materials for the 1st class. Not eligible for tuition waivers.

PART I: Individual Tax

Course Information

Dates/Times: Wednesday, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., 3 weeks, 9/14-9/28

Location: Riverwalk

Cost: $350 fee

CRN: 585 Course Number: SBPD1165 Section: RWB


PART II: Small Business, Corporations, Partnerships and Trusts  

Course Information

Dates/Times: Wednesday, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., 6 weeks, 10/12-11/16

Location: Riverwalk

Cost: $700 fee

CRN: 586 Course Number: SBPD1166 Section: RWB


PART III: Ethics, Practice and Representation

Course Information

Dates/Times: Wednesday, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., 3 weeks, 8/10 to 8/24

Location: Riverwalk

Cost: $350 fee

CRN: 199 Course Number: SBPD1167 Section: RWA

Fall Course Information

Dates/Times: Wednesday, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., 3 weeks, 11/30-12/14

Location: Riverwalk

Cost: $350 fee

CRN: 587 Course Number: SBPD1167 Section: RWB