Accounting and Bookkeeping
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.
Lori Capra, NECC adjunct faculty with a MS degree in Accounting
Accounting & Bookkeeping Courses
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.
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.
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.
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, II & III – Payroll Accounting 2019 (with CengageNOW™ v2, 1 term Printed Access Card) Loose Leaf Version, 27th edition, ISBN# 978-1-337-61976-9 and can be purchased on Amazon.com or the Cengagebrain website.
Cheryl Dick, experienced NECC accountant and instructor with an M.S. in Accounting
Payroll Accounting Courses
Payroll Accounting Part I
Payroll Accounting Part II
Payroll Accounting Part III
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