Learn to manage the financial aspects of your small business quickly and efficiently with this powerful accounting software program. QuickBooks is designed especially for the small- to midsized-business owner who needs a fully functional accounting system that’s also easy to use.
In 12 lessons, you will gain hands-on experience as you master the tools you need set up a chart of accounts; reconcile your checking account; create and print invoices, receipts, and statements; track your payables, inventory, and receivables; create estimates; and generate reports.
Whether you’re new to QuickBooks or have already used earlier versions of this accounting software program, this course will empower you to take control of the financial accounting for your business.
In your first lesson, you will become familiar with the QuickBooks interface. You will find out how the pros use QuickBooks to simultaneously manage common accounting tasks for multiple companies, you will get to set up a QuickBooks Company of your very own, and you will learn some QuickBooks terminology.
THE CHART OF ACCOUNTS
The Chart of Accounts is the heart and soul of QuickBooks. In this lesson, you will learn how to take fullest advantage of this powerful tool to add, edit, and access accounts that you can use to track the value of your business or monitor your income and expenses.
This lesson will teach you how to use company lists in QuickBooks to gather and organize all of the information you will need to properly conduct your business. By the time you finish this lesson, you will know how to store and retrieve all manner of useful facts, including data on customers, vendors, products, services, important events, and more.
This lesson focuses on working with bank accounts in QuickBooks. You will learn how to tell QuickBooks about checks, withdrawals, and transfers between accounts. You will get firsthand experience with adding, finding, and editing or voiding all manner of checking and savings account transactions. You will even be prepared to reconcile your QuickBooks checking account with your monthly bank statement to ensure that no errors were made.
FIXED ASSETS AND DEPRECIATION
The physical objects you rely on to help you run your business (like furniture, machinery, vehicles, computers, telephones, or even the building that houses your business) all have significant value. The total value of these assets has a direct impact on the overall worth of your business, and there are tax implications if you sell an asset or if its value changes. That’s why it’s important for you to keep an accurate tally of everything your business owns. This lesson will provide you with plenty of opportunities to do just that.
ACCOUNTS PAYABLE I
Without an organized system for managing all the bills your business receives, they can really start to stack up. And when bills pile up, it isn’t hard to overlook one or two from time to time. That, of course, can result in late fees and credit difficulties. In this lesson, you will learn how to use QuickBooks to make sure you’re paying all of your bills right on time—not too early, and not too late.
ACCOUNTS PAYABLE II
This lesson concludes the unit on the accounts payable tools. You will learn how to get QuickBooks to memorize bills that you find yourself paying over and over again, month after month. Then, you will learn how to create some useful accounts payable reports.
ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE I
You will find this lesson useful if your business ever finds itself required to collect payment from a customer long after the products or services have been delivered. You will find out how to create an invoice, fill it with invoice items, edit it, print it, and even email it to your customers.
ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE II
Okay, so you created an invoice and delivered it to your customer. With a little bit of luck, your customer will place the invoice on his or her “to-do” list and, eventually, you will receive some form of payment for your troubles. Now what? You will find out in this lesson.
ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE III
This lesson explores useful customer-related reports that help you keep track of exactly who owes you what. Then, you will learn what to do if you ever incur a charge on behalf of a customer and wish to be reimbursed for that expense.
INVENTORY AND ESTIMATING
This lesson will teach you how to customize your QuickBooks invoices to give them a more professional look. You will also learn how to work with two of QuickBooks’ more advanced features: inventory tracking and estimating.
In your final lesson, you will find out how to create, use, and memorize a wide variety of useful reports that can help you locate, organize, sort, total, summarize, and otherwise make sense of all those transactions you painstakingly entered into QuickBooks.
Prerequisites / Requirements
There are no prerequisites to take this course.
- This course must be taken on a PC. It is not suitable for Mac users.
- Windows XP or later.
- Browser: The latest version of Internet Explorer, Firefox, or Chrome. (We recommend Firefox or Chrome).
- QuickBooks Pro 2017 or QuickBooks Premier Edition 2017.
- Note that while this course is based on the U.S. version of QuickBooks, users of the Canadian and Australian versions will be supported in the Discussion Areas to the extent possible.
- Adobe Flash Player. Click here to download the Flash Player.
- Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the Acrobat Reader.
- Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.
- Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.
WHEN CAN I GET STARTED?
Instructor-Led: A new session of each course begins each month. Please refer to the session start dates for scheduling.
Self-Paced: Start your course at any time your schedule permits.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Instructor-Led: Once a session starts, two lessons will be released each week, for the 6 week duration of your course. You will have access to all previously released lessons until the course ends.
Self-Paced: You can start your course at anytime, review all lessons in any order, and learn and complete the course at your own pace, within the 3 month access period.
HOW LONG DO I HAVE TO COMPLETE EACH LESSON?
Instructor-Led: The interactive discussion area for each lesson automatically closes 2 weeks after each lesson is released, so you’re encouraged to complete each lesson within two weeks of its release.
Self-Paced: There is no time limit to complete each lesson, other than completing all lessons before your 3 month duration of access ends.
WHAT IF I NEED AN EXTENSION?
Instructor-Led: The Final Exam will be released on the same day as the last lesson. Once the Final Exam has been released, you will have 2 weeks plus 10 days to complete the Final and finish any remaining lessons in your course. No further extensions can be provided beyond these 10 days.
Self-Paced: No extensions will be granted since all lessons are accessible at the start of your enrollment, for the full 3 months of access.
WHAT CAN I DO WITH QUICKBOOKS?
top selling accounting software for small and medium businesses in the United States. There are nearly 29 million businesses that use QuickBooks today. It is a software that can be used to keep track of the financial documents in companies across any industry, and you can be sure that learning to effectively and efficiently use the QuickBooks software will open up doors to new jobs as a professional bookkeeper or allow you to manage the finances of your own small business. You can also use QuickBooks to keep track of your finances at home.
IS KNOWLEDGE OF BOOKKEEPING IN DEMAND?
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there is a lot of need for bookkeepers, and the job outlook is expected to remain relatively constant through 2026. Understanding how to efficiently use bookkeeping software like QuickBooks will help you as more and more businesses turn to technology to perform basic accounting tasks.
IS BOOKKEEPING THE SAME AS ACCOUNTING?
Not exactly. There are five major parts to the accounting process and they include: recording, interpreting, classifying, analyzing, and reporting financial information. Bookkeeping is the first, foundational part of the accounting process — recording financial transactions.
HOW CAN KNOWING QUICKBOOKS HELP ME PERSONALLY?
You’ll gain the skills you need to create and stick to a budget within this powerful software. You’ll learn to record income and expenses including all of your banking transactions. You can even set up reports that will show you where the majority of your money is being spent.
WILL QUICKBOOKS HELP ME MANAGE MY BUSINESS?
Yes, QuickBooks can be used to keep track of your finances and produce reports of your financial documents. You can also use QuickBooks to do payroll, track PTO, calculate tax payments, create budgets, print invoices and receipts, forecast revenue, and report on the overall profitability of your company. Understanding this valuable software will help you save time in completing financial records, and free you to focus on other important areas like product, sales, or customer service.