50 hour Accounting and Bookkeeping Certificate

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The IOA Accounting & Bookkeeping course is specially designed to make this seemingly insurmountable topic accessible and easy. Our focused and specialized course modules will walk you through accounting and bookkeeping step-by-step, making sure you leave this course confident and ready to tackle the financial world. This course will focus on:

    The importance of basic accounting practices
    Keeping and balancing a business payroll
    Tracking business inventory and making sure everything adds up
    Keeping track of cash and balancing currency
    Proper bookkeeping practices
    Profit analysis and shareholder equity
    Reporting taxes and preparing your business for an audit

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Course Syllabus:

Module 1: Beginning accounting

    History of accounting
    Why is accounting important?
    Decisions you must make
    Jargon, or how to speak like an accountant

Module 2: Types of accounting

    Financial accounting
    Management accounting
    Tax accounting

Module 3: Making sense of your accounts

    Organization The accounting cycle
    Using computers for accounting
    How does computerized accounting work?

Module 4: Keeping inventory and tracking sales

    Purpose of inventory
    Keeping up with inventory
    Keeping track of sales
    Balancing cash

Module 5: Controlling and managing expenses

    How to control expenses
    Balancing your payroll
    Long-term asset acquisitions
    Financial liabilities

Module 6: Avoiding illegal accounting

    Improper accounting procedures
    Avoiding shortcuts
    Famous accounting scandals

Module 7: Introduction into bookkeeping

    Importance of bookkeeping
    Single-entry bookkeeping
    Double-entry bookkeeping

Module 8: Proper bookkeeping

    Balancing and testing your book
    How to adjust entries
    Financial statement preparation
    Profit analysis
    Liquidity, and how to test it
    Why is internal control important?

Module 9: Tracking & reporting taxes

    What are business taxes?
    How to report year-end numbers to the government
    Finishing and closing your books

Module 10: Handling an audit

    External auditor
    Internal auditor
    Cost auditor
    Performance audit
    Quality audits



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