Program Description:

The Accounting Clerk program is designed to prepare individuals for entry-level positions such as accounts receivable & payable clerks and payroll clerks. Program graduates will be employable by companies in the service, merchandising, and manufacturing industries, as well as, professional offices. The program teaches students how to maintain account records and prepare financial statements.

Upon completion of the Accounting Clerk program, graduates can manage a payroll, create balance sheets & P/L statements, and use QuickBooks Pro. Students will be trained with Microsoft Certified Application Specialist (MCAS) approved courses to use Microsoft Office software (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook).

Program Course List:

Microsoft Excel 2010 – Level 1: 30 hours

In this course, students learn to create and manage worksheets and workbook files; enter data and create basic formulas to perform calculations. Students accomplish the learning objectives for each lesson through a series of hands-on tasks, for which they are given step-by-step instructions and desired result checkpoints. The tasks provide ample opportunity for students to practice, apply, and develop the skills covered in the course.

Microsoft Excel 2010 – Level 2: 25 hours

This course teaches students intermediate to advanced-level concepts and features of the Microsoft Excel 2007 application.

Microsoft Outlook 2010 – Level 1: 30 Hours

This course will provide an overview and introduction to Microsoft Word 2010 and its use within the Windows environment. You will learn basic concepts and techniques for working with Microsoft Word’s most commonly used features and functions. There will be opportunities to explore and practice these techniques throughout the course.

Microsoft Word 2010 – Level 1: 30 Hours

This course will provide an overview and introduction to Microsoft Word 2010 and its use within the Windows environment. You will learn basic concepts and techniques for working with Microsoft Word’s most commonly used features and functions. There will be opportunities to explore and practice these techniques throughout the course.

Business Math: 30 Hours

The Business Math course is designed to introduce students to helpful tools that will enable them to perform quick, easy, and accurate basic math functions such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.

Principles of Accounting I: 25 Hours

This course examines the principles of financial accounting. The steps in the accounting cycle, the preparation of financial statements for corporations, and the handling of financial data for service and merchandising firms will be covered.

Principles of Accounting II: 25 Hours

This course is a continuation of Accounting I. The recording, classification, and analysis of economic transactions of the corporation are the focus of the course. The student will analyze transactions, use journals and ledgers, prepare financial statements, and summarize results at the close of the fiscal period. The students will be introduced to decision making and financial analysis.

Bookkeeping with QuickBooks: 30 Hours

This course is designed for students who wish to use a computer system, i.e., QuickBooks Pro 2011, to handle daily bookkeeping transactions. The course reviews the fundamentals of computerized accounting and includes a brief section on everything you need to know about accounting.

Business Correspondence Level 1: 25 Hours

This course places emphasis on the acquisition of skills and style mechanics needed to produce personal and office correspondence. The parts of a business letter are examined in detail, as are the guidelines for organizing and writing a letter.

Program Classroom Link:

https://lms.360training.com/lms

Program Shippable Materials:

  • Bookkeeping with QuickBooks
  • Microsoft Excel 2007 – Level 1
  • Microsoft Excel 2007 – Level 2
  • Microsoft Outlook 2007 – Level 1
  • Microsoft Word 2007 – Level 1
  • Business Math
  • Business Correspondence Level 1

*Note: The standard shipping process usually requires 10-14 business days within the US. Weekends or holidays do not count. International/APO/ FPO/ PO Box address may experience delays. Please be aware that your materials will not be shipped until your start date.

Career Information:

An accounting clerk career is a good fit for those interested in recording numbers, analyzing data, implementing processes, following rules, and learning continuously. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were about 1.9 million accounting clerk in 2010 and about 25% only worked part-time. Accounting clerks are employed in various organizations, such as

  • Firms that provide accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping, and payroll services
  • Companies with a finance or accounting department
  • Federal, state, and local governments
  • Schools

Companies big and small need a dedicated accounting department to track its assets and liabilities, create financial statements, and record transactions. As the business world increasingly relies on computers, accounting clerks not only need traditional accounting skills, but savvy computer skills as well. With many accounting professionals retiring, it is no surprise that this career has strong growth potential in the coming years.

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