Bookkeeping and Accounting Essentials I

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This introductory course is the first course in the Bookkeeping Essentials sequence and provides an overview of the essential skills needed to be a successful bookkeeper.

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What you can learn.

  • Learn the principles of double-entry bookkeeping, the basics of preparing financial statements, and how to analyze business transactions from an accounting standpoint
  • Develop the skills to record entries in a general ledger, preparing end-of-period worksheets, financial statements, and adjust closing entries
  • Understand how to account for cash, prepare a bank reconciliation, account for sales, cash receipts, purchases, cash payments, and merchandise inventory using weighted average, FIFO, and LIFO methods
  • Receive a general overview of payroll accounting, employee earnings, and deductions, employer taxes and reporting, using the payroll register and journal entries

About this course:

This introductory course is the first course in the Bookkeeping Essentials sequence and provides an overview of the essential skills needed to be a successful bookkeeper. The course is ideal for bookkeepers and accountants who are early in their career or for individuals considering a career transition. Students learn the principles of double-entry bookkeeping, the basics of preparing financial statements, and how to analyze business transactions from an accounting standpoint. Topics include recording entries in a general ledger, preparing end-of-period worksheets and financial statements, and adjusting and closing entries accounting. Additional topics include accounting for cash; preparing bank a reconciliation; a general overview of payroll accounting; employee earnings and deductions; employer taxes and reporting; using the payroll register and journal entries; accounting for sales, cash receipts, purchases, and cash payments; and accounting for merchandise inventory using weighted average, FIFO, and LIFO methods.

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