Accounting & Bookkeeping: Professional Bookkeeping with QuickBooks Course

Have little or no bookkeeping experience? Get up-and-running with QuickBooks Online in this self-paced course.

Register for this course by June 21 and take 20% off tuition.*


Quick Details

Regardless of industry, all businesses can benefit from using QuickBooks to organize their finances, stay on top of invoices, pay bills on time and track expenses efficiently. This course will teach you how to use QuickBooks Online for basic accounting, double-entry bookkeeping and more. Upon completion of this course, you will have the knowledge and skills needed to ensure that your accounting methods meet all legal standards.

Course Format: Self-paced, online

Total Hours: 100 hours

Program Duration: Must be completed in six months

Tuition: $2,899

Materials: Tuition includes all course materials, a one-year full subscription to QuickBooks Online, and one voucher for the QuickBooks Certified User Exam

This course is WIOA approved and is on the Maryland Eligible Training Provider List (ETPL).

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More About This Course

Bookkeepers serve on the front lines of a person, company or organization's financial health. Strong bookkeepers set up, deploy and manage systems that record the flow of funds into and out of an entity's coffers. Using reporting tools and systems, bookkeepers help individuals and operational managers stay aware of and improve an entity's financial status and performance.

QuickBooks has replaced the manual entry functions of traditional bookkeeping. However, the organization, reporting and use of financial data still rely heavily on human input and processing. Knowing how to automate your bookkeeping practice with QuickBooks is an important aspect to staying competitive in today’s job market.

What you will learn:

  • Successfully set up a company file in QuickBooks Online.
  • Perform fundamental analysis of accounts, financial documents, and reports.
  • Perform essential bookkeeping duties and tasks.
  • Apply basic accounting principles (accrual method, depreciation, and so on) to bookkeeping practices.
  • Understand fundamental accounting concepts and how QuickBooks works to support these concepts.

Job outlook for Bookkeepers

  • According to, bookkeepers earn on average $17.37 per hour. Experienced bookkeepers can earn over $56,000 annually.
  • According to, bookkeeping is a highly transferable skill set for accounting professionals who want to advance into financial analysis or management roles.
  • Technology is highly relevant to the bookkeeper's role. Mastering QuickBooks is the key to matching bookkeeping skills with expanding requirements for analysis, visual data presentation and reporting that provides value-added to the traditional bookkeeper's duties.
  • Introduction to Bookkeeping
  • Accounting Basics
  • Getting Started With QuickBooks Online
  • The Chart of Accounts
  • Centers and Lists
  • Bank Accounts
  • Recording Expenses and Paying Bills
  • Credit Cards and Loans
  • Sales Receipts
  • Invoices, Estimates, and Customizing Sales Forms
  • Billable Expenses and Customer Credits
  • Sales Taxes and Reports
  • Midterm Exam
  • Product and Service Items
  • Managing Inventory
  • Managing Projects and Sales
  • Progress Invoicing, Late Fees, and Bad Debts
  • Payroll
  • Fixed Assets and Loans
  • Business Entities and Owner Transactions
  • Banking Rules, Receipts, and Budgets
  • Adjusting and Reviewing the Books
  • Starting a Bookkeeping Business
  • Your Career Roadmap: The Job Search and Future Opportunities (Optional Lesson)
  • Communication and Organization (Optional Lesson)
  • Final Exam

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There are no prerequisites for this course.

The following textbooks will be shipped to you approximately 7-10 business days after enrollment.

  • Bookkeeping for Dummies

The cost of the exam is included with this course. Access more information about the QuickBooks certified user certification.

Students are supported by both an assigned instructor and assigned advisor throughout the duration of the course. Students receive contact information for both upon enrollment and all communication is handled via email. Students should allow up to two business days for responses.

Hardware Requirements:

  • This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac.

Software Requirements:  

  • PC: Windows 10 or later. 
  • Mac: OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 or later
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible. 
  • QuickBooks Online (Free 1-year subscription and practice site included in enrollment.) An additional subscription or software purchase for QuickBooks Online is not required to complete this course. However, please note that this course is only suitable for the QuickBooks Online version.
  • Microsoft Office or equivalent (not included in enrollment). 
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download. 
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins. 


  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account. 

*NOTE: WIOA and other tuition assistance programs are not eligible for course discounts.