Love numbers? If so, bookkeeping may be the career for you! Bookkeepers are responsible for handling the financial records of a company or organization, including recording financial transactions, organizing files and maintaining accounting software programs. This program will prepare students for entry level positions in accounts receivable and accounts payable departments, payroll units, income tax firms, and financial services organizations.
Employers: This program is eligible for the Canada-Alberta Job Grant, which reimburses two-thirds of your employee's training costs.
This is a non-credit program offered on a part-time basis. Courses are delivered in the day or evening to accommodate your schedule. For more information or to register, call registration at 403-529-3844 or visit Continuing Studies. Courses can be found under the Computer & Technology section.
Bookkeeping is a service that is in demand by corporate and small business, industry and non-profit groups alike. This program will put you in a good position to work as a bookkeeper, either in your own business or for employment in entry-level bookkeeping positions. Positions include Accounting Clerk, Accounts Payable Clerk, Accounts Receivable Clerk, Audit Clerk, Billing Clerk, Finance Clerk, Invoice Clerk, Tax Clerk, Tax Return Preparer.
According to the 2015 Alberta Wage and Salary Survey, Albertans in the Bookkeeper occupational group earned a starting wage from $22.45 - $32.28 an hour. The average wage was $24.57 an hour. (www.alis.alberta.ca/wageinfo)
Introduction to Bookkeeping
This is an introductory theory-based course in bookkeeping designed for individuals who will be doing books for small businesses. Preparing those students who wish to use computerized bookkeeping software to handle accounts, this course delivers the necessary theory and fundamentals. Topics include: the recording process, ledgers and trial balance, the worksheet, financial statements and closing entries, cash, accounts receivable, accounts payable, inventory and payroll.
Sage 50- Level 1 (Formerly Simply Accounting 1)
Prerequisite: Basic knowledge of double entry bookkeeping and Computerized Bookkeeping Basics, or Introduction to Bookkeeping.
This course is presented as a hands-on business simulation in which students will actually create and post a complete set of books. Topics covered include general journal, payables, receivables, payroll, and inventory.
Sage 50- Level 2 (Formerly Simply Accounting 2)
Prerequisite: Sage 50- Level 1 or equivalent knowledge and experience with Simply Accounting software
Energetically paced. Learn the tips and tricks of Simply Accounting. Topics covered include program security, saving and using recurring entries, making CCRA payments for payroll and GST, setting up budgets, job costing, customizing the program, selling service items, using and accepting credit cards, managing your payroll and business year end, and much more.
Sage 50- Reconciliations (Formerly Simply Accounting- Reconciliations)
Prerequisites: Sage 50- Level 2 or equivalent knowledge and experience, and familiarity with the basics of bookkeeping.
The bank reconciliation in Sage 50 is a very useful bookkeeping tool, but one of the most underused features in the program. Users may find it confusing to work with if there is an error, corrections or outstanding entries from previous periods. This class will explain how to use the bank reconciliation feature as well as the tips, tricks and traps associated with it.
QuickBooks – Level 1
QuickBooks is a very commonly used accounting program in business. Many accountants are suggesting the program to their clients because it is easy to use, even for those with only basic bookkeeping skills. This course is a hands-on practical application of the program that will give you the confidence to set up and maintain a set of company books.
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With 75% achievement on all required courses a Computerized Bookkeeping Certificate will be earned; otherwise, a Certificate of Participation will be awarded. All classes will have a minimum attendance requirement. Where no prerequisite is identified, individual courses of interest may be taken.
Upon successful completion of the required courses, students must apply for the certificate by contacting the Continuing Studies Office at 403.529.3874.
QuickBooks – Level 1
Tuition: $299 + GST
There are no formal academic requirements for this program.
Please refer to the Continuing Studies Calendar – Computer and Technology section for dates, time or register online.
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