Does this course prepare you for a certification?
Yes, you will be prepared for the Intuit QuickBooks Certified User (QBCU) exam upon completion of the course. You will also be prepared for the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification exams: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Access. To earn the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Expert Certification, you must earn the Associate certification by completing three of the following exams:
- For students using Microsoft Office 2019/2021: MO-100 (Word), MO-200 (Excel), MO-300 (PowerPoint), or MO-400 (Outlook)
- For students using Microsoft Office 365: MO-110 (Word), MO-210 (Excel), MO-310 (PowerPoint), or MO-400 (Outlook)
And complete two of the following expert exams:
- For students using Microsoft Office 2019/2021: MO-101 (Word Expert), MO-201 (Excel Expert), or MO-500 (Access Expert)
- For students using Microsoft Office 365: MO-111 (Word Expert), MO-211 (Excel Expert), or MO-500 (Access Expert)
Do I need a degree to become a bookkeeper?
You do not need an advanced degree to become a bookkeeper. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, you will need to have your high school diploma or equivalent to pursue a career as a professional bookkeeper. Many bookkeepers get started with an online course like this Professional Bookkeeping course. However, in order to stay competitive and open up even more job opportunities down the road, you may want to think about earning an associate degree in bookkeeping or accounting at some point in your career.
Is a bookkeeper the same as an accountant?
Not exactly. There are five major parts to the accounting process and they include: recording, interpreting, classifying, analyzing, and reporting financial information. Bookkeeping is the first, foundational part of the accounting process — recording financial transactions. However, bookkeeping is a great first step into an accounting career and with additional education, you use this as a way to gain experience and become an accountant in the future.
How do I become a bookkeeper?
You will need to have a high school diploma as well as some type of bookkeeping or accounting training to become a professional bookkeeper. An online course like this one is a great place to start. You can try out this great career to ensure that bookkeeping is something you enjoy doing. If you want to stay competitive and qualify for more job opportunities at higher levels down the road, you may want to think about earning an associate degree in bookkeeping or accounting along with your training and experience on the job.
Where do bookkeepers work?
Most bookkeepers work in an office environment during typical 9 to 5 hours and spend a large amount of their time in front of a computer. As a professional bookkeeper, you will usually be working alone but may have a few people from other areas of accounting that work alongside you. It is even possible that you could work remotely from home for one or more organizations at a time.
Do bookkeepers do the taxes for a company?
No, bookkeepers do not do company taxes. Taxes are done by an accountant. However, bookkeepers play an important role in making sure that financial transactions are recorded in a timely and accurate manner. This ensures that the financial information for a company is easy to read and use once it is time for an accountant to take over and do the taxes.
Can I register for courses if I am an international student?
Yes, ed2go courses are completely online. However, keep in mind that not all certifying bodies or industry-specific certifications are recognized internationally. Please review your country's regulations prior to enrolling in courses that prepare for certification.
When can I start this course?
This course is open enrollment, so you can register and start the course whenever you are ready. Access to your course can take 24-48 business hours.
How long does it take to complete this course?
After you register, you will receive 18 months to complete the course. The time allotted for completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours.
What if I don't have enough time to complete the course within the time frame provided?
If you are unable to complete the course, contact your Student Advisor to help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that an extension fee will be charged. If you are funded through a third-party organization, approval may also be required.
What kind of support will I receive?
The course instructor will be available by email to answer any questions and provide feedback on your performance. Occasionally, your course may be supported by a team of industry experts. You will also receive support from the student advising team.
What happens when I complete the course?
Upon successful completion, you will be awarded a certificate of completion from the school or organization that you registered through.
Am I guaranteed a job?
ed2go courses will help you gain the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. However, you should always research the job market in your area before enrolling.
Can I get financial assistance?
ed2go courses are non-credit, so they do not qualify for federal aid, FAFSA, and Pell Grant. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards may provide funding to take our courses. Additionally, you may qualify for financial assistance if you meet certain requirements. Learn more about financial assistance.
How can I get more information about this course?
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