Start & Build Your Accounting Firm

Starting and Building a Successful Accounting, Bookkeeping and/or Tax Practice takes commitment and dedication. Taking action to move forward is key. Following a proven plan insures your goals. Work with Universal Accounting Center to guarantee your business success.

Universal Accounting® Mission

Our Mission Statement promises: To equip students with the education, skills and confidence needed to enjoy a successful career in full-charge accounting, bookkeeping and tax.

We assist accounting and tax firms in building more profitable client bases. We help individuals start and enhance their careers in accounting and tax so that they can receive the promotions that they deserve and earn what they are worth. We take businesses from red to black so that they can be successful and increase their profits.

Universal Accounting® believes that the role of accounting is a proactive one. The accountant should be the Growth and Profit Expert; regular accounting is the asset that every business needs in order to be profitable. Universal Accounting® is committed to creating a positive paradigm shift in the role that accounting plays in business.

Remember; “If it’s about accounting, it’s Universal.”

Like most professions there are many areas to specialize and accounting is no different. It’s more than just the titles of Accountant, Bookkeeper, Tax Preparer. It’s industry, certification, education. When choosing to work with small businesses, more than 90% of the economy, there are certain designations that represent that emphasis such as a Professional Bookkeeper, Professional Tax Preparer, QuickBooks Specialist, QuickBooks Pro Advisor.

Who are you? What do you do in your accounting career?

How can you become a Profit and Growth Expert?

Being one of the “Best of the Best” home-based businesses to start and build Accounting, Bookkeeping and Tax have many advantages. Learn why this is worth pursuing and what to do to succeed.

Often when starting a business there are a number of questions that we ask ourselves. Understand the marketing for accounting, bookkeeping and tax services. Learn what you can expect as you start and build your accounting practice.

Working with small businesses as an accountant or bookkeeper is a unique service. It is key to the success of the client but often the business owners struggle to understand the information and services being offered.

The Professional Bookkeeper program certifies bookkeepers as being proficient in the day to day application of accounting in small business. It helps the account and bookkeeper market and service the small business community with an emphasis on getting and keeping the clients.

Become a Successful Professional Bookkeeper
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Within small business QuickBooks is the most common software in use. Because of this most any accountant, bookkeeper and/or tax preparer needs to be competent with its use. Often times the success and profitablity of a bookkeeping firm is directly tied to its use and profiency with QuickBooks.

Become a QuickBooks Specialist, QS with the Professional Bookkeepers Guide to QuickBooks.

Becoming a tax expert is more than just doing taxes. Become certified in the preparation of individual and business returns.

Get the skills to have the confidence and competence to start and build a successful accounting practice as a Professional Tax Preparer, PTP.

Follow a turnkey system to building a successful accounting practice. For more than 35 years Universal Accounting Center has identified the process to find and service business clients.

For those interested in proactive business accounting software BizBench is the solution. Rather than guess how a business compares to industry standards run this report and with the help of RMA data see how the business compares. Get action items to use throughout the year to improve margins and ratios.

Taking an established accounting practice and helping it expand into the premier accounting service is the focus of the Universal Practice Builder. Whether is it getting more clients and/or offering more services this is the program to follow.

Helping business have access to the capital and line of credits that they need is key. Becoming a Financing Consultant enables you to properly assist and prepare the necessary documents for them.

Learn how to market and offer these services. Get paid well for your services.

Often within the accounting community itself there is confusion between what is accounting, and what is bookkeeping. Forget the lay person and let’s have a candid discussion. What services should you offer?

Some choose to refer to bookkeeping as write-up work, it’s bookkeeping.

* Disclaimer, unfortunately there are some states where the terms accountant and accounting have been regulated such that regardless the services offered only CPA’s or degreed accountants can refer to themselves as such. This is no different than a doctor doing the work of a nurse and still referring to themselves as a doctor. If you are paid to be a nurse, and you do nursing, your a nurse.

When working with small businesses there are specific accounting credentials and or designations that represent qualified accounting services.

Professional Bookkeeper, PB
* Proficient in the day-to-day accounting procedures in small business
* Accounting, Bookkeeping, Write-up services

QuickBooks Specialist
* Certified in the use of QuickBooks as a bookkeeper

Professional Tax Preparer
* Certified in the preparation of Individual and Business Returns

Accounting is the Language of Business. As an accountant do we interpret the bookkeeping for the small business to use. Are we a good doctor helping and advising our clients or a coroner, only see them at the end of the year when it is too late? Become a Profit and Growth Expert.

Listen to Bill Brough as he describes his Successful Tax Practice. Consider his likes and preferences as you start and build your practice.

Working with small business owners often involves giving accounting information to individuals who struggle to understand the information. Becoming a Profit and Growth Expert enables you to communicate the accounting information in a way that a business owner can understand and use in the day to day operations. Understanding what the accounting information says about a business empowers the owner to make more informed decisions. Become for your clients a Profit and Growth Expert

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