A Successful Freelance Accounting Business


What Many Freelance Accountants and Bookkeepers are Finding Out

Freelance Accountants information on a computer screen.Remember the good old days when you weren’t quite sure what career to choose? Picking the right career path is more taxing than many people expect. Even after getting a good education or launching a profitable business there are potholes and detours along the way that can derail a promising career. That’s one of the reasons why on any given night everyone from small business operators and CPAs to homemakers and college students can be found in one of the classrooms at Universal Accounting Center.Luckily, you decided on a promising career: accounting. A report from the U.S. Department of Labor stated that the freelance accounting field is expected to grow 20% by 2008, and the profession ranks in the department’s top 25 occupations for the number of jobs and job openings.The bottom-line is that every business needs someone with accounting skills. And that someone could be you. Universal can help you get just the training you need to further develop your freelance accounting and bookkeeping skills while learning how to market those skills effectively, enabling you to find the businesses in need of a Profit Center Expert. Not only that, but you earn a professional designation while learning everything you need to know to launch a profitable accounting business.Since 1979, Universal Accounting Center (UAC) has been dedicated to training accountants. UAC trains its students to manage the day-to-day accounting of businesses, teaching them the skills needed to become successful bookkeepers and accountants.Allen Bostrom, CPA President of UAC, describes the institute’s accounting and bookkeeping curriculum as vastly different than what’s taught at universities. “Universities emphasize professional positions in Fortune 500-type companies or the Big 4 accounting firms,” Bostrom says. “By comparison, Universal trains its students to be confident in the practical day-to-day processes of freelance accounting.””For example, universities all but ignore teaching payroll accounting and the accounts receivables collection processes, while Universal recognizes these functions as being critical to the success of any small business,” he says.Universal’s short-term intensive training curriculum is catered toward the working student, offering independent or home-study classes. Students taking the course usually break down into three categories: small-business owners who want stronger bookkeeping skills, accountants looking to expand their skills, and novices looking for new career skills.Professional Freelance Bookkeeper graduate Philip Lufkin said, “I was amazed how practical this course was, and surprised how much I learned. Having an accounting degree and over 17 years experience in accounting, I didn’t realize how much I didn’t know. This is well worth the time and money, and you will be benefited from this class for years to come.”Upon completing the course, Universal graduates receive continued support working with the center’s staff to answer accounting questions, getting help with UAC’s Job Placement Assistance Program or receive help starting or building a successful accounting and bookkeeping practice.”For hundreds of years accounting has been done as a freelance industry. It’s a real-life home business,” Bostrom explains. “There are tons of businesses out there that need bookkeepers and Universal has a course for setting up a home business.”Professional Bookkeeper LogoIf you have your own freelance accounting firm and would like the Professional Bookkeeper designation as evidence of your expertise, or if you’re thinking about starting your own firm and would like some help, enroll in the Professional Bookkeeper course. And if you enroll within the next two weeks, you can take advantage of this special offer. You’ll get the Professional Bookkeeper course and Financing a Small Business, a manual and CD with everything you need to know about funding your new venture, for one low price! Don’t wait another minute to learn what other accountants are finding invaluable: “If it’s about accounting, it’s Universal.”

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