Get to Know Us: Universal Accounting School's Story and Mission

Our Mission

At Universal Accounting®, we are driven to equip individuals with the education, skills, and confidence they need to enjoy a successful career in small business accounting, bookkeeping, and tax preparation. 

Today’s university programs focus on the complexities of audit, tax, and accounting standards for large corporations. Yet over 80% of all accounting opportunities are found within small businesses. Universal Accounting® was built around the unmistakable need for competent training in the proper application of accounting principles for small businesses. Our programs are skills-driven, focusing on the vital areas of small business accounting, tax preparation, and business fundamentals, without spending years in school.  

✓ We assist accounting and tax firms to build more profitable client bases.

✓ We help individuals start and enhance their careers in bookkeeping, accounting, and tax so they can receive the promotions they deserve and earn what they are worth.

✓ We take businesses from red to black so they can be successful and increase their profits. Universal Accounting® believes the role of accounting is a proactive one.

Our programs are specifically designed to provide the structure and support to become not just an accounting professional, but a Profit & Growth Expert.

Flexible Distance Learning

Our programs are delivered through convenient, online video tutorials and easy-to-follow workbooks. They allow you to gain the skills and experience it takes to advance your career, without disrupting your life. You set the pace and manage your training around your schedule. You’ll have continual access to resources and support from experienced accounting professionals – even after you complete the program.

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Accelerated Training

Get the skills you need to advance your career without spending or years in school. Each course can be completed in as little as
3-6 weeks. Our highly focused programs were developed to give you the training you need to succeed without unnecessary filler.

Career Support

As a UAC graduate, you’ll have the skills to build your career and even start your own business – but you’re not on your own. You can feel confident knowing you’re backed by experienced professionals who are happy to help, long after you’ve finished your courses.


Take The Video Tour

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Price Match Promise

Universal will match any other school’s pricing. The competitor’s training must be identical to UAC’s training. The training is required to come from an accredited school (not a company) with IRS approved books, taxes, enrollment fees, video format, and support. Must have proof (website, etc.)  Call +1 (801) 623 6707 to qualify.

Universal Accounting is a unique post-secondary school. We have different choices in training and tuition options which other schools do not offer. We are proud that our courses are often more affordable than comparable programs in the industry.  Let us customize a program for you instead of having a school tell you what you need.  Call UAC today and speak with a representative who can help you with your present situation, based on your background and goals before recommending one or more of our guaranteed programs.

At Universal Accounting, we are committed to providing the most comprehensive, accurate and current professional training available anywhere. We update our instruction materials regularly to ensure that you receive proper training in techniques and methods presently standardized in the applicable industries.

Attentive, highly qualified professionals teach each of Universal Accounting’s courses, willingly devoting the necessary time to help you successfully complete the intensive curriculum. As a Universal student and graduate, you may request an individual consultation with any member of the faculty.

Upon your graduation, Universal’s faculty members are available to answer questions and offer technical support at no additional charge to you.

We are committed to your continued satisfaction with your Universal experience and are so confident in our training that we provide an ironclad guarantee which states that if, after completing the course, you are not satisfied you will receive a refund of all the tuition and fees you have paid.

I invite you to join an ever-increasing force of satisfied and confident Universal Accounting graduates.


Roger Knecht, PB, VB

President, Universal Accounting Center

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School Operating Schedule

Operating hours for Universal Accounting are Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm (MDST). All students who need assistance can contact our Customer Service Department at (801) 265- 3777 during these hours, or call after hours and leave contact information. Students may also contact UA at

The school is closed on major national and state holidays such as: New Year’s Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Utah’s Pioneer Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

Because students select our programs for a variety of reasons and approach the training with different expectations, UA does not compile completion rates and employment statistics. We do, however, make every effort to assist students in completing the training so that they can fully utilize their education to improve their career and earning potential.

There is no specified end date to your program(s). You can study as your professional and personal life allows. However, we do recommend that you set a study schedule for yourself and stick to it.

Your success depends on you, and you are making an investment in your future. Our Education Counselors and Customer Service Representatives are available from 9AM to 5PM (MDST) to help with any customer or educational support questions. Please allow 24 hours for a response.

All student questions submitted to the school during business hours are usually acknowledged within 24 hours, unless the request is made after business hours. If a student contacts the school outside of normal business hours, they can expect a returned call or other form of contact during the next business day. Voice messages may be left for any UA personnel by calling the main number and then using the phone directory.

Registration & Disclaimer

Universal Accounting and its operations comply with the standards established under law for occupational instruction by private, post-secondary educational institutions. Course instruction is updated annually and subject to ongoing review.

Universal Accounting, the facilities it occupies and the equipment it uses fully comply with any and all federal, state and local ordinances and regulations, including requirements regarding fire safety, building safety and health.

Universal Accounting is registered under the Utah Postsecondary Proprietary School Act (Title 13, Chapter 34, Utah Code). Registration under the Utah Postsecondary Proprietary School Act does not mean that the state of Utah supervises, recommends, or accredits the institution. UA maintains full surety as required by UT state law. (Bond held by the Division of Consumer Protection)

It is the student’s responsibility to determine whether credits, degrees or certificates from the
institution will transfer to other institutions or meet employers’ training requirements. This may
be done by calling the prospective school or employer. The institution is not accredited by a regional or national accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education.

Enrollment Requirements & Prerequisites

Students may enroll in a course at any time. All courses are offered as home or independent study curriculum. No time limit is imposed on the student.

Students may begin and complete courses as their schedule allows. Students work at their own pace. It is recommended that they set their own personalized study schedule to optimize their time and their educational support.

UA Customer Service Representatives will contact the student to assist them in utilizing their own
self-imposed study timeline. To be admitted to any of Universal’s courses, the applicant must have a high school diploma or General Education Development (GED) certificate, and be beyond the age of compulsory high school attendance, as prescribed by Utah law (see Rule 152-34-4(3) of the Utah Administrative Code).

Student Account Privacy

Enrollment will include a invoice showing all programs, courses and products purchased. It may be inside the boxed materials or sent via email. This invoice is always available to registered students. Call Customer Service for a copy at (801) 265-3777.

Students may correspondence with the school and its personnel.  However, UA associates will not discuss account history or other information with anyone other than the student. Student information is not sold with other entities outside of UA. All information is used for internal processes only, and is protected, and only discussed with the student on record with UA’s admissions office.

If a person other than the student needs to discuss a student’s account or materials, a hard copy of Power of Attorney signed by the student on record will be required, giving authorization for UA to discuss the student’s account with that specific individual.

If a person other than the student on record has given payment authorization, UA is allowed to discuss the student’s account with the card or bank-account holder from which payment is being processed.

If identity theft or fraudulent activity is reasonably suspected on an account, UA reserves the right to refuse service/information/products to anyone, and proper authorities may be contacted.

Please do not send sensitive payment information, such as credit card numbers, in emails. Always phone the school for proper delivery of these items to UA Associates.

Attendance Requirements

No specific attendance is required for the home- or independent-study courses. All students set their own study pace and work on their own schedules. It is recommended that they design their own personalized study schedule to optimize their time and their educational support. A suggested study guide schedule and worksheet are included in the study materials. Their Customer Service Representative will contact the student to assist them in utilizing their own self-imposed study timeline.

Educational Support

Universal also provides student/educational support according to the terms of the student’s contract. The student can contact the educational coaches during normal business hours for instructional advice and support. If the coach is not available, the student should leave a detailed question and their contact information, including their ID number. They can expect a call back by the next business day.

Coaches are not available weekends or on specified holidays. All complaints regarding customer service or coaching support can be submitted in writing to UA.

Student Conduct Policy

At the discretion of Universal’s school administrator, a student may be dismissed from enrollment in any course, based upon their conduct toward UA associates or the school. This includes phone calls, email correspondence or any other determined infraction of conduct. It may also include all disrespectful behavior toward an administrator or faculty member. A dismissed student may enroll at a later date, after completing an interview with the School Administrator to discuss conduct.

Smoking is not permitted in Universal’s facilities or offices.

Graduate Records Retention Statement

Potential students should be advised that Universal maintains school and student records for only a five-year time period. (older records may be available but limited in nature)

These records include a student’s class attendance, copies of final
examinations, grade average and date of course completion.

Prior Educational Experience & Granting of Credit

Due to the unique nature of Universal’s training and instruction, no credit toward course completion will be granted for previous educational instruction or training. No time limit is imposed for course completion.

All students may work at their own pace.

Universal Graduate Placement Assistance

Companies in the community occasionally contact Universal, looking for potential job candidates. Universal may provide job attainment information from time-to-time; however, we cannot make any employment guarantees. Universal’s Job Placement Assistance program provides help with resume preparation, resume placement strategies, and successful interviewing techniques.

No offer of job placement, salary level or wage level is guaranteed by UA