Certified Accounting Courses:

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Quickbooks is the most common accounting software for small businesses. This program is designed to provide individuals with the skills and experience it takes to become a QuickBooks Specialist. Earning the QuickBooks Specialist™ designation certifies your expertise with QuickBooks and demonstrates to clients and employers your commitment to providing quality service. Become an expert in setting up and managing accounts in both QuickBooks Desktop and QuickBooks Online.

After achieving the Professional Bookkeeper™ designation, you’ll be a fully-charged accounting professional skilled in the day-to-day practical application of the accounting process in small to mid-sized businesses. With this understanding, you’ll have the confidence to do the books of business competently. You’ll be prepared for the most common situations when working with new clients, such as:

Managing the bookkeeping from someone with no formal bookkeeping training such as the owner, spouse, employee. Setting up the books from scratch such as separating the business from personal financial accounts. Taking over the books of business from another accounting professional.

The Professional Tax Preparer™ certification was created to meet the high industry demand for qualified bookkeeping professionals. It is ideal for those interested in providing trusted tax preparation for individuals and businesses. Completion of this program is your first step to accelerate your accounting and bookkeeping career. Learn both tax planning and preparation strategies along with pricing, marketing, and client relations.

Now that you have clients it’s time to streamline your workflow. The Virtual Bookkeepers Roadmap gives you the basics of building a solid foundation for your business. It ensures that you are working efficiently and profitably by providing you with the best practices when it comes to the back-office workflow. Be mentored by a seasoned CPA on how she runs her business using the latest in technology to leverage her time and talents.

Learn the step by step process to help your clients go from being in the “Red to Black in 30 days.” Our proven system enables individuals to confidently offer consultative accounting services as a value-add to traditional bookkeeping, accounting, and tax work. You’ll be trained in the most effective and inexpensive marketing and sales strategies for accounting professionals to identify, find, and engage with your ideal clients. As their trusted strategic advisor, implement the nine principles to make their business profitable so that they can deliberately and intentionally be “in the BLACK.”

This certification is a must-have for any professional who consults with business owners. Learn the tools, techniques, and strategies to find profits within your client’s business. As their trusted profitability advisor, you become an integral part of your client’s success. By following our process outlined in Profit First™ Professional module, you can be certain that you will help them succeed. ​Join this community of committed accounting professionals to eradicate entrepreneurial poverty.

Convenient At-Home Learning

Universal Accounting Center® programs are delivered through informative videos and easy-to-follow workbooks. You can review the tapes as much or as little as necessary to complete your assignments. You set the pace. The distance learning model allows you to organize your learning around kids, work, and other responsibilities. Our programs have been designed to allow you to gain skills, experience, and the support it takes to advance your career, without disrupting your life.

✓ Flexible training you complete on your own schedule

✓ Rich and engaging training videos you can view again and again

✓ Hands-on instruction and practice sets through which you will gain much-needed experience

✓ Valuable follow-up support even after you complete your course

✓ The opportunity to earn professional certification