Offer quality bookkeeping and accounting services with confidence and competence as certified Professional Bookkeeper (PB), applying the principles and acquiring the skills needed with Payroll Made Easy and certifying as a QuickBooks Specialist (QS) upon completing the QBO Bootcamp. All of this is built upon your ability to effectively communicate with your clients using the concepts from Color Accounting.
The role of an accountant is to keep track of a company’s financial history, and it is one of the fundamental pillars of every business in the world. To start an accounting business means tapping into this ever-running stream of entrepreneurship. You’ll be a crucial part of the success of the clients you serve in growing their businesses.
To get started working with clients, you really need three key capabilities:
The ability to comfortably communicate with clients and explain each step of the accounting process.
Your ability as an accountant or bookkeeper. This is the work of preparing monthly reports for the client to use in running their business.
The ability to use software to generate these reports in a timely fashion.
Those three things are ultimately what your clients are looking for to operate their small business efficiently. Universal Accounting Center’s online bookkeeping training will set you up to confidently and competently offer these three abilities to your clients and start earning profits as an Accountrepreneur yourself.
Accounting is an industry that has a role to play in just about every other industry, and yet, the language most accountants use is fairly niche. There’s tons of jargon: debits and credits, PnLs, charting accounts, reconciliations.
While you as an accounting professional probably have the industry vocabulary down, it can be pretty confusing for small business owners. And even worse, they might not want to admit that they don’t understand exactly what you’re saying.
That’s the real focus of Color Accounting. This is an online accounting course designed to be completed in just a couple of days and give you, basically, the layman’s version of accounting. In order to properly communicate the value you’re bringing to a business, you have to put in terms they’ll understand.
Color Accounting is more like a game experience than the long math problems you might encounter in other online accounting courses. This also serves as a good chance to review the basic processes and reports you’ll prepare for your clients. Learn the language of accounting and how it can be applied to business decisions with this online bookkeeping training.
The next step in the process is learning how to actually prepare the reports you’ll need to give your clients each month. We at Universal Accounting Center believe that to start a bookkeeping business or an accounting business, you need to have a real fundamental grasp of what the accounting process looks like.
Sure, you can use online programs to alleviate the steps of that process (and we will show you how to!), but without a good foundation, you may not be ready to answer a client’s demand that your software isn’t able to do for you.
The Professional Bookkeeper Program will give you confidence and competence in the day-to-day application of the accounting process in small to mid-sized businesses. This means that, upon completion of the program, you’ll receive the PB designation, showing your clients that you are fully qualified to take care of their accounting and bookkeeping needs from “A to Z.”
This online bookkeeping course will take you from the most basic to advanced principles and uses hands-on examples that model what you’ll do when working with real clients. After completing the training, you’ll be prepared to take the Bookkeeping Certification Exam and you may qualify for as many as 60 Continuing Professional Education credits depending on your state or association.
Completion of the Professional Bookkeeper™ program is your first step to accelerate your Accounting and Bookkeeping career where you’ll learn what you need to know to take on a few clients on the side if you so desire. This sets you up to get a promotion at your current job, or if you’re ready, to start a practice of your very own. You’ll be assigned a Marketing Coach to help you land clients and an extra training module more focused on how to make your business successful.
Once you’re rock solid on the processes you’ll carry out as a Professional Bookkeeper, we’ll guide you through the most popular accounting software in the world: QuickBooks.
This online accounting course is designed to teach anyone how to use QuickBooks online with confidence. Over 80% of small businesses use QuickBooks, so you’ll be a much more attractive candidate to future employers as a QuickBooks Specialist.
Our QuickBooks Online Bootcamp is designed to be completed in about one week’s time and includes 15 hours of instruction from Alicia Katz Pollock, a Top 10 ProAdvisor.
After you’ve completed this program, you’ll be able to set up a new QuickBooks Online file, create sales transactions to receive money from your customers, create expense transactions to pay your vendors, and use QBO’s banking center to reconcile your bank statements.
This course is invaluable for your client relationships as you’ll be trained to look for common bookkeeping errors as well as prepare estimates, invoices, sales receipts, and more.
For more information or to answer any questions you have about our online bookkeeping training, call +1 (801) 623 6707.