Ken Bostrom is a husband of 35 years to his wife Ragen and the father of five grown children and one Grandchild. Ken enjoys travel, fishing, and pineapples. In his spare time outside of work, Ken loves to dabble in community theater. During the holidays, he is a professional Santa.
Ken started helping out with Universal Accounting in the San Diego campus but moved to full time in Utah 1988 teaching courses in Lotus 1-2-3 and WordPerfect (precursors to Excel and Word).
He started teaching and supporting the students with accounting and bookkeeping until he would teach all of the courses. He found he had a love for teaching and seeing the “lights come on” for his students. Over the years he has had his own tax and accounting clients, as well as taught for International training institutions teaching management and accounting related courses.
Ken is currently Director of Education which in part means that he is helping our students become our next success stories. Over the past few years, he has helped upgrade the training platform that has made learning even easier and more enjoyable for the student. Ken is the author behind our Professional Bookkeeper’s Guide to QuickBooks, as well as it’s annual updates. You could say Ken wrote the book on how to use QuickBooks to get more done in less time and to become a Profit and Growth Expert. He is a certified Color Accounting instructor, QuickBooks Specialist, and a QuickBooks Pro Advisor.
As mentioned before Ken loves to see his students succeed. One of the biggest steps to succeed is to “Plan your work and work your plan”. Set a schedule of when you are going to do your work, place it on your calendar and stick to it. Universal is here to help you be in business for yourself but not by yourself. Make sure you use your coaches to learn, grow and achieve your goals. Universal is here to provide accounting based products and services to maximize profitability and effectiveness for all levels of accountants and tax preparers. Ken Bostrom has been an instructor, coach, and officer of the Universal sector for over three decades. He has seen Universal Accounting Center grow from a small local brick-and-mortar accounting training school to an international provider of cutting edge, online certification training for accounting professionals to start and grow their own bookkeeping, accounting, and tax practice.