Start Your Own
Tax, Accounting & Bookkeeping Business

“I have been bookkeeping for over 6 years and I have learned more over the past 4 weeks than I have in the past 6 years. I now understand what it is I have been doing. I am so excited about being an accountant now and not just a bookkeeper. I feel confident and well prepared to have my own accounting business. Thank you for opening new doors of opportunity.” —Nadine Malpas

Get the Skills to Build Your Own Successful Bookkeeping
& Accounting Practice

If you’re interested in being your own boss and starting a promising home-based accounting business, you’ve come to the right place. Over 80% of accounting opportunities can be found in small businesses. In fact, it continues to be listed as the Best of the Best home based businesses to start.

Universal Accounting®’s training programs specialize in small business accounting so you can take advantage of this valuable niche market.

  • Get the support and direction to get and keep more clients
  • Have the confidence and skills to get paid what you are worth
  • Follow a proven turnkey process to build the practice you want

Universal Accounting Center® provides not only the relevant industry skills to become a qualified accounting professional, but also tested marketing models, promotional plans, and easy-to-follow guides to help you start and build your practice. Plus, receive up to 2-years marketing coaching and assistance.

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.

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.”

Is Starting Your Accounting Business Right For You?

If you are interested in learning more about how professional certifications could help you start or grow your own accounting business, fill out the form on this page. A friendly and knowledgeable UAC Advisor will help you explore your options and uncover the right training solution and business plan to suit you. Plus, you’ll get our Free Video on How to Make More Money in the Accounting/Bookkeeping Profession:

✓ Discover why your own business can be so profitable

✓ Learn how easy it is to get your own business started

✓ Find out how to get clients quickly and grow your business