Knowledge Bureau & Universal Work Together For Canadian Students

When Universal Accounting felt that it was time to create tax preparation training for their Canadian students, they realized how complex tax preparation in Canada can be and determined that the best course of action was to acquire a Canadian tax preparation training program that had already been developed by Canadian tax experts for Canadian tax preparers. After extensive due diligence, we only found one source of tax preparation that met our standards of excellence – Knowledge Bureau.

Knowledge Bureau and Universal Work Together for Canadian Students

We are now confidently referring our Canadian students to Knowledge Bureau to acquire the best tax preparation program in Canada. We have even negotiated with Knowledge Bureau a special pricing on the Tax Professional Certification program.

For more information and to take advantage of this opportunity go here: UAC & KB

Bookkeeping Associations for UAC alumni

As students of Universal Accounting Center, UAC, complete their studies and are certified in their areas of interest it is only natural to then have them join associations such as ICB, AASBC, and IPBC that allow them to build additional relationships with peers and stay engaged in the accounting profession.  So what is the natural progression that a student may experience:

  • Specialized Training – often after years of experience doing accounting at various levels and perhaps some schooling such as earning degrees many find value certifying their skills or specializing in the accounting profession.  Many choose to expand their employment options as well as start or build their accounting practice earning specific designations such as becoming a:BusinessCard-PB-PTP-QS-W
    • Professional Bookkeeper, PB
      • The PB designation states they are proficient in the day to day accounting procedures in small business
    • QuickBooks Specialist, QS
      • The QS designation represents proven skills in the use of QuickBooks as a bookkeeper for small business
    • Professional Tax Preparer, PTP
      • The PTP designation certifies an individuals expertise in the preparation of individual and business returns
    • Profit First Professional, PFP
      • As a certified PFP you are trained to work with clients to use specific processes and strategies to prioritize the flow of revenue to insure profits
    • Value Builder provider, VB
      • The VB designation shows that you understand the 8 drivers that determine the worth of a business and know how to work with a client to develop them within the company to build value that can be used to lines of credit, to generate capital or to ultimately merge or sell and get the most value of the business.
  • Certifying Skills
    • Completing and earning the related certifications to the training.
  • Applying their learning’s
    • Employment – taking advantage of Universal Accounting’s Job Placement Assistance Program
      • Getting the promotion or pay increase they deserve after demonstrating their commitment to the accounting profession
      • Getting the job they’ve wanted
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  • Joining an accounting related association
    • Canada – Institute of Professional Bookkeepers (IPBC)
      • Roger KRoger Knecht, Universal’s President says, “IPBC and UAC agree that bookkeeping is more than a job or career but a profession that needs to be recognized as such. With proper training, support and experience, bookkeepers can have a profitable impact in any business.”
    • USA – Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB Global)
      • “Within the United States there is a need for a bookkeeping community that helps bookkeepers rise to a new level of professionalism and gain respect within the accounting line of work and ICB USA is the organization to do just that” said Roger Knecht, president of UAC.

Here are some examples of the benefits available to UAC alumni that choose to join and participate with ICB:

Joining ICB means becoming a member of the largest community of bookkeepers in the world, which has registered over 150,000 students and members in over 110 countries. Membership means being able to contribute to ICB’s voice as we champion the bookkeeping profession to the accounting firms and software companies, small businesses, and relevant governmental organizations of the USA.

06f13446-48eb-499e-baa2-d428de851bfd_image_pngBeing a member of ICB also demonstrates a commitment to continued learning and professional development, along with independent, internationally recognized certification. Members will be able to use ICB’s own internationally recognized crest as a stamp of approval. ICB sets a benchmark for the bookkeeping profession to live up to in the various countries in which it has been established.

Joining now as an early member means being able to play a part in shaping ICB’s aims and activities here in the US as we focus on our motto of ‘local focus; national accreditation; global recognition.’ ICB encourages and facilitates networking with other bookkeepers, small businesses and accountants, and keeping up to date with industry knowledge, and provides access to regular CPE opportunities through educational webinars and articles.

Comments from our 2015 members feedback (UK) survey:

  • “I love the ICB they are like an extended family”
  • “ICB is a great support”
  • “Keep up the good work!”
  • “Proud to be a MICB” (Member Level of ICB)
  • “I have found the whole experience (of being an ICB member) excellent”
  • “(ICB does) a brilliant job”

95% of students and members who responded to the survey would recommend us to someone thinking of joining. Most commonly reported benefits of membership include a ‘feeling of community’ and a ‘boost in confidence’ among students, and ‘keeping up to date with the industry’ for long-time members.

ua_logoFor this and other reasons Universal Accounting Center (UAC), an accounting school for small business professionals announced their partnership with the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB) as they launch their association in the United States.

More information about Universal can be found by calling 1-800-343-4827 or visiting

For further information about ICBUSA, call Jan Haugo on 1-310-917-1044 or visit the ICBUSA website at



CBALOGOaffiliatemember-gifUniversal Accounting® has joined the Canadian Bookkeepers Association (CBA) as an associate member to make bookkeeping and accounting training more accessible to Canadian residents. Through the membership, CBA members will receive exclusive discounts on Universal products, including the Professional Bookkeeper™ and Universal Practiced Builder programs.

The affiliate membership will allow Universal to provide educational resources for the association including an extensive educational library, offering comprehensive resources to bookkeepers.

“We are honored to be apart of the CBA.  Both our Canadian students and current CBA members will benefit from Universal’s membership and we feel that they will be gaining a tremendous professional resource,” said Allen Bostrom, CPA, former president of Universal Accounting.

Bookkeeping Express & UAC

Together with Universal Accounting Center℠’s, UAC,  renowned educational programs, BookKeeping Express’, BKE, enhanced training will focus on building a better bookkeeping business, marketing, business development, and providing a master coaching program to guide franchisees through the development of their business.

Bookkeeping Express & UAC“With our additional training services and partnership with the Universal Accounting Center℠, BookKeeping Express plans to help small businesses grow even more efficiently,” said Greg Jones, Chief Executive Officer of BookKeeping Express. “In return, we hope to continue on the fast track of franchise growth by offering proficient bookkeeping services across the country.”

With the enhanced training, BookKeeping Express will continue to emphasize its commitment to franchisee support with the Franchise Development Program. Each franchisee is assigned an individual coach to provide them with a step-by-step process to ensure business success.

Bookkeeping Express & UAC, Roger Knecht“Working to help market successful accounting and bookkeeping services is what we specialize in and this is what we expect to accomplish as we work with BKE franchisee’s” said Roger Knecht, President of UAC.

“It has been a pleasure working with UAC. It was quite insightful, I learned several techniques that are very helpful on managing the customers pipeline for great results.

Originally I saw the training as one of the benefits of being part of the BookKeeping Express franchise, but quite soon the value of the coaching became evident… During the coaching sessions I could see my confidence growing to speak to everyone about BookKeeping Express, it’s value to their business… At this point, I believe that we have a solid repeatable and scalable process to fill-in the pipeline and follow-through and I have the confidence to present myself and BookKeeping Express into any networking of sales situation…

Thank you for the support and the patience, keeping me accountable for the progress is definitively one the greatest benefits that I see from the program to jump start my business.


Rodolfo Palafox
BookKeeping Express Cambridge


Universal Accounting Partners with the Institute of Professional Bookkeepers™ of Canada provides relevant and affordable products that continually improve the bookkeeping industry in Canada. (IPBC)

Institute of Professional Bookkeepers™ of Canada (IPBC)IPBC provides relevant and affordable products and services that continually improve the bookkeeping industry in Canada. They ensure that members have the environment, knowledge, and resources necessary to develop excellence in this field. Universal is helping them advance this mission by offering enhanced training to IPBC members.

Louie Prosperi, IPBC Executive Director explains how this partnership “…allows our members to have access to high-quality training and education with an affordable rate, including our discount. Also, non-members residing in Canada can enroll in a Universal course and receive a 6 month membership with our organization, free of charge.”

Universal AccountingIPBC strives to achieve public awareness for the CPB-Certified Professional Bookkeepers™ of Canada. This new partnership allows IPBC members to register for Universal’s online training at a 15% enrollment discount, enabling them to take advantage of many courses designed to help financial professionals achieve and maintain successful accounting and bookkeeping careers.

Roger Knecht, Universal’s PresidentRoger Knecht, Universal’s President says, “IPBC and UAC agree that bookkeeping is more than a job or career but a profession that needs to be recognized as such. With proper training, support and experience, bookkeepers can have a profitable impact in any business.”

Your Universal Accounting program comes with a 6 month IPBC membership. The Institute of Professional Bookkeepers is a perfect compliment to your program and you can discover what the association can do for your career. For more information on the Universal Accounting and IPBC program please click

“The partnership between the IPBC and UAC could not be any better. We have been introduced to UAC members across Canada who have become excellent additions to our membership base. At the IPBC, I receive calls almost weekly from members and non-members on recommending an online accounting program. Due to the positive feedback we have received over the last several years, I have confidence referring the UAC program.  I have even had non-members contact me back after enrolling in a UAC program and thanked me for referring them.  It is great to see a non-member enrol in UAC and then come back later and join the IPBC. See you at the next conference!” – John Zottola

Universal Accounting Certification Register for our National CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL BOOKKEEPER exam. To qualify to take the exam and become a Certified Professional Bookkeeper – CPB you must have at least 2 years of bookkeeping experience.

Universal Accounting School WebinarsVisit the Meeting & Events page and register for our online WEBINARS.  Excellent industry speakers who will keep you current on taxes, regulations, and accounting practices and many other bookkeeping topics and products.

Universal Accounting School ForumsThe ONLINE FORUMS and REGIONAL MEETINGS are a great resource for you to network and to get answers to your questions from fellow members on bookkeeping, tax, service and products.

Your membership gives you access to numerous Corporate Sponsors who provide IPBC members products and services at preferred pricing, including exceptional E & O INSURANCE RATES.

Your IPBC Membership gives you access to our exclusive logo’s, professional engagement letters and other tools to help you with your bookkeeping practice.

These are just a few member benefits.

Best regards,

John Zottola
IPBC Member Support

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