An Accounting and Payroll Specialist accurately handles the daily transactions of a business or organization including sales, payment of bills, and use of inventory.
This program is designed to provide training for entry-level accounting and/or payroll specialist position. You'll get QuickBooks training and learn payroll and bookkeeping basics with these accounting courses. The successful completion of this program will provide graduates with exposure to basic accounting principles, modern accounting software, and other essential knowledge and skills.
*Additional testing required for certifications
How to Enroll
To pursue this certificate, please click on the courses below to see availability. You can register for courses online, and you do not have to apply to the college!
Call 803.732.0432 to talk to us about this program, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Sample Program Plan and Costs
Students must successfully complete all courses within a two-year period. Business Math, Accounting Essentials, and Payroll Preparation Essentials, and QuickBooks must be completed in order. Successful completion of Introduction courses prior to Intermediate is required.
Students can complete this program in approximately 3-4 months.
Online Course Prerequisites
Basic computer skills and the ability to navigate the Internet, websites, and email.
Additional testing is required for certifications.
Class Delivery Methods
|On-Campus||Traditional. Classes meet on campus.|
|Virtual||100% online. Meets with a live instructor and classmates on specific days, at specific times. Uses web conferencing software, like Zoom.|
|Hybrid||Some classes on campus. Some classes online or virtual.|
|Online||100% online. Due dates for projects and assignments. Self-paced work on your time.|
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Develop an understanding of the fundamentals of everyday math - the kind used most frequently in the workplace and at home. Learn practical applications for dealing with percentages, formulas, and the graphics and statistics that are present in everyday activity. Perfect even if you only need a refresher.
Master basic record-keeping procedures including: journalizing transactions, posting to a ledger, and preparing a trial balance and financial statement. The accounting cycle will also be covered in detail. You will gain an understanding of key financial and operational measures.
Payroll Preparation Essentials
This hands-on course will lead you through the complete payroll process cycle. You will calculate earnings and deductions, analyze payroll transactions, record accurate journal entries, and complete necessary forms. This course is also for the existing payroll professional as a way to refresh your knowledge and bring you up to date. Prerequisite: Accounting Essentials or equivalent knowledge of basic accounting principles.
This course is an introduction to the desktop version of QuickBooks. Students will learn to set up a general ledger and chart of accounts, customize forms, create invoices, and learn how QuickBooks can assist with automating your payroll. Prerequisites: Accounting Essentials and Payroll Preparation Essentials or equivalent knowledge of basic accounting principles.
Learn how to create effective and efficient worksheets using formulas, common functions, formatting, and printing. Microsoft Excel is required for online classes.
Learn specialized functions, like IF, COUNTIF, and DSUM, and how to effectively analyze, sort, filter data, create outlines, subtotals, range names, and work with tables. Display data more visually in charts, Pivot tables, and charts and work with slicers and templates. Microsoft Excel is required for online classes.
Make the most of your email communications. Learn to work with contacts and distribution lists. Find out how Outlook tasks can help with organization, and use the Outlook calendar to keep up with your busy schedule.
Organizing Computer Files
Do you have trouble organizing digital photos, documents, and downloads on your computer? Learn to use file management in the Windows environment. The topics include creating and working with folders, finding files, cut, copy, paste, and more.
In this course, you will work with multiple worksheets, use LOOKUP functions and formula auditing, share and protect workbooks, automate workbook functionality with data validation and macros, create spark lines, and map data, and work with data tables, scenarios, goal seek, and forecasting data trends. Microsoft Excel is required for online classes.
Not including fees and equipment