Using reporting tools and systems, bookkeepers help individuals and operational managers
stay aware of and improve an entity's financial status and performance.
About This Program
This online Certified Bookkeeper course helps professional bookkeepers earn the prestigious
American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers (AIPB) certification. This course is designed for experienced bookkeepers who want to prepare for national certification.
To succeed in this course, you must have at least two years of experience as a bookkeeper
Earn A Bookkeeper Certification Online
Bookkeeping forms the backbone of every organization's need to carefully account for
its financial activities. It accounts for sales, purchases, and payments that flow through an entity. Bookkeepers are crucial to every organization, and certified bookkeepers are the elite of their profession.
This 100% online course will prepare you for certification by the American Institute
of Professional Bookkeepers (AIPB).
Bookkeepers serve on the front lines of a person, company or organization's financial
Strong bookkeepers set up, deploy and manage systems that record the flow of funds
into and out of an entity's coffers.
Technology has had a huge impact on the bookkeeping field. However, the bookkeeper's
underlying organizational skills and precise attention to detail are as valuable as
ever to their employers and clients. Programs like QuickBooks® or Microsoft Excel® have widely replaced the manual entry
functions of traditional bookkeeping. However, the organization, reporting, and use of financial data still rely heavily on human input and processing.
Technology is highly relevant to the bookkeeper's role. Mastery of bookkeeping software
applications is the key to matching bookkeeping skills with expanding requirements
for analysis, visual data presentation, and reporting that provides value-added to the traditional bookkeeper's duties.
Bookkeeper Salary Expectations
In 2021, the average Bookkeeper made:
an average hourly wage of $21.70
an average yearly salary of $45,140
The top 4 States with the highest employment level in Bookkeepers are:
Q: Is certification important for bookkeepers? A:Certification in any profession signals to employers, colleagues, and clients that a professional is committed to the highest standards of excellence
and accountability. Certified bookkeepers meet the AIPB’s highest standards for financial
accounting, business practices and ethical conduct.
Q: How do I become a certified bookkeeper? A: To earn your AIPB Certified Bookkeeper designation, you must pass the AIPB certification
exam and be able to submit proof of at least two years of full-time or 3,000 hours
of part-time experience.
Prepare to take and pass the American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers (AIPB)
Understand eligibility requirements, code of ethics, and maintenance requirements
for bookkeeper certification
Apply the concepts of accrual accounting to transactions that span fiscal periods
and trace the effect of accrual and deferral transactions
Record book and tax depreciation, using various methods of calculating depreciation
Perform basic payroll duties, including paying wages, handling payroll deposits, and
Know how to value inventory, record costs, make entries and report inventory on financial
Use basic internal controls to prevent theft, embezzlement, or check and credit card
fraud by employees, customers, or vendors
This course is designed for experienced bookkeepers with at least two years of work
experience in bookkeeping or accounting.
This course is 100% online. Start anytime.
BECOMING A CERTIFIED BOOKKEEPER Eligibility requirements, code of ethics and certification maintenance
ACCRUALS, DEFERRALS AND THE ADJUSTED TRIAL BALANCE Why accruals, deferrals, and other adjustments are made; recognizing revenues collected
in advance and expenses after a prepayment
CORRECTION OF ACCOUNTING ERRORS AND THE BANK RECONCILIATION When and where accounting errors occur and how they are discovered; finding and correcting
errors on the unadjusted trial balance
PAYROLL How to pay different types of employees; federal and state wage-hour law
DEPRECIATION The difference between book and tax depreciation; depreciation under GAAP
INVENTORY General concepts of accounting for inventory; the perpetual, periodic, FIFO and LIFO
INTERNAL CONTROLS AND FRAUD DEPRECIATION How to prevent or spot theft of inventory and other non-cash assets by employees;
preventing employee theft, embezzlement or fraud by hiring the right personnel
Wade Lindenberger is a CPA with over 20 years of financial accounting and management
experience in public accounting and private industry. He is currently Director of
Finance and Administration for New Children's Museum. Before his current position,
he worked as the National Finance and Accounting Service Line Leader for Premier Alliance
Group, a national professional services firm. Wade was also Director of the Finance
and Accounting service line for the San Diego office of a global, publicly held professional
services firm. He has previously served as an instructor for courses at Coopers &
Lybrand and at the University of California at San Diego for the Extension Course
and is currently an adjunct professor at the University of San Diego School of Business.
Helene K. Liatsos
Helene K. Liatsos is business advisor and QuickBooks Certified Advisor with more than
25 years of experience. She consults for a range of companies, from travel agencies
to startups. Her company Home Office Management Experts was awarded the 2004 Home-Based
Business of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration. Helene holds a Bachelor
of Arts from Fairleigh Dickinson University.
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