Accounting and Bookkeeping
Gain Key Skills Using Today's Leading Bookkeeping Tools
Business owners, accounting clerks and traditional bookkeepers need up-to-date skills in modern bookkeeping systems and tools. Professional bookkeepers will always play key roles in business success, and the demand for bookkeepers skilled in the leading bookkeeping software is growing.
Learn to run a successful business for yourself or someone else by keeping finances and tax information in order with accurate and current records.
BOOKKEEPING BOOT CAMP (LBS 0115): Accurate records are the basis of a successful business. But let’s face it, most entrepreneurs want to provide a quality product or service but don’t have a background in double-entry bookkeeping. Don’t be confused about debits, credits or setting up a chart of accounts. This course teaches the best practices to track the movement of your hard-earned money whether you are a current or aspiring small business owner with little or no knowledge of bookkeeping procedures. Materials included.
INTRODUCTION TO PAYROLL ACCOUNTING (LBS 8155): Learn the fundamentals of payroll accounting including the preparation of payroll records and tax returns for old age benefits and employment insurance. Learn to construct a Quarterly Federal Tax Return, Employer’s Annual Unemployment Tax Return, and Illinois Employer’s Contribution Report. Upon request this course can be converted to college credit for course ACC155 and partially fulfills the requirement to earn the Accounting Bookkeeping Clerk Certificate for college credit. Prerequisite ACC100, ACC101, LBS8010, or LBS8011. Also offered for credit ACC155-CB8. Blended class combining online instruction and weekly attendance.
PRINCIPLES OF FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING (LBS 8011): Learn about accounting as an information system that produces summary financial statements primarily for users external to a business. You will focus on what effects transactions and other economic events have on the financial condition and operations of a corporate business. You will cover basic accounting concepts, financial statements, accrual and cash basis, the accounting cycle, monetary assets, inventories, fixed assets, current and long-term liabilities, and owner equity. Upon request this course can be converted to college credit for course ACC101 and partially fulfills the requirement to earn the Accounting Bookkeeping Clerk Certificate for college credit. Also offered for credit AAC101-C01.
QUICKBOOKS APPLICATIONS (LBS 8113): Whether you’re a business owner or someone who needs to know how to use QuickBooks in your employer’s company or organization, this course will deliver the skills you need to perform. Learn how to set up, backup and store company files; create custom reports and graphs; prepare budgets and payroll; and track changes in your financial accounts. Students should have knowledge of accounting and have taken LBS 8010, Intro to Accounting, or have approval from the College. Upon request, this course can be converted to College credit. This blended course combines online and campus instruction. Also offered for credit ACC112-CB8, Blended class combining online instruction and weekly on-campus attendance.
SMALL BUSINESS ACCOUNTING PROCEDURES (LBS 8010): Grasp the fundamentals of accounting using the accounting cycle for both service and merchandising businesses, including adjustments, preparation of financial statements and closing procedures. You will focus on the reconciliation of bank statements, petty cash and examination of fraud and internal controls. This non-transfer course is intended for those students planning to take only one semester of accounting or for those who need preparation before enrolling in a more advanced accounting course. Upon request this course can be converted to college credit for course ACC100 and partially fulfills the requirement to earn the Accounting Bookkeeping Clerk Certificate for college credit. Also offered for credit ACC100-CB6. Blended class combining online instruction and weekly on-campus attendance.
Please note, not all courses are offered every semester.