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Basic Elements of Bookkeeping Certificate Program

Program Information Sheet: bookkeeping-payroll-information-sheet.pdf

Program Matrix (fees, textbooks, course hours):  bookkeeping-payroll-matrix.pdf

Basic Elements of Bookkeeping Level 1

Nanaimo:  MSBK 010 F18N01  // Start Date: September 10, 2018

Cowichan: MSBK 010 F18D01 // Start Date: September 25, 2018

Learn bookkeeping from the ground up. Become trained in journalizing transactions, posting to the various ledgers, creating financial statements and year-end adjustments, and closing the books at year-end. In-class participation is based on practical situations. Valuable if you have a small business, belong to a non-profit group or need to upgrade your job skills. No bookkeeping experience required. Manual included.

 

Basic Elements of Bookkeeping Level 2

Nanaimo:  MSBK 020 F18N01  // Start Date: October 1, 2018

Cowichan: MSBK 020 F18D01 // Start Date: October 16,  2018

This course builds on the concepts and skills developed in the popular Bookkeeping Level 1. Continue to record transactions, and expand your skills to include merchandising and manufacturing companies, partnerships and corporations. Sales tax remittances, payroll calculations and remittances, amortization, gain/loss on disposal of capital assets, inventory, interest, some analysis of financial statements and the organization of source documents are topics covered. A comparison of different bookkeeping software packages is presented. Manual included.

 

SAGE 50 Accounting Level 1

Nanaimo:  CMSA 010 F18N01  // Start Date: November 5, 2018

Cowichan: CMSA 010 F18D01 // Start Date: November 6, 2018 


Simply Accounting is used by more than 400,000 Canadian businesses. Whether you sell services or products, learn how to manage all your daily accounting needs. Acquire skills in this system’s fully integrated general ledger, inventory, accounts receivable, accounts payable and payroll modules. Generate meaningful reports, analyze your financial data and improve your business strategies! Best used with Windows-based PC.  Textbook purchased separately.

Prerequisites: Computer Basics or equivalent, keyboarding skills, plus some experience in bookkeeping. Students are recommended to take Basic Bookkeeping Level 1 and 2 prior to taking this course. Proof of prior bookkeeping experience, and approval from the instructor will be required for students who have not taken bookkeeping.

 

SAGE 50 Accounting Level 2

Nanaimo:  CMSA 020 S19N01  // Start Date: January 7, 2019

Cowichan: CMSA 020 S19D01 // Start Date: January 15, 2019

Building on the skills acquired in Level 1, this course deals with setting up data files, bank reconciliation, credit card usage, security, budgets, projects and extra inventory features. Also covers additional payroll features and foreign currencies. Textbook purchased separately.

Prerequisites: Simply Accounting Level 1 or equivalent experience.

 

QuickBooks Level 1

Nanaimo:  CMQM 030 S19N01  // Start Date: January 28, 2019

Cowichan: CMQM 030 S19D01 // Start Date: February 5, 2019

Learn QuickBooks and the fundamentals of accounting for small business for billing, generating estimates, collections, inventory management and payroll. Record daily transactions, avoid costly interest and payroll penalties, and deal effectively with GST/PST and Canada Revenue Agency. Learn to reduce audit and accounting costs. This course includes hands-on experience, review tests and spreadsheet submissions.  Textbook purchased separately.

Prerequisites: Computer Basics or equivalent, keyboarding skills, plus some experience in bookkeeping. Students are recommended to take Basic Bookkeeping Level 1 and 2 prior to taking this course. Proof of prior bookkeeping experience, and approval from the instructor will be required for students who have not taken bookkeeping.

 

QuickBooks Level 2

Nanaimo: CMQM 040 S19N01  // Start Date: February 25, 2019

Cowichan: CMQM 040 S19D01 // Start Date: February 26, 2019

Building on the skills acquired in Level 1, this course deals with creating new company files, bank reconciliation, credit & debit cards, security, budgets, managing inventory features. Also covers additional payroll features and foreign currencies. Textbook purchased separately.

Prerequisites: QuickBooks Level 1 or equivalent experience.

Project Course

Registration opens 2019. Completion of all 6 courses is required prior to registering for the Project Course. Contact the Program Assistant for more information.

Revised Nov 15, 2018

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