Accounting and Computer Assisted Business Certificate
Ken Williams, BBA, MS, CUNY College Accountant-QCC; Ron Williams, MAEd
This Program is designed for the new business owners, bookkeepers, and those individuals prospectively working to support the business function in any field/industry, and students contemplating business careers and further study of accounting at the college level. Curriculum focuses on basic accounting theory, combined with practical manual and computerized accounting technologies.
Prerequisite: HS diploma or equivalent recommended.
Complete the Certificate in One Year! (Two semesters: Fall & Spring)
Required Certificate Courses:
CPX-300 Quickbooks for WindowsRegister Now
Designed for those who seek to apply the tools of bookkeeping (BUX-194 or relevant life experience) to an in-depth study of accounting principles and accounting cycle. This is an introductory course to fundamental financial accounting principles concentrating on analyzing, recording and communicating the economic events of business organizations.
Required Textbook: Accounting Principles by Weygandt, Keiso & Kimmel is available at the QCC Bookstore.
• differentiate service-based businesses and merchandising firms
• develop competency in preparing and understanding financial statements
• gain insight into how owners, managers and stakeholders use/interpret financial results
• explore the impact of business and regulatory environment and the crucial role accountants serve in the overall economic system
• encounter internal control systems implemented to monitor and safeguard assets
BUX-197 12 sessions (30 hours) / $425
Tues. & Thurs., 6:30—9pm, Tues., March 6-20 and; Thurs., March 8-May 10 (skip 4/5)
Designed for those with little or no previous experience in Bookkeeping but aspire to career entry and growth. This course covers basic bookkeeping information and practices. Emphasis will be placed on manual bookkeeping. Registrants will be encouraged to discuss job situations and also share personal experiences in this field. Classrooms with Computer Lab component.
Registrants will learn bookkeeping terms and their applications, including:
• revenues and expenses • special journals
• journal entries • merchandising accounts
• general ledger • depreciation
• the accounting cycle • checking account
• financial statements • interest
• payroll records • partnerships
• corporations • bank reconciliations
• preparing reports with computer
Required Textbook: Bookkeeping Made Simple by David A. Flannery, The Philip Lief Group is available at the QCC Bookstore.
BUX-194 12 sessions (36 hours) / $435
Mon. & Wed., 6:15—9:15pm, Feb. 26—(ends Monday) April 23 (skip 3/5, 7; 4/2, 4, 11) includes 1 session Computer Lab: Monday, April 16
QuickBooks Pro for Windows
QuickBooks® is a popular and user-friendly business/management technology tool, chosen by myriad companies, given its fundamental platform to integrate accounting and business principles, and perform the vast array of trans- actions pertinent to all organizations. Registrants will develop competencies in setting up and customizing the QuickBooks® software for easy access to essential measures of the firm's financial performance. In this class, you will create a QuickBooks® company to learn, practice, and apply how QuickBooks® facilitates your firm's transactions and interactions with customers, vendors, and employees.
Textbook: Teacher will provide online resources and detailed handouts.
Recommended: knowledge of Microsoft Windows and a background in bookkeeping or accounting.
Up to 30 CPA-CPE credits available through NYS Department of Education Sponsor License #001711.
CPX-300 7 sessions (21 hours) / $415
Tues., 6:15-9:15pm, March 27-May 15 (skip 4/3)
Accounting/ Bookkeeping Clerks
What Accounting/ Bookkeeping Clerks Do:
Bookkeeping and Accounting Clerks compute, classify, record, and summarize financial data to maintain fiscal records according to established bookkeeping and accounting procedures and systems. Accounting and Bookkeeping Clerks work in offices and may do site visits. Approximately 25% work part-time.
Median Hourly Wage: $19.00 in New York State
Mean Annual Wage: $39,530 in New York State
The lowest 10% earn $11.38 hourly and $23,670 annually in New York State
*Please note: The median wage is an average wage of all
surveyed salaries. Salary may increase as clerk’s experience and education Increases. Factors such as location, Industry and size of organization may also affect salary. The lowest 10% of salary may reflect those with the least experience.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, the employment of Accounting/Bookkeeping Clerks is projected to grow 11 percent from 2012 to 2022, about as fast as the average for all occupations. As the number of organizations increases and financial regulations become stricter, there will be greater demand for these workers to maintain books and provide accounting services.