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Bookkeeper I Certificate

Short-Term Certificate


Bookkeeper I is a short-term certificate that prepares the student for employment in an entry-level position.  Bookkeeping clerks produce financial records for organizations. They record financial transactions, update statements, prepare payroll documentation, and check financial records for accuracy.


Certificate Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the certificate program, graduates will be able to:

  1. Use bookkeeping software, online spreadsheets, and databases
  2. Enter (post) financial transactions into the appropriate computer software
  3. Receive and record cash, checks, and vouchers
  4. Input costs (debits) and income (credits) into the software, assigning each to an appropriate account
  5. Produce reports, such as balance sheets (costs compared with income), income statements, and totals by account
  6. Check for accuracy in figures, postings, and reports
  7. Reconcile or note and report any differences they find in the records
  8. Maintain payroll records and file necessary quarterly tax returns.



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