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Career Diploma - Bookkeeping

The Bookkeeping Career Diploma Program at Penn Foster Collegel could help students develop the skills and knowledge needed to work in areas of payroll, accounting, or accounts receivable. Get more details about this online program here.

Official Program Name:

Bookkeeping Career Diploma

School Offering Program:

Penn Foster College

Program Level:

Career Diploma

Program Description:

With topics ranging from accounting software to revenue reporting, the Bookkeeping Career Diploma Program offered by Penn Foster College is designed to address all aspects of bookkeeping responsibilities and activities. Students could expect to learn about accounting processes for cash transactions, income statements, inventory systems, sales allowances, and payroll. Balance sheets, general ledgers, end-of-month activities, and the accounting equation are also likely to be covered. A series of four courses covers Quickbooks Online Plus and how this software is used in banking, payroll, inventory, and sales; the courses culminate with a hands-on project reflecting students' mastery of Quickbooks functions. Students apply concepts learned throughout the program to a final project, which requires them to complete ledgers, journals, and financial statements for a sole proprietorship.

Program Materials Supplied by Penn Foster College:

Penn Foster College provides students in its Bookkeeping Career Diploma program with the textbooks and learning aids needed to complete the program including the textbook Computer Accounting with Quickbooks Online. An online library, career guidance, access to student services via e-mail, phone, and message board, and an online community are also offered.

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Financial Aid:

Penn Foster offers low tuition with 0% interest and affordable monthly payments, so students graduate without debt.

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Required Courses for a Bookkeeping Career Diploma:

Program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Penn Foster College to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

  • Starting Your Program
  • The Accounting Equation
  • The Books of Accounting
  • Assets, Liabilities, and Owner's Equity
  • Revenue, Expenses, and Trial Balance
  • Financial Reports
  • Accounting for Cash and Payroll Accounting
  • Accounting Systems
  • Wholesale Accounting
  • Assets and End-of-the-Month Activities
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Introduction to Quickbooks
  • Quickbooks for Banking and Business Transactions
  • Quickbooks for Inventory and Payroll
  • Quickbooks Financial Reporting Project
  • Bookkeeping Project

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Once they have met all the requirements of Penn Foster College's Bookkeeping Career Diploma program, graduates could further develop their knowledge of bookkeeping and accounting processes and systems by entering an associate's degree program. Some companies might prefer a 2-year degree for even entry-level positions in this field.

Associate degree options for graduates include, but are not limited to:

  • Associate of Applied Science in Accounting
  • Associate of Applied Science in Finance
  • Associate of Applied Science in Office Administration

Career Paths:

After they have obtained the Bookkeeping Career Diploma Program, students might possess the skills needed to work as bookkeepers or accounting clerks in corporate finance or payroll departments, accounting firms, banks, lending institutions, or government offices. They might assist in creating financial reports, recording financial transactions, and reconciling financial information.

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