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Administrative Assistant & Professional Bookkeeping with QuickBooks (BPAA-PB-01)


Course Description

The bigger the company, the more they need well-trained Administrative Assistants. Those assistants with Bookkeeping skills and practice with QuickBooks are at the top of that demand. This perfect triad of skills is in demand all over the US providing an even greater pool of opportunities. The median income in 2016 for an administrative assistant was $36,750. The median income for a bookkeeper was $39,750. You would have a distinct hiring advantage with both these skill sets and QuickBooks proficiency too!

What’s in this Program? Three parts make up this well-balanced program.
1- Administrative Assistant: the person who keeps the “wheels greased and turning” so that a professional office functions well. This program teaches you powerful tools to handle that position by utilizing the necessary skills of communication, organization, planning, and office technology.
2- Professional Bookkeeping: teaches you to document and maintain financial records and transactions. Every business in the world requires an individual with these skill sets.
3- QuickBooks Pro: once you understand bookkeeping concepts, you will find the QuickBooks software to be an invaluable resource. There is a good reason it is so popular, and mastering it makes your job easier and more accurate, allowing you to quickly produce data for company purchases, expenses, payroll or taxes. QuickBooks is essential for most modern businesses.
NOTE: This program does NOT include the QuickBooks program itself. Students will need to have QuickBooks 2017 already installed on their computers.
Certification preparation! Obtaining national certification in your desired field gives you an advantage by proving to potential employers you possess the necessary knowledge and skills to work in the field. This program prepares you to sit for three different certifications: the NCCB’s Administrative Assistant Certification (CAA) Exam, the NACPB’s Bookkeeper Certification Exam, and the NACPB’s QuickBooks Certification Exam.

Summary: These skills are in demand nationwide, great salary, and complete training in a short time!


Upon successful completion of this program, learners will display proficiency in the following areas:
o General office procedures
o Types of office equipment and common computer programs used in business
o Microsoft office features
o Define the various business documents used daily
o Daily tasks and procedures in bookkeeping
o Inventory systems and the steps needed for financial statements
o Methods for managing credits and collections
o Accounts payable and recordkeeping
o Payroll Management
o Basics for getting started with QuickBooks
o Steps for setting up bookkeeping and invoicing functions
o Tracking expenses, monitoring accounts receivables, credit cards, and payroll using QuickBooks


12 months




Administrative assistants often find themselves wearing many hats and juggling several tasks. They're often tasked with keeping track of budgets and ensuring all departments adhere to the funds they've been allocated. At times, they're enlisted as project managers in roles that require advanced organization and planning skills. This program is ideal for individuals with no previous administrative assistant experience as well as individuals working in the field who wish to further their knowledge, skills, and potentially advance their career. Set yourself up for success and reach your career goals in the rewarding world of business.


Upon successful completion of this program, students will be prepared to sit for the NCCB's Certified Administrative Assistant (CAA) Certification, the NACPB's Bookkeeper Certification, and the NACPB's QuickBooks Certification.
The Certified Administrative Assistants (CAA) certification exam prepares individuals for a career as an Administrative Assistant/Secretary across a wide range of professional companies. Attaining national certification displays that individuals have studied and mastered the necessary skills to be a recognized professional in the field of Administrative Assistants. Certified Administrative Assistants (CAA) performs organizational, administrative, and clerical duties in a multitude of settings. Nearly every industry employs Administrative Assistants to organize files, schedule appointments, serve as information and communication managers, and support other staff members, all necessary functions in a business or office that keep an organization running efficiently.
The NACPB's Bookkeeper Certification is accredited by the National Bookkeepers Association (NBA). The Certification is recognized throughout the United States and its properties.
NBA's Bookkeeper Certification assures employers of your bookkeeping knowledge and skill.
NBA's nationally recognized Bookkeeper Certification helps you:
Distinguish Yourself
Build Credibility
Validate Bookkeeping Knowledge
Demonstrate Bookkeeping Skill
The NACPB's QuickBooks Online Certification is accredited by the National Bookkeepers Association (NBA). The Certification is recognized throughout the United States and its properties. NBA's QuickBooks Online Certification assures employers of your QuickBooks Online knowledge and skill. NBA's nationally recognized QuickBooks Online Certification helps you:
Distinguish Yourself
Build Credibility
Validate QuickBooks Online Knowledge
Demonstrate QuickBooks Online Skill




Though this program is a self-paced program it is supported by an educational mentor. Our educational mentors are subject matter experts who have years of experience in their field as well as the necessary educational training and credentials to work as an expert. The mentor is available to answer any questions a learner may have including questions on course content, course material, certifications, and even industry questions. Mentors also monitor the progress of learners to ensure training retention and program advancement. In eLearning, motivation is a key tool to success. Because of this our mentors provide encouraging comments, feedback, and coaching to motivate learners throughout the duration of the program to support completion and success!


Included in this program are the following textbooks:
• Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing 18 Software
• Administrative Assistant’s and Secretary’s Handbook by James Stroman, Kevin Wilson, Jenniver Wauson
• Bookkeepers’ Boot Camp: Get a Grip on Accounting Basics by Angie Mohr, CA, CMA
• How to Start a Home-Based Bookkeeping Business by Michelle Long
• Bookkeeping 101 & Beyond with Peachtree Accounting (DVDs) by Robert Henry
The following required software is NOT included in this program:
QuickBooks Pro (Current version)

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