Basic Elements of Bookkeeping Certificate Program

Bookkeeping Information Sheet

Bookkeeping Matrix

 

Basic Elements of Bookkeeping Level 1 (MSBK 010)

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.

6 Sessions:  Duncan- September 25-October 11 (Tuesday & Thursday)

Nanaimo-September 10-September 26 (Monday & Wednesday)

 

Basic Elements of Bookkeeping Level 2 (MSBK 020)

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.

6 Sessions: 

Duncan- October 16- November 1  (Tuesday & Thursday)

Nanaimo-October 01-October 22 (Monday & Wednesday excludes Oct. 8)

 

SAGE 50 Accounting Level 1 (CMSA 010)

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 if students have not taken bookkeeping classes.

6 Sessions: 

Duncan- November 6-November 22 (Tuesday & Thursday)

Nanaimo-November 5-November 26 (Monday & Wednesday excludes Nov. 12)

 

SAGE 50 Accounting Level 2 (CMSA 020)

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.

6 Sessions: 

Duncan- January 15-January 31 (Tuesday & Thursday)

Nanaimo-January 7-January 23 (Monday & Wednesday)

 

QuickBooks Level 1 (CMQM 030)

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 if students have not taken bookkeeping classes.

6 Sessions: 

Duncan- February 5-February 21 (Tuesday & Thursday)

Nanaimo-January 28-February 13 (Monday & Wednesday)

 

QuickBooks Level 2 (CMQM 040)

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.

6 Sessions: 

Duncan- February 26-March 14 (Tuesday & Thursday)

Nanaimo-February 25-March 13 (Monday & Wednesday)

 

Project Course (BMBK 003)

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

 

Please contact the Program Assistant by email at ccscowichan@viu.ca, or by phone 250.746.3519 to register.

 

Revised November 2018.

 

 

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