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Whether you are starting out or looking for a career change, the Intuit Bookkeeping Professional Certificate prepares you for a variety of jobs in public accounting, private industry, government, and non-profit organizations—and for the Intuit Certified Bookkeeping Professional exam.

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Difficulty Level: BEGINNER
Estimated Learning Time: 4 Months - Approximately 3 hours of study a week
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Skills You Will Gain

Double-Entry Bookkeeping System


Bank Reconciliations

Accounting Concepts and Measurement

Basis Of Accounting

accounting software

Accounting Cycle

Creating Financial Statements

Accounts receivable and cash receipts

Inventory costing methods

About this Professional Certificate

If you are detail-oriented and passionate about solving clients’ problems, this program is for you. You’ll gain a foundational understanding of accounting principles and an introduction to QuickBooks Online through hands-on practice working with real-world accounting scenarios. Upon completion, you’ll be ready to take the Intuit Certified Bookkeeping Professional exam.

Learn how to work through the phases of the accounting cycle to produce key financial statements.

Practice interpreting and analyzing financial statements to make key business decisions.

You will need access to spreadsheet software (Excel, Google Sheets, Numbers or the equivalent) for some activities in this course. No previous accounting or bookkeeping experience necessary.

What you will learn

  • Build a foundation of basic bookkeeping concepts and accounting measurement.
  • Learn how to work through the various phases of the accounting cycle to produce key financial statements.
  • Practice interpreting and analyzing financial statements to make key business decisions.
  • Define accounting and the concepts of accounting measurement.


Courses in this Professional Certificate




Bookkeeping Basics

This is the first course in a series of four that will give you the skills needed to start your career in bookkeeping. If you have a passion for helping clients solve problems, this course is for you. In this course, you will be introduced to the role of a bookkeeper and learn what bookkeeping professionals do every day. You will dive into the accounting concepts and terms that will provide the foundation for the next three courses. You will learn how to work your way through the accounting cycle and be able to read and produce key financial statements.




Assets in Accounting

In this second course, you will dive deeper into the world of bookkeeping and focus on accounting for assets. If you are familiar with bookkeeping basics, such as double entry accounting, you are ready for this course. You will gain an understanding of common asset types, learn how to account for inventory, calculate cost of goods sold, and work with Property, Plant, and Equipment (PP&E). Upon completing this course, you will use your new knowledge of assets to record transactions and produce financial statements for increasingly complex business situations.




Liabilities and Equity in Accounting

In this third course, you will learn about liability and equity accounts and its effect on the balance sheet. If you have mastered bookkeeping basics and understand accounting assets, you are ready to jump into Liabilities and Equity in Accounting. You will explore the various types of liability, including: current and long term, payroll, and sales tax. Additionally, you will learn about the equity portion of the accounting equation and how to account for changes in owner’s equity.




Financial Statement Analysis

In the final course of this certificate, you will apply your skills towards financial statement analysis. If you have the foundational concepts of accounting under your belt, you are ready to put them into action in this course. Here, you will learn how to reconcile different types of accounts, check for accuracy, and troubleshoot errors. Additionally, you will practice how to apply different analytical methods to key financial statements and understand how these methods inform a variety of business decisions.