Administrative Assistant with Bookkeeping & QuickBooks

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Professional Development Certificate

Elgin Community College’s Continuing Education office offers the Administrative Assistant with Bookkeeping and QuickBooks program. Students learn the basic competencies involved in an administrative support role for small businesses or professionals in a larger firm. As the pace of business increases every day, more and more business professionals and executives require and rely on the administrative, accounting, and record-keeping expertise of assistants. Combined with QuickBooks® software training, individuals who have all of these skills will be in high demand for years to come.

Administrative Assistant with Bookkeeping & QuickBooks Online Program

The Administrative Assistant program from Continuing Education at ECC takes students through the ins and outs of day-to-day office functions as well as the essential knowledge of bookkeeping and overall record keeping relative to successful small business operations. Additionally, this course takes students through all accounting principles and bookkeeping necessities so that they can not only keep accurate books but understand why and how these records are kept, as well as how these processes and procedures might be improved. A full study of QuickBooks® will ensure that students can operate successfully within the most widely used accounting software application.

Educational Requirements

Students should have or be pursuing a high school diploma or GED.

National certification is available for students who complete this course including National Workforce Career Association (NWCA) Accounting Professional, Intuit QuickBooks Certified User certification, and/or Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification.

What will I study to be an administrative assistant who does bookkeeping?

  • Define terms related to business accounting
  • Apply accounting concepts and principles
  • Prepare financial statements
  • Analyze financial statements for decision making
  • Evaluate internal controls
  • Account for partnership transactions
  • Differentiate international financial reporting standards from generally accepted accounting principles
  • Define terms related to business accounting
  • Apply a working knowledge of accounting concepts and principles
  • Demonstrate the ability to prepare and understand corporate financial statements
  • Analyze financial statements using various ratios and tools
  • Describe long-term liabilities
  • Examine concepts related to managerial accounting
  • Examine how managers use financial information to guide important decisions
  • Apply concepts related to managerial accounting
  • Prepare and analyze various types of budgets
  • Use QuickBooks®
  • Use Microsoft Office®