Accounting Fundamentals for Bookkeeping

Course Description
Bookkeeping is crucial to a business— and its accuracy is the difference between failure and success. Surgent IQ is proud to partner with AME Learning™ to offer Accounting Fundamentals for Bookkeeping, an accelerated program designed to give current and aspiring bookkeepers the skills necessary to prepare and maintain accounting records for a business, from individual transactions to final financial statements. Bookkeepers will understand the why behind the entries that are posted or prepared by their accounting software. Specific attention will be given to the accounting cycle, cash flows and cash maintenance, and recording payroll liabilities – one of the more complex transactions regularly recorded. Powered by AME Engage™, this course features the Accounting Map™ interactive tutorials and provides a hands-on, interactive experience for professionals to learn the foundations of bookkeeping. This 25 hour course will cover how to:
  • • Post entries to the general journal and general ledger
  • • Track a transaction or event from the initial date to final preparation of the financial statements.
  • • Identify or establish internal controls and fraud prevention policies.
  • • Create and interpret the information found in financial statements.
  • • Create policies to maintain petty cash and track business cash flows
  • • Record payroll liabilities
  • • Prepare a statement of cash flows
Who Should Take This Course?
Beginner bookkeepers seeking a more formalized and deeper understanding of accounting principles. Office managers, administrative assistants, or any other professional responsible for maintaining their business’ accounting records (e.g., bookkeeping).

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Level: Beginner

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Resume Skills
Accounts Payable Accounts Receivable Payroll Accounting Bookkeeping
About AME Engage™ by AME Learning™

AME Learning™ is a cloud course provider for fundamental accounting and financial literacy. The AME Engage™ learning environment contextualizes the study of accounting in a practical online learning environment featuring the patented Accounting Map™ interactive tutorials. These multi-sensory tutorials guide learners through the key accounting concepts in progressive learning modules and help users to easily understand abstract accounting concepts in an interactive user experience.

AME Engage courses support everyone looking to enhance their understanding of accounting and the financial world, including students, people starting their own businesses, employees preparing for their first management roles and people looking for new jobs or retraining in mid-career.