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Online Bookkeeping and Payroll Management Training

This 100% online course will teach you the best practices for managing bookkeeping and payroll operations. Key topics include payroll functions, using QuickBooks Online for basic accounting and more.


Bookkeeping and Payroll Management FAQs

What does payroll practice and management involve?
Payroll processors make sure employees are paid on time and at the correct rate. They arrange to withhold and process payroll-related taxes and other expenses such as insurance or retirement savings. And they resolve pay issues and inquiries. Payroll managers keep an organization in compliance with federal, state and local tax regulations and ensure that all payroll reporting is timely and accurate.

How are bookkeeping and payroll related?
Bookkeepers serve on the front lines of a person, company or organization's financial health. Payroll is a key aspect of an organization’s finances, so bookkeepers are often tasked with handling both. Strong bookkeepers set up, deploy and manage systems that record the flow of funds into (revenue) and out of (payroll and expenses) an entity's accounts.

Why do bookkeepers need quickbooks?
Bookkeepers serve on the front lines of a person, company or organization's financial health. Payroll is a key aspect of an organization’s finances, so bookkeepers are often tasked with handling both. Strong bookkeepers set up, deploy and manage systems that record the flow of funds into (revenue) and out of (payroll and expenses) an entity's accounts.

Online Bookkeeping and Payroll Management Course

Registration and Enrollment: You will have 12 months of access to this self-paced course. This course is open enrollment. You can enroll and begin at any time.
Prerequisites and Requirements: There are no prerequisites to complete this course. This course is designed to prepare you for a career as a bookkeeper and payroll manager. You do not need any prior experience or training in this field.

Course Objectives:

  • Set up a company file in QuickBooks Online.
  • Perform fundamental analysis of accounts, financial documents, and reports.
  • Apply basic accounting principles to bookkeeping practices and duties.
  • Understand fundamental accounting concepts, including how QuickBooks works to support these concepts.
  • Explain the use of the forms required to withhold, deposit, and report federal income taxes.
  • Recognize dates, procedures, and regulations to ensure payroll compliance and reporting.
  • Correctly process payroll from start to finish (payroll project).
  • Be prepared to pass both the FPC and QBCU exams.

Location: Online
Tuition: $3,845.00
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Course Instructors

Wade Lindenberger
Wade Lindenberger is a CPA with over 20 years of financial accounting and management experience in public accounting and private industry. He is currently Director of Finance and Administration for New Children's Museum. Before his current position, he worked as the National Finance and Accounting Service Line Leader for Premier Alliance Group, a national professional services firm. Wade was also Director of the Finance and Accounting service line for the San Diego office of a global, publicly held professional services firm. Before becoming a consultant, Wade was Divisional Controller for one of the leading health and fitness club chains in the world. He has also been Internal Audit Manager and Divisional Controller for a division of a Fortune 500 global energy project management company. He began his career with Coopers & Lybrand, predecessor to PricewaterhouseCoopers, one of the "Big Four" CPA firms. He has previously served as an instructor for courses at Coopers & Lybrand and at the University of California at San Diego for the Extension Course and is currently an adjunct professor at the University of San Diego School of Business. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Bookkeepers' Advisory Board.

 

Helene K. Liatsos
Helene K. Liatsos is business advisor and QuickBooks Certified Advisor with more than 25 years of experience. She consults for a range of companies, from travel agencies to startups. Her company Home Office Management Experts was awarded the 2004 Home-Based Business of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration. Helene holds a Bachelor of Arts from Fairleigh Dickinson University.


Bookkeepers and Payroll Managers - Employment and Education

  • According to employment experts at Robert Half, payroll administrators earn on average $40,250 per year. Payroll managers' and supervisors' pay often exceeds $75,000 per year.
  • As part of the growing human resource (HR) domain, payroll managers are expected to participate in 7% job growth for the HR field, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).
  • com cites bookkeeping skills as highly transferable to financial supervisory, analysis or managerial roles. The site calls bookkeeper an "ideal choice" for those who are motivated to keep organizations on track with regard to their finances.
Job Stats
  • Number of Jobs, 2022: 159,190
  • Median Pay: $52,300 per year 

Source: November 2023