The first step in your career path.

Bookkeeping clerks produce financial records for organizations, record financial transactions, update statements, prepare payroll documentation, and check financial records for accuracy. In the Bookkeeper I Certificate program, you’ll study topics including financial accounting, managerial accounting, computerized accounting, computerized spreadsheets, and business law as you gain the knowledge and skills you’ll need to get started in an entry-level bookkeeping position.

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What you’ll learn

  • Use bookkeeping software, online spreadsheets, and databases.
  • Enter (post) financial transactions into the appropriate computer software.
  • Receive and record cash, checks, and vouchers.
  • Input costs (debits) and income (credits) into software, assigning each to an appropriate account.
  • Produce reports such as balance sheets (costs compared with income), income statements, and totals by account.
  • Check for accuracy in figures, postings, and reports.
  • Reconcile and report differences found in records.
  • Maintain payroll records and file necessary quarterly tax returns.

Possible careers

  • Accounting or bookkeeping
  • Accounts receivable clerk
  • Accounts payable clerk
  • Payroll clerk


Dr. Heather Davis
Vice President of Academic Affairs/CAO