Where hard work pays off.

This short-term certificate program is designed to prepare you for an entry-level position. You’ll learn basic accounting principles and be able to apply those principles to payroll applications using QuickBooks. You’ll study topics including compiling and posting employee time and payroll data; and recording attendance, hours worked, payroll liabilities, and pay adjustments.

Once you complete the program, you’ll be eligible to take the National Bookkeepers Association’s (NBA) Uniform Payroll Certification Examination at Belmont College. To find out more about all NBA certifications, visit the National Bookkeepers Association website.

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What you’ll learn

  • Learn to process payroll and personnel records.
  • Know how to record and process wages and salary, Social Security taxes, income tax withholding, and unemployment compensation taxes.
  • Abe able to analyze and journalize payroll transactions.

Possible careers

  • Payroll clerk
  • Financial clerk
  • Billing and posting clerk
  • Bookkeeping clerk
  • General office clerk


Dr. Carrie White
Dean of Faculty