Get A Professional Bookkeeper Certification
Get The Skills To Be A Bookkeeping & Accounting Professional
Many professions use designations and certifications (example: Professional Bookkeeper Certification) to identify their areas of expertise. In the medical field, there are pediatricians, dermatologists, surgeons, and many more who can claim an area in which they specialize, providing quality service while doing something that they love.
In accounting, the Professional Bookkeeper™ designation represents a person who is proficient in the day-to-day practical application of the accounting process in small to mid-sized businesses. This demonstrates the accountant’s expertise and commitment in this profession while providing quality service for their employer or client. If you’re looking to become a bookkeeping professional who specializes in small-to-mid sized businesses, or you’re interested in earning the credentials it takes to advance in your current career, you owe it to yourself to check out Professional Bookkeeper Certification. The Professional Bookkeeper Certification Program was created to meet the high industry demand for qualified small business bookkeeping and accounting professionals.
Upon completion of this program, qualified students receive the PB designation. This designation shows potential employers and clients that you are fully qualified to take care of small business accounting and bookkeeping needs from “A to Z”.
Why Get Professional Bookkeeper Certification?
The PB designation will allow you to do the following:
✓ Demonstrate advanced skills in bookkeeping and accounting
✓ Advance your career and potentially increase your wages/earnings helping you get paid what you are worth
✓ Place “PB” after your name, distinguishing you from other bookkeepers
✓ Raise your value to your company, employer or clients
✓ Learn from practical real-life, hands-on training in multiple industries using video instruction that you can do at your own pace (very flexible)
✓ Access Professional Support (academic and practical)
Become a Professional Bookkeeper (PB) certification program (Click on each module for details & Table of Content)
– Self-paced online small business bookkeeping & accounting training, to become proficient in the day-to-day application of accounting in business
The training includes:
- Accounting Made Easy: Fundamental principles of accounting for small business
- Practical Small Business Application: Learn the day-to-day procedures used by businesses each month to record and tabulate their financial events
- Advanced Accounting: Train in the more sophisticated issues associated with creating a set of books from scratch, auditing the results internally, and closing out the books at the end of the year
- With an assigned Academic Coach & Tutor for support
After completing the three modules, you’ll feel confident and fully prepared to take the multiple-choice Professional Bookkeeper™ exam. The Professional Bookkeeper program may also qualify for as many as 60 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits depending on the state or association you are a member of. Earning a promotion and raise from this advanced training could pay for the entire course in the first month or two.
Completion of the Professional Bookkeeper™ program is your first step to accelerate your Accounting and Bookkeeping career where you’ll learn what you need to know to take on a few clients on the side, if you so desire. (Module 4 to the PB program – Building a Successful Accounting practice)
- Building a Successful Bookkeeping Service: The turnkey process to start & build a successful accounting business. This includes proven marketing strategies, pricing, client interviewing for budgeting & forecasting and much more.
- You’ll have an assigned Marketing Coach to support & help build a bookkeeping business
- As part of your enrollment and upon completion of the program you’ll have the opportunity to speak with your assigned business coach and have a Marketing Implementation Session. This will be a one-on-one discussion to develop your business plan and a clear marketing strategy to get you the clients you need.
Adam Syvock – your tutor Academic & Firm Coach, Professional Bookkeeper (PB) program. Adam works with Universal Accounting’s PB students regarding questions about curriculum and real-world accounting situations. Adam is a graduate of Universal Accounting’s PB program himself, and also holds a bachelors degree in accounting from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. In addition, Adam also uses his skills as a profit and growth expert to run his own accounting practice. He is also QuickBooks Certified and is working towards his Enrolled Agent (EA) designation to be able to help small businesses with accounting and tax.
Convenient At-Home Learning
This program is delivered through easy-to-follow instructional videos and workbooks (over 600 pages of instruction and reference materials). You have the flexibility to complete the courses on your own time, in a way that fits your life. Even though you may be training from the comfort of home, you are far from on your own. You’ll have access to the support of knowledgeable CPA’s and other experienced accounting professionals throughout your course and beyond. (You’ll be assigned to a team of coaches to tutor and instruct you as needed and apply all of this in the real world for as many as 1 to 2 years – Your UAC Coaches)
“I was amazed how practical this course was, and surprised how much I learned. Having an accounting degree and over 17 years experience in accounting, I didn’t realize how much I didn’t know. This is well worth the time and money, and you will be benefited from this class for years to come.” —Philip Luflair
In addition to practical, full-charge accounting skills and bookkeeping certification, you’ll gain the knowledge to launch and develop a career that potentially pays you higher earnings. Job Placement Assistance Program (PB, QS and PTP Programs) As a student and or graduate of Universal Accounting’s Professional Bookkeeper program, you may be assisted with:
- Resume Preparation – Assistance (via email) in the review and development of a resume for the purpose of securing interviews
- Resume Placement Assistance – Helping to identify possible employers and accounting related positions by following a weekly routine
- Interviewing Technique Review – Role play advice and suggestions to improve the success of interviewing opportunities.
This course prepares you for possible employment in the following occupations:
“Employers are competing in a fierce hiring market today. Skilled accounting and finance talent is in short supply, and top candidates frequently field multiple job offers. For many roles, the talent crisis is expected to deepen.” (RHI 2019 Salary Guide)
“The candidate market for public accounting has always been tight, and the competition among companies for top talent has only become tougher over the past year. Firms are taking greater measures to retain their best performers and recruit new employees. They’re offering higher salaries than their
competitors, giving employees bonuses and more time off, and providing perks like flextime and assistance with day care costs. To access hard-to-find professionals, more public accounting firms
are using contingent workers until a full-time hire can be found. In addition, now that firms are doing more consulting and business advisory work, they’re recruiting year-round, particularly for mid- to senior-level management positions.” (RHI 2019 Salary Guide)
“Without the right skills, your accounting career isn’t going to go very far — even if you have the right connections, a perfectly polished resume, and an eloquent elevator pitch. For many roles, accounting certifications matter, while some positions require other types of training. When you work in the finance and accounting industry, you hear a lot of talk about different financial certifications. You see those three and four letter designations in ads for job openings, hear them in interviews, and perhaps even see them suggested as growth goals on your performance review. But you also know from talking with your colleagues that financial certifications require a big investment, both in time and money. Studying and sitting for some exams can take between one and two years. And when you add up the money you spend on review courses and study guides, along with the exam fees, you’re looking at $1,000, at minimum, and up to $3,000 or more. According to the latest Salary Guide for Accounting and Finance from Robert Half, in-demand credentials can add 5 to 15 percent to the overall pay for finance and accounting professionals — who have an average starting salary, by the way, that’s expected to rise …” “Accounting and finance professionals are in high demand, thanks to the steadily rebounding economy. Still, it’s the advanced certifications you earn that will help you secure the position and compensation you want. When you take the time to invest in professional development and certifications, it makes your resume stand out and sends a message to employers that you’re dedicated to your career and motivated to advance by enhancing your skills and knowledge.” by Robert Half Finance & Accounting (Below a page from the RHI 2019 Salary Guide):
Thousands of students have successfully completed our program, and now enjoy great success either in their professional careers or in the establishment of their own accounting practices. We are confident that this program will satisfy your desire to master small-business accounting and take control of your professional future. Completion of the Professional Bookkeeper™ program is your first step to accelerating your Accounting and Bookkeeping career where you’ll learn what you need to know to take on a few clients on the side (for up to $400 per month each) if you desire. (Module 4 to the PB program – Building a Successful Accounting practice) Earning a promotion and raise resulting from your new designation as a P.B. could pay for the entire course in the first month or two.
If a lack of certification has held your career back, you now have the way to quickly get your career off the ground and take control of your financial future.
We will customize a program for you based on your career goals, experience level, time and budget. Go from learning to earning in a matter of weeks.
We are so confident in our programs and their ability to provide the instruction, hands-on application and on-going professional guidance it takes to help you succeed, we guarantee it. “If, after completing the course, you feel the course didn’t live up to your expectation, simply return the materials to Universal, for a 100% refund of any monies paid minus interest.”
Is Professional Bookkeeper™ Certification Right For You?
If you’re interested in learning more about Professional Bookkeeper™ Certification and exploring whether Universal Accounting®’s at-home learning model is right for you, fill out the form on this page.
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