Bookkeeper

Certificate Program    Approved for WIOA funding.

Pending Approval for WIOA Funding

Businesses are looking for bookkeepers everyday! Develop the knowledge and skills to enter this in-demand career. Learn areas of bookkeeping such as: bank reconciliations, accounts payable and receivable, payroll and much more. 

The Certified Bookkeeper credential from the American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers (AIPB) is the professional standard. The Professional Bookkeeper Program at NVCC is designed to prepare for this credential or meet your needs for a specific area of bookkeeping such as payroll or inventory management.

This accelerated program will have you job-ready in just 5 months.  


 

 

 

Certified Bookkeepers are to bookkeeping what CPA's are to accounting; the cream of the profession.  The four courses in this certificate program focus on preparing you for the AIPB Certified Bookkeeper exams by helping you master the skills and knowledge required for certification.  These include:

Bookkeeping Practices - 30 hours

Mastering Correcting and Adjusting Entries - 21 hours

Mastering Depreciation and Payroll - 24 hours

Mastering Inventory, Internal Controls and Fraud Prevention - 18 hours

Start your program by taking Bookkeeping Practices.  This is the foundation to build your knowledge of specialized bookkeeping functions and is a prerequisite to other courses in the program.  Next select one or all of the credentialing courses. These may be taken in any order.

An NVCC Proficiency Certificate will be awarded to students who successfully complete all four Bookkeeping courses in the program.  In order to achieve the Certified Bookkeeper credential, you will need to complete an application to the American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers (AIPB) at a cost of $210 which enables you to take the three exams, one for each course.  Students are advised to take each exam following the completion of each course.  Textbook and learning materials are included in the cost of each course. 

Bookkeeping Practices - Accounting is the "language of business" and bookkeeping plays an essential role in the operation of every successful business. In this course, students learn the accounting concepts and practices that underlie all accounting systems, whether manual or software-based.  They receive an introduction to the entire accounting cycle, from transactions analysis to preparation of journals, ledgers, trial balances and financial statements. 

Mastering Correcting and Adjusting Entries - Everthing students need to know for error corrections, bank reconcilliation, and accruals and deferrals.

Mastering Depreciation and Payroll - Everthing students need to know about paying wages, withholding, depositing and reporting taxes, correct use of government forms, and depreciation.

Mastering Inventory, Internal Controls and Fraud Prevention - Everything students need to know about accounting for inventory, inventory record keeping using the perpetual method, using the periodic method and inventory costing.


 

Important Information

  • A high school diploma or GED is strongly recommended and is required by most employers. 
  • Basic clerical skills are required to succeed as a bookkeeper. It is recommended that students have completed the Microsoft Office Essentials Certificate and the Administrative Office Professional Certificate or have equivalent skills. 
  • This course is also appropriate for the entrepreneur that wants to learn to manage bookkeeping responsibilities for their own small business.
  • All textbooks and learning materials are included in the cost of the course.

A payment plan is available for this program.  Please download the form and bring a signed copy with your first installment when you register. 

Students registering for the Bookkeeper Certificate Package will save $85 over the total cost of the individual courses.

Bookkeepers can work in varies industries such as:

  • Professional, scientific and technical services
  • Retail trade
  • Finance and insurance
  • Wholesale trade
  • Health care

Many bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks work full time. About 25% of bookkeepers work on a part time basis. The Connecticut Department of Labor (CTDOL) reports the statewide average annual income for bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks is $44,956 and the entry level hourly rate is $14.58.  Employment in this occupation is expected to grow about as fast as average, and the number of annual openings will offer excellent job opportunities.  The CTDOL projects an average of 197 annual job openings through 2024.

How to Register

Waterbury Campus

Walk In:

NVCC, 750 Chase Parkway, Waterbury, CT
Office of Non-Credit Lifelong Learning Registration,
Founder's Hall, Center for Health Science, Room F323
Monday - Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Get Directions to NVCC

Mail:
Complete the registration form and send with payment to:

NVCC
Office of Non-Credit Lifelong Learning Registration,
Room F323
750 Chase Parkway, Waterbury, CT 06708-3011

Fax:
Fax registration form with credit card information to 203-575-8243.
AMEX/MC/Visa/Discover only

Phone:
Call 203-575-8029
Monday - Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
MC/Visa/Discover only

Danbury Campus

Walk In:

190 Main Street, Danbury, CT 06810-7805
Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Get Directions to NVCC

Mail:

Complete the registration form and send with payment to:

NVCC Danbury Campus
190 Main Street
Danbury, CT 06810-7805

Fax:
Fax registration form with credit card information to 203-575-8243.
AMEX/MC/Visa/Discover only

Phone:
Call 203-437-9699
Monday - Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
AMEX/MC/Visa/Discover only

Program Coordinator
Sharon Lutkus
203-596-2197 (p)
203-575-8243 (f)
Room: K404
750 Chase Parkway
Waterbury, CT 06708
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