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Did you know that employment for accountants and bookkeepers is growing faster than average? Are you looking for a career in bookkeeping or do you want to learn basic accounting and bookkeeping practices for your own business?

Our courses will teach you accounting principles, how to read financial statements, debits and credits, accounts payable, QuickBooks and so much more.

Whether you're looking for new career training, advancement within your current job, or simply want to acquire new skills, our online bookkeeping and accounting courses can help. You can start with these noncredit programs below and/or take one of our credit programs in Accounting Computer Skills (Credential) or Bookkeeping (Certificate).

Course Offerings

Notary Public Workshop

This class prepares students to pass the New York State notary exam and provides a comprehensive view of the notary public office.

Instructor: E. Haddeland, Esq., is a licensed attorney and notary public in New York State.

DCB 1260 CRN 90324 R 10/14 2:30-5:30pm Remote $69


Financial‌ ‌Literacy‌ ‌for‌ ‌Entrepreneurs‌ ‌ ‌

Financial‌ ‌literacy‌ ‌is‌ ‌an‌ ‌important‌ ‌aspect‌ ‌of‌ ‌running‌ ‌a‌ ‌business;‌ ‌it‌ ‌is‌ ‌about‌ ‌knowing‌ ‌your‌ ‌finances,‌ ‌where‌ ‌the‌ ‌money‌ ‌comes‌ ‌from‌ ‌and‌ ‌how‌ ‌it‌ ‌is‌ ‌spent.‌ ‌A‌ ‌sustainable‌ ‌business‌ ‌relies‌ ‌on‌ ‌a‌ ‌strong‌ ‌ foundation‌ ‌of‌ ‌financial‌ ‌stability.‌ ‌Financial‌ ‌literacy‌ ‌also‌ ‌helps‌ ‌entrepreneurs‌ ‌to‌ ‌understand‌ ‌the‌ ‌difference‌ ‌between‌ ‌one’s‌ ‌personal‌ ‌finances‌ ‌versus‌ ‌business‌ ‌finances;‌ ‌this‌ ‌helps‌ ‌in‌ ‌the‌ ‌better‌ ‌management‌ ‌of‌ ‌money‌ ‌for‌ ‌one’s‌ ‌personal‌ ‌needs‌ ‌and‌ ‌have‌ ‌sufficient‌ ‌amount‌ ‌for‌ ‌running‌ ‌the‌ ‌business.‌ ‌Topics‌ ‌include‌ ‌credit‌ ‌and‌ ‌credit‌ ‌scores,‌ ‌budgeting,‌ ‌cash‌ ‌flow‌ ‌management,‌ ‌understanding‌ ‌financial‌ ‌statements‌ ‌and‌ ‌building‌ ‌relationships‌ ‌with‌ ‌lenders.‌ ‌This‌ ‌SBDC‌ ‌course‌ ‌is‌ ‌offered‌ ‌FREE‌ ‌for‌ ‌any‌ ‌matriculated‌ ‌SUNY‌ ‌Ulster‌ ‌student‌ ‌and‌ ‌Veterans.‌ ‌

DCB‌ ‌2319‌‌ ‌CRN‌ ‌90325‌ T‌ 10/19 ‌6-7pm‌ ‌‌& 10/26 6-7pm Remote ‌$35‌


Accounting Fundamentals

Accounting Fundamentals covers all the bases, from writing checks to preparing an income statement and closing out accounts at the end of each fiscal period. Whether you're a sole proprietor looking to manage your business finances or you simply want to gain an understanding of accounting basics for career advancement or for personal use, this course will give you a solid foundation in financial matters.

Registration link. Online $119


QuickBooks® Online Basics

QuickBooks® Online Basics is an introductory-level course designed to build a foundation of essential skills in QuickBooks® Online. In this course, learners will develop a greater understanding of the basic bookkeeping and accounting functions that the software enables. The course content focuses on mastering the fundamental tasks performed in QuickBooks®, including setting up a company file and chart of accounts, entering customer and vendor information, recording sales, creating invoices, managing payables and receivables, creating and customizing reports, and using the Audit Log. 5 hours.

Registration link. Online $99


QuickBooks 2019 Series (Introduction & Intermediate)

Understanding QuickBooks is one of the top skills a small business owner needs to successfully run their business. If you are a busy professional that wants to oversee your bookkeeping and accounting, the QuickBooks 2019 Series will teach you how to use this popular accounting software. 48 hours

Registration link. Online $199


Accounting with QuickBooks Online Suite

This suite of courses includes Accounting Fundamentals, Accounting Fundamentals II and QuickBooks Online. 96 hours.

Registration link. Online $395


Microsoft Excel 2019 Certification Training (70hrs)

If your organization uses lists of any kind, you need to know how to use Microsoft Excel. Earning Microsoft Office Specialist and Expert certifications sets your professional skill set apart from other Excel users. This course will prepare you for the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) and Expert certification exams for Excel. You will first learn to use Excel 2019 to create, modify, and format Excel worksheets, perform calculations, and print Excel workbooks. The course then moves on to teach you how to use advanced formulas, work with lists, work with illustrations and charts, and use advanced formatting techniques. You will also learn Excel's advanced features, such as pivot tables, audit worksheets, data tools, macros, and collaboration methods.
Upon completion of this course, you will be prepared for the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Expert certification exam for Excel 2019.

Registration link. Online $595


Budgeting in a Nonprofit Organization

This course, you will gain an understanding of the uses and functions of budgets and the relationship between strategic budgeting and tactical budgeting for a nonprofit. 3 hours.

Registration link. Online Self-paced $79


How to Read a Nonprofit Financial Statement

This course will develop your ability to appropriately interpret the major financial accounting statements that are used by nonprofit organizations. 3 hours.

Registration link. Online Self-paced $79 


The following two courses are offered by Barbara Ginty, owner of Independent Financial Services, a family business for over 20 years specializing in comprehensive financial planning. She is a CFP® professional and holds both security and insurance licenses including the following: series 7, 63, 65 and health, life, and disability insurance.

Future Rich

Seven days of financial strategies, personal stories, professional tips all tied up in feel-good, empowering videos.

To register for this course visit the Planancial site Free


Student Loans

To register for this course visit the Planancial site.  Free


 

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Certificate in Financial Essentials

This online certificate program introduces non-financial managers to the essentials of finance. The courses will help you become conversant in critical financial terminology, and you will learn how to calculate key financial management indicators. You will learn how to assess your organization's financial health by reviewing balance sheets, income statements, and statements of cash flow, and you will discover how finance and accounting tools can be used to support informed decision making within organizations.

Registration link. Online $399


Certified Financial Health Counselor (Exam Included)

Staying financially healthy is important regardless of the economic climate. To provide financial health counseling, one must have a strong knowledge of core financial and credit concepts. This course will prepare you for a career in financial counseling as an independent counselor or a consultant to other businesses supporting individuals.

You will learn skills that can be applied to counseling disciplines such as housing counselor, student loan counselor, or financial coach. Upon successful completion of this course, you will earn a Certified Financial Health Counselor designation from the National Association of Certified Credit Counselors.

Registration link. Online $1995

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