Professional Bookkeeping with QuickBooks 2019 (Software Included)

Learn Bookkeeping with QuickBooks® 2019

Regardless of industry, all businesses can benefit from using QuickBooks® to organize their finances, stay on top of invoices, pay bills on time, and track expenses efficiently. This 100% online course will teach you how to use QuickBooks® 2019 for basic accounting, double-entry bookkeeping, and more.

Excelsior took all of my credits. I was able to jump right into upper-level courses.

Kevin Feeley
BS in Electrical Engineering
HVCC Class of 2005

Job Outlook for Bookkeepers

  • According to, bookkeepers earn on average $17.37 per hour. Experienced bookkeepers can earn over $56,000 annually.
  • According to, bookkeeping is a highly transferable skill set for accounting professionals who want to advance into financial analysis or management roles.
  • Technology is highly relevant to the bookkeeper’s role. Mastering QuickBooks® is the key to matching bookkeeping skills with expanding requirements for analysis, visual data presentation, and reporting that provides value-added to the traditional bookkeeper’s duties.

Professional Bookkeeping with QuickBooks 2019 (Software Included) FAQs

Bookkeepers serve on the front lines of a person, company, or organization’s financial health. Strong bookkeepers set up, deploy, and manage systems that record the flow of funds into and out of an entity’s coffers. Using reporting tools and systems, bookkeepers help individuals and operational managers stay aware of and improve an entity’s financial status and performance.

QuickBooks® has replaced the manual entry functions of traditional bookkeeping. However, the organization, reporting, and use of financial data still rely heavily on human input and processing. Knowing how to automate your bookkeeping practice with QuickBooks® is an important aspect to staying competitive in today’s job market.

Yes, if you’re an expert in the latest version of QuickBooks®, you can walk into any small business and immediately organize their finances. QuickBooks® is the top-rated accounting software for small businesses, and you likely know a company that already uses it.

Professional Bookkeeping with QuickBooks 2019 (Software Included) Objectives

  • Set up and utilize QuickBooks® 2019
  • Perform basic bookkeeping equations
  • Enter data accurately
  • Manage bookkeeping
  • Use double-entry accounting
  • Understand the impacts of debits and credits for all account types

Prerequisites and Requirements

There are no prerequisites to take this course. This course is 100% online. Start anytime.
You have 6 months of access to this course.


  • Quickbooks® Basics

    Creating a QuickBooks® company file for a business; working with and securing company files

  • Bookkeeper Building Blocks

    Apply bookkeeping concepts to accounting problems; running QuickBook®s reports for the general journal and ledger, as well as subsidiary journals

  • Preparing the Company File

    Adding, changing, and working with the Chart of Accounts in QuickBooks®; administering company lists by adding customers and vendor

  • Cash and Fixed Asset Transactions

    Recording bank account transactions by entering cash account transactions and completing a bank reconciliation; recording fixed assets and depreciation

  • Understanding Accounts Payable

    Recording bills by entering various accounts payable transactions; producing accounts payable history and reports

  • Reviewing Accounts Receivable

    Demonstrating the invoice procedure by producing a customer invoice; producing batches of invoices and customer letters

  • Managing Inventory Transactions

    Creating and revising customer estimates, assigning classes, adding and editing multiple list entries; ordering and selling inventory by creating sales and purchase orders, and receiving inventory

  • Closing the Books and Reporting in Quickbooks®

    Closing the books and running reports in QuickBooks®; Career roadmap: the job market and how to navigate it


Helene K. Liatsos
Helene K. Liatsos is business advisor and QuickBooks® Certified Advisor with more than 25 years of experience. She consults for a range of companies, from travel agencies to startups. Her company, Home Office Management Experts, was awarded the 2004 Home-Based Business of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration. Liatsos holds a Bachelor of Arts from Fairleigh Dickinson University.

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