Certified Bookkeeper

Describe the benefits, eligibility requirements, code of ethics, and maintenance requirements for the Certified Bookkeeper
Temecula, CA P.O. Box 760,, Temecula, CA 92593
(951) 9723600

Course at a Glance

Mode of learning : Online - Instructor Lead(LVC)

Domain / Subject : General/Others

Function : General

Duration : 140 Hours

Difficulty : Medium

Certified Bookkeeper

The Certified Bookkeeper Online Training Program for experienced bookkeepers leads to national certification with the American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers (AIPB). The AIPB certification is a high professional standard for bookkeepers. This program was created by the AIPB and is offered in partnership with major colleges, universities, and other accredited education providers. All textbooks are included.

Upon completion of this program, you'll be able to do the following:

  • Describe the benefits, eligibility requirements, code of ethics, and maintenance requirements for the Certified Bookkeeper
  • Apply the concepts of accrual accounting to transactions that span fiscal periods
  • Trace the effect of accrual and deferral transactions to financial statements
  • Apply accounting concepts and the basic tools of financial analysis in identifying and correcting errors
  • Reconcile bank accounts
  • Prepare payroll transactions, from paying wages to depositing and reporting taxes
  • Apply accounting concepts to depreciation transactions, including various methods of calculating depreciation for book and tax purposes
  • Value inventory, record costs, make entries, and report inventory on financial statements
  • Help your company or client use basic internal controls to prevent theft, embezzlement, or check and credit card fraud by employees, customers, or vendors


Certified Bookkeepers are to bookkeeping what CPAs are to accounting: the elite of the profession. Becoming a Certified Bookkeeper can increase your earning potential, enhance your professional status, and give you a decisive edge in any job market. This online program was created by the American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers (AIPB) to prepare experienced bookkeepers for the certification exam at any Prometric Test Center. The AIPB certification is the only national standard for bookkeepers.
The Web-based format of this program will allow you to move at your own pace while learning in the comfort of your own home. The program consists of six separate subject areas:

  • Adjusting entries
  • Correction of accounting errors (including the bank reconciliation)
  • Book and tax depreciation
  • Basic payroll
  • Merchandise inventory
  • Internal controls and fraud prevention

This program includes a set of six workbooks that will help prepare you for each of the exams.


This program is compatible with the Windows XP and later operating systems and IE 7 and later browsers.This program can be taken on either a PC or a Mac; however, Microsoft Word and Excel are required and not included in course materials that ship to you.Adobe Flash Player and Adobe Acrobat Reader are required for this program.The AIPB provides the six workbooks that are required for this program.


The Certified Bookkeeper Online Program is designed for experienced bookkeepers who want to prepare for national certification. Although you may sit for the AIPB Certification exam at any time, you must pass the AIPB Certification exam and be able to submit proof of at least two years of full-time or 3,000 hours of part-time experience in order to earn your Certified Bookkeeper designation.

Course Contents

Certified Bookkeeper Program

  • Eligibility Requirements
  • Testing Program
  • Code of Ethics
  • Maintenance of Certification

Accruals, Deferrals, and the Adjusted Trial Balance

  • Why Accruals, Deferrals, and Other Adjustments are Made
  • Accruing Revenues and Expenses
  • Recognizing Revenues Collected in Advance
  • Recognizing Expenses After a Prepayment
  • Other Adjusted Entries
  • Unadjusting Trial Balance Through the Adjusted Trial Balance

Correction of Accounting Errors and the Bank Reconciliation

  • When and Where Accounting Errors Occur and How They Are Discovered
  • Performing the Bank Reconciliation
  • Finding and Correcting Errors on the Unadjusted Trial Balance
  • Correcting Current-Period Accrual and Deferral Errors


  • How to Pay Different Types of Employees
  • Federal and State Wage-Hour Law
  • Paying Employees Under Federal Law
  • Employment Records and Payroll Recordkeeping
  • Form W-4 and Comparable State Forms
  • Withholding and Depositing Federal Taxes
  • Federal Employment Reporting Forms and Due Dates
  • When Wages Become Taxable
  • Other Reporting Rules
  • Payroll Register and Journal Entries


  • The Difference Between Book and Tax Depreciation
  • Depreciation under GAAP
  • Computing and Allocation Depreciation
  • Depreciation Under Federal Tax Depreciation Rules
  • Tax Depreciation of Vehicles


  • General Concepts of Accounting for Inventory
  • The Perpetual Method
  • The Periodic Method
  • Weighted-Average and Moving-Average Methods
  • First-In, First-Out (FIFO) Method
  • Last-In, First-Out (LIFO) Method
  • Lower of Cost or Market LCM Rule

Internal Controls and Fraud Depreciation

  • How to Prevent or Spot Theft of Inventory and Other Non-cash Assets by Employees
  • Preventing Employee Theft, Embezzlement, or Fraud by Hiring the Right Personnel
  • Insuring the Company Against Theft
  • How to Prevent or Spot Customer Check Fraud
  • Signs that May Indicate Payroll Fraud
  • How to Prevent or Spot Customer Credit Card Fraud
  • Recommended Rules for Company Credit Cards
  • Preventing Vendors From Cheating the Company


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