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How can I learn bookkeeping at a low cost?

Author:
Harold Averkamp, CPA, MBA

You can use the Internet to learn bookkeeping at little or no cost. For example, at no cost you can read clear explanations of debits and credits, adjusting entries, financial statements, bank reconciliation, payroll accounting and more at AccountingCoach.com. Also at no cost, you will find practice quizzes and 1,100 Q&A for 30+ bookkeeping and accounting topics. (Visual tutorials, video training, quick tests, quick tests with coaching, ten certificates of achievement, and more can be accessed for a small, one-time only fee for a lifetime membership in AccountingCoach PRO Plus.)

After you learn the bookkeeping and accounting basics from AccountingCoach, I recommend that you learn QuickBooks. QuickBooks (from Intuit Inc.) is the leading software for small businesses. You should also learn an electronic spreadsheet. You will find some free and low-cost training for these important tools through an Internet search.

After you have mastered the materials on AccountingCoach and have become familiar with QuickBooks, strive to find a business, bookkeeping service, or not-for-profit organization that will provide you with real-world, hands-on experience. Don’t be overly concerned with the starting pay since your value will come after you demonstrate your proficiency as an effective bookkeeper.

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Certificate - Debits and Credits
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Certificate - Income Statement
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Certificate - Bank Reconciliation
Certificate - Payroll Accounting

About the Author

Harold Averkamp

For the past 52 years, Harold Averkamp (CPA, MBA) has
worked as an accounting supervisor, manager, consultant, university instructor, and innovator in teaching accounting online. He is the sole author of all the materials on AccountingCoach.com.

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Certificates of Achievement

We now offer 10 Certificates of Achievement for Introductory Accounting and Bookkeeping:

  • Debits and Credits
  • Adjusting Entries
  • Financial Statements
  • Balance Sheet
  • Income Statement
  • Cash Flow Statement
  • Working Capital and Liquidity
  • Financial Ratios
  • Bank Reconciliation
  • Payroll Accounting
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  • Earn points as you work towards completing our course
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