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Receive instant access to your certificate when you achieve a 70% passing score on any of our 40-question, multiple-choice exams.

Each certificate may be downloaded and printed in high-quality PDF format, shared online with your unique URL, or added to your Linkedin profile.

Demonstrate Proficiency to Yourself, Employers, and Others

Our certificate exams are professionally written to help you assess and improve your bookkeeping and accounting skills

Earning our Certificates of Achievement will improve your credentials, enhance your portfolio, boost your confidence for a job interview, and allow you to share your achievements online.

Earn Certificates for the Following 10 Topics

Debits and Credits

Demonstrate your understanding of the general ledger accounts and your knowledge of when the accounts need to be debited or credited. (You will be asked to select the proper accounts for a variety of transactions involving the accrual method of accounting.)

Adjusting Entries

Adjusting entries are crucial in order to have accurate financial statements under the accrual method of accounting. Mastery of adjusting entries increases your value in any organization. Attention bookkeepers: Pass this exam to show you are ready for more responsibility.

Financial Statements

Take your financial literacy to a higher level when you prepare for and earn this valuable certificate. Demonstrate your understanding of what the main financial statements are reporting and what they are not reporting. Emphasis is on the balance sheet, income statement, and statement of cash flows.

Balance Sheet

Preparing for this certificate exam will deepen your understanding of what the balance sheet is reporting and what it is not reporting. Decide that you are going to take your financial sophistication to a higher level and then demonstrate it by earning this certificate.

Income statement

Use this certificate exam as your motivation to understand more about the results of a business’s operations. Demonstrate that your understanding goes way beyond merely reading the “bottom line” of the income statement. By reviewing our clearly written materials, you will improve your recall, fill in some gaps in your knowledge, and gain insights.

Cash Flow Statement

Preparing for this certificate exam will give you new insights about this important, required financial statement which details a company’s major cash inflows and outflows. (Recall that “cash is king”.) Often this financial statement contains signals that some operational problems exist. Demonstrate that you have taken your financial literacy to a higher level.

Working Capital and Liquidity

Pass this certificate exam to show your awareness of how working capital can change, and how the speed in which current assets are converted to cash are critical for a company's ability to pay its obligations when they are due. While accrual accounting is required for the income statement, managing cash is needed to meet the payroll, make a loan payment, pay a supplier, etc.

Financial Ratios

Earn this certificate of achievement by calculating 15 common financial ratios and answering questions about their meaning and limitations. Preparing for this exam will enhance your knowledge of financial statements and will help you gain insights about a company’s finances and operations.

Bank Reconciliation

By studying for this certificate exam, you will be improving your proficiency in preparing a company’s bank reconciliation. You will also understand why a bank’s debit to a company’s checking account means the company will need to credit its general ledger Cash account. Finally, you will appreciate the need for preparing the “bank rec” often and on a timely basis.

Payroll Accounting

Show that you have a deeper understanding of the rules behind the payroll accounting entries by passing this certificate exam. As you prepare you will better understand the difference between the amounts in the reports to the Internal Revenue Service and the amounts reported in the company's financial statements.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How will I receive my Certificates of Achievement?
In order to earn a certificate you must receive a passing score of 70% on the related certificate exam. Once you pass an exam, your Certificate of Achievement will be instantly accessible through 1) a unique verification URL so you can share your certificate online, 2) a link to download and print your certificate in high-quality PDF format, and 3) a special link to add your certificate to your LinkedIn profile.
Do I have to pass all ten exams?
No. You may choose to earn any individual certificate or all of the Certificates of Achievement at your convenience. For example, as soon as you earn a passing grade on the Debits and Credits Exam you will instantly receive access to your Certificate of Achievement for Debits and Credits.
Do I have to take the exams by a certain date?
No. Our certificate exams can be taken at any time. Your purchase includes lifetime access to the exams. Hence, you can and should take the exams only after you are well prepared.
How many attempts do I get to pass each exam?
Your payment includes two attempts to pass each of the exams. If you have not achieved a score of 70% or higher on your first attempt, a second attempt is allowed at no additional cost.
What are some benefits of the Certificates of Achievement?
In addition to providing evidence that you have attained competence in various areas, our certificate exams can 1) demonstrate your proficiency to employers, 2) boost your confidence, 3) direct your attention to areas you need to study further, 4) provide a refresher prior to a job interview or added job responsibilities, and 5) assist in retaining important concepts.
Why a certificate from AccountingCoach?
Our Certificates of Achievement have been developed by Harold Averkamp (CPA, MBA). He is the sole author of the materials found on and AccountingCoach PRO. Harold’s professional work experience and his 25 years of teaching and testing students at a highly-rated accounting program result in certificate exams that are clearly written and have a balance between theory and business situations.
Will these be accepted for continuing education units or for college credits?
At this point we have not submitted our certificate of achievement exams to any group or organization for their acceptance. Therefore, you should not expect to be awarded either continuing education units or college credit. On the other hand, our Certificates of Achievement provide evidence that you have attained a level of competence established by AccountingCoach (one of the most well-known and widely-respected websites for learning introductory accounting and bookkeeping).
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