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From employers to clients, everyone likes a financial professional with credentials. Achieving bookkeeping, tax prep & QuickBooks certifications can help you stand out from the competition and take your accounting career to the next level. Universal Accounting®’s skill-specific programs provide the hands-on training and experience it takes to earn recognized industry certifications to advance your career, with the flexibility and convenience of home study. Build It, Own It, Sell It Profitably

As the owner of an accounting firm, bookkeeping service, or tax practice, you know the value of working on your business. Universal Accounting® is here to help you on your journey to build a better venture. Since 1979 Universal Accounting Center® has helped build thousands of successful accounting firms, bookkeeping services, and tax practices. We offer you the tools and resources you need to implement tried and proven practices — and to avoid the challenges that may come your way as you build your firm. In addition to our professional programs, you’ll have access to coaches to provide you the support you need to implement everything with confidence. We will take you step by step through the process to help you be in business for yourself, but not by yourself.

Ready to take your accounting career to the next level? Earn your accounting certification and become a highly skilled and sought-after professional. With our comprehensive training program and expert support, you’ll have the knowledge and credentials to excel in your field. Don’t wait any longer – start your journey towards an accounting certification and unlock new opportunities for growth and success!


We Can Help You

As you read this page we will take you step by step through the process to help you determine which of our many expert courses is right for you. To do this, we start by MAPPING your business:


Finding and Engaging Clients


Accounting Services You Offer


Standard Operation Procedures

Knowing what you want to accomplish allows you to clearly see what you need to do next. In the words of Stephen Covey, “Begin with the end in mind.” Honestly ask yourself, which area holds the biggest challenge or opportunity towards building your business? In other words which area, if improved, would make the biggest difference to your bottom line? For example, perhaps you:
Once you know what you would like to work on, determine if it is a marketing problem, an accounting problem, or a production problem. From there, select a program from the correlating column.


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Profit & Growth Expert™

This proven system empowers you to offer consultative accounting services as a valuable addition to traditional bookkeeping, accounting, and tax work. Learn the step by step process to help your clients turn a profit and empower yourself to serve as their Profit & Growth Expert™.​

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Advanced Coaching Membership

Here you will work directly with Roger Knecht, president of Universal Accounting Center, to help your business thrive. This group will meet once per month over closed Facebook Group calls. These meeting will discuss key value drivers in relation to Marketing, Accounting and Production.


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Professional Bookkeeper™

The Professional Bookkeeper™ Certification Program was created to meet the high industry demand for qualified bookkeeping and accounting professionals. Completion of this program is your first step to accelerate your accounting and bookkeeping career​

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QuickBooks™ Specialist

Universal's Accounting®training course is designed to teach anyone how to use QuickBooks™. Mastering QuickBooks™ can help you improve your standing with a current employer or enhance your practice by adding setup, consultation, and help services to your menu.

Professional Tax Preparer™

Tax preparation skills will always be in demand. Thats why Universal Accounting®’s Professional Tax Preparer™ program will teach you line by line how to complete individual and business returns so that you can either prepare taxes on the side or start your own full-time tax business.


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Color Accounting™

Color Accounting™ is designed to make it easier to learn the fundamentals of accounting. Through the use of diagrams and logical colors, you will see graphically how accounting works. As a result, you will learn the language of business and understand how it can be applied.​

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Virtual Bookkeeper's Roadmap™

The Virtual Bookkeeping Business Roadmap gives you the basics of building a solid foundation for your business. It ensures that you are working efficiently and profitably by providing you with the best practices when it comes to the back-office workflow.

Is Enrolling With UAC Right For You?

Enroll with Universal Accounting Center® and start taking advantage of our various programs with tuition options you can afford. There is no reason to leave your success to chance. When you enroll in one of our programs you’ll also have access to our team of skilled coaches to give you the support you need to take your business to the next level.

Schedule a 30-minute personal call with me – Roger Knecht, president of Universal Accounting Center. I would love to learn more about you, your background, and your goals. Together we’ll see what we can do to take your business to that next level.

After you set our appointment, you will be sent a short questionnaire. Completion of this questionnaire will help me prepare for our call. I’m happy to also review anything else you would like during this time. I look forward to our discussion.

Step One

Fill out the Questionnaire

Step Two

Receive Your Score

Step Three

Receive Your Custom Report