Bookkeeping Certification For Professional

The Professional Bookkeeping certification & training was created to meet the industry demand for qualified, small business, bookkeeping professionals






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The Professional Bookkeeper Experience

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What You'll Learn

The Professional Bookkeeping Certification Program was created to meet the high industry demand for qualified small business bookkeeping and accounting professionals. Completion of this program is your first step to accelerate your accounting and bookkeeping career. The Professional Bookkeeper™ designation is representative of a person proficient in the day-to-day practical application of the accounting process in small to mid-sized businesses. Bookkeeping training demonstrates the accountant’s expertise and commitment to providing quality service for their employer or client.

If you’re looking to become a bookkeeping certification professional who specializes in small to mid-sized businesses, or you’re interested in earning the credentials it takes to advance in your current career, you owe it to yourself to check out Professional Bookkeeping Certification.

Course Description For Online Bookkeeping Training

Course Overview

Your Enrollment Includes

Upon completion of the program, you’ll have the opportunity to speak with your assigned Marketing Coach and during our Marketing Implementation Session This will be a one-on-one discussion to develop your business plan and a clear marketing strategy to get you the clients you need.

Convenient At Home Learning

This Online Bookkeeping training program is delivered through easy-to-follow instructional videos and workbooks (over 600 pages of instruction and reference materials). You’ll have the flexibility to complete the courses on your own time, in a way that fits your life. Even though you may be training from the comfort of home, you are far from on your own. You’ll have access to the support of knowledgeable accounting coaches and mentors who have their own successful accounting firms along with other experienced accounting professionals.


Module 1 of the Professional Bookkeeper™ program teaches you the fundamentals of Bookkeeping. Through our hands-on teaching method, you will learn by doing, which ensures that the skills you gain stick with you. As you complete the practice sets in the Professional Bookkeeper™ course, you’ll become familiar with the processes involved in day-to-day Accounting and Bookkeeping tasks. They’ll become second nature to you, enabling you to focus on higher-level responsibilities.
Module 2 teaches you how to apply the basic principles from Module 1 to specific industries. You will learn the day-to-day procedures used by businesses each month to record and tabulate their finances. You will also learn to set up books from scratch, preparing all of the ledgers and journals needed to do full service Accounting for your paying clients.
Module 3 will help you set up a complete bookkeeping system in order to manage clients from a variety of sophisticated industries for your business. This module will provide training on the more sophisticated issues associated with creating a set of books from scratch, auditing the results internally, and closing out the books at the end of the year.
Module 4 is designed to assist you in successfully creating your own professional in-home, or office-based bookkeeping and accounting service. It gives you our turnkey process to start and build a successful accounting business. This includes proven marketing strategies, pricing, client interviewing for budgeting & forecasting and much more.

Meet Your Instructors

Allen Bostrom, CPA

Allen was the President and CEO of Universal Accounting from 1979 to 2014, when he was given the opportunity to expand his interest in helping accountants become better business consultants, and a stronger support for their employers and small business clients. Since that time, he has trained tens of thousands of accountants, bookkeepers, and tax preparers in practice and client management techniques and strategies.

Adam Syvock, Academic Coach

Adam Syvock, Academic Coach – Adam works with students regarding questions about curriculum and real-world accounting situations. Adam is a graduate of Universal Accounting’s PB program himself, and also holds a bachelor's degree in accounting from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. In addition, Adam also uses his skills as a profit and growth expert to run his own accounting practice. He is also QuickBooks Certified and is working towards his Enrolled Agent (EA) designation.

Rick Howard, Structured Power Coaching

As a business coach, Rick has been instrumental in the development of our structured coaching program for students. He helped develop the Universal Practice Builder course, and worked directly with students when field testing the principles and practices for attracting and converting clients into new engagements. Rick has worked with accounting professionals throughout the United States and Canada on how to start and grow their own successful accounting practices.

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