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ZFIN-1054 Bookkeeping Administration Certification (Online)

28 CEUs

This online course provides an introduction to the concepts and uses of accounting in a business environment. The primary areas of study include analysis of business transactions; recording procedures and the use of ledgers and journals; accounting for sales and purchases; managing cash, payroll, accruals and deferrals; and preparation and analysis of basic financial statements. Learn to use QuickBooks Online Plus by completing two monthly accounting cycles. Payroll preparation and creating a new company will also be covered. While no prior QuickBooks knowledge is required, students taking this course should have some familiarity with the accounting cycle and how it relates to a business. While the reading requirements are light, the majority of this extensive, hands-on course consists of drill exercises and related practice activities and quizzes based on the knowledge gained from completing each chapter.

Contact hours: 280

Not financial aid eligible.

ZFIN-1055 Payroll Level I: Fundamental Payroll Certification (FPC) Exam Prep

3 CEUs

This course teaches the fundamental payroll calculations and applications necessary for individuals who are new to the payroll industry, those who support the payroll industry and individuals preparing for the FPC or CPP certification examinations. Participants will gain the knowledge and skills required to maintain payroll compliance and prevent costly penalties. *This course has both an in-person and webinar version. See right column for more details.

Contact hours: 30

Not financial aid eligible.

ZFIN-1056 Payroll Level II: Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) Exam Prep

3.6 CEUs

This course provides students with an in-depth understanding of the advanced skills necessary for payroll managers and supervisors. This program is ideal for experienced payroll professionals seeking compliance training, professional development or CPP certification preparation. Please note: In order to sit for the CPP exam, you must have spent at least three of the last five years working in the payroll profession. * This course has both an in-person and webinar version. See right column for more details.

Contact hours: 36

Not financial aid eligible.

ZFIN-1065 Fundamentals of Accounting (Online)

14 CEUs

This course will provide an introduction to the concepts and uses of accounting in a business environment. The primary areas of study in this course include analysis of business transactions, recording procedures and the use of ledgers and journals, accounting for sales and purchases, managing cash, payroll, accruals and deferrals, and preparation and analysis of basic financial statements. After completing this course, students will have a solid understanding of business and financial accounting, and its role in bookkeeping administration.

Contact hours: 140

Not financial aid eligible.

ZFIN-1066 Investing in Stocks and Bonds (Online)

2.4 CEUs

This comprehensive course provides new investors with the skills and knowledge necessary to invest in stocks and bonds. Learn how the stock market works, the types of investments you can make, and where and how to begin. Activities, practice exams and assignments will help you master the foundational components of successful investing.

Contact hours: 24

Not financial aid eligible.

ZFIN-1067 Intuit QuickBooks Online Plus (Online)

10 CEUs

In this course, you will learn how to use QuickBooks Online plus by completing two monthly accounting cycles. In the first lessons, accounting for selling service items will be covered. In later lessons, both service items and inventory items that are sold will be covered. The course will also cover the processes of preparing payroll and creating a new company. Prior to taking this course, you should be familiar with the accounting cycle and how it is related to a business. While no prior knowledge of QuickBooks Online is required, it is beneficial to have an understanding of accounting principles. The majority of this course will be conducted through drill exercises, and related practice activities and quizzes based on the knowledge you have gained through completing each chapter. Be prepared for a thorough and extensive hands-on experience throughout this QuickBooks course. Each chapter contains a number of drills that you must complete, as well as assigned practice activities and lesson quizzes. Students are eligible for a free 365 day copy of Intuit QuickBooks Online Plus from the Intuit Education Program in order to follow along with the course content. This course prepares students to take the Intuit QuickBooks Certified User Online certification exam.

Contact hours: 100

Not financial aid eligible.

ZFIN-1075 Payroll Study Group

4.8 CEUs

Looking for a study group for all things payroll? Look no further! This course prepares students to sit for the Fundamental Payroll Certification (FPC) or Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) exam. Class will meet at regular intervals to discuss payroll-related topics, such as the laws and regulations that govern wages, tax withholdings and related deductions. Whether you're new to the profession or just looking to take a deeper dive into the "why" of your current role and responsibilities, you will benefit from this course.

Contact hours: 48

Not financial aid eligible.

ZFIN-1080 Enrolled Agent Intensive Exam Prep Boot Camp

19 CEUs

Enrolled agents are licensed by the federal government and have demonstrated special competence in tax matters and professional ethics. They can practice before the IRS anywhere in the United States. At least one to two seasons of tax preparation experience and a basic understanding of tax accounting and accrual accounting is recommended before taking this class. This innovative blended-learning program allows students to participate in-person and/or via WebEx. The course prepares participants to pass the IRS Special Enrollment Exams (SEE). Class sessions are structured based on the Gleim System for Success and require (at minimum) 15-20 hours of studying per week outside of class. The SEE is a three-part exam administered by Prometric on behalf of the IRS. Participants must successfully pass all three parts to receive IRS-EA certification. We strongly suggest that participants register for part one of the SEE (Individuals) to obtain their PTIN through the IRS before enrolling in this course.

Contact hours: 190

Not financial aid eligible.