Would you like to work in the professional field of accounting or finance? Do you like being organized?

Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks record data to keep financial records complete. They also perform any combination of routine calculating, posting, and verifying duties to obtain primary financial data for use in maintaining accounting records. They may also check the accuracy of figures, calculations, and postings pertaining to business transactions recorded by other workers.

Other job titles include: Accounting Assistant/Associate/Clerk, Accounting Specialist/Technician, Accounts Payable or Accounts Receivable Specialist/Clerk.

The certified public bookkeeper apprenticeship includes four college level courses, in addition to four certifications from the National Association of Certified Public Bookkeepers (NACPB) in Bookkeeping, Accounting, QuickBooks Online, and Payroll. After documenting 2,000 hours of work experience and earning all four certifications, you will also earn your Certified Public Bookkeeper (CPB) license and be able to place the CPB designation next to your name.

Related Instruction for Certified Public Bookkeeper Apprenticeship
Course NumberCourse NameCredits
ACC 2121Financial Accounting4
CIS 1430Spreadsheets3
ACC 1010Computerized Accounting3
ACC 1030Payroll Accounting1

Students can choose to take a few courses and earn the NACPB certifications, earn a full certificate in bookkeeping in addition to the certifications, or earn all of these PLUS the CPB license. Upon completion of the CCV bookkeeping certificate, students can apply credits toward CCV’s accounting degree for transfer to a 4-year program. This program allows you to work toward your CPA, earn an income as a bookkeeper, and build valuable experience and your client base, all at the same time!

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