Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Basic Bookkeeping with Quickbooks - 3 sessions for $249

Learn the basics of bookkeeping  and corresponding Quickbooks entries relevant to internal control issues for each type of transaction. The training will cover recording and tracking income and expense transactions, creating standard reports, and establishing internal controls to ensure accuracy and prevent fraud. The presentation will focus on the specific needs of nonprofit arts organizations.

**This course is meant for Managing Directors, Office Managers, Bookkeepers or anyone else who is new to bookkeeping and is responsible for their organization's financial record using Quickbooks. Class size is limited to 12 people. 

Part 1: Intro. to Bookkeeping with Quickbooks, September 25, 1-4 p.m.
- Overview of Quickbooks software
- Using the Chart of Accounts, Classes and Job functions
- Receivables (Recording income such as donations, ticket sales and grants)
- Payables (recording expenses and paying bills)
- Using Memorized Transactions
- Question & Answer Session

Part 2: Intro. to Bookkeeping with Quickbooks 2. October 23, 1-4 p.m.
- Review of Quickbooks Basics from Part 1
- Reconciling Bank and Credit Card Statements
- Basic Quickbooks Reports
- Customizing, Memorizing, and Exporting Reports
- Question & Answer Session

Part 3: Best Practices & Internal Controls, November 6, 1-3 p.m.
- The Financial Management Cycle
- Introduction to Internal Controls
- Ten Controls You Can Put in Place Immediately
- Key Policies for Nonprofits
- Question & Answer Session

Sessions will be led by a certified Quickbooks Adviser from The A.C.T Group LTD, a Chicago CPA firm and Dan Jacobson, Director of Operations for the Arts & Business Council of Chicago. Dan is a Certified Nonprofit Accounting Professional (CNAP), through the National Association of Nonprofit Accountants & Consultants (NPAC).

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