Course curriculum

  • 02
  • 03
    Enter Data for the First Month of Operations
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    • Enter Data for First Month Section of Accounting & Excel Course
    • QuickBooks Download
    • QuickBooks - 7.05 Record Owner & Loan Deposit
    • Excel Download
    • Excel 7.05 Owner Deposit & Loan Deposit
    • QuickBooks - 7.10 Record Purchase Furniture & Investment
    • Excel Download
    • 7.10 Purchase Furniture & Record Investment
    • QuickBooks - 7.17 Purchase Order P.O.
    • QuickBooks - 7.20 Create an Invoice
    • Excel Download
    • Excel - 7.20 Part 1 Invoice Transaction
    • Excel - 7.20 Part Two Create on Invoice Transaction
    • QuickBooks - 7.25 Receive Payment
    • Excel Download
    • Excel - 7.25 Receive Payment Part 1
    • Excel Download
    • Excel - 7.25 Receive Payment Part 2
    • Excel Download
    • Excel - 7.25 Receive Payment Part 3
    • QuickBooks - 7.30 Create Sales Receipts
    • Excel Download
    • Excel - 7.30 Cash Sales Transaction Part 1
    • Excel Download
    • Excel 7.30 Part 2 Cash Sales Service
    • QuickBooks - 7.35 Record Deposit
    • Excel Download
    • Excel - 7.35 Deposit Part 1
    • Excel Download
    • Excel - 7.35 Deposit Part 2
    • QuickBooks - 7.40 Make Payment for Inventory linked To Purchase Order
    • Excel Download
    • Excel - 7.40 Part 1 Inventory Payment
    • Excel Download
    • Excel - 7.40 Part 2 Inventory Payment
    • Excel - 7.45 Invoice for Custom Order Linked To P.O. & Payment
    • Excel Download
    • 7.45 Invoice for Preordered Item Part 1
    • Excel Download
    • Excel - 7.45 Invoice for Preordered Item Part 2
    • QuickBooks - 7.50 Receive Payment & Make Deposit
    • Excel Download
    • Excel - 7.50 Receive Payment & Make Deposit
    • QuickBooks - 7.55 Write Checks for Expenses
    • Excel Download
    • Excel 7.55 Part 1 Write Check
    • Excel Download
    • Excel - 7.55 Part 2 Write Check Part 2
    • QuickBooks - 7.60 Pay Bill
    • Excel Download
    • Excel - 7.60 Pay Bills
    • QuickBooks - 7.65 Customer Jobs Add
    • Excel Download
    • Excel - 7.65 Customer Jobs
    • QuickBooks - 7.70 Pay Employees
    • Excel Download
    • Excel - 7.70 Payroll
    • QuickBooks - 7.75 Job Sales Receipt
    • Excel Download
    • Excel 7.75 Job Sales Receipt
    • QuickBooks - 7.80 Review Reports After Month of Data
    • Excel Download
    • QuickBooks - 7.80 Financial Statements & Reports
    • Excel Download
    • Excel - 7.90 Closing Process January
    • Excel Download
    • Excel - 7.92 Worksheet Month Two
  • 04
    Enter Data for the Second Month of Operation
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    • Enter Data for Second Month Section of Accounting & Excel Course
    • QuickBooks Backup Download
    • QuickBooks - 8.05 Enter Loan Payments from Amortization Table
    • Excel Downlaod
    • Excel - 8.05 Make Loan Payments
    • QuickBooks - 8.10 Short Term Investment Matures
    • Excel Download
    • Excel - 8.10 Short Term Investment
    • QuickBooks - 8.15 Create Purchase Order With New Item
    • Excel Download
    • QuickBooks - 8.20 Receive Inventory With Bill
    • Excel Download
    • Excel - 8.20 Receive Inventory With Bill Part 2
    • QuickBooks - 8.25 Sales Receipt & Deposit
    • Excel Download
    • Excel - 8.25 Part 1 Sales Receipt & Deposit
    • Excel Download
    • Excel - 8.25 Part 2 Sales Receipt & Deposit
    • QuickBooks - 8.30 Advanced Payment From Customer
    • Excel Download
    • Excel - 8.30 Advanced Payment From Customer
    • QuickBooks - 8.35 Apply Credit To Invoice
    • Excel Download
    • Excel - 8.35 Apply Credit to Invoice
    • QuickBooks - 8.40 Record Sales on Account
    • Excel Download
    • Excel - 8.40 Record Sales on Account
    • QuickBook - 8.45 Advance Customer Deposit
    • Excel Download
    • Excel - 8.45 Advance Customer Payment
    • QuickBooks - 8.50 Bills Track & Pay
    • Excel Download
    • Excel - 8.50 Bills Track & Pay
    • QuickBooks - 8.55 Customer Payment on Account & Deposit
    • Excel Download
    • Excel - 8.55 Customer Payment on Account
    • QuickBooks - 8.60 Pay Sales Tax
    • Excel Download
    • Excel - 8.60 Pay Sales Tax
    • QuickBooks - 8.65 Pay Payroll Taxes
    • Excel Download
    • Excel -8.65 Pay Payroll Tax
    • QuickBooks - 8.70 Enter Bills & Pay Bills
    • Excel Download
    • Excel - 8.70 Enter Bills & Pay Bills
    • QuickBooks - 8.75 Enter Service Item & Invoices
    • Excel Download
    • Excel - 8.75 Service Item & Invoices
    • QuickBooks - 8.77 Purchase Equipment with Debt or Financing
    • Excel Download
    • Excel - 8.77 Purchase Equipment with Debt
    • QuickBooks - 8.80 Enter Payroll For Second Month
    • Excel Download
    • Excel - 8.80 Payroll
    • QuickBooks - 8.90 Record Rental Income
    • Excel Download
    • Excel - 8.90 Rental Income
    • QuickBooks - 8.95 Comparative Financial Statements
    • Excel - 8.95 Financial Statements
  • 05
    Bank Reconciliations
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    • Bank Reconciliations Section of Accounting & Excel Course
    • QuickBooks Download Backup Files
    • QuickBooks - 9.10 Bank Reconciliation First One
    • Excel Download
    • Excel - 9.10 Bank Reconciliation January
    • Excel Download
    • Excel - 9.12 Bank Reconciliation Adjusting Entries January
    • QuickBooks - 9.15 Bank Reconciliation Second Month
    • Excel Download
    • Excel - 9.15 Bank Reconciliation February
    • Excel Download
    • Excel - 9.20 Bank Reconciliation Feb. Adjusting Entries
  • 06
    Adjusting Entries, Financial Statements, Closing Entries, and Reversing Entries
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    • Adjusting Entries & Fianncial Statement Section of Accounting & Excel Course
    • QuickBooks Download Backup Files
    • QuickBooks - 10.10 Loan Payable Adjusting Entry Short Term Loan
    • Excel Download
    • Excel - 10.10 Loan Payable Adjusting Entry Part 1
    • QuickBooks - 10.15 Short Term Portion Installment Loan Adjusting Entry
    • Excel Download
    • Excel - 10.15 Loan Payable Adjusting Entry Part 2
    • QuickBooks - 10.20 Accrued Interest Adjusting Entry
    • Excel Download
    • Excel - 10.20 Accrued Interest Adjusting Entry
    • QuickBooks - 10.25 Invoice or Accounts Receivable Adjusting Entry
    • Excel Download
    • Excel - 10.25 Invoice Adjusting Entry
    • QuickBooks - 10.40 Prepaid Insurance Adjusting Entry
    • Excel Downlaod
    • Excel - 10.40 Prepaid Insurance Adjusting Journal Entry
    • QuickBooks - 10.45 Depreciation Adjusting Entry
    • Excel Download
    • Excel - 10.45 Depreciation Adjusting Entry
    • QuickBooks - 10.50 Unearned Revenue Adjusting Entry
    • Excel Download
    • Excel - 10.50 Unearned Revenue Adjusting Entry
    • QuickBooks - 10.30 Reversing Entry Accounts Receivable Entry
    • Excel Download
    • Excel - 10.300 Accrued Interest Reversing Entry
    • QuickBooks - 10.35 Reversing Entry Accrued Interest
    • Excel Download
    • Excel - 10.350 Accounts Receivable Reversing Entry
    • QuickBooks - 10.55 Reverse Unearned Revenue Adj. Entry
    • Excel Download
    • Excel - 10.550 Unearned Revenue Reversing Entry
    • QuickBooks - 10.60 Journal Report & Financial Statements
    • Excel Download
    • Excel - 10.60 Financial Statements
    • Excel Download
    • Excel - 10.65 Closing Process February

Description

Practical contentment combining accounting theory and accounting software, QuickBooks, in a way rarely found, but in a way highly useful. 

Many accounting students get the feeling they are learning accounting theory without practical application, while many accounting practitioners and business professionals have the opposite problem, learning accounting software without understanding the theory that would allow them to be more confident and proficient. 

This course will link theory and content by providing practical examples in a step by step, and side by side, process. 

We will work through a comprehensive problem, a complete accounting cycle, including the entering of financial transactions, posting transactions to the general ledger, creating a trial balance, entering adjusting entries, creating financial statements, and processing the closing process. 

The course will break each step in the accounting cycle into small digestible pieces and demonstrate each step as it is done with journal entries, accounting theory, and with data input, accounting software. 

We will provide backup files and Excel worksheets for each step along the way, allowing learners to work through the content as we go and allowing learners to jump forward or rework any part of the course at any time.

Robert (Bob) Steele CPA CGMA CPI MStax

Instructor

Through working with students from many different schools, Mr. Steele has learned best practices for helping people understand accounting fast. Learning new skills and finding the best way to share knowledge with people who can benefit from it is a passion of his.

Mr. Steele has experience working as a practicing Certified Public Accountant (CPA), an accounting and business instructor, and curriculum developer. He has enjoyed putting together quality tools to improve learning and has been teaching, making instructional resources, and building curriculum since 2009. He has been a practicing CPA since 2005. Mr. Steele is a practicing CPA, has a Certified Post-Secondary Instructor (CPI) credential, a Master of Science in taxation from Golden Gate University, a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Economics with an emphasis in accounting from The University of California Santa Barbara, and a Global Management Accounting Designation (CGMA) from The American Institute of CPA (AICPA).

Mr. Steele has also authored five books that can be found on Amazon or in audiobook format on Audible. He has developed bestselling courses in accounting topics including financial accounting and QuickBooks accounting software.

In addition to working as an accountant, teaching, and developing courses Mr. Steele has helped create an accounting website at accountinginstruction, a YouTube channel called Accounting Instruction, Help, and How Too, and has developed supplemental resources including a Facebook Page, Twitter Page, and Podcasts that can be found on I-tunes, Stitcher, or Soundcloud. Mr. Steele’s teaching philosophy is to make content applicable, understandable, and accessible.

Adult learners are looking for application when they learn new skills. In other words, learners want to be able to apply skills in the real world to help their lives. Mr. Steele’s formal accounting education, practical work experience, and substantial teaching experience allow him to create a curriculum that combines traditional accounting education with practical knowledge and application. He accomplishes the goals of making accounting useful and applicable by combining theory with real-world software like Excel and QuickBooks.

Many courses teach QuickBooks data entry or Excel functions but are not providing the real value learners want. Real value is a result of learning technical skills like applications, in conjunction with specific goals, like accounting goals, including being able to interpret the performance of a business.

Mr. Steele makes knowledge understandable by breaking down complex concepts into smaller units with specific objectives and using step by step learning processes to understand each unit. Many accounting textbooks cram way too much information into a course, making it impossible to understand any unit fully. By breaking the content down into digestible chunks, we can move forward much faster.

Mr. Steele also makes use of color association in both presentations and Excel worksheets, a learning tool often overlooked in the accounting field, but one that can vastly improve the speed and comprehension of learning accounting concepts.

The material is also made understandable through the application of concepts learned. Courses will typically demonstrate the accounting concepts and then provide an Excel worksheet or practice problems to work through the concepts covered. The practice problems will be accompanied by an instructional video to work through the problem in step by step format. Excel worksheets will be preformatted, usually including an answer tab that shows the completed problem, and a practice tab where learners can complete the problem along with a step by step presentation video.

Mr. Steele makes learning accounting accessible by making use of technology and partnering with teaching platforms that have a vision of spreading knowledge.