Bookkeeping courses

NOTE: These courses may be applied to toward the Bookkeeping for Small Business certificate program.

Current Course Offerings

MS Excel 2013 Level I
Learn how to use MS Excel to create spreadsheets that include Autosum, conditional formatting, formulas, and absolute addresses. Develop or edit spreadsheets using a variety of MS Excel attributes and finalize your new skills by creating charts. You’ll practise your skills using a number of projects. Purchase Shelly Cashman text at the UFV bookstore prior to class. We recommend that you purchase and bring a memory stick with a minimum storage capacity of 3gb.

ABBOTSFORD — Clearbrook centre
(80120 MCW 180 A5C) Fariba Jafary, 5 sessions, Mon, Wed, 6:30–9:30 pm, $299.
Starts Nov 3

CHILLIWACK — Canada Education Park
(80092 MCW 180 C5C) Gary Kwan, 5 sessions, Mon, Wed, 6:30–9:30 pm, $299.
Starts Nov 24


Payroll Accounting
Prerequisite: Bookkeeping I, II, & MS Excel I
This is a general payroll accounting course not specific to any one business. If you have a basic knowledge of accounting, this course will teach you to perform functions related to the maintenance of a payroll accounting system. Emphasis is on the actual calculation of earnings and deductions that conform to federal and provincial laws and good accounting practices. We’ll cover the completion of forms required by law and the necessary accounting entries are performed along with basic payroll recordkeeping. Course material is included in course fee.

CHILLIWACK — Canada Education Park
(80090 SDU PAC01 C5A) Gary Kwan, 11 sessions, Mon, Wed, Fri, 12:30–3:30 pm, $485.
Starts Nov 10


Sage 50 Level I (Previously Simply Accounting)
Prerequisite: Bookkeeping Level I and II, and Payroll
This integrated bookkeeping/accounting software package is a small-business standard. The course covers journal entries, purchases/ sales orders and quotes, invoicing, receipts and payments for payables, receivables, and inventory. You will also become familiar with the reporting and tax features of Simply Accounting. Payroll is not covered. Purchase text at UFV bookstore prior to class.

ABBOTSFORD — Clearbrook centre
(80017 MCW 35 A5A) Linda Swanepoel, 10 sessions, Tue, Thu, 6:30–9:30 pm, $535.
Starts Oct 28


Sage 50 Level II (Previously Simply Accounting)
Prerequisite: Bookkeeping I & II, Payroll, and Sage 50 Level I
This course does not teach accounting fundamentals. Level II covers accounts setup, working with foreign currency, payroll transactions, security, year-end, budgets, and projects. Purchase text from UFV bookstore prior to class. We recommend that you purchase and bring a memory stick with a minimum storage capacity of 3gb.

ABBOTSFORD — Clearbrook centre
(80145 MCW 36 A5A) Debra Smith, 7 sessions, Mon, Wed, 6:30–9:30 pm, $405.
Starts Oct 27 *No class Nov 3 or 19.

CHILLIWACK — Canada Education Park
(80118 MCW 36 C5B) Gary Kwan, 7 sessions, Mon, Wed, Fri, 9 am–noon, $405.
Starts Nov 10

updated Oct 22, 2014

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