Bookkeeping courses

Credential Certificate
Duration 3 semesters (evenings and weekends)
12 weeks (days)
Campus Abbotsford
Clearbrook centre
Chilliwack
Schedule Daytime, evening and weekend options
Program Start Continuous

The courses in this program may be taken separately or applied to the Bookkeeping for Small Business certificate. The certificate(six courses) is designed with small and home-based businesses in mind and must be completed in three years. Offered in several sections throughout the year, the module program design enables you to take courses at varying times during flexible hours. For those working towards the certificate, the passing grade is 75 percent for each course.

We recommend that courses be taken in the following order:

Bookkeeping Level I and II
MS Excel Level I
Payroll Accounting
Simply Accounting Level I and II

For more information, please contact Mandy Watts at 604-795-2847, or 1-888-504-7441, local 2847, or email mandy.watts@ufv.ca

Bookkeeping I
This course emphasizes the practical aspects as well as the theoretical foundations of bookkeeping. The course text, Accounting for Canadian Colleges, along with the working papers, are available at UFV bookstore. You should bring a calculator to class. A grade of 75 percent must be achieved to be eligible for the Bookkeeping for Small Business certificate.

ABBOTSFORD campus
(20016 SDU BK01 A5B) Winston McNicol, 15 sessions, Mon, Wed, 6:30–9:30 pm, $525. Starts Mar 31. No class Apr 21 and May 19

ABBOTSFORD — Clearbrook centre

(20099 SDU BK01 A5C) Gary Kwan, 7.5 sessions, Mon, Wed, Fri, 9 am–3:30 pm, $525. Starts Apr 14. No class Apr 18 and 21

CHILLIWACK — Canada Education Park

(20116 SDU BK01 C5B) Linda Swanepoel, 15 sessions, Tue, Thu, 6:30–9:30 pm, $525. Starts Apr 1


Bookkeeping II
Prerequisite: Bookkeeping I
This is a continuation of Bookkeeping I and covers preparation of financial statements, accounts receivable, accounts payable, subsidiary ledgers, bank reconciliations, payroll, GST, PST, and HST, trial balances, and year end. Same text and working papers as Bookkeeping I.

ABBOTSFORD campus

(20096 SDU BK02 A5C) Winston McNicol, 16 sessions, Tue, Thu, 6:30–9:30 pm, $560. Starts Apr 1
(40168 SDU BK02 A5E) Winston McNicol, 16 sessions, Mon, Wed, 6:30–9:30 pm, $560. Starts Jun 9

ABBOTSFORD — Clearbrook centre

(40038 SDU BK02 A5D) Gary Kwan, 16 sessions, Mon, Wed, Fri, 12:30–3:30 pm, $560. Starts May 5. No class May 19

CHILLIWACK — Canada Education Park

(20101 SDU BK02 C5A) Gary Kwan, 16 sessions, Mon, Wed, 6:30–9:30 pm, $560. Starts Mar 31. No class Apr 21 and May 19
(40090 SDU BK02 C5B) Gary Kwan, 16 sessions, Tue, Thu, 6:30–9:30 pm, $560. Starts May 27. No class Jul 1


MS Excel 2010 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
(20112 MCW 180 A5C) Fariba Jafary, 5 sessions, Tue, Thu, 6:30–9:30 pm, $299. Starts Mar 4
(40037 MCW 180 A5D) Gary Kwan, 5 sessions, Mon, Wed, Fri, 9 am–noon, $299. Starts May 7
(40043 MCW 180 A5E) Fariba Jafary, 5 sessions, Tue, Thu, 6:30–9:30 pm, $299. Starts May 13
(40174 MCW 180 A5F) Fariba Jafary, 5 sessions, Mon, Wed, 6:30–9:30 pm, $299. Starts Jul 28. No class Aug 4

CHILLIWACK — Canada Education Park

(20014 MCW 180 C5B) Gary Kwan, 5 sessions, Mon, Wed, 6:30–9:30 pm, $299. Starts Mar 10
(20114 MCW 180 C5C) Jas Brar, 5 sessions, Tue, Thu, 6:30–9:30 pm, $299. Starts Apr 1
(40039 MCW 180 C5D) Jas Brar, 5 sessions, Mon, Wed, 6:30–9:30 pm, $299. Starts May 5. No class May 19.


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.

ABBOTSFORD — Clearbrook centre
(20059 SDU PAC01 A5A) Fariba Jafary, 11 sessions, Tue, Thu, 6:30–9:30 pm, $485. Starts Apr 1
(20193 SDU PAC01 A5B) Fariba Jafary, 11 sessions, Mon, Wed, 6:30–9:30 pm, $485. Starts Apr 7. No class Apr 21
(40005 SDU PAC01 A5C) Fariba Jafary, 11 sessions, Tue, Thu, 6:30–9:30 pm, $485. Starts Jun 3. No class Jul 1
(40088 SDU PAC01 A5D) Gary Kwan, 11 sessions, Mon, Wed, Fri, 12:30–3:30 pm, $485. Starts Jun 13

CHILLIWACK — Canada Education Park
(40157 SDU PAC01 C5A) Gary Kwan, 11 sessions, Mon, Wed, 6:30–9:30 pm, $485. Starts Jun 2


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
(40029 MCW 35 A5A) Gary Kwan, 10 sessions, Mon, Wed, Fri, 9 am–noon, $535. Starts May 21
(40004 MCW 35 A5B) Christine Bricknell, 10 sessions, Mon, Wed, 6:30–9:30 pm, $535. Starts May 21
(40167 MCW 35 A5C) Winston McNicol, 10 sessions, Tue, Thu, 6:30–9:30 pm, $535. Starts Jul 22

CHILLIWACK — Canada Education Park

(40040 MCW 35 C5A) Patti Lamusse, 10 sessions, Mon, Wed, 6:30–9:30 pm, $535. Starts Jul 14. No class Aug 4


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
(40036 MCW 36 A5A) Gary Kwan, 7 sessions, Mon, Wed, Fri, 9 am–noon, $405. Starts Jun 13
(40028 MCW 36 A5B) Winston McNicol, 7 sessions, Tue, Thu, 6:30–9:30 pm, $405. Starts Jun 24
(40187 MCW 36 A5C) TBA, 7 sessions, Mon, Wed, 6:30–9:30 pm, $405. Starts Jun 30

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