Career Outlook

Your New Career

Thousands of new businesses open each year and every organization, large or small, needs someone with the right training to maintain and update its financial records. Bookkeepers hold vital positions within the companies they work for. They verify and balance receipts, post debits and credits, and record transactions.

Some Bookkeepers have offices in their own homes and make extra money in addition to their regular salary. Newspaper ads regularly appear for payroll clerks, accounts receivable and payable clerks, and Bookkeepers for large and small businesses. Enjoy career independence in this exciting profession!

Your New Skills

Learn to prepare a balance sheet, create a profit and loss statement, and produce a financial report for any business. You'll have the skills others depend on in the business world, earning the respect of your employers, and making you a vital asset to any corporation.

You'll learn all of the important skills you need in Bookkeeping.
  • Get the necessary accounting skills. Learn to prepare a balance sheet and income statement, as well as accounting for cash and payroll accounting.
  • Gain practical experience. Maintain the accounting records and prepare financial statements for a model company.
  • Learn valuable computer skills. Master the first steps in using a computer and learn to create notes, documents, and drawings using Microsoft® Windows® and Windows® accessories. (Software not included in program.)
  • Prepare for certification. Penn Foster encourages students to take the American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers Certification Exam, provides special supplements to assist with your studies, and even includes a voucher to help defray the cost.

Your New Diploma

Earn your Bookkeeping Career Diploma at home in as little as six months by studying just an hour a day for your new career. Expert instructors and support staff – dedicated to helping you complete your coursework – will be just a phone call or an email away.

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