accounting assistant 

Accounting Assistant Certification Course©


This eight-week online program helps you develop strong communication and quantitative skills while becoming acclimated with accounting details and ethics. The Accounting Assistant profession is one of the largest growth occupations in the economy, according to the most recent U.S Department of Labor’s Occupational Outlook Handbook. This intensive professional Certificate course prepares you for work as an accounting clerk, bookkeeper, or auditing clerk. Successful graduates will receive a Certificate and will have the skill set needed to work with CPAs, large corporations, small businesses, or as an independent contractor.

Length: 8 weeks, online

Note: In order to complete the requirements for the certificate you are required to complete one session in it’s entirety. 

Online Sessions:

January 6, 2014
March 3, 2014
March 17, 2014
May 18, 2014
May 26, 2014
June 27, 2014
August 4, 2014
October 5, 2014
October 13, 2014
December 14, 2014

For questions on payments or payment plan option contact Hatch Education
at 1-877-428-2407 or at


Learning Objectives
Course Hours: 100 - 8 weeks
Course Creators: Scott A. Hatch, JD, and Lisa Zimmer Hatch, MA
Required Text: Bookkeepers' Boot Camp: Get a Grip on Accounting Basics

Upon completion of the reading assignments, written assignments, and tests, students will have learned:
  • The origins of this important new profession
  • The job duties inherent in the position of accounting assistant
  • Generally Accepted Accounting Principles ("GAAP")
  • How to establish the record keeping system
  • How to prepare balance sheets, income statements, and cash flow statements
  • How to record sale and purchase cycles
  • How to keep track of inventory and capital assets
  • How to reconcile with your bank
  • How to distinguish gross from net profits
  • How to distinguish accounts payable from notes payable
  • The accrual method, cash method, and other creative accounting methods
  • The meanings of cash statements, fixed assets, capitalization, and depreciation
  • Tax structures and liquidation
  • Methods for improving profits in your business
  • Possible roles for an external accountant

Book Bundles:

  • College Accounting, Chapters 1-12, 10th Edition
    Written by Bille McQuaig, et al

  • Using QuickBooks Pro 2010 for Accounting (with CD-ROM), 9th Edition
    Written by Bille McQuaig, et al

Bundle ISBN: 1111985235
Approximate Bundle Cost: $126.99


Funding Course:
Sallie Mae Career Training LoanSM

The Career Training LoanSM has been designed specifically to help you finance your education or training and offers hundreds of dollars in savings over other financing options. It can be used for distance learning or other continuing education programs to cover the total cost of education and related expenses, and loan applications can often be completed within minutes.
No refunds to Sallie Mae Loans after the start of class.


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Contact Us

5201 University Boulevard, Laredo, TX 78041-1900 Work956.326.2100