Free and low-cost bookkeeping courses online

Free and low-cost bookkeeping courses online

Online courses are an excellent way to learn bookkeeping. Courses in bookkeeping focus on the fundamentals to enhance a business owner's or future bookkeeper's knowledge and skills.

There are four popular platforms for courses on bookkeeping and accounting, as well as an option for QuickBooks Online users to access expert help directly in the software to help them with their business finances.

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Coursera is an online platform that offers courses by top instructors from world-class universities and companies. You can access some courses for free, though most require a monthly subscription to access. Courses include on-demand video lectures, homework exercises, and community discussion forums. Paid courses offer graded quizzes, projects, and a course certificate upon completion.

Beginning your first subscription to Coursera starts a seven-day free trial. On the eighth day, your free trial automatically becomes a paid subscription. Coursera Plus subscriptions, which come with a host of included classes, are priced reasonably as long as you're actively taking a course.

Intuit, the company that created QuickBooks, offers bookkeeper certifications through Coursera. You can enroll for the Intuit Academy Bookkeeping Professional Certificate to get 65 hours' worth of training and a credential to show for your work.

Other bookkeeping courses you can take on Coursera include: 

Corporate Finance Institute

Corporate Finance Institute (CFI) is an online platform that provides finance and accounting courses. CFI courses offer practical skills, templates, and tools to enhance your accounting knowledge.

You can enroll for free in many of CFI's courses to complete the trainings. If you want a certification for your work, you need to purchase an annual CFI membership.

Basic accounting and finance courses by CFI include:

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The Knowledge Academy

With over 30,000 courses across 190 countries, The Knowledge Academy is one of the world’s largest providers of training courses globally. It provides courses in categories such as business analysis, project management, business accounting, and bookkeeping. The Knowledge Academy's courses generally have a higher price tag than Coursera and the Corporate Finance Institute.

Accounting and bookkeeper classes you can take from The Knowledge Academy include: 

QuickBooks Training courses

QuickBooks offers online training courses about its software and bookkeeping basics. QuickBooks Training offers two comprehensive programs to help users feel confident when using QuickBooks software in as little as two days.

QuickBooks Training offers a two-day live online class with an expert instructor as well as a VIP membership with more than 200 hours of training. Both program options are available for less than $1,000. Bookkeepers and accountants can get QuickBooks Certified at the end of their training and examination.

The QuickBooks training program helps you:

  • Understand bookkeeping and accounting concepts.
  • Solve specific problems with the help of expert QuickBooks instructors.
  • Discover tips and tricks that save time.
  • Develop powerful reports that help businesses make good financial decisions.
  • Customize QuickBooks for your business.
  • Automate and simplify your work.

Tools plus experts, together

Confidently manage your finances with QuickBooks experts by your side.*

*Disclaimer: QuickBooks Live Assisted Bookkeeping requires QuickBooks Online subscription. Additional terms, conditions and fees apply.

Have an expert in your corner with QuickBooks Live

If you're like many busy business owners, you can't spend hours learning the detailed ins and outs of bookkeeping. QuickBooks Online users can save time with experts who can help them streamline workflows and take care of tedious bookkeeping tasks. 

QuickBooks Live Expert Assisted is an affordable way to stay on top of your business's books. Your access to live experts means you get personalized answers, all within your best-in-class financial software. 

With QuickBooks Live Expert Assisted, real experts are available to give you guidance and answer your questions on topics like:

  • Categorization
  • Automation
  • Reconciliation
  • Reporting
  • Workflow management

Get support through QuickBooks Online with a plan that can meet your specific needs. Schedule a free consultation to get pricing details and walk through the service options.

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