Accounting & Bookkeeping


Accounting & Bookkeeping Course Overview

The Accounting and Bookkeeping course is designed to give students insight into the financial upkeep of a business. Its goals are to help students become confident in their ability to reconcile financial mishaps and ensure the continued profit-making of any company they may work for in the future. The course of study will go further than just outlaying the basic principles of Accounting and Bookkeeping. In addition to the core principle of reconciling accounts, debits and credits, check writing, account models, liabilities, and general journal ledgers, students will be taught how to properly account for these transactions.

Students in the Accounting & Bookkeeping course receiving additional guidance.

Students will also be introduced to the programs of QuickBooks, Peachtree, and Excel so that they are able to keep orderly records about the topics they will be taught in the introductory portion of the course. Students will be able to practice the skills necessary to keep a job as a Bookkeeper with the creation of a fictional business. Various assessments will be given to ensure students properly grasp both the core concepts and the way to use the computer programs correctly. At the end of this course, students will be able to deal with many of the financial proceedings in the business world.


Job Prospects

Bright Outlook occupations are expected to grow rapidly in the next several years and will have a large number of job openings, or are new and emerging occupations. While many finance related  job openings are expected to result from job growth, even more openings will stem from the need to replace existing workers who leave.

The large size of this field ensures plentiful job openings, including many opportunities for temporary and part-time work. Clerks who can carry out a wider range of bookkeeping and accounting activities will be in greater demand than specialized clerks. For example, demand for full-charge bookkeepers is expected to increase, because they can perform a wider variety of financial transactions, including payroll and billing. Certified Bookkeepers (CBs) and those with several years of accounting or bookkeeping experience will be in demand as they have demonstrated they can successfully handle a wide range of tasks.

Additionally, an increased emphasis on accuracy, accountability, and transparency in the reporting of financial data for public companies will increase the demand for these workers. Also, new regulations and reporting methods, including the use of International Financial Reporting Standards, should result in additional demand for clerks involved in accounting and auditing. However, growth will be limited by improvements in accounting software and document-scanning technology that make it easier to record, track, audit, and file financial information, including transactions and reports. Moreover, companies will continue to outsource their bookkeeping, accounting, and, in some cases, auditing functions to third party contractors located both domestically and abroad.

A Look at Careers in Finance

  • Bookkeeping
  • Accounting
  • Auditing Clerk
  • Payroll & Timekeeping Clerks
  • Statistical Assistant

Salaries and Payscales

  • Salaries shown are in thousands of dollars (USD).

Gainful Employment Disclosures

The E.D.P. School begins contacting our students between 60-180 hours after the completion of the program. At this time, we request information on students current employment status and if students have not yet obtained a position within their field, the school assists with job placement initiatives. We calculate our job placement rates by dividing the number of placed students with number of students enrolled in the program. There are currently no GE disclosures as we only recently began enrollment for this program. Please check back for additional data in the upcoming year.