Bookkeeping & Accounting


Certified Bookkeeper (CB) Program

Andrea Murowski, CPA, associate professor, accounting, Brookdale Community College

The American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers (AIPB) has established a professional certification, the Certified Bookkeeper (CB) credential. By successfully passing four separate examinations and signing a written code of ethics, bookkeepers with at least two years’ work experience earn the right to put “CB” after their name. (The experience requirement may be completed before or after the examination.) A CB has the proven skills and knowledge to carry out all key accounting functions through the adjusted trial balance for a firm of up to 100 employees. Register two weeks before start of class so that books are received by first class.

This 60-hour program prepares individuals for the national Certified Bookkeeper examination in mastering the skills and knowledge required for certification:

  • Adjusting entries (accruals and deferrals)
  • Correction of accounting errors (includes the bank reconciliation)
  • Book and tax depreciation
  • Payroll—paying wages, withholding, depositing, and reporting taxes using the basic forms (W-2, 941, 940, 8109)
  • Recording and costing out merchandise inventory
  • Internal controls and fraud prevention

Increase your earning potential, enhance your standing as a professional and give yourself an edge in the job market by becoming a Certified Bookkeeper. Distinguish yourself from other bookkeepers with the CB and show that you have met high national standards and can execute a superior level of bookkeeping skill.

Prerequisite: This is an intensive, fast-paced program. It is for individual who have knowledge of fundamental accounting principles with one of the following:

  • Completed two college-level accounting courses OR
  • Completed two online courses Accounting Fundamentals I and Accounting Fundamentals II at Each course is six weeks in length

Mon, Jan 26-May 11, 2015, 5:30 pm-9:30 pm (no class Mar 16)
Fee and Code: $1,099 ( includes six textbooks and the four-part national certification exam at Prometric Test Centers ), XBUSS 022 W


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