Knowledge Bureau's extensive list of continuing education courses are designed to help you expand your skill set to better serve the needs of your clients. Registering for a course is also a commitment to better educate yourself about leading-edge trends and strategies in tax and finances. Those looking for CE credits and certification have come to the right place!
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Bookkeeping and Accounting Courses
It’s evident that an accounting department has an important day-to-day role to fulfill, but there is much more that can be done to help a company be successful.
In the case of growing companies, it’s critical to understand where the business is at, the resources it needs to support future growth, potential gaps, and how they could be addressed.
The student will learn to manage the bookkeeping functions for a variety of companies, using all the modules of the program (with the exception of Payroll) to deliver financial results for the most simple to a complex company. The student’s skillsets will move beyond basic data entry of daily transactions to create a complete set of books for a variety of businesses while understanding the features of SAGE 50 and Intuit Quickbooks Desktop to do so. Current GST/HST rates and reporting are included.
The technical side of payroll, if done incorrectly, can cost the employer or the employee money, not to mention incur penalties with the Canada Revenue Agency. Advanced Payroll will help you become a more astute compliance manager to ensure payroll is more than simply accurate. It will also allow you to assist your client to be shrewd in negotiating employment contracts to the after-tax benefits of the employees of the firm, which could include family members.
Bookkeeping, for some, is like learning a complicated foreign language. The Knowledge Bureau has translated all you need to know to confidently prepare books in a computer-based double entry bookkeeping system. Become the certified professional who knows how to use accounting software to set up a proper double entry bookkeeping system for a small business, analyze and report transactions within the accounting cycle to the business owner and prepare financial statements ready for tax preparation and review by the accountant.
It is one thing to properly keep books, using a double entry system. It is quite another to use that financial information to enable a business to meet its financial goals and make better management decisions throughout the year. Students who have completed Basic Bookkeeping for Business and others will be delighted with this course, which instructs the student on use of information within bookkeeping systems to assist business owners and their advisors to make business decisions.
Are you able to advise private business owners and managers about the best way to manage his or her compensation to maximize the amount of after-tax income available? This course has been designed to do just that. You will get a solid understanding of options available when constructing compensation packages, of the salary-dividend-bonus mix to maximize tax efficiency for the owner and each family member, and of constraints imposed by income tax and other laws so you can provide sound advice to the employer or client on compensation planning all year long.