(Closed) What is "basic bookkeeping" & how long does it take to learn?

posted 5 years ago in Career
Post # 3
443 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I’m studying to be an accountant, which is higher in the company hierarchy and a more complex job than bookkeeping. Bookkeeping is an entry level job in accountancy, and to learn basic bookkeeping I’d say it would probably take a few months to learn. Keep in mind though, that in order to be attractive on the job market, it’s important that you learn both manual double-entry bookkeeping as well as a computer based accounting system, such as Sage.

You should probably see a career counsellor in your local area to find out where you can do a bookkeeping course.

As far as I know, you can’t do “accounting” as a basic class, because the term accounting is a fairly broad term that covers several things. I also think that the majority of employers will prefer it if you have a diploma rather than saying that you’ve learned accounting using “how-to” books.

Post # 4
364 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I looked this up on my local community college website. It may be helpful to you.

And 15 credit hours a semester at the CC is totally doable. 

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