Students enrolled in the Accounting & Bookkeeping program at E.D.P. School in Brooklyn, New York will be introduced to the programs Quick Books, Peachtree, and Microsoft 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. At the end of this course, students will be able to deal with many of the financial proceedings that take place out in the business world.
E.D.P. School’s Accounting and Bookkeeping course has been carefully designed to give students insight into the financial upkeep of a business. The goal is to help students become confident in their ability to reconcile financial mishaps and ensure the continued profit-making of any company or organization they may work for in the future.
This 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 also be taught how to properly account for these transactions. Additionally, students will be introduced to the programs “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 also actively 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 are properly grasping 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 that take place in the business world.
While not mandatory, students with good software skills, strong mathematical skills, strong organization skills, and good communication skills will benefit.
This course is approved by the New York State Education Department and accredited by the Middle States Association Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools.
Technological change is expected to reduce demand for these workers. Software innovations, such as cloud computing, have automated many of the tasks performed by bookkeepers. As a result, the same amount of bookkeeping work can be done with fewer employees, which is expected to lead to job losses for bookkeepers over the next 10 years.
With more automation of routine tasks, bookkeepers are expected to take on a more analytical and advisory role over the decade. For example, rather than entering data by hand, bookkeepers will focus on analyzing their clients’ books and pointing out potential areas for efficiency gains