This course provides hands-on instruction on how to set up QuickBooks as a system for small businesses. Students will learn about the types of information they need to track in their business and will become familiar with the most common tasks required, as well as the more advanced functions of the software.
Students will learn how to create company files and deal with more advanced tasks for receivables, payables, inventory and payroll. Upon completion of this course, students will be advanced QuickBooks users and will be fully prepared to write an Intuit QuickBooks Certified User Examination.
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Intuit QuickBooks Certified User Examination
Successful completion of the examination validates a student’s QuickBooks knowledge and makes them an Intuit QuickBooks Certified User (QBCU), which is the best way to communicate their skills and expertise with QuickBooks to potential employers. The QuickBooks Certified User Examination includes 50 simulation-based questions. A candidate is given up to 50 minutes to complete the exam.
Note: The Intuit QuickBooks Certified User Examination is not included in the cost of the course and is not mandatory.
Applicants must meet the following criteria:
A minimum of a high school diploma, 19 years or older at the start of the applicant’s program or course; and
English Language Proficiency Requirements (please see Policy 1002).
For more details, please see our Admissions Policy (Policy 1001).
This course is delivered in-class from our Vancouver campus.
January 21, 2019 – February 6, 2019
Classes are held Monday to Thursday from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm PST.
Sanjay Bhatia is a Chartered Professional Accountant with more than 15 years of international experience working in the fields of bookkeeping, accounting, taxation in the United States, India and Canada. He is passionate about developing technical and professional skills of students demanded by employers in today’s highly competitive industry. He believes in sharing his wealth of experience and knowledge by imparting result-oriented education to future professionals.
Sanjay has been teaching computerized accounting to students and he has taught various classes on accounting software, such as Sage 50. He is QuickBooks Desktop Certified and has also acquired certification in Sage Accounting. Sanjay worked at H&R Block for a few tax seasons and worked as an instructor imparting education and preparing future tax professionals to work during tax season
Currently, Sanjay is working for a construction company handling the day to day office work and accounting for all its group companies and joint ventures. He also works part-time for a public accounting firm working on various projects ranging from bookkeeping to preparing taxes for corporations and individual taxation.
Nabeel Remtulla, CPA, CA has been working in the accounting field for the past 10 years. He originally started his articulating studies at a mid-size local accounting firm and then went on to be a Financial Controller for clean technology company. In the last 3 years, he has incorporated and managed his own accounting firm called NR CPA LTD that offers accounting, taxation and bookkeeping services. Further, Nabeel also got involved in teaching/marking for the CPA Institute. He is currently enrolled in the CPA In Depth Tax program that he expects to complete in 2020.
Rhonda Darbyson has over 20 years of practical business experiences as a small business owner, administrative assistant, and bookkeeper in the retail, service, manufacturing, and non-profit sectors. In addition to performing all aspects of full-cycle accounting, she has also created business plans for several successful start-ups, as well as written multiple funding proposals and job bids.
Rhonda holds a Master of Arts in Learning and Technology, Diploma in Business Administration majoring in Accounting, Provincial Instructor Diploma, as well as certificates in Learner-centered Instruction and Office Adminstration. As a bookkeeping and office administration instructor for the past nine years, Rhonda strives to create learner-centred, collaborative, innovative learning experiences to promote student motivation, engagement, and success.
Zahra comes to Ashton with over 15 years of experience in accounting and finance. Having worked in different capacities in public practice, private, public and not-for-profit organizations, her experience spans over diverse industries such as aviation, transportation, construction, and telecommunications. As an educator, she has experience in facilitating CPA modules, in-class workshops and teaching CPA candidates. Zahra holds an Honors Degree in Commerce and has a Certified Professional Accountant designation for British Columbia.
Cynthia Ellacott, is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) who has worked to enhance both large and small business by reviewing processes and making recommendations for changes. She has been working in the accounting field since she was a teenager in her family business. She started doing ledger accounting when she was thirteen before the start of accounting programs. She received her accounting designation in 2000.
Cynthia had worked in many organizations from construction companies owned by her family, to real estate companies (Intrawest Blackcomb), private schools and medical clinics. Currently Cynthia is working as a Public Accountant, supporting Charities and startup companies, and doing Personal and Corporate Taxes.
Emad Tawadrous has the following academic credentials:
Taxation studies from John Molson School of Business Concordia University Montréal, Québec Canada
Master’s degree in Managerial & Cost Accounting from the high Institute of Accounting studies, Alexandria University Egypt
Bachelor’s degree in Professional Accounting, Accounting Sciences and Management Accounting from Alexandria University Egypt.
Emad assisted a Taxation lecturer at the John Molson School of Business of Concordia University (Montréal, Québec, Canada). He has more than 12 years of experience in Accounting & Auditing obtained in various companies across Canada & Egypt. Emad volunteers for many charities around Canada by assisting with individual income tax preparation.
Rozita has been an accountant and payroll manager for over 14 years. She possesses a Bachelor Degree in Business, a computerized accounting diploma, and a CPC. During her 14 years of experience, she has worked with different companies in Canada and Iran such as:
Capilano suspension group
Balley Ventures Inc.
Nirwana Holdings Ltd.
Caffè Artigiano Inc.
Mobared Sanat Ltd. (Iran)
Fanavaran Sanat Boroudat Ltd. (Iran)
Rozita is responsible for the whole cycle of accounting including AP/AR, Payroll, T4s, WCB, ROE, GST, PST, bank reconciliation, account reconciliation, Inventory, remit to CRA, making Financial statements, as well as T2 incorporation tax.
Effren Atienza has 30 years of international experience working in the fields of bookkeeping, accounting, payroll, taxation, and office administration in South East Asia, the Middle East, the Caribbean, and in Canada.
Effren holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Commerce with a major in Accounting and a minor in English. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), and a Certified Payroll Manager (CPM) designated by the Canadian Payroll Association. He has taken courses from the Certified General Accountants Association of Ontario, and is a Subject Matter Expert for Computerized Accounting and Payroll in Ontario, a QuickBooks Certified ProAdvisor, and a Certified Professional Bookkeeper.
Effren has his own accounting and consulting firm handling bookkeeping, payroll, and personal and corporate income taxes.
He loves teaching bookkeeping and is willing to share his knowledge and expertise with all students and future bookkeepers.
Ummul Banin H Bhaimeya has over 17 years of practical accounting experience, mainly working for public practices. She has a vast knowledge of organizations within various trades. She earned her Chartered Accountancy Professional Designation from ACCA UK in 2004 and has held her CGA designation for ten years.
With her practical knowledge and strong foundations in accounting, Ummul is thrilled to instil the knowledge into students who share her enthusiasm in Financial Accounting.
Peter Goel is an accounting professional with over 10 years of experience in diverse industries, such as not-for-profit, property management, public practice, textile, and manufacturing. He obtained his Bachelors degree from British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) and recently received CPA and CGA designation.
Right now, Peter is pursuing his true passion: teaching. He has been teaching computerized accounting to students from various post-secondary institutions, and he has taught various classes on accounting software, such as Sage 50, QuickBooks, and Sage 300 (AccPac). In addition, he teaches Business Communication, Economics, and MS Office with emphasis on Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
Peter also coaches and mentors students privately, helping them make the right career choices. His goal is to give the students an insight into any specific industry and guide them for the in-demand jobs.
Peter is involved with Chartered Professional Accountant of BC (CPABC) in their Financial Literacy program and various professional events. His interests include running marathons, staying updated with political and financial news, investing, travelling, cooking, and outdoor activities.
John Kurian is a designated Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) and a Certified General Accountant (CGA) with over 20 years’ experience in the fields of Corporate Accounting, Finance and Education. He is passionate about teaching and e-learning, and draws on his practical experience when teaching Accounting and Business courses at Ashton College. He is very careful about choosing his online resources and tools as he believes good hands-on training and guidance are half the battle in developing a successful skill set, competency and business operation.
John has taught accounting and business courses in six provinces in China and has developed courses and taught/facilitated in professional accounting degree programs, MBA and graduate programs in Canada.
Luz Abad comes to Ashton College with a wealth of experience in the accounting and bookkeeping fields as well as in teaching. Luz holds a Bachelor of Accounting, a BC Provincial Instructor Diploma, and a licence in Life, Accident & Sickness Insurance. Luz has been in the finance industry for more than 15 years and has held positions with Proctor and Gamble, Vancity, the Burnaby School District, Embers, and Vancouver Community College.