Intuit Academy Bookkeeping Professional Certificate

Launch your career in bookkeeping. Gain the professional skills you need to succeed in the bookkeeping field. No degree or prior experience required.

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4 Months

Under 4 hours of study a week


Beginner Level

No prior experience required.

100% Self-Paced

Learn on your own time

Build job-ready skills by learning from the best

Get started in the in-demand field of bookkeeping with a Professional Certificate from Intuit. Learn bookkeeping and accounting fundamentals, including asset types, liability, equity, and financial statement analysis, and gain hands-on practice with real-world scenarios.

Common job titles: Bookkeeper, Accounting Clerk, Accounts Payable Clerk, Accounts Payable Specialist

¹Lightcast™ Job Postings Report (median with 0-2 years experience), United States, 9/1/21-9/1/22.
²Based on Cousera learner outcome survey responses, United States, 2021.

median entry-level salary¹

of certificate grads started a new career²

in-demand job openings in bookkeeping¹

¹Lightcast™ Job Postings Report (median with 0-2 years experience), United States, 9/1/21-9/1/22.
²Based on Cousera learner outcome survey responses, United States, 2021.

Skills you will gain

  • Double-Entry Bookkeeping System

  • Bookkeeping

  • Bank Reconciliations

  • Accounting Concepts and Measurement

  • Basis Of Accounting

  • accounting software

  • Accounting Cycle

  • Creating Financial Statements

  • Accounts receivable and cash receipts

  • Inventory costing methods

  • PP&E Accounting

  • Asset Accounting

About this Professional Certificate

What you will learn

  • Build a foundation of basic bookkeeping concepts and accounting measurement.

  • Learn how to work through the various phases of the accounting cycle to produce key financial statements.

  • Practice interpreting and analyzing financial statements to make key business decisions.

What is a Professional Certificate?

Build the Skills to Get Job Ready

Whether you’re looking to start a new career, or change your current one, Professional Certificates on Coursera help you become job ready. Learn at your own pace, whenever and wherever it’s most convenient for you. Enroll today and explore a new career path with a 7 day free trial. You can pause your learning or end your subscription at any time.

Hands-On Projects

Apply your skills with hands-on projects and build a portfolio that showcases your job readiness to potential employers. You'll need to successfully finish the project(s) to earn your Certificate.

Earn a Career Credential

When you complete all of the courses in the program, you'll earn a Certificate to share with your professional network as well as unlock access to career support resources to help you kickstart your new career. Many Professional Certificates have hiring partners that recognize the Professional Certificate credential and others can help prepare you for a certification exam. You can find more information on individual Professional Certificate pages where it applies.

There are 4 Courses in this Professional Certificate


Course 1

Bookkeeping Basics

3,058 ratings

Course 2

Assets in Accounting

620 ratings

Course 3

Liabilities and Equity in Accounting

363 ratings

Course 4

Financial Statement Analysis

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