Accounting & Bookkeeping Basics

Accounting & Bookkeeping Basics

This basic course is a prerequisite for our March class, Intro to Finance.

Duration: 5 weeks
Day: Thursday
Time: 6pm-7:30pm
Total Hours: 7.5
Dates: Jan 30; Feb 6, 13, 20; Mar 5
Location: Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School, Oak Bluffs
Cost: $155

This class is for:
• Small business owners and entrepreneurs who want to better understand and take control of their businesses’ finances
• Anyone interested in starting a career as a professional bookkeeper

This is a basic introduction to accounting and bookkeeping principles for small business owners and people interested in entering the bookkeeping profession.

As a group, the class will create a sample business, and students will apply the methods they learn along the way*. The instructor will explain, in plain English, the terminology, methods and function of clean and accurate bookkeeping, illustrating on the classroom whiteboard and distributing hand-outs.

By the end of the class, students will have a working knowledge of these fundamentals:

  • Chart of Accounts
  • Double Entry Accounting
  • Profit & Loss
  • Balance Sheet

In addition, students who finish this class will be comfortable moving forward with our (more advanced) Intro to Finance class, and with Quickbooks.

*No computers will be needed in this class. All exercises will be hand written.

This knowledge applied to your business can help you flourish and give you an edge over the competition! Secure your spot in this class today!

About the instructor

Gail Moffitt has been a professional bookkeeper since 2005. Originally from Levittown, Pennsylvania, she moved to Martha’s Vineyard in 1987 and for several years, worked in product development and purchasing for Black Dog.

This class is part of our One Year Business Administration Certificate Program. Click here to learn more.