Professional Bookkeeping

Keyano College's Professional Bookkeeping Certificate program provides you with a thorough understanding of bookkeeping techniques and practices. The key to business success starts with professional bookkeeping. The program covers how to apply practical bookkeeping skills manually and with a computer.

Admission requirements

You should have an understanding of word processing, spreadsheets and website navigation before entering the program. If you do not have the required computer skills, we recommend that you take Computer Fundamentals (CECOMP100).

Program structure

You can buy any required textbooks at Keyano Bookstore.

The program has courses in a blended learning format where you'll spend some time in class and some hours learning on your own online.


You can complete this program in one year depending on course availability. A minimum of 80% attendance is required in all courses. The passing grade for all courses is 60% (excluding Excel Level 1 and Level 2).

Introduction to Bookkeeping

Introduction to Bookkeeping is a 21-hour course that teaches you how to record transactions and how to set up and maintain a set of books. This course focuses on manual accounting procedures. Through practical case studies and exercises, you'll apply an understanding to debits, credits, accounts and journal entries.

Advanced Bookkeeping

Advanced Bookkeeping is a 21-hour course that will expand on your knowledge of accounting principles and prepare you for your career in accounting. You'll learn how to apply advanced skills including recording and presenting assets, liabilities and equity. You'll apply your skills to detailed financial statements including adjusting and closing entries.

Quickbooks Premium

Quickbooks Premium is a 21-hour course where you'll learn how you can use Quickbooks to simplify the setup of a chart of accounts, reconcile chequing accounts, create and print inventory and receivables, create estimates and generate reports. The course covers basic accounting principles, backing up files, creating companies, working with vendors, working with customers, banking with QuickBooks and more.

Payroll Administration

Payroll Administration is a 21-hour course that covers preparing hourly, salaried and commission payrolls. You'll learn payroll law and legislation, record maintenance, paycheque and statement preparation, tax preparation and the effect of current source deduction rules on payroll preparation.

Financial Planning

Financial Planning is a 21-hour course that covers the financial planning and investing basics that will prepare you for a career in the financial sector. You'll learn how to evaluate income streams, research and evaluate financial products and invest with confidence, and understand risk tolerance and investment objectives. The course also topics like spotting investment scams, discussing financial markets, evaluating tax-favoured, tax-deferred and tax-free investing, understanding methods of tax savings and more.

Sage 50 Level 1

Sage 50 Level 1 is a 21-hour course that teaches you how to perform daily accounting tasks in the general ledger, accounts receivable, accounts payable and payroll. Learn how to handle accounting data entry effectively with Simply Accounting.

You must complete Introduction to Bookkeeping and Computer Fundamentals (or equivalent) before starting the course.

Sage 50 Level 2

Sage 50 Level 2 is a 21-hour course that introduces you to advanced functions and capabilities of Simply Accounting. You must complete Sage 50 Level 1 before starting the course.

Microsoft Excel 2016 Level 1

Microsoft Excel 2016 Level 1 is a 14-hour course that covers the skills necessary to create and edit professional spreadsheets. Course topics include an introduction to Excel, constructing cell data, using formulas, functions, formatting worksheets. You'll learn how to analyze, organize and share workbooks as well as how to view and print workbooks, charts, and graphics.

Microsoft Excel 2016 Level 2

Microsoft Excel 2016 Level 2 is a 14-hour course that builds on skills that you've learned from the Excel 2016 Level 1 course. You'll learn advanced workbook preparation, how to enhance charts, using tables and analysis tools, and sharing information with internal and external customers.


 Schedule and Fees 2019/2020

Course Code Semester Course Date/Day Time Room Tuition
CESACCT100-01 Winter Sage 50 Level I  Jan 6 - 27, 2020 (Mon/Wed) 7pm - 10pm   BL133  $425
CESACCT200-01 Winter Sage 50 Level 2 Feb 3 - 24, 2020 (Mon/Wed) 7pm - 10pm  BL133  $425
CEBKEEP300-01   Winter Quickbooks Premium Mar 10 - 31, 2020 (Tues/Thurs) 7pm - 10pm  BL133  $425
CEBKEEP400-01 Winter  Payroll Administration Apr 7 - 28, 2020 (Tues/Thurs)  7pm - 10pm  BL144  $425
CEBKEEP500-01 Spring Financial Planning May 7 - June 18, 2020 (Thurs) 7pm - 10pm BL144 $425

 Note: MS Excel 2016 Level I and Level 2 schedule can be found under Computer Training