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Certified Professional Bookkeeper Preparation Course, Module 1: Introduction to Accounting-Financial Statements


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Course Description

This 30 hr course (10 3hr sessions) looks at the theory and the steps involved in preparing books for a business or organization in Alberta or the NWT. Using an accounting simulation consisting of actual source documents from a fictitious business, students will enter one month of financial transactions for a small company using the manual five-journal system.

This course will show students who use a computerized software program what is actually happening behind the entry screens on their computer and will give them a better overall understanding of the accounting process. In the latter part of this course, students learn how to read, understand, and analyze basic financial statements for a variety of organizations, both for-profit and non-profit.

Note: Registration Deadline is 1 week before the course start date in order to get materials on time.

We offer both Module 1 & Module 2 of the Certified Professional Bookkeeper Preparation Program LIVE Online.
Module 1 - Introduction to Accounting/Financial Statements
Module 2 - Computerized Bookkeeping
If you are interested in having this delivered face-to-face in your community, please contact Continuing Education & Corporate Training.

This program consists of training that is designed to enhance the knowledge of people presently employed in a bookkeeping or finance position, or interested in pursuing a career in a bookkeeping position. The program includes comprehensive information for bookkeepers/finance clerks and will help prepare them to take certification exams in order to obtain designation as a Certified Professional Bookkeeper.

This course will help prepare you to gain certification through the Institute of Professional Bookkeepers of Canada (IPBC). For more information on how to qualify for certification go to

**Note: Students are not required to be working towards certification in order to take this course, nor is it a requirement for students to take this course prior to writing any certification exam.


No Pre-requisites

Withdrawals and Refunds

 Your registration will be fully refunded when notice of withdrawal is given seven (7) days before the course start date.  Less than seven (7) days before the course start date, no refund will be issued.  When you are unable to attend your course, you may arrange for someone to take your place by contacting Continuing Education & Corporate Training at or 780-849-8623.


Northern Lakes College reserves the right to re-schedule or cancel a course that lacks sufficient registrations to provide a satisfactory learning atmosphere. In this event your registration fee will be refunded in full or applied to the re-scheduled course.

Fee Payment

Fee Payment: Fees are due at the time of registration. Northern Lakes College accepts cash, cheque, money order, debit, VISA, MasterCard, American Express. Invoicing to a company requires a Purchase Order (PO).