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BU349 - Bookkeeper and Financial Clerk/Assistant Training


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Nov 17, 2017 to Mar 16, 2018 - 9:00 AM-4:00 PM Friday - Nov 17, 2017 to Dec 15, 2017 - LIVE ONLINE and MOODLE; 9:00 AM-4:00 PM Friday - Feb 16, 2018 to Mar 16, 2018 - LIVE ONLINE and MOODLE; (Mountain Time Zone) - Excluding Dec 22, 2017, Dec 29, 2017, Jan 05, 2018, Jan 12, 2018, Jan 19, 2018, Jan 26, 2018, Feb 02, 2018, Feb 09, 2018

Delivery Method

NLC Live Online


Total: $2,046.45
Tuition: $1,949.00
GST: $97.45


Heather Lyon

About the Facilitator: Heather Lyon. Heather is the owner and operator of First Start Planning Ltd., and is a Certified Professional Bookkeeper. Based in Rocky Mountain House, AB, she has provided training and business services to her clients throughout Western Canada for over 20 years. Heather delivers a variety of workshops and presentations to organizations and through colleges in Alberta and the Northwest Territories, both face to face and online. Heather's students consistently describe her as knowledgeable, practical and enthusiastic in delivering the many topics she teaches.

Available Anywhere: Nov 17, 2017 - Mar 16, 2018

Please Note: Registration Deadline is 1 week before the course start date.

This 60-hour course, delivered in two modules, will prepare you to become an effective bookkeeper and/or work as a financial clerk/assistant within an organization.

Module 1: Introduction to Accounting/Financial Statements (5 6hr sessions with a 1 hour break for lunch) 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.

Module 2: Computerized Bookkeeping using Quickbooks (5 6hr sessions with a 1 hour break for lunch) is spent teaching you how to enter financial transactions (using the same accounting simulation from Module 1) into a computerized accounting software program (Quickbooks). Time is also spent on looking at more detailed information on topics including Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Payroll, GST/HST, Bank and Cash Accounts. Building on the understanding of the accounting cycle learned in Module 1, students are taught how to enter the data and manage the paperwork for all aspects of the finances of a small business or organization.

Is this course for you? This course 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 and finance clerks/assistants.

Want this delivered to your organization in a blended format (face-to-face and NLC LIVE Online)? Contact Continuing Education & Corporate Training, 780-849-8623 or

Looking for professional bookkeeper certification? 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

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Training on Your Terms, Your Schedule. We can offer any course to your workplace or community. Phone 780.849.8623 and talk to a Liaison about your training needs or email:


Pre-requisite for Module 2 is BU351 Certified Professional Bookkeeper Preparation Program, Module 1 - Introduction to Accounting/Financial Statements - LIVE Online

Withdrawals and Refunds

 Tuition will be fully refunded when notice of withdrawal is given 7 days before the course start date.  When notification is received less than 7 days before the course start date there is no refund.  There are no refunds for materials/shipping.


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

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).


This course is delivered LIVE Online using Blackboard Collaborate for classes and using Moodle for student assignments, resources, quizzes/exams and more.

To learn more about Blackboard Collaborate and to experience using Blackboard Collaborate check out this guide:

To learn more about Moodle and to experience using Moodle check out this guide:

What you need:
• High speed internet
• Computer, laptop, tablet
• Speakers & microphone, preferably a headset. If you don't have a microphone you can still use the chat function to ask questions/make comments.
More information about NLC LIVE Online:
• All NLC LIVE Online Courses are on Mountain Time Zone (Canada).
• Most courses are recorded and the recordings are made available to participants after the course
• Course attendance verification or course certification is only granted for those who participate as individuals LIVE Online. If you take a course with a group OR you miss the class and view the recording, attendance verification and/or certification will not be granted (MMP modules are an exception for recordings, contact Continuing Education & Corporate Training for more information.)