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Learn the skills you need to succeed as a Bookkeeper — at home, at your own pace with Penn Foster Career School.

There are certain skills you need to begin a career as a Bookkeeper. The Penn Foster online Bookkeeping program helps you learn them quickly and conveniently. You’ll get hands-on training in:

  • Preparing a balance sheet and income statement.
  • Assets, liabilities, and owner’s equity.
  • The basics of the general journal, ledger, and the T account.
  • Revenue, expenses, and trial balance.
  • Payroll accounting bookkeeping, accounting systems, and wholesale accounting.
  • Basic bookkeeping practices.

And you’ll learn it all at home – no classroom needed! This Penn Foster program is like having your own personal Bookkeeping School!

Start a challenging, moneymaking career in a growing field. Why complete a Bookkeeping training program? With the right credentials, you can:

  • Earn an average salary of $34,000 per year or more*
  • Work for a bank, or an established business.
  • Handle payroll, record transactions, and produce financial statements.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor predicts 259,000 new job opportunities for Bookkeepers by 2020**. Bookkeepers enjoy challenging, varied assignments, respect and prestige, and are considered valuable assets in the companies they work for.

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Earn your Diploma from regionally and nationally accredited Penn Foster Career School. Over 13 million students have enrolled in our programs, making Penn Foster one of the largest and most respected distance learning institutions in the world.

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* All salary information is based on the "Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-2013 edition" a publication of the U.S. Department of Labor. Individual student earnings vary. Statements found in the United States Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook are not a guarantee of any post-graduation salary, in part because the data used to create the Occupational Outlook Handbook includes workers from differing educational backgrounds, levels of experience, and geographic areas of the country.

** Growth figures represent a ten-year period ending 2020. Source: "Occupational Outlook Handbook," a publication of the U.S. Department of Labor.

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