Benefits of Getting an Intuit® QuickBooks User Certification for Bookkeepers in 2021

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Solid fundamental accounting knowledge is essential for anyone looking for a career in accounting or bookkeeping. In addition, to theoretical accounting knowledge, you also need to know how to operate accounting software effectively. That’s why an Intuit® QuickBooks User Certification can help you gain a competitive advantage over other entry-level business accounting specialist.

Intuit QuickBooks is the leading accounting software for small businesses and entrepreneurs. It’s an essential tool bookkeepers use in their day-to-day activities and provides a platform for you to understand accounting concepts while perfecting your accounting skills. Validate your QuickBooks knowledge by taking the Intuit QuickBooks User Certification exam.

Why Get an Intuit® QuickBooks User Certification?

Whether you’re a small business owner interested in having better control of your finances, or you’re looking for a bookkeeping job or a career in accounting, a QuickBooks certification class can help further your skills.  

1. Helps You Demonstrate Your Bookkeeping and Accounting Skills

A QuickBooks certification is pivotal to measurably and tangibly demonstrating third-party validation of knowledge and skills. QuickBooks is one of the most important tools in a bookkeeper’s toolbox. This industry-leading software helps you establish your bookkeeping competency and shows potential employers, managers, and clients you know how to use the QuickBooks platform. 

2. Helps You Get a Job 

A QuickBooks certification helps widen your employment prospects. QuickBooks has an 85 percent market share in small business accounting software, and more than 4,200 financial institutions are connected to QuickBooks. Literally, millions of people use Quick Books, and four out of five accountants recommend it for their clients. The dominance of QuickBooks in the accounting software space means nearly every small-to-medium company will be hiring QuickBooks certified specialists. 

For jobseekers interested in a career as accounts payable clerk, bookkeeper, business accounting specialist, accounting clerk, accounting assistant, accounts payable specialist, accounting associate, or accounts receivable clerk, a QuickBooks certification can give you a much-needed edge over the competition. Holding a QuickBooks certification gives you credibility and demonstrates that you have concrete bookkeeping skills.

3. Prepares You for Real-World Knowledge Application 

According to a recent survey by Certiport, 84 percent of accounting instructors at two-year colleges believe students pursuing an accounting career should be knowledgeable about QuickBooks. When you become QuickBooks certified, you see accounting principles brought to life through real-world examples and gain industry-recognized skills. This software engages you through the hands-on practical application of theoretical training, ensuring you’re market-ready.

4. Bookkeeper Jobs and Salary in Texas

Bookkeeping is an excellent career choice and is in high demand in Texas and around the country. According to data from CareerOneStop, the expected salary for a bookkeeper in Texas ranges from $24,190 to $60,970, depending on industry-relevant credentials and experience. Bookkeeping careers in Texas are expected to grow much faster than on average, with a projected growth of 7 percent by 2026 and 15,870 annual projected job openings. 

Get Your Intuit QuickBooks User Certification at Southern Careers Institute

Our goal is to provide you with the opportunity to secure certifications to stay ahead of the hiring curve. When taken within three months of completing the program, we will pay for graduates to sit for the Intuit® QuickBooks certification exam. Learn more about the business accounting specialist program here.

This article was published on: 01/25/21 12:01 PM

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