The basic accounting certificate provides students with an understanding of basic accounting principles and practices and the fundamental bookkeeping skills employees need.
This introductory certificate is offered by both BYU-Idaho and Ensign College, with
Ensign College: For students who are completing BYU-Pathway's PathwayConnect in April 2021, or anyone who previously completed PathwayConnect but never enrolled in an online degree program. (Click hereto view the Ensign College version of this certificate.)
- BYU-Idaho: Students who did not participate in or complete PathwayConnect, or students who are currently enrolled in an online degree program through BYU-Idaho. (The information below is related to the BYU-Idaho version of this certificate.)
Essential Knowledge and Skills
- Create and analyze basic accounting statements and budgeting tools.
- Use QuickBooks to provide useful reports to help business owners make knowledgeable financial decisions.
- Improve workplace communication by applying non-verbal, listening, relationship-building, public speaking, persuasion, and other interpersonal communication skills.
- Create professional spreadsheets using advanced functionality to visualize and solve business problems.
- Report and describe production decisions of consumers and businesses in a market economy.
- Bookkeeper for small businesses
- Accounts payable/receivable for corporations or non-profits
Why choose this certificate?
Basic accounting skills will give you experience in programs and applications such as Excel and QuickBooks, in addition to skills in budgeting and asset management. There is a focus on accuracy and effective strategic planning, asset management and financial analysis, making you more qualified and capable in the realm of accounting.
BYU-Pathway has found that certain combinations of certificates lead to better job opportunities. Most degrees have a