Business Entrepreneurship:

Small Business Bookkeeping

Sheridan Certificate

Attention all business owners, current bookkeepers, or budding accountants - earn the experience and skills needed to perform basic bookkeeping tasks with Sheridan's Small Business Bookkeeping Certificate program! Advance in your current career or get your foot into an accounting role through our hands-on learning of accounting principles, practices and techniques for both ledger and computer-based accounting. 

Take calculated moves to advance your professional career. Enrol today. 

Recommended Program Pathway

For those just entering the program, the recommended introductory course is:

The Canadian Institute of Bookkeeping (CIB)

The Canadian Institute of Bookkeeping (CIB) offers a program leading to a career as a professional bookkeeper. The Canadian Institute of Bookkeeping (CIB) is a national non-profit organization dedicated to preparing people for professional positions in a financial environment.

CIB has approved the following courses as recognized course equivalencies for their Certificate of Accomplishment. You must achieve a cumulative grade average of 65% or better in each course to be eligible for the certificate from CIB. A full listing of the equivalencies between the CIB and Sheridan College can be found on the Program Description tab.

These courses are part of the Small Business Bookkeeping Program.

Course Name / Code Expected Availability Select

Compulsory Course(s)

Successfully Complete Eight (8) Courses

Computerized Accounting Processes
Course Code:
APPL70070
Fall
Yes
Winter
Yes
Spring
Yes
Find a Class
Excel, Advanced
Course Code:
APPL70056
Fall
Yes
Winter
Yes
Spring
Yes
Find a Class
Financial Accounting 1
Course Code:
ACCG70016
Fall
Yes
Winter
Yes
Spring
Yes
Find a Class
Financial Accounting 2
Course Code:
ACCG70017
Fall
Yes
Winter
Yes
Spring
Yes
Find a Class
Income Taxation 1 - Personal Tax Preparation
Course Code:
ACCG70024
Fall
Yes
Winter
Yes
Spring
Yes
Find a Class
Income Taxation 2 - Corporate Tax Preparation
Course Code:
ACCG70025
Fall
Yes
Winter
Yes
Spring
Yes
Find a Class
QuickBooks 1
Course Code:
APPL70024
Fall
Yes
Winter
Yes
Spring
Yes
Find a Class

And 1 of

AND - Select one (1) of :

Payroll Administration
Course Code:
BUSM70005
Fall
Yes
Winter
Yes
Spring
Yes
Find a Class
Payroll Administration - Distance Learning
Course Code:
BUSM70006
Fall
Yes
Winter
Yes
Spring
Yes

Program Delivery

This is a part-time program and is delivered via online (asynchronous) and virtual (synchronous) classroom.

Program Description

Bookkeeping and accounting is embedded within every industry, and the need for skilled bookkeepers is only growing. For those who own this own business, current bookkeepers looking to keep on trend, or perhaps newcomers to the filed, Sheridan's Small Business Bookkeeping Certificate program is designed to help you all. With courses approved by the Canadian Institute of Bookkeeping (CIB), there is no better place to learn the ropes of accounting then with our foundational and advanced courses. Backed with a thorough understanding of bookkeeping techniques and practices, you’ll become a proficient and efficient bookkeeper whether you're in front of a ledger or a computer.
 
Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:
  • Process an accounting cycle for a business entity 
  • Report a variety of business transactions to users of financial statements
  • Refer to the current Canadian Income Tax Act 
  • Prepare manually a simple tax return for an individual (personal income)
  • Evaluate corporate tax consequences 
  • Compute taxable income and taxes payable for individuals and corporations (corporate) 
  • Understand basic bookkeeping principles and procedures using Quickbooks
  • Generate reliable financial information in a computerized environment
  • and more!
Take calculated moves to advance your professional career. Enrol today. 

Recommended Program Pathway

For those just entering the program, the recommended introductory course is:

Spring 2020 Program Changes

Keeping true to our promise of providing up-to-date and relevant programs, we are glad to announce that effective Spring / Summer 2020, we have updated our Small Business Bookkeeping Certificate. Our program continues to provide you with more advanced computing and reporting skills, to empower you to better analyze and report data to various stakeholders. We have added Excel Advanced and removed both Excel Introduction and Word Introduction. Furthermore, we have added Corporate Income Taxation to our existing Personal Income Taxation, as the course specifically deals with business taxation, and is an integral part of the business reporting requirements. Knowing which business expenses are tax deductible, will help in providing better bookkeeping. We are confident that these changes will give you yet another edge to succeed in this ever-competitive labour-market.
 
Students who had started the Small Business Bookkeeping program prior to Fall 2020 will still be able to complete the original program requirements, keeping in mind our 5-year program completion policy.
 
As a reminder, the original program course requirements include:
  • APPL70051 Word Introduction
  • APPL70055 Excel Introduction
  • ACCG70016 Financial Accounting 1
  • ACCG70017 Financial Accounting 2
  • APPL70024 QuickBooks 1
  • APPL70070 Computerized Accounting Processes
  • BUSM70005 Payroll Administration OR BUSM70006 Payroll Administration – Distance Learning
  • ACCG70024 Income Taxation 1 – Personal Tax Preparation

The Canadian Institute of Bookkeeping (CIB)

The Canadian Institute of Bookkeeping (CIB) offers a program leading to a career as a professional bookkeeper. The Canadian Institute of Bookkeeping (CIB) is a national non-profit organization dedicated to preparing people for professional positions in a financial environment.

CIB has approved the following courses as recognized course equivalencies for their Certificate of Accomplishment. You must achieve a cumulative grade average of 65% or better in each course to be eligible for the certificate from CIB. A full listing of the equivalencies between the CIB and Sheridan College can be found below:

Canadian Institute of Bookkeeping Course

Sheridan College Course

Code

Name

Code

Name

CIB 111

Computer Applications I

APPL 70051

Word, Introduction

CIB 112

Bookkeeping I

ACCG 70016

Financial Accounting 1

CIB 113

Bookkeeping II

ACCG 70017

Financial Accounting 2

CIB 221

Computer Applications II 

APPL 70055

or

APPL70056

 

 

Excel Introduction or Excel Advanced

CIB 222

Computerized Bookkeeping

APPL 70070

Computerized Accounting Process

CIB 223

Computerized Bookkeeping II

APPL 70024

QuickBooks I

CIB 331

Cost Management

ACCG 70007

Accounting Managerial 1

CIB 332

Income Taxation

ACCG 70024

Income Taxation 1 - Personal

CIB 333

Payroll Administration

BUSM 70005

or

BUSM70006

Payroll Administration

or

Payroll Administration - DL

Laptop & Quickbooks 1 Requirements

For some courses, students will be required to have their own laptop.

Registration information for the student trial version of QuickBooks 2018 Accountant Desktop software is provided in the required textbook. Students cannot use the MAC edition of the software as it does not contain Canadian content. Students must have a computer with one of the following operating systems, Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista (SP2 or later). The software will not work with Windows XP or any system older than the ones noted.

Contact Us

If you have any questions, please contact our Opportunity Centre at caps@sheridancollege.ca or 905-874-4440

For information about CIB’s Certificate of Accomplishment, please contact them at 416-925-9420 or email at admin@cibcb.com.