By Betty Vandenbosch, Chief Content Officer at Coursera
Today, we’re excited to announce an entry-level Bookkeeping Professional Certificate from Intuit, our latest industry partner. The new certificate has no prerequisites and is designed to help anyone launch a bookkeeping career—from recent grads seeking their first job to retirees looking for a part-time gig. Day-to-day, bookkeepers are responsible for monitoring the financial health and stability of an organization, so learners who consider themselves detail-oriented and good with numbers may be especially well-suited for a bookkeeping career.
Over the last 12 months, there were over 276,000* bookkeeper job postings in the U.S., many of which did not require a college degree. Beyond the current opportunities, a bookkeeper role can serve as an initial stepping stone to other finance-related jobs that require further education, such as accountant, budget analyst, and purchasing agent.
“At Intuit, our mission is to power prosperity around the world and one way we’re doing that is to prepare people for jobs in today’s innovation economy,” said Stacie Herring, vice president of Intuit Expert Network Services. “The Intuit Bookkeeping Certificate program through Coursera will empower individuals to invest in a transformative learning experience that will open doors to their future.”
The new certificate takes about 80 hours to complete and costs $49 per month. Through lecture videos, quizzes, and hands-on labs that use QuickBooks, the program teaches bookkeeping basics, including how to account for assets, consider liabilities and equity in accounting, and analyze financial statements. The four-course program is designed for learners of all backgrounds and no prior bookkeeping or related experience is required.
We’re proud to partner with Intuit, an industry leader serving millions with its financial software, including Turbotax, QuickBooks, CreditKarma, and Mint. Together, we’re committed to helping learners around the world develop job-ready skills that unlock greater opportunity.
Enroll in the Intuit Bookkeeping Professional Certificate and start learning today.
* Source: Burning Glass Technologies. “Labor Insight™ Real-Time Labor Market Information Tool.” Accessed June 2021.