BIR Training Center: Office Support (Quickbooks and Microsoft Office) School in Chicago
BIR PROGRAMS

Accounting and Office Administration

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BIR’s Accounting and Office Administration program emphasizes a solid understanding of computerized office skills and core accounting principles. Students will learn to maintain computer based records, billing and money management. Students also develop knowledge in the use of computer productivity tools, search engines, and specialized accounting software.

Are you organized and motivated by multiple tasking? Are you detail oriented and analytical? Do you like working with numbers? If these qualities describe you, a career in Accounting and Office Administration would be ideal for you. BIR can transform these interests into a rewarding career. Our Accounting and Office Administration program prepares students to handle the multiple responsibilities needed in a business office environment. Students learn how to use technologies such as business productivity tools that include applications for Word, accounting, spreadsheets, electronic communications, and more. Numerical and analytical skills are applied to fundamental accounting procedures such as preparing accounts payable and receivable, payroll, and financial reports. This program prepares students for a wide variety of tasks that make them invaluable to employers. Most businesses and public agencies need staff that has skills in accounting, office productivity, and communication skills. BIR can help put you in the forefront of this profession and assist with your career development.



Program Description

BIR’s Accounting and Office Administration program focuses on two primary aspects: Accounting and office productivity tools. Students learn the operations of business transactions, including manual and electronic accounting systems, business language, and accounting procedures. The program emphasizes the efficient use of computer applications, and includes training in QuickBooks® and Microsoft Office®. The combined knowledge of accounting and business technology allows BIR graduates to increase their marketability in today’s competitive workplace.



Careers in Accounting and Office Administration

BIR’s Accounting and Office Administration program prepares students for career opportunities in a variety of business settings. Some common job titles held by Accounting and Office Administration specialists include:

  • Accounts Receivable Clerk
  • Accounts Payable Clerk
  • Bookkeeping Clerk
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Accounting Clerk
  • Payroll Clerk
  • General Office Clerk



  • Program: 8 Courses 28 Credits

    • Full-time completion length: 17 Months
    • Sample Schedule: Morning, afternoon, evening, and weekend classes available
    • Class Length 8 weeks
    • Small Class and Lab Size


  • Affordable tuition and no-interest payment plans available. BIR Training Center is a WIOA approved training provider.



  • Career Development course provides students with a program overview and job search strategies, resumé writing as well as interviewing techniques.



  • Accepted students are required to take a math placement test to assess their preparation for postsecondary education.



  • Tutoring in math, English, and computer skills is available.



  • BIR is authorized under Federal law to enroll non-immigrant students.



  • JOB TITLE DUTIES SKILLS/EDUCATION

    Bookkeeping Clerk

    Recording and posting of all transactions, account analysis, adjustments and worksheet preparation, monthly/quarterly statements, and bank reconciliation.

    SKILLS

    Knowledge of fundamental accounting functions, spreadsheet software proficiency, and detail oriented.

    EDUCATION

    Career certificate or two year degree

    Accounts Payable/ Receivable Clerk

    Coding, batching, matching invoices, maintenance of P.O. files, inventory control, sales reports, client disbursements, cash receipts and management, and processing of bills and vouchers.

    SKILLS

    Spreadsheet software proficiency, fundamental accounting skills and knowledge of A/P and A/R procedures

    EDUCATION

    Career certificate or two year degree

    Payroll Clerk

    Process timecards and payroll checks, generation of payroll and benefits reports, maintenance of P/R records, preparation of 1099 and W-2 yearend forms.

    SKILLS

    Accounting and spreadsheet software proficiency, excellent communication skills (written and verbal), some knowledge of accounting procedures

    EDUCATION

    Career certificate or two year degree

    Administrative Assistant

    Liaison between management and clients, clerical duties, answering phone calls, creation of memos, letters, and monthly reports.

    SKILLS

    Productivity software proficiency, excellent communication skills (written and verbal), familiarity with all office equipment

    EDUCATION

    Career certificate

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