Program Description The two-semester Bookkeeping program at Centennial College allows you to earn a certificate that serves as a pathway to the Certified Bookkeeper designation with the Canadian Institute of Bookkeeping (CIB). Membership in the CIB opens the door to a variety of positions, including bookkeeper, accounts receivable/payable supervisor, payroll administrator and office manager. Once you complete this certificate program, you will also be eligible to transfer, with credits, into Centennial's two-or three-year Accounting programs to earn a diploma or advanced diploma. Learning Outcomes: Complete bookkeeping functions within the accounting cycle, including accounts receivables, payables, inventory, and payroll processing using relevant software and operating systems. Apply general accepted accounting principles to produce financial statements and reports for proprietorships, partnerships and corporations. Prepare individual income tax returns in compliance with relevant legislation and regulations using tax preparation software. Develop a plan to support the management needs of the bookkeeping function, including planning, forecasting, budgeting, cost and revenue management. Use spreadsheet and database programs, including Excel and Access, to create and produce reports for business analysis, identification of trends and decision-making.