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Accounting and Office Administration
Accounting and Office Administration Employment
JOB TITLE
DUTIES
SKILLS / EDUCATION
Bookkeeping Clerk
Recording and posting of all
SKILLS: Knowledge of fundamental accounting functions,
transactions, account analysis,
spreadsheet software proficiency, and detail oriented
adjustments and worksheet
EDUCATION: Career certificate or two year degree
preparation, monthly/quarterly
statements, and bank reconciliation.
Education that WORKS!
BIR is a private, postsecondary school for technical, business,
and language learning. BIR has been educating students
since 1993 and enjoys the reputation of a small, friendly
institution serving the needs of a diverse student body.
Low tuition and no-interest payment plans.
Accounts Payable/
Receivable Clerk
Coding, batching, matching
SKILLS: Spreadsheet software proficiency, fundamental
invoices, maintenance of P.O. files,
accounting skills and knowledge of A/P and A/R procedures
Federal and state financial aid and institutional
scholarships are available for qualified students.
EDUCATION: Career certificate or two year degree
BIR welcomes international students and boasts a diverse
student body from more than 25 countries.
inventory control, sales reports,
client disbursements, cash receipts
and management, and processing
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of bills and vouchers.
Payroll Clerk
Process timecards and payroll
SKILLS: Accounting and spreadsheet software proficiency,
checks, generation of payroll and
excellent communication skills (written and verbal), some
benefits reports, maintenance of
knowledge of accounting procedures
QuickBooks®
Office Software®
Four Chicago Locations*
Accounting Fundamentals
Main: 3601 W. Devon Ave., 60659
Loop: 828 S. Wabash Ave., 60605
P/R records, preparation of 1099
Administrative
Assistant
Accounting and
Office Administration
and W-2 yearend forms.
EDUCATION: Career certificate or two year degree
Liaison between management and
SKILLS: Productivity software proficiency, excellent communication
clients, clerical duties, answering
skills (written and verbal), familiarity with all office equipment
Belmont: 6240 W. Belmont Ave., 60634
O’Hare: 5440 N. Cumberland Ave., 60656
*Not all programs available at all locations
phone calls, creation of memos,
AOA
Word
EDUCATION: Career certificate
Excel
PowerPoint
Quickbooks
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Published Date: 01.22.2016
Some of these photos depict actual BIR students and graduates.
letters, and monthly reports.
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Accounting and Office Administration
Do you enjoy the productive energy of an active office
environment? Are you someone who has an eye for detail
and possesses organizational skills? If these qualities
describe your personality then you might have what it
takes to become an Accounting and Office Administration
Specialist.
BIR’s Program
28 Credits
Full-Time*: 12 months, Part-Time*: 14 months
ABM 100
CIT 090
Mathematics and
Computation Review
Computer Productivity
Tools and Keyboarding
(2 CREDITS)
(3 CREDITS)
ABC 100
Office Communications & Administration
Prerequisite: CIT 090
(4 CREDITS)
Careers in Accounting and Office Administration
COS 100
Financial Accounting I
Prerequisite: ABM 100 and CIT 100
(4 CREDITS)
COS 150
Accounting Software Application
Prerequisite: COS 100
(4 CREDITS)
COS 200
Financial Accounting II
Prerequisite: COS 150
(3 CREDITS)
How Will This Program Prepare Me For A Career?
Whether your desire is to work as an individual or in a
team environment, this program will prepare you to
provide valuable support to management in virtually any
industry.. After completion of this program, you will gain
skills in the latest, most widely used office productivity
and accounting software on the market, as well as increase
your understanding of office administration and business
communication.
Career Development and Employment
Prerequisite: ABC 100, COS 200
(4 CREDITS)
Individual paths and completion times may vary.
*A full-time student who will not take a break during their
program of study will be able to complete the program while
attending in approximately 12 months.
*A part-time student who will not take a break during their
program of study will be able to complete the program while
attending in approximately 14 months.
For information on graduation rate, median debt of graduates
completing this program and other important information,
visit www.birtraining.edu/Programs/Disclosure.aspx
8 Weeks
COS 310
This course teaches students to use the operating system, navigate the
Internet, use Web-based e-mail, and use Outlook e-mail, calendars, create
and edit documents in Microsoft Word, develop and deliver presentations
in PowerPoint. Students will also be working on their keyboarding and
alpha/numerical data entry skills. This course includes lab work that
focuses on hand placement, accuracy, and speed. At the conclusion of
this course, students will work through several projects which helps them
apply the skills they have learned to the workplace.
In this course, students acquire communication and administrative skills
needed for the business setting. Students develop administrative skills
by using current Microsoft Office software applications such as Word and
PowerPoint, and office machines such as the scanner and copier. Modern
workplace e-tools—email, online calendar and web business scheduling
are further enhanced in this course. Students learn communication skills
including how to handle business phone class and inquiries and how to
write business correspondence such as memos, reports, and proposals.
The course also incorporates business writing techniques including
drafting, revising, and proofreading, as well as an overview of grammar,
mechanics, structure, and formatting.
CIT 100 Business Productivity Tools
15 Weeks
BIR’s Accounting and Office Administration program prepares
students for career opportunities in a variety of business
settings. Some common job titles held in the Accounting and
Office Administration field include:
• Accounts Receivable Clerk
• Accounts Payable Clerk
• Bookkeeping Clerk
• Administrative Assistant
• Accounting Clerk
• Payroll Clerk
• General Office Clerk
15 Weeks
(4 CREDITS)
In this course, students apply the accounting concepts taught in COS
100 to an automated accounting system, such as QuickBooks, to quickly
produce data. Topics include: sales and other customer transactions
(accounts receivable), managing expenses (accounts payable), bank
reconciliations, reports and graphs, inventory transactions, reimbursable
expenses and time, payroll, and preparation of an income statement and
a balance sheet.
ABC 100 - Office Communications & Administration
CIT 100
Business Productivity Tools
Prerequisite: CIT 090
COS 150 Accounting Software Application
The goal of this course is to provide students with a review of
mathematical concepts. Students will review operations with fractions
and decimals, and concentrate on percentages, ratios, proportions,
and conversion between the US conventional and metric systems of
measurement. Estimation, rounding, and problem solving strategies,
including industry-related word problems, will be covered in this course.
Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to
apply the content of the Mathematics and Computation Review course in
their respective fields of study and future workplaces.
CIT 090 - Computer Productivity Tools & Keyboarding
15 Weeks
BIR’s Accounting and Office Administration program focuses
on two primary aspects: accounting and technology. 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 technology allows BIR graduates to increase
their marketability in today’s competitive workplace.
Accounting and Office Administration
ABM 100 – Mathematics and Computation Review
This course teaches students how to analyze data and make business
decisions using Microsoft Excel. Students will become familiar with
the different elements of a spreadsheet and learn their way around
the Excel program. After learning Excel basics, students will move
on to develop their worksheets to include more complex formulas,
functions, and charts. At the conclusion of this course, students will
work through comprehensive projects to help them apply the skills that
they have learned throughout the course. This course is intended to
help students prepare for Microsoft Office Specialist Certification-Excel.
Upon completion of this course, students should be able to: create
worksheets, analyze data, create a complex formula, format a worksheet,
create and format various charts, use formulas and functions to help
analyze worksheet data, and analyze and manipulate date in a table
structure.
COS 100 - Financial Accounting I
This course provides an introduction to the concepts and uses of financial
accounting information in a business environment and its role in the
economic decision-making process. Primary areas of study include the
flow of business transactions through the accounting cycle, analysis
of the effects of business transactions on the accounting equation,
practical application of how to process source documents which includes
journalizing and posting the transactions in the appropriate accounts,
reconciling a bank statement and processing payroll transactions. Excel
skills learned in CIT100 will continue to be utilized on various Accounting
projects. Students will use a ten key calculator to build their ten-key speed
and accuracy. This course along with COS150 & COS200 helps build a
foundation of accounting knowledge.
COS 200 - Financial Accounting II
Building upon concepts and skills taught in COS100 and COS150, this
course teaches concepts and applications for a merchandising business
including sales and purchasing transactions. Students will have handson experience processing various source documents (e.g. invoices,
timesheets, deposit slips, etc.) by working through an accounting set.
Using an automated accounting system, such as QuickBooks, they will
record and report transactions to complete the accounting cycle.
COS 310 - Career Development
Topics include industry-specific job market, industry overview, and
employment correspondence, such as job applications, resumes, cover and
follow-up letters, recommendations, and as well as references. In addition
to classroom activities this course includes field assignments, job fair
participation, and other hiring and placement events.
Program Information
Financial Information
Low tuition and no-interest payment plans.
Federal and state financial aid and institutional scholarships are available
for qualified students.
Career Assistance
Resume preparation, job search, and interviewing
Math Placement
Accepted students are required to take a math placement test to assess
their preparation for postsecondary education.
Average Class Size
14 students
Support
Tutoring in math, English, and computer skills
Universal
BIR is authorized under Federal law to enroll non-immigrant students.
Program Schedule †
Class times *
Full-Time
3-5 sessions
per week
(4 or more
credits)
Part-Time
2-3 sessions
per week
(3 or less
credits)
Morning - 8:40 am – Noon
Afternoon - 1:40 pm – 5:00 pm
Evening - 6:00 pm – 9:20 pm
* Schedule may have additional practicum hours
† The above is a sample schedule.

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