Introduction to QuickBooks 2015 (Self-Paced Tutorial)


Learn how to quickly and efficiently gain control over the financial aspects of your business using this powerful software program.


Course Details

Learn to manage the financial aspects of your small business quickly and efficiently with this powerful accounting software program. QuickBooks is designed especially for the small-to midsized-business owner who needs a fully functional accounting system that’s also easy to use.

You’ll gain experience as you master the tools you need set up a chart of accounts; reconcile your checking account; create and print invoices, receipts, and statements; track your payables, inventory, and receivables; create estimates; and generate reports. Whether you’re new to QuickBooks or have already used earlier versions of this accounting software program, this course will empower you to take control of the financial accounting for your business.


Lesson 1

Learn to set up a new company file in QuickBooks; become familiar with basic features and functionality.

Lesson 2

Understand the importance of the Chart of Accounts, and be able to distinguish one account type from another.

Lesson 3

Be able to locate important company lists in order to add, modify, and delete customers and vendors.

Lesson 4

Be able to enter bank transactions and reconcile a QuickBooks bank account with a printed bank statement.

Lesson 5

Learn the difference between various types of assets; be able to track the purchase, depreciation, and sale of a fixed asset.

Lesson 6

Understand how to use accounts payable to track current liabilities and pay bills.

Lesson 7

Be able to memorize bills that are frequently paid and understand how to generate a variety of accounts payable reports.

Lesson 8

Be able to create and print invoices for customers who wish to purchase on credit.

Lesson 9

Be able to process payments received from customers, make deposits, and handle deposits and checks that were returned by the bank for insufficient funds.

Lesson 10

Be able to view a list of outstanding invoices by customer and understand how to bill for the reimbursement of expenses.

Lesson 11

Learn how to customize your invoices, create estimates, and manage inventory.

Lesson 12

Be able to locate and create a variety of reports to analyze your company’s performance in QuickBooks.


Hardware Requirements:

  • This course must be taken on a PC. It is not suitable for Mac users.

Software Requirements:

  • Windows 8 or newer.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge is also compatible.
  • QuickBooks Pro 2015 or QuickBooks Premier Edition 2015 (not included in enrollment).
  • Note that while this course is based on the U.S. version of QuickBooks, users of the Canadian and Australian versions will be supported in the Discussion Areas to the extent possible.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the Acrobat Reader.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.


  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.


There are no prerequisites to take this course.

Instructional Material Requirements:

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.

Course Information

Course Hours: 24.00

How It Works


Take the online course at your convenience.


Fully complete the course to access your certificate.

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