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Continuing Education

Accounting, Finance & Quickbooks

Advanced Quickbooks for Agriculture

Effective financial record-keeping is vital to the success of any operation. In this course tailored specifically for agricultural operations, learn how to adapt Quickbooks to your needs: how to track expenses and receivables, assets and inventory, establish agriculture-specific charts of accounts, and generate reports. Pre-requisite: Quickbooks experience or completion of Basic Quickbooks for Small Business and Agriculture.

Meets: One Saturday, Oct 11, 9 am-5 pm; BRCC Plecker Center
Instructor: Kris McMackin, CPA
Fee: $149, includes lunch (#63166) 

Basic Quickbooks for Small Business and Agriculture

New to Quickbooks? This hands-on class is for you! See how this powerful financial accounting and reporting tool can streamline your small business or agricultural operation. Learn Quickbooks fundamentals - and how to perform basic customization to meet your needs.

Meets: One Saturday, Oct 4, 9 am-5 pm; BRCC Plecker Center
Instructor: Kris McMackin, CPA
Fee: $149, includes lunch (#63162)

Finance Essentials for the Non-Finance Manager*

Gain knowledge that will enhance a company’s competitive advantage by taking the guesswork out of ensuring a better bottom line.  Included in the seminar will be the language of financial terms; the application of accounting processes; and the conventional guidelines regarding income statements, balance sheets, and the statements of cash flow.  Learning to read and interpret financial statements will enhance your ability to analyze profit ratios, assess financial risks, track trends, and spot business opportunities.

*Approved for 2 hours of HRCI general credit.

Meets: One Friday, Oct 17, 9:30 am-12:30 pm; BRCC Plecker Center
Instructor: Audrey Perselay
Fee: $79 (#57461)

Introduction to Quickbooks for Agriculture

Learn how Quickbooks can increase the effectiveness of your agricultural recordkeeping and reporting.  

Meets: One Monday, Sep 15, 6:30 pm-8 pm; BRCC Plecker Center
Instructor: Kris McMackin, CPA
Fee: $39 (#63163)

Retirement Planning Today

Learn how to manage investment risks, use new tax laws to your advantage, make informed decisions about your company retirement plan, and adjust your estate plan to function properly under the new laws.  This course is intended for those over age 45.  Married couples may attend together for a single registration fee and an illustrated textbook is included.

Meets: Two sessions, 6:30 – 9:30 pm; BRCC Plecker Center
(#56958) Tuesdays, Sep 23 & Sep 30, OR
(#56968) Thursdays, Sep 25 & Oct 2
Instructors: Norm Stern, W. Michael Heatwole, O. Franklin Showalter
Fee: $59

Online Classes

Accounting Fundamentals

Increase your financial awareness and accountability while gaining a marketable skill. Learn the basics of double-entry bookkeeping, as well as how to analyze and record financial transactions and prepare various financial reports. Accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll procedures, sales taxes, and various common banking activities will be discussed. You'll cover all the bases, from writing checks to preparing an income statement and closing out accounts at the end of each fiscal period. Suitable for small business or household use.
$99 - Visit ed2go/blueridgecc to register.

Accounting Fundamentals II

Build on your knowledge from the online Accounting Fundamentals (or other introductory course) to attain a solid understanding of corporate accounting practices. Explore special journals, uncollectible accounts receivable, plant assets, depreciation, notes and interest, accrued revenue and expenses, dividends, retained earnings, and various financial reports for corporations.
$99 - Visit ed2go/blueridgecc to register.

Introduction to QuickBooks

Use the power of QuickBooks software to take control of your business accounting!  Learn how to set up a chart of accounts, pay bills, invoice customers, create receipts, and reconcile your checking account. Discover how to track accounts payable and receivable, manage assets, control inventory, and generate estimates and reports. 
$99.  Visit to register.

Intermediate QuickBooks

Master the advanced features of QuickBooks and learn to manage multiple company files, create customer statements, enter price levels for inventory, and much more.
$99.  Visit to register.

Performing Payroll in QuickBooks 2013

QuickBooks 2013 can create paychecks, pay tax liabilities, and produce forms/reports. Learn how…online!
$99 - Visit ed2go/blueridgecc to register.

QuickBooks 2013 for Contractors

Learn how the Premier Contractor Edition of QuickBooks 2013 can help you create custom contract estimates, track time and materials, generate powerful reports, and maximize efficiencies. 
$99 - Visit ed2go/blueridgecc to register.