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Quickbooks Instructor
Doug Walker, Finance and Administration Expert

Doug Walker teaches the “Small Business Accounting Using Quickbooks” series of classes. He has a passion for helping small businesses with their accounting and finance functions and he brings a wealth of experience to the classroom from his many years of working in the accounting and finance sector. Walker’s career includes being a financial executive for a mid-Atlantic group of Coca-Cola Bottling companies and CEO of a software development and business consulting firm serving international clients. He currently is on staff at Historic Christ Church as its Director of Finance and Administration. Walker started teaching the small business accounting classes back in 2013.

Though Quickbooks is a software solution to manual accounting practices, the principles of billing, payroll, and taxes remain fundamental to his instruction in the classroom. Walker believes that in order for small businesses to be successful, they must have sound accounting practices and the tools necessary to plan, monitor and react to actual performance. Several local area business employees have received this training and have returned to their respective companies to apply their improved knowledge and skill in small business accounting.

ONLINE: PROJECT MANAGEMENT CONCEPTS AND STRATEGIES
This series provides a detailed examination of project management concepts and strategies. It discusses the seven components of a management system and the five phases of the project life cycle, and looks at factors that affect cost and quality. The project manager`s role is explored in detail, and strategies for defining the project are examined. Tasks such as developing the Work Breakdown Structure, estimating and scheduling resources, scheduling computations, and tracking project activities are discussed. The close-out phase of a project is also covered. Other topics include formalizing project management standards, developing a project team, and strategies for becoming a more effective project manager.

 

Marketing Your Business on the Internet
Find out how to market your business on the Internet, even if you have little or no money to spend! In this practical, hands-on course, you’ll discover proven methods that will help you establish an Internet presence and build an online brand identity. You’ll learn how search engine optimization (SEO) works and how to track your site’s performance using Web analytics. You’ll understand how to use online advertising, email marketing, and social media (including blogs) to drive business to your Web site.

ACCOUNTING
ACCT 1009 Small Business Accounting For Non-Profits Using Quickbooks
Good accounting practices are essential for non-profit or not-for-profit organizations to support transparency and sustainability. Students will work in the Quickbooks program to set up a tailored organization/agency profile; employee payroll, banking services, taxes and documentation for reporting of accounting activities specific to non-profits will also be covered. Instructor: D. Walker
Day Date Time Site Fee
Fridays Mar 6, 13 + 20 9 a.m. – Noon KL $108
ACCT 1012 Principles of Accounting for Construction & Building Using Quickbooks
Accounting practices that support sound business management during the bidding, construction and post-construction phases will be taught and discussed. Common pitfalls and best practices will also be covered. Instructor: D. Walker
Day Date Time Site Fee
Fridays Apr 3, 10 + 17 9 a.m. – Noon KL $108

 


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