SBCC Fall Accounting Classes

Open enrollment for Fall classes at SBCC is July 19 – August 19, 2016.

 

Classes of interest for bookkeepers:

 

ACCT 110 – Introduction to Accounting

Many bookkeepers who have years of experience and on-the-job training have found learning bookkeeping from an academic approach quite beneficial.

Mon nights taught by Eva Schmidt, CPA

OR

Saturday mornings taught by Eva Schmidt, CPA

Classes also available MWF mornings.

 

ACCT 160—Accounting With QuickBooks

Review & application of accounting concepts QuickBooks.  Learn the accounting behind the software, not just which buttons to click.

Wednesday nights taught by Carolyn Terry

 

ACCT 150 – Introduction to Accounting Software and Systems

Review software programs used in accounting.  Get hands-out experience with NetSuite, and enhance your Excel skills.

Thursday nights taught by Brenda Richter, CPA

 

ACCT 215 – Fundamentals of Income Tax

Basics of income taxes for individuals & small business.

Tues & Thur mornings taught by Barbara Aue, CPA

 

For more information, visit:  www.sbcc.edu

Helpful Handout for Quickbooks online

After the last lunch meeting (June 2016), one of our members created this handout to assist with Quickbooks online opening multiple windows:

Multiple Windows in QBO

Chrome: 

Right click on the tab (top of window, has the website you are on) Select duplicate Can drag anywhere

Other Browsers: 

Accountant toolbox (the briefcase in the green bar next to QB Accountant) New Window

QBO App:

Use the navigation tabs at the top of the screen to select the option and it will open a new window Create Company Navigate Reports

Heads Up: Be careful of FRAUDULENT QuickBooks Customer Service links!!!

Just a quick heads up I wanted to share with all of you:

One of my clients recently switched from QB online to QB desktop. They paid the $199.95 for one year of customer support. When they called to activate the assisted payroll, the customer support person insisted that the $199.95 was not for customer support at all but for updates only. He wanted $399.95 and said he'd refund the $199.95. He said nothing could be done until they paid the money (ransom).  To make a long story short, when the client called the number again the second day, explaining that payroll needed to be processed, this time they wanted $800. Eventually, the client was able to call the correct QB payroll hotline and get everything squared away.

What's interesting is when the client did a search online typing in QuickBooks payroll support, the first link that came up was a paid advertisement. Here's what it said:

Support for QB Payroll - Call USA/CA Toll Free Number

customercaredirectory.com/QuickBook   (844) 827-3812

Payroll Help Number for QuickBooks

Note the "customercaredirectory.com/"Quickbook" <==== No "s" on QuickBooks. 

I contacted QuickBooks and notified them of the fraudulent customer support link. They didn't seem too concerned but said they'd notify management. One would imagine that they would be on the lookout for this kind of fraud.

Thanks Colby! 

Spring Classes at SBCC

Good Morning SBBA,

Open enrollment for Spring classes at SBCC is now available.

Classes of interest for bookkeepers:

ACCT 110 - Introduction to Accounting

Many bookkeepers who have years of experience and on-the-job training have found learning bookkeeping from an academic approach quite beneficial.

Tues nights taught by Eva Schmidt, CPA

Saturday mornings taught by Eva Schmidt, CPA

Tues/Thurs afternoon taught by Colby Sellman, CPA

Classes also available MWF mornings.

ACCT 130 - Payroll Accounting

Study & application of payroll accounting concepts, procedures, internal control & payroll tax laws.

Thursday nights taught by Pam Fack

ACCT 160-Accounting With QuickBooks

Review & application of accounting concepts using QuickBooks. Learn the accounting behind the software, not just which buttons to click.

Wednesday nights taught by Carolyn Terry

Financial & Managerial accounting classes are also available.

For more information, visit: http://www.sbcc.edu www.sbcc.edu

Sincerely,

Brenda Richter, CPA

November Monthly Lunch Meeting

The SBBA monthly lunch meetings foster education and networking with industry peers. 

There are a variety of speakers covering bookkeeping and accounting topics. SBBA guest speakers range from IRS liaisons to local business owners, and other industry experts covering a variety of topics such as technology (software), technical updates (sales tax, pensions, audits, etc), and general industry forecasts.

Join us for lunch and the opportunity  to freely discuss industry standards, challenges, and general Q&A with bookkeepers and accountants.

Noon – 1pm, Third Tuesdays (please check the calendar)
Event Calendar

Workzones
Paseo Nuevo, 351 Paseo Nuevo, 2nd floor, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
(805) 966-3722
(Near the Social Security Admin office)  
Parking is free for the first 75 minutes

RSVP Online