Santa Cruz SBDCAptos, CA

Become the Owner of Your Numbers-Recordkeeping Basics

Become the Owner of Your Numbers-Recordkeeping Basics

Saturday, January 18, 2020 9:00am to 12:00pm

90% of Small Businesses have inaccurate financial records.  Every small business owner needs to understand the numbers! This class will teach the basics of good recordkeeping. We will cover the bookkeeping cycle, accrual vs. cash vs. tax accounting, the chart of accounts, journals and general ledger, and double-entry and single-entry bookkeeping.

This class will provide an introduction to helping you maintain your accounting records either manually or using computerized systems.

Catherine Van Loon has been an accounting advisor for SBDC since 2014. She has taught a variety of accounting courses at Cabrillo College since 1985 She also maintains a private accounting services business for small businesses and nonprofit organizations.

Cathy brings to small business owners and managers a comprehensive understanding of elements necessary for presenting accurate and reliable financial reports on which to base intelligent business decisions. She specializes in troubleshooting and correcting accounting software issues.

Currently, Cathy teaches QuickBooks Online at the college level and Basic Recordkeeping through Extension Workshops. Advanced certification as an Intuit QuickBooks Pro Advisor is maintained. She now specializes in all cloud-based, QuickBooks Online versions.

Cathy holds a B.A. in both Environmental Studies and Political Science and an M.A. in Management Studies all from Sonoma State University, California.

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(831) 477-3244
Cabrillo College
6500 Soquel Drive

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