QuickBooks Certification for Office Admins

Are you looking for work in an office, but need to know more about bookkeeping? This free, 6-week course is perfect for people who want to add QuickBooks to their skill set for positions like Accounting Assistant, Bookkeeper and general office support roles. You’ll learn bookkeeping fundamentals, technical skills, and by the end of the course, you’ll be prepared to pass the QuickBooks Online ProAdvisor Certification. Along the way, you’ll develop the job search skills you need to successfully land a good, career-path job in an office environment.


You’ll learn:

  • QuickBooks, a widely-used accounting software
  • bookkeeping fundamentals, Google Suite and Microsoft Excel
  • the basics of the online learning platform LinkedIn Learning

For your job search, you’ll also gain:

  • strategic job search and networking strategy
  • a powerful personal brand, including your resume, LinkedIn profile and pitch
  • a supportive group of fellow job seekers to share resources and learning techniques
  • resume reviews and mock interviews
  • ongoing job search support until you’re employed


  • the program is designed for people who have been unemployed for 6 months or more or are underemployed (we encourage all job seekers to apply, and we’ll be in touch if you’re a good fit)
  • eligible to work in the United States
  • at least 1 year work/volunteer experience in an office environment
  • comfortable with Microsoft Office
  • GED or high school diploma
  • 18 years old or older
  • English literacy
  • not previously placed in the Control Group for the Department of Labor’s study. JVS is no longer participating in the random assignment lottery. However, if you applied for a JVS Technology Training program prior to March 27, 2018, and were placed in the Control Group, you remain ineligible for this training. If you are unsure if you are in the Control Group, you may email us before applying to this program.

What Participants are Saying

“The program was a great experience! I got solid information on how to update and tailor my resume for target jobs, and the mock interviews sharpened my interviewing skills, especially the critique at the end.” -JVS Alum

QuickBooks Certification for Office Admins

May 3 – June 13, 2019

We are currently accepting applications. The application deadline is April 23, 2019 @5:00pm.


Stephen Switzer

Stephen Switzer

Technology Bootcamp Instructor

Stephen is an accountant and educator. He’s passionate about helping clients find joy in accounting and bookkeeping through making finances exciting and accessible. Stephen is certified in nonprofit accounting and has worked in finance for 10 years. He holds a B.A. in Geography from Middlebury College.

Jonathan Davis

Jonathan Davis

Technology Bootcamp Instructor

Jonathan is a career coach and workshop facilitator. He’s passionate about guiding clients through their career transitions by supporting a process of self-discovery, job market readiness and hard work. Jonathan is certified as a counselor and is also a CPA. He holds a B.S. in Accounting & Business/Management and a B.A. in Sustainability Studies from the University of Florida.

Melinda Floyd

Melinda Floyd

Program Coordinator and Career Advisor

Melinda has over 20 years of experience in corporate recruiting, career advising and training facilitation. She is an empathetic professional with a lifelong passion for supporting people in the employment process. Melinda holds the Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification and a bachelors of arts in Liberal Arts from Oberlin College in Ohio.


Orientation: Friday prior to program, 1pm – 5pm

Program Dates: Mid- to late May through June

Week 1-2: M-F, 9:30am – 4:30pm

Week 3-6: M, T, Th, 9:30am – 4:30pm

Location: JVS San Francisco, 225 Bush St., Ste. 4, West Lobby

Topics: QuickBooks, bookkeeping fundamentals, polished self-presentation, job search strategy, learning and growth mindset

Includes: Opportunity to take QuickBooks Online ProAdvisor Certification exam

Cost: none

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