Originally Posted by tecoleman13
I am so excited to have found this post. Based on the different posts, I think I am also qualified to offer basic bookkeeping services. I will be taking some tutorials and getting started with a test client ASAP!!
Make that test client yourself. Or a made up company. Actually a made up company might be a good idea. You would then have to think of the kinds of transaction they handle everyday and that could give you a better understanding of the things you might encounter.
I can't remember if I mentioned this earlier in this thread, but if you can find a local college that offers finance courses go there. I'm not saying take the classes, but you could go into the book store and see if they have extra course books for sale. That way you would have access to what the course would deal with and teach you, rather then just going to a mall bookstore and getting a book that may not have the complete steps a bookkeeper/accountant needs. A lot of those books are teaching someone how to handle the books for their own company, not how to handle the books that may go off to the government. And that's the thing to prepare for.
Also some of those books may be how to use the software, not how to keep your books.