Qualified bookkeepers are always in demand. Gain the accounting and technological skills you need to confidently and accurately maintain financial books. Become comfortable with accounting basics, debits and credits, charting accounts, accounting equations, adjusting entries and creating a balance sheet. Learn how to process payroll, calculate depreciation and cost of goods sold. You'll also work on financial accounting, produce an income statement and learn bank reconciliation steps, as well as deal with inventory and accounts payable. Use Microsoft Excel, access online references, and learn about financial software such as SAP, Microsoft Financial Applications and more. Job growth in this field is expected to grow by 11 percent through 2024.