Learn Bookkeeping and Accounting Basics

Submitted by the San Juan County Economic Development Council.

Islanders interested in a career in Bookkeeping or Accounting are invited to join an introductory class offered by the EDC. Karol McLuen, CPA, will lead a course in late February and early March, on selected Saturdays.

This course is intended to help people gain job skills and obtain economic stability. The course will focus on bookkeeping principles such as balance sheets, profit and loss statements, ledger entries, and includes an introduction to accounting software. These skills are foundational for those seeking to understand bookkeeping and accounting and a first step in becoming a certified accountant. Practical application exercises will accompany the concepts and practices discussed in class.

The program is free except for a $50 registration fee and is open only to San Juan County residents, age 18 and over, who plan to use bookkeeping and accounting skills for paying work. Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate that the course will help them enter a new career or seek employment. Enrollment is capped at 10 students. The course will take place in Friday Harbor on the following Saturdays: Feb. 25, March 11, and March 25, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

To learn more, visit www.sanjuansedc.org. To register, contact the EDC at marti@sanjuansedc.org.

This course is made possible by the San Juan Island Community Foundation, San Juan County, the Harvest Foundation, and other funders of the EDC’s Trades Training Initiative, including the United Way of San Juan County, the Port of Friday Harbor, the Town of Friday Harbor, the Washington State Dept. of Commerce, and other donors. To support EDC trades programs, please visit www.sanjuansedc.org/donate.