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Universal Accounting Center

Draper, Utah

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Helping accounting professional start and build their accounting firms since 1979.

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30 December 2019

If you want to learn a trade and work for yourself, I highly recommend Universal Accounting Center.

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16 December 2019

This is my second time taking the Bookkeeping course. It had been some years since I took it last and am now using it as my continuing education course. I really like being able to study bat my own pace, and time to get a good understanding of the material. More...

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16 December 2019

I started this course knowing absolutely nothing about accounting, except that when I get money in my bank account it’s a credit. Now after completing the course I have a complete understanding of the foundation of accounting, debits, credits, accounts, COA’s for different types of industries, and so much, much more!On a few occasions during the course I read some articles by accountants online and the accountant article would go on to say, from a technical point of view the transaction would go like this … I would read that technical explanation and it actually made more sense to me than the earlier simplified explanation they gave. That’s when I realized that I really got this. I really do understand the subject of bookkeeping. There are a lot of parts but all the parts fit and it makes complete sense to me. The instructor for the course, Allen Bostrom, did an outstanding job of walking me through this subject from the beginning to the end, building upon the basics of accounting one piece at a time. Now at the end of the course I look back and think, oh my god! I’ve learned a completely new skill and I have a solid understanding of bookkeeping for business, all types of businesses.When I started this course, I had no plans on being a freelance bookkeeper, I just needed work. But now after doing this course, I have such a solid understanding of bookkeeping I’ve decided that I am going to start my own freelance bookkeeping business. The icing on the cake was towards the end of the course when Allen says what the real purpose of the bookkeeper is. To help a company increase their profits by more than they’re paying you. This is when you become an income source rather than an expense. That’s so awesome!Another salient point of the course is when Allen says, “the bookkeeper is the profit expert of the company. Since he’s the one looking at all the numbers and putting them together, he’s in the best position to help that company to improve their profits.”When I decided to purchase this course, I didn’t really know what I was getting. I figured I would just read some articles online and take some tests and learn a few basics about bookkeeping, enough to help me get work as an entry level bookkeeper. Instead I got quite a lot more than what I expected!Now after doing this course, I’m totally interested in starting my own bookkeeping business and I have no doubts that I will absolutely be successful!I really enjoyed watching Allen via video recordings, giving the class as if I was there. He gave a lot of anecdotes of how these accounting principles come across in the real world, rather than how it should come across per the textbook. This made it all the more real and much easier to remember the principles, for me. I really appreciate the support of the staff that was also available to me. It made the whole experience feel more like a community endeavor rather than just another Internet purchase. I would like to give special thanks to Trevor for his timely responses to my questions.I also want to thank Courtney for welcoming me to the course and always being there when I needed help throughout the course, with her enthusiasm, encouragement and prompt replies! I also want to thank Adam for taking the time to give me a lot of good additional info in addition to answering my questions. I really appreciated this!And I want to thank Allen for sharing his wealth of information as an experienced accountant and bringing me up from “clueless about accounting” to a level of confidence and certainty as a fully trained bookkeeper and now able to go on and help small businesses realize their full financial potentials. Sincere regards,Larry McCormick More...

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9 December 2019

I am impressed with "In the Black". After reading it I hauled it off the bookshelf to show a few ideas to a prospect during our first meeting. I was doubly impressed with how those concepts immediately resonated with this prospect. So much so, that I immediately ordered the follow up "30 days from Red to Black". Haven't received my hard copy yet, but the eBook already is great. Concepts are well presented and easy to apply, even to the catch-up vs. clean up job of over 60 months of raw data (as the client correctly, and shamefacedly, pointed out, you can't clean up something that does not yet exist. But the potential for setting this business up to move forward confidently, with the right and current information, is very promising.Thank you, Universal, for providing me with a great tool to use and share with clients. More...

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9 December 2019

Very practical and highly supportive team. This is the place where you learn how to master your accounting skills in the real world. It is Extraordinary and you will not be disappointed. More...

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30 November 2019

I purchased the whole set for bookkeepers, tax preparation and QuickBooks. The binders are beautiful and look great on my shelf. The study course is thorough in teaching the fundamentals in accounting and also business start up. The tax preparation is up to date, with the new laws for 2019. It was simple referring to the tax codes and forms to understand. QuickBooks desktop and online courses were easy to follow along with the program and has a study guide with the same business models as the bookkeeping course, giving it a wholesome feel when practicing inputting the data. The testing is comprehensive, with enough opportunities to become a professional and then receive the certificate in the mail. But the fifth star goes out to the counselors. They will answer your questions within 24 hours and give you the encouragement to continue on when in doubt. No question is too mundane, because they are happy to assist you along the course. More...

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22 November 2019

Since Universal Accounting I have been running my own business growing year after year. I have 4 staff members at one location and 2 at another. I also have several contracted workers as well. We do full service accounting and we pride ourselves on the referrals we get. Thank you Universal Accounting for giving me the tools to run a successful business.Tricia BrownCustom Bookkeeping & Tax Services More...

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22 November 2019

Their training systems and networks adds up to an individual's skills in Bookkeeping. If your planning to pursue your career and venture out in business, I highly recommend Universal Accounting School.

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15 November 2019

I found the team super friendly and helpful. And response times were spot on!! Would highly recommend Universal Accounting School and I would not hesitate to engage with them again for my future needs.

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8 November 2019

Great Place, the best service ever!

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8 November 2019

Their training not only taught bookkeeping and accounting skills but also how to market your business

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30 October 2019

Did work through Temp Agencies for several years in the corporate environment, which provided me with broad accounting experience and background. Taking the Professional Bookkeeper course, obtaining the Certification, able to use my pin, has taken me to another level. And why not, going back to UA for the next level up. More...

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23 October 2019

Universal Accounting Center gave me my first real start to work on my own. The courses taught me so much that college course don't even touch on. I still use principles and practices I learned at Universal Accounting even though I am a CPA. It is definitely worth the cost!!!! I loved it!! More...

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23 October 2019

I have just started with Universal Accounting and I have had nothing but a positive experience with everyone I have had communication with. I am looking forward to starting PB course and interested in a few other courses as well. More...

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9 October 2019

This course set the foundation for my tax knowledge and business. You can't go wrong with this course. It's well-organized, and you'll be able to enter the tax prep world with confidence after completing this course.

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2 October 2019

This is a very thorough course of study. I highly recommend it.

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23 September 2019

Great resources to help get you up and running. Staff is very helpful and knowledgeable. I ordered the complete program and the plethora of information and how it was presented was professionally done, yet easily understood; not only that, but the DVD and workbooks are tools that will help the Bookkeeper, Tax Preparer or QuickBooks user to navigate the program successfully. More...

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23 September 2019

Universal Accounting is amazing! They are very helpful and very responsive when you need assistance. I think that the courses are VERY well taught and put together. I have taken the Professional Bookkeepers & QuickBooks Specialist courses and currently going through the Professional Tax Preparation course. Universal Accounting does a GREAT job at teaching the courses where you can understand and really grasp and learn the information. Honestly, if I had learned about Universal Accounting Center before starting my Bachelor's program, I may have not even gone for my Bachelor's & just done Universal Accounting Courses. I do plan on enrolling in more courses offered at Universal Accounting in the future as well!!! More...

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16 September 2019

I studied at Universal Accounting more than 10 years ago. I started my own bookkeeping & tax business from what I learned there, and went on to grow my small business accounting practice into a CPA firm. I obtained a CPA license a few years ago, and brought on more team members, but we have stayed true to the small business accounting aspects that Universal Accounting teaches. In doing so we have found a niche in the market that large CPA firms are not capturing, and as the industry continues to change in the years to come, we are geared to come out on top, largely due to what we learned all those years ago at UA. More...

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16 September 2019

UA is the most efficient and enjoyable way to learn practical accounting. They also demonstrate how accounting works with sales and operations to help an organization survive and thrive.

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9 September 2019

When I first started my business, I knew accounting, having been in corporate accounting jobs, but Universal Accounting helped me to understand the differences in accounting for small businesses, plus how to get my firm up and running - very helpful!

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17 August 2019

Great place

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10 August 2019

The step by resources helped me to stay focused on what I was looking for in the program.

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9 August 2019

Aja made me feel comfortable and help walk me through the process as this is a new adventure for me to start my own business. She is friendly and very helpful and has great business insights! She is amazing!! I am so excited to start my courses and jumpstart my own business!! I am enrolled with the 3 basic book keeping, QuickBooks and Tax Preparations. Thanks A bunch!! **** More...

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9 August 2019

Aja is amazing!! She guided me through what courses is appropriate and made sense to jumpstart my own business. She helped me feel comfortable and confident about my decision. I am so excited to start the courses and get my business going! I enrolled in the 3 basics bookkeeping, QuickBooks, and Tax Preparation. Thank you Aja!!!Kiki More...

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26 July 2019

I definitely would recommend Universal Accounting. Their courses were very helpful in learning QuickBooks but I wish they had a Canadian version as well to learn the ins and outs of taxation and payroll

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25 July 2019

Although I had a masters in accounting I went ahead with the bookkeeping course of Universal Accounting and found it very helpful. I chose to niche down to construction industry bookkeeping and now I am running a successful virtual construction bookkeeping and controller service. More...

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18 July 2019

A good program to go thru.

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18 July 2019

The classes were good, but I was unable to use the information as I don't have the ability to market / sell myself. I guess I was hoping that there would be a place where people who were looking for a bookkeeper could go to find one. Then I would be one of the options available. More...

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1 July 2019

Great opportunity to study online .

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1 July 2019

I’m pleased with the school. I’m still in the program but very in-depth information and customer service is pretty okay too. I can leave a more detailed review when I’m done. More...

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1 June 2019

It is a great program that gave me the confidence to first start my business and then actually find a dream job with one of my clients. I highly recommend the bookkeeper program which is comprehensive and practical. More...

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1 June 2019

Great school. The programs are wonderful and taught so that you can understand them.

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1 June 2019

Universal Accounting was the foundation of our Accounting Business.We took the "Professional Bookkeeper Course" and it was the best online training course we've ever had, very vivid and detailed - you feel you're really attending the class. ..For 3 years now we're operating a very successful Bookkeeping and Income Tax Office.Thank you all for the fantastic support and training. This is definitely the school of your choice. More...

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1 June 2019

The bookkeeping training I received from Universal Accounting was well worth the cost. The instruction and content covered was thorough and comprehensive and gave me the expertise that was essential in helping me start my own bookkeeping practice. I would highly recommend Universal Accounting School for anyone that is looking to acquire the bookkeeping skills and training that can help them in advancing their careers! More...

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1 June 2019

I took this course back in 2014 and the information in this is much better than any college course available.

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1 June 2019

Great course, instructors always accessible and definitely a confidence booster. Great business building tools within the program.

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2 May 2019

Excellent customer service!

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1 May 2019

I took the bookkeeping program. Of all the other courses I have taken this was the best! I would increase knowledge though in Inventory and Payroll. I did not start my own business, but choose to get a bookkeeping job to gain more experience. The bookkeeping program gave me great knowledge and a great foundation, but I soon learned I lacked in Inventory, payroll and understanding financial reports to explain to the boss. All in all I am very impressed with Universal accounting and would like to see more integration with a Mac platform. More...

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1 May 2019

Studying with Universal Accounting was life changing for me. The staff was very helpful and patient with me. I've been very blessed to have them with me. I learn a lot in a field I knew nothing about. Now when I walk into a store or hear people speak about their purchases, or even trying to get a job I can see the thought that go behind what makes it all work. It's almost like being able to see both sides of a story. I would recommend Universal Accounting to anyone. I have nothing but good to say about the school. The people have been nothing but good to me. Thank you so much for everything. Asma Abdul-Musawwir, Florida More...

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1 May 2019

The bookkeeping program is really well thought out and the tax training. The only thing I would not recommend is the quickbooks training. I suggest do that directly through the pro advisor training through QBO. Otherwise it helped explain some things my accounting courses lacked during my MBA. More...

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1 May 2019

Great Program I learned bookkeeping and I am confident going in to business

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1 May 2019

They are very reliable and supportive to the student they help you to understand the course and also know more about taxes spirit

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1 May 2019

Excellent Lectures, materials, and exercises!

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1 May 2019

Universal Accounting Center has helped my career by providing the means to obtain certifications and designations which are pertinent to establishing credibility to clients and potential clients. I was able to earn the Professional Bookkeeper (PB), Professional Tax Preparer (PTP), & QuickBooks Specialist (QS) certifications/designations through Universal Accounting Center's DIY Programs. The courses are challenging but not overly rigorous. In my opinion, Allen Bostrom, CPA is an excellent instructor in the Professional Tax Preparer Course. I learned a great deal from these three programs and with my previous "real world" bookkeeping experience; I now feel confident and competent to provide full-charge bookkeeping services to clients. It is paramount before enrolling at Universal Accounting Center that a student be serious and tenacious about studying the materials & completing the program which is the only way to derive the prerequisite benefits. Please, carefully read and be aware of Universal Accounting Center's Refund Policy before enrolling. Universal Accounting Center (UAC) requires completion of the course work in order to receive a tuition refund if you are not satisfied. To reiterate, I really feel the UAC programs were definitely worth the time, money, and effort.Sincerely,Ray M. More...

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1 May 2019

I have enjoyed my program, so far!

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