Lesson series

Bookkeeping Foundations - 
WINTER - enrollment is closed



Class Starts

Jan 17, 2023


9 weeks
45 Hours


$ 2000

Do you ever sit down to complete a task and after 15 minutes you’re staring at the screen wondering what to do next? 

Somewhere between knowing what needs to be done and getting to the final product you lost track of what you need to do to get there. 

Or maybe you've gotten the year end journal entries back from the CPA and wondered why there's so many or what they even mean? 

We've been there. 

When we started out, we had to figure it all out as we went. Sure we had mentors and degrees that helped us along the way, but there's so much more to bookkeeping than just a conceptual understanding of accounting. 

We had to learn how to close out the books (or what that even meant!)

We had to figure out how to format a good chart of accounts that didn't go on and on for days. 

We had to learn how to utilize classes! and jobs! and vendor types! and figure out how to connect to different apps so everything works correctly!

And we had to learn it all on the fly. 

Hi, we're Jackie Shaw and Jackie Rockwell. We've been in your shoes and it was very challenging, that's why we created Bookkeeping Foundations, so you have someone to hold your hand through the process of becoming a confident bookkeeper. 

What's included?

  • Complete Trainings in both QuickBooks Desktop and QBO
  • Our signature Jackie Method
  • How to find mistakes (and fix them!)
  • Big Picture Accounting Concepts
  • How to understand the story the numbers are telling you

Bookkeeping Foundations takes you from level 1 to Rock Star status

With a combination of pre-recorded video and live sessions, we'll take you through the entire bookkeeping process. From the moment you sit down at your desk to running financial reports that accurately show how the business is doing, we've got you covered. 
In eight weeks we will cover the whole gamut of bookkeeping topics, such as: 
How to choose between QB Desktop and QBO
The difference between a QuickBooks program and a QuickBooks database
Accounting concepts (big picture topics)
How to make sure your work is accurate (everyone makes mistakes, but we will show you how to set up systems to catch those so your books are nice and clean!)
Bookkeeping dos and don'ts
You will learn EVERYTHING you need to know to be an awesome bookkeeper. 

Check out this video below to get a quick snippet of what it's like inside Bookkeeping Foundations 
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This course will give you the confidence to become a bookkeeper. Then it's up to you whether you want to work for a company as an employee or dive into the world of entrepreneurship and start your own bookkeeping business. 

It's the kitchen sink of bookkeeping. 

Whether you're just starting out or you've been a bookkeeper for a few years, let's take your bookkeeping skills to Rock Star level.

You can do this. 
You got interested in bookkeeping because something about working with those numbers appeals to you. 
Bookkeeping is very rewarding when you know how to tie it all together (and have the tools to do so). 
We have over 25 years of bookkeeping and accounting experience. We KNOW how it all ties together AND how to take care of business WITHIN the software. 
Our books are beautiful. 
We will teach you how to do the same.


Bookkeepers Match

all students who pass Bookkeeping Foundations are eligible to join Bookkeeper Match for one year. Let those jobs role on in!

Downloadable Resources

You will receive downloadable guides to reference for once you've completed the course and you're out in the "real world"

Feedback from Prior Students

Feedback from Local CPAs

Meet Your Teacher...

Jackie Shaw is the founder and principal consultant of Get Organized!. She is a proven educator, mentor, and business advisor. 

The Details

Whether you want to solidify your bookkeeping skills or you're starting from scratch, we've got you covered.

This course consists of 9 weeks of content.

You can expect to put in about 5 hours of work each week.

The majority of the course is taught via pre-recorded lessons so you can watch at your own convenience. However three lessons will be taught live to allow you to ask questions and get feedback in real time.

There is homework! You will be asked to do some research and some project based work.

There are also quizzes, tests and a final exam!

We take this education very seriously. You must put in the work necessary to pass the class.

Upon completion of the course you will receive the Brass Jacks seal of approval! 

Winter term is open for enrollment

Registration for Bookkeeping Foundations Winter 2023 closes at midnight on January 12th.

Frequently asked questions

What if I already have an AA in Accounting? 

There is so much information that is not taught in a typical college course setting. 
Bookkeeping Foundations will cover topics such as: software integrations that are useful and affordable for the business owner as well as day-to-day operations which are rarely (if ever!) taught in a traditional classroom setting. 

What is the Jackie Method?

Heck yes, we coined our own method! 
The Jackie Method uses the 5 C's: 
  • Consistent - The same expenses are coded to the same accounts time and time again
  • Current - The books are up to date
  • Correct - The data is entered correctly (need we say more?!)
  • Concise - The financial reports are as short as possible - no fluff around here!
  • Confidence - Most important! We want you to feel confident in the work you do. Enough so that you feel comfortable answering questions management has and saying “That’s a good question. Let me check on that.” Instead of guessing or panicking.

Can I start a bookkeeping business with no experience?

Bookkeeping Foundations covers EVERYTHING you need to know to begin bookkeeping with confidence. 
This bookkeeping course will not teach you anything about running a business or managing clients, but your bookkeeping skills will be stellar. Upon completion of this course, you will be ready to accept clients and they will be glad to have found you. 

What is Bookkeepers Match?

Bookkeepers Match is where the magic happens. Once you've completed Bookkeeping Foundations, you have the Brass Jacks stamp of approval - but now you need a job! (or some clients!)

Bookkeepers Match is the place that business owners can go to find a qualified bookkeeper... that's you! All students who successfully pass Bookkeeping Foundations are eligible to join Bookkeeper Match for one year. 

Starting out in a new career can be stressful, Bookkeeper Match lets the new jobs and clients come to you. 

How Can I Get A Discount?

We are not offering any discounts at this time. 

Beginning in 2023 we will offer one minority scholarship per quarter - email us at jackier@brassjacks.com for more information.

Is there a payment plan?

Yes! We want this course to be accessible. Payment plans are a great option and we offer them with no added cost to you.
Payment plans consist of two monthly payments of $1,000.

Can you guarantee specific results?

We love this program and stand by what we teach. Our prior students have learned a lot from us and our clients are happy to work with us. However we have no way of knowing what you will do with this course and therefore cannot guarantee results, income or job opportunities. The testimonials on this page may not be typical for all students. 

What is required to succeed in Bookkeeping Foundations?

  • You will want to set aside approximately 5 hours of time each week for this course

  • You will need access to a computer - the type of work you will be doing will require you to have access to a Mac or PC, a tablet or phone will not be sufficient for this course.
  • Communication is key. This course is 9 weeks long for a good reason, it's an extremely robust course. Plan to ask questions and ask for help when you need it. We want all of our students to succeed so let us know how we can help you!

Are you ready to uplevel your bookkeeping skills?

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