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If you read the About page on my website, you may have noticed that I state that I am a Certified Public Bookkeeper (CPB). So what exactly is a Certified Public Bookkeeper and what did I do to be able to obtain this title?

As stated on the National Association of Certified Public Bookkeepers website, the CPB license is an accreditation for bookkeepers providing bookkeeping services to small businesses and nonprofit organizations. This license helps bookkeepers like myself to build credibility, validate knowledge, demonstrate skill, and confirm professional ethics. The license validates knowledge in bookkeeping, accounting principles, payroll, and QuickBooks.

In order to obtain the CPB license, I was required to submit my transcript proving that I have education in accounting. I attended Winona State University and graduated with honors with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, with a minor in accounting. Aside from providing proof of my education, I was also required to pass the Uniform Certified Public Bookkeeper Examination. This exam consisted of 4 parts: Accounting fundamentals, Accounting Principles, Payroll Fundamentals, and QuickBooks Fundamentals. Because of my education and experience, this exam was fairly easy for me to pass. After completing the exam, I also had to agree to abide by the CPB Code of Professional Conduct which was submitted along with my application for the license. Although I am licensed, I need to complete at least 24 hours of CPE (continuing Professional Education) per year to continue holding my CPB license.

I am proud to hold this license as a way to show clients that I am qualified and trustworthy to handle their business’s books.

Do you want to learn more about what I can do for your business? E-mail me to schedule your free consultation! melissa@excellentbk.com