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Lynda Playlists @ NIU: Accounting Tech Series


These required skills and suggested courses are aligned to the State University Civil Service System (SUCSS) Accounting Tech Series and approved by NIU's Human Resource Services division. Use the suggested Lynda playlists to fill in gaps and to achieve mastery in required skills. 

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Accounting Clerk SUCSS Skill Level Required * Suggested Lynda Playlist
Total Run Time: 8h 6m

Operate Electronic and/or Other Standard Office Equipment

*Basic
Learning Excel 2016 (1h 10m)
Learning Excel 2016 (1h 10m)
Office 365: Learning Outlook
Learning Outlook 2016 (48m 1s)
Learning Access 2016 (1h 6m)
Office Methods and Procedures
*Basic
Understanding common etiquette practices during a phone call (4m 9s)
Understanding common etiquette practices when leaving a voicemail message (4m 39s)
Effective Listening (1h 8m)
Communicating with multiple bosses (4m 58s)
Making a request (3m 57s)
Communicating with accuracy (4m 38s)
Filing made simple (3m 51s)
Organizing Your Office for Maximum Efficiency (1h 2m)
Bookkeeping Methods and Procedures
*Basic
What is accounting? (3m 51s)
Bookkeeping (5m 46s)
Managerial accounting (7m 59s)
Writing or spelling a number (3m 36s)

Accounting Principles and Practices

*None None
Independent Judgement and Initiative
*None None
Supervision of Others
*None None

Accounting Technican I SUCSS Skill Level Required *

Suggested Lynda Playlist
Total Run Time: 10h 32m

(Accounting Clerk Playlist Plus 2h 28m New Content)

Operate Electronic and/or Other Standard Office Equipment

*Basic
Learning Excel 2016 (1h 10m)
Learning Excel 2016 (1h 10m)
Office 365: Learning Outlook
Learning Outlook 2016 (48m 1s)
Learning Access 2016 (1h 6m)
Office Methods and Procedures
*Basic
Understanding common etiquette practices during a phone call (4m 9s)
Understanding common etiquette practices when leaving a voicemail message (4m 39s)
Effective Listening (1h 8m)
Communicating with multiple bosses (4m 58s)
Making a request (3m 57s)
Communicating with accuracy (4m 38s)
Filing made simple (3m 51s)
Organizing Your Office for Maximum Efficiency (1h 2m)
Bookkeeping Methods and Procedures
Basic
What is accounting? (3m 51s)
Bookkeeping (5m 46s)
Managerial accounting (7m 59s)
Writing or spelling a number (3m 36s)
*Intermediate
 Accounting Foundations: Bookkeeping (1h 28m)
Accounting Principles and Practices
*Basic
What is accounting? (3m 33s)
Overview of the financial statements (1m 42s)
Balance sheets (6m 13s)
Income statements (2m 57s)
Statement of cash flows (3m 44s)
Independent Judgement and Initiative
*Basic
Initiative (4m 33s)
Making decisions (11m 39s)
Supervision of Others
*Basic
Evaluating tasks (2m 39s)
Discovering the eight levels of autonomy (3m 46s)
Teaching others how to do a task (4m 19s)
Communicating assertively (5m 12s)
Avoiding micromanaging (3m 29s)
Giving constructive criticism (4m 40s)

Accounting Technican II SUCSS Skill Level Required *

Suggested Lynda Playlist
Total Run Time: 21h 31m

(Accounting Technician I Playlist Plus 10h 59m New Content)

Operate Electronic and/or Other Standard Office Equipment

Basic
Learning Excel 2016 (1h 10m)
Learning Excel 2016 (1h 10m)
Office 365: Learning Outlook
Learning Outlook 2016 (48m 1s)
Learning Access 2016 (1h 6m)
*Intermediate
Excel 2016 Essential Training (8h 51m)
Office Methods and Procedures
Basic
Understanding common etiquette practices during a phone call (4m 9s)
Understanding common etiquette practices when leaving a voicemail message (4m 39s)
Effective Listening (1h 8m)
Communicating with multiple bosses (4m 58s)
Making a request (3m 57s)
Communicating with accuracy (4m 38s)
Filing made simple (3m 51s)
Organizing Your Office for Maximum Efficiency (1h 2m)
*Intermediate
Saying no (2m 43s)
Possessive rules (4m 23s)
Writing Email (1h 13m)
Bookkeeping Methods and Procedures
Basic
What is accounting? (3m 51s)
Bookkeeping (5m 46s)
Managerial accounting (7m 59s)
Writing or spelling a number (3m 36s)
Intermediate
Accounting Foundations: Bookkeeping (1h 28m)
*Advanced None Available
Accounting Principles and Practices
Basic
What is accounting? (3m 33s)
Overview of the financial statements (1m 42s)
Balance sheets (6m 13s)
Income statements (2m 57s)
Statement of cash flows (3m 44s)
*Intermediate
A closer look at managerial accounting (6m 30s)
Product costing (13m 49s)
Break even (6m 28s)
Budgets (8m 48s)
Independent Judgement and Initiative
Basic
Initiative (4m 33s)
Making decisions (11m 39s)
*Intermediate
Learn about what motivates you (6m 29s)
Follow through on your commitments (2m 57s)
Avoiding less valuable activities (2m 45s)
Supervision of Others
*Basic
Evaluating tasks (2m 39s)
Discovering the eight levels of autonomy (3m 46s)
Teaching others how to do a task (4m 19s)
Communicating assertively (5m 12s)
Avoiding micromanaging (3m 29s)
Giving constructive criticism (4m 40s)

Accounting Technician III SUCSS Skill Level Required *

Suggested Lynda Playlist
Total Run Time: 33h 51m

(Accounting Technician II Playlist Plus 12 h 20m New Content)

Operate Electronic and/or Other Standard Office Equipment

Basic
Learning Excel 2016 (1h 10m)
Learning Excel 2016 (1h 10m)
Office 365: Learning Outlook
Learning Outlook 2016 (48m 1s)
Learning Access 2016 (1h 6m)
Intermediate Excel 2016 Essential Training (8h 51m)
*Advanced
Excel 2016: Charts In-depth (4h 36m)
Excel 2016: Pivot Tables in Depth (3h 42m)
Office Methods and Procedures
Basic
Understanding common etiquette practices during a phone call (4m 9s)
Understanding common etiquette practices when leaving a voicemail message (4m 39s)
Effective Listening (1h 8m)
Communicating with multiple bosses (4m 58s)
Making a request (3m 57s)
Communicating with accuracy (4m 38s)
Filing made simple (3m 51s)
Organizing Your Office for Maximum Efficiency (1h 2m)
Intermediate
Saying no (2m 43s)
Possessive rules (4m 23s)
Writing Email (1h 13m)
*Advanced
Establish boundaries in open workspaces (3m 9s)
Make the most of an inbox and outbox (3m 2s)
Find focus in an interruption-heavy environment (2m 19s)
Bookkeeping Methods and Procedures
Basic
What is accounting? (3m 51s)
Bookkeeping (5m 46s)
Managerial accounting (7m 59s)
Writing or spelling a number (3m 36s)
Intermediate Accounting Foundations: Bookkeeping (1h 28m)
*Advanced None Available
Accounting Principles and Practices
Basic
What is accounting? (3m 33s)
Overview of the financial statements (1m 42s)
Balance sheets (6m 13s)
Income statements (2m 57s)
Statement of cash flows (3m 44s)
Intermediate
A closer look at managerial accounting (6m 30s)
Product costing (13m 49s)
Break even (6m 28s)
Budgets (8m 48s)
*Advanced Accounting Foundations: Managerial Accounting (2h 36m)
Independent Judgement and Initiative
Basic
Initiative (4m 33s)
Making decisions (11m 39s)
Intermediate
Learn about what motivates you (6m 29s)
Follow through on your commitments (2m 57s)
Avoiding less valuable activities (2m 45s)
*Advanced
Fight negative procrastination (3m 58s)
Increasing follow-through by making yourself accountable (2m 57s)
Forward momentum (2m 40s)
Transparency (4m 24s)
Improving Your Judgement (26m 30s)
Supervision of Others
Basic
Evaluating tasks (2m 39s)
Discovering the eight levels of autonomy (3m 46s)
Teaching others how to do a task (4m 19s)
Communicating assertively (5m 12s)
Avoiding micromanaging (3m 29s)
Giving constructive criticism (4m 40s)
*Advanced
Delegating responsibilities (3m 57s)
Follow up on delegated items (2m 58s)
Handling the inefficiency of others (2m 29s)
Effective communication (4m 8s)
Resolving conflict (4m 5s)
Managing millennials (4m 36s)
Refocusing slackers (3m 54s)
Getting latecomers to show up on time (4m)
How to give great feedback (3m 34s)
Discovering characteristics of effective feedback (4m 23s)