Programs in accounting prepare students for work as accountants, examining and preparing financial records for private industry, government agencies, individuals, and non-profit entities. General accountants use computers to record transactions, such as receivables, payables, payroll and property into a general ledger. Corporate accountants set up and design accounting systems and procedures, risk management programs, and analyze and evaluate financial records for businesses. Their duties include ensuring legal compliance, interpreting financial information and preparing reports for business executives and government regulatory agencies. Advancement includes opportunities as senior accountant, controller, treasurer, and chief financial officer. Certified Professional Accountants (CPAs) are those who have attained professional certification by the state.
Degree and Certificate Requirements
- Associate in Arts Degree in Accounting
- Certificate of Achievement in Accounting (3 options)
- Department Certificate in Computer Accounting
- Identified curriculum for holders of a bachelor's degree to sit for the CPA Board Exam.