About this course
An Accountant examines, analyzes and interprets accounting data for the purpose of giving advice and preparing financial statements. Duties may include performing such activities as recording receipts and disbursements and preparing state and federal reports. The accountant may prepare reports and statements on a computer or manually. Accounting paraprofessionals are the organizations financial record keepers. Responsibilities include updating and maintaining accounting records, processing expenditures, receipts, payables, receivables, and payroll. They may also analyze, verify, prepare and communicate financial information. An accounting paraprofessional monitors and controls various types of electronic data processing equipment used to process accounting data. Applications would include automated general ledger and other accounting subsystems, spreadsheet applications, database management and the use of graphics. Students must have a high school diploma or an equivalency certificate. Excellent reading skills and a combination of interest and ability to concentrate on detail, an analytical mind, good judgment and absolute integrity are necessary for success in the field of accounting.
- Graduates will possess the knowledge and skills for immediate employment in related business support areas.
- Graduates will upon completion of this program be able to transfer into a baccalaureate program.
- Graduates will be proficient in computer software and its application to financial accounting, taxation and financial analysis.
- Graduates will have knowledge of financial accounting theory and financial statement analysis.
- Graduates will have completed general education requirements for work and personal roles.
- Graduates will serve their employers and clients in all phases of accounting.