About this course
Accountants are indispensable in modern business organizations. Their basic responsibilities include the recording and summarizing of financial transactions. Accountants are called upon to analyze, interpret, and prepare business records. They are often asked to make recommendations for more efficient operations.
Accounting graduates may enter the field in such positions as bookkeepers, cost accounting clerks, junior accountants, and tax examiners for government agencies. After further study, graduates may continue their education to acquire the baccalaureate degree and become business managers, budget directors, private accountants or controllers.
With further appropriate education and experience, graduates may qualify for certification as Certified Public Accountants or as teachers of accounting and related subjects. A Cooperative Work Experience course during their senior year allows students to gain valuable business experience in a supervised setting. Students are advised that there is an A.S. degree offered in the same discipline.
The accounting program articulates with SUNY Empire State College, Business, Management and Economics and Interdisciplinary Studies baccalaureate programs