ACC Business Area of Study

Business

Accounting

Most organizations, and many individuals, rely on the expertise of accountants. Students in ACC’s Accounting Program gain skills in payroll processing, cost accounting, tax preparation, and more. You can pursue a transfer to a bachelor’s degree program to become a licensed accountant, or you can earn a certificate for quick entry into the field.

ACC’s Accounting Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

Job Titles & Career Information

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  • Treasurers and Controllers

    Direct financial activities, such as planning, procurement, and investments for all or part of an organization.

    Hourly Wage: $59.48

    Currently Employed: 2735

    Projections:

    2735 people are employed as Treasurers and Controllers. This number is expected to increase by 8.92% over the next four years.

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  • Accountants

    Analyze financial information and prepare financial reports to determine or maintain record of assets, liabilities, profit and loss, tax liability, or other financial activities within an organization.

    Hourly Wage: $30.7

    Currently Employed: 13207

    Projections:

    13207 people are employed as Accountants. This number is expected to increase by 7.81% over the next four years.

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  • Auditors

    Examine and analyze accounting records to determine financial status of establishment and prepare financial reports concerning operating procedures.

    Hourly Wage: $30.7

    Currently Employed: 13207

    Projections:

    13207 people are employed as Auditors. This number is expected to increase by 7.81% over the next four years.

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  • Credit Analysts

    Analyze credit data and financial statements of individuals or firms to determine the degree of risk involved in extending credit or lending money. Prepare reports with credit information for use in decision making.

    Hourly Wage: $33.6

    Currently Employed: 833

    Projections:

    833 people are employed as Credit Analysts. This number is expected to increase by 7.56% over the next four years.

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  • Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents

    Determine tax liability or collect taxes from individuals or business firms according to prescribed laws and regulations.

    Hourly Wage: $20.6

    Currently Employed: 1979

    Projections:

    1979 people are employed as Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents. This number is expected to increase by 2.68% over the next four years.

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  • Tax Preparers

    Prepare tax returns for individuals or small businesses.

    Hourly Wage: $23.45

    Currently Employed: 1029

    Projections:

    1029 people are employed as Tax Preparers. This number is expected to increase by 5.64% over the next four years.

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  • Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks

    Compute, classify, and record numerical data to keep financial records complete. Perform any combination of routine calculating, posting, and verifying duties to obtain primary financial data for use in maintaining accounting records. May also check the accuracy of figures, calculations, and postings pertaining to business transactions recorded by other workers.

    Hourly Wage: $19.39

    Currently Employed: 10891

    Projections:

    10891 people are employed as Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks. This number is expected to increase by 2.65% over the next four years.

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  • Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks

    Compile and record employee time and payroll data. May compute employees' time worked, production, and commission. May compute and post wages and deductions, or prepare paychecks.

    Hourly Wage: $21.09

    Currently Employed: 954

    Projections:

    954 people are employed as Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks. This number is expected to increase by 5.14% over the next four years.

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Data analysis of traditional and real-time labor market information (LMI) provided in collaboration with Emsi (Economic Modeling Specialists International), a CareerBuilder company.

Program Map

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Awards in This Program

Associate of Applied Science

  • Accounting, Specialist
  • Accounting Tax Specialist
  • Accounting Technician

Certificate Level 1

  • Accounting Clerk
  • Accounting Tax Specialist

Certificate Level 4

  • Professional Accountant Advanced Technical Certificate
  • Accounting Specialist Advanced Technical Certificate

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ACC offers a variety of degree and certificate options to get you ready for the next step in your academic and career journey. Choosing the right award path is an important first step to reach your goals.