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Area of Study: Business
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Accounting

Choose a career that adds up

Small businesses, multinational corporations, and government agencies all rely on accounting professionals to handle business transactions and maintain financial records. In Austin Community College’s Accounting Program, you will gain skills in payroll processing, cost accounting, tax preparation, and more. Various degree and certificate options accommodate students seeking quick entry into the field and those wanting to earn a bachelor’s degree and become a Certified Public Accountant. Some award plans include an internship course for valuable on-the-job experience.

Career Information

An associate degree prepares you to work as a bookkeeper, tax preparer, accounting assistant, or even a management trainee in a variety of settings. If you’re looking to advance or expand your opportunities, you will have a solid foundation to pursue a bachelor’s degree and become a licensed accountant.

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Job Titles & Career Information

Billing, Cost, and Rate Clerks
17.92 Hourly Wage 3043 Currently Employed
Compile data, compute fees and charges, and prepare invoices for billing purposes. Duties include computing costs and calculating rates for goods, services, and shipment of goods; posting data; and keeping other relevant records. May involve use of computer or typewriter, calculator, and adding and bookkeeping machines.
3043 Billing, Cost, and Rate Clerks are employed. This number is expected to increase by 10.48 % over the next four years.
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Treasurers and Controllers
59.48 Hourly Wage 2652 Currently Employed
Direct financial activities, such as planning, procurement, and investments for all or part of an organization.
2652 Treasurers and Controllers are employed. This number is expected to increase by 9.8 % over the next four years.
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Accountants
30.7 Hourly Wage 12841 Currently Employed
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.
12841 Accountants are employed. This number is expected to increase by 8.78 % over the next four years.
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Auditors
30.7 Hourly Wage 12841 Currently Employed
Examine and analyze accounting records to determine financial status of establishment and prepare financial reports concerning operating procedures.
12841 Auditors are employed. This number is expected to increase by 8.78 % over the next four years.
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Credit Analysts
33.6 Hourly Wage 811 Currently Employed
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.
811 Credit Analysts are employed. This number is expected to increase by 8.51 % over the next four years.
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Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents
20.6 Hourly Wage 1959 Currently Employed
Determine tax liability or collect taxes from individuals or business firms according to prescribed laws and regulations.
1959 Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents are employed. This number is expected to increase by 3.01 % over the next four years.
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Tax Preparers
23.45 Hourly Wage 1004 Currently Employed
Prepare tax returns for individuals or small businesses.
1004 Tax Preparers are employed. This number is expected to increase by 6.87 % over the next four years.
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Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks
19.39 Hourly Wage 10744 Currently Employed
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.
10744 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks are employed. This number is expected to increase by 3.15 % over the next four years.
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Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks
21.09 Hourly Wage 935 Currently Employed
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.
935 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks are employed. This number is expected to increase by 5.67 % 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.

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Program Maps

View the program maps below to see the sequence of courses needed to complete your chosen degree or certificate in this program.

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Program Accreditations

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

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Which award path is right for you?

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 short and long-term goals. Visit our awards page to learn about the types of credentials we offer and the differences between each. 

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