Accounting

This program has Fast Track Career options that let you skill up with an in-demand career certificate that employers are looking for. See awards below for Fast Track options.

Studying accounting at Austin Community College can really pay off — both personally and professionally. You’ll learn how to help businesses stretch dollars, grow profits, prepare taxes, manage payrolls, keep good financial records, and much more. This program offers career certificates, noncredit Continuing Education courses, associate degrees, and university transfer credits to help you reach your unique goals.

Pride Points

Top 10 for CPA Exam Success

Accredited by ACBSP

#2 Best Community College for Accounting

ACBSP Accredited

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

Career & Salary Information

Accounting graduates find jobs everywhere — from major corporations and private consulting firms to nonprofit organizations and small businesses. Here are just a few of the many career possibilities you might consider.

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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.


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  • Auditors

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


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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: $


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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: $


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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: $


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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: $


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  • Tax Preparers

    Prepare tax returns for individuals or small businesses.


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  • Treasurers and Controllers

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


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Awards & Program Maps

 

Choose the Award Path That’s Right for You

Austin Community College offers associate degrees that give you a strong foundation leading to a career or university transfer. In career-tech programs, you also have the option to earn a certificate that requires enough credits for entry-level employment while you stack those credits toward an associate degree in your program. Learn more.

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Accounting Specialist
Accounting Technician Full Charge Bookkeeper
Tax Specialist

Certificate Level 1

Accounting Technician Bookkeeper Level 1 Fast Track Award
Accounting Technician Quickbooks Level 1 Fast Track Award
Tax Specialist Enrolled Agents Level 1
Tax Specialist Level 1

Advanced Technical Certificate

Accounting Specialist
Professional Accountant

Occupational Skills Award

Accounting Specialist
Accounting Technician
Professional Accountant