Accounting Certificate

Why Choose an Accounting Certificate?

This career teaches students various accounting methods, and how to audit records to ensure they comply with tax laws and other standards. They also learn how to create and review financial records. The growth in this field is also very steady.

Skills Acquired

(Bureau of Labor Statistics)


People who have worked in this career typically perform the following tasks:

  • Examine financial statements to ensure they are accurate and comply with laws and regulations
  • Compute taxes owed, prepare tax returns, and ensure that taxes are paid properly and on time
  • Inspect account books and accounting systems for efficiency and use of accepted accounting procedures
  • Organize and maintain financial records
  • Assess financial operations and make best-practices recommendations to management
  • Suggest ways to reduce costs, enhance revenues, and improve profits

Recognition

Normandale's Accounting Programs are nationally accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

Careers in Accounting

Projected Job Growth

According ISeek.org, job growth for the field of accounting will be 10.6%. There will be a need for about 7,750 new Bookkeeping, Accounting and Auditing Clerks to meet market demand between 2010 and 2020. This includes the demand due to replacement (workers leaving the occupation or retiring) as well as growth.

Types of Jobs

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Individuals taking Accounting may choose to focus on the following careers:

  • Accountants and Auditors
  • Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks
  • Budget Analysts
  • College Business Teachers
  • Credit Analysts
  • Financial Analysts
  • Financial Examiners
  • Financial Managers

Average State Pay

According to iseek.org, median salary in the state of Minnesota is $36,650 (or $17.62 per hour).

Description

(iseek.org)

Accounting programs teach students various accounting methods and how to audit records to ensure they comply with tax laws and other standards. Students will also learn how to create and review financial records.

Certificate in Accounting

The Accounting Certificate is designed for working adults who need to acquire additional technical accounting skills. The Accounting Certificate includes courses in basic financial accounting standards, computerized accounting packages, and computerized business software.

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