Accounting Technology Associate in Science Degree (AS) Information

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Introduction to the Accounting Technology Associate in Science Degree (AS) Program

This program is designed to provide the education and skill development to prepare the students for entry-level employment in accounting or bookkeeping or to provide supplemental training for persons previously or currently employed in these areas. The knowledge and training acquired in this program can also be applied to many other managerial or supervisory positions in business and government. Students should consult a business advisor when choosing electives.

The Associate in Science in Accounting Technology includes the following college credit certificate:

Accounting Technology Management

Students in this program are encouraged to apply to graduate with the certificate as soon as the requirements are satisfied.

Is This For You?

People who have arithmetic ability, prefer working indoors, and like to organize things may be suited for a career in this field. If you are practical, careful, and persistent, this career may be for you.

Beyond Graduation . . .

Changing laws and regulations, increased numbers of businesses, and greater scrutiny of company finances will drive faster than average growth of accountants and auditors.

Related Career Opportunities

Primary Employers

Graduates from the Accounting Technology program support the complex financial information that business and industry require. All industries, businesses, and agencies that record their financial transactions are potential prospects for employment.

Occupations

Accounting Technicians

Assist experienced accountants in preparing, analyzing and verifying financial reports such as balance sheets and income statements concerning a company’s assets, liabilities, operational costs, taxes and profits. Accounting assistants work in the accounting departments of businesses, manufacturers, and federal, state, and local government agencies, or may assist large accounting firms which hire staff accountants who work on the books of several clients.

Bookkeepers

Develop and maintain financial records. Bookkeepers verify and enter into ledgers the details of their accounts payable and receivable, billing vouchers, receipts, and loans, then balance these figures. In addition to keeping records, bookkeepers may prepare payrolls, tax reports, and customers’ monthly statements.

Other Occupations

Other Occupations Include:

  • Accounting Assistant
  • Accounting Specialist
  • Accounts Payable/Receivable Clerk
  • Payroll Clerk
  • Tax Preparer


Employment Trends

For more information regarding first-year earnings for degree completers and student debt accumulation download or view the Economic Security Report of Employment and Earning Outcomes Click Here, published by the Department of Economic Opportunity.

Escambia/Santa Rosa Counties
Occupation
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks
2015 Cur. Openings
2248
2023 Prj. Openings
2493
Est. Annual Openings
51.3
2015 Avg. Median Salary
$32,370.31
Okaloosa / Walton Counties
Occupation
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks
2015 Cur. Openings
1393
2023 Prj. Openings
1568
Est. Annual Openings
34.6
2015 Avg. Median Salary
$32,724.88
All Florida Counties
Occupation
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks
2015 Cur. Openings
105444
2023 Prj. Openings
118830
Est. Annual Openings
2640.9
2015 Avg. Median Salary
$34,622.89


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