Contact the Pensacola State College Business Department for assistance in planning your program of study.
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 degree in Accounting Technology includes the College Credit Certificates in:
- Accounting Technology Management
- Accounting Technology Operations
- Accounting Technology Specialist
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.
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
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.
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.
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 Include:
- Accounting Assistant
- Accounting Specialist
- Accounts Payable/Receivable Clerk
- Payroll Clerk
- Tax Preparer