Accounting Assistant

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The Accounting Assistant Technical Diploma program will provide students with the skills necessary to perform entry-level bookkeeping and accounting functions for local employers. Accounting Assistants enter data into the accounting information system in order to prepare and process payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable, and cash. The program serves as a solid foundation for further study in the accounting field and can be easily transferred into the two-year associate degree accounting program. The courses are designed for online, blended and traditional formats.

Total Credits in Program (available at BTC): 30

Technical Skill Attainment Program Outcomes are:

  • Prepare financial statements and the related schedules in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles
  • Apply accounting skills and principles creatively and innovatively in accordance with the standards of professional ethics
  • Process financial transactions throughout the accounting cycle
  • Analyze basic financial and business information to support planning and decision-making
  • Perform payroll preparation, reporting, and analysis tasks

Graduates from this program have found employment as:

  • Accounts Payable/Receivable Clerk
  • Payroll Clerk
  • Accounting Clerk
  • Accounting Assistant
  • Bookkeeper
  • Office Manager

Helpful High School Courses:

  • Accounting
  • Algebra
  • Business Math
  • English
  • Business Education Courses
  • Economics
  • Computers (Keyboarding, Word, Excel)
  • DECA and FBLA Leadership