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Accounting Assistant

This program covers basic bookkeeping, computerized accounting, and beginning accounting theory. It prepares students for entry-level positions in billing, accounts payable or receivable, or bookkeeping. Upon completing this program, students may transfer all earned credits toward the Accounting - Associate of Applied Science degree program.

Career & Skills

An Harrison College Diploma is an excellent way to prepare for advancement in your career in Accounting. If you choose to go on and pursue an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree or a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Accounting, many or all of your previously earned credits will be applied toward the continued program at Harrison College. As with any additional college, entering the Accounting field with an AAS or BS typically offers a wider variety of job opportunities, a more direct path to management level positions, and a higher starting salary.

Possible Job Titles

Accounting Assistant, Accounting Clerk, Bookkeeper, Accounting Associate, Billing Clerk, Accounts Payable Clerk, Accounts Receivable Clerk, Payroll Clerk.

Skills, Tasks & Knowledge of the Job

  • Check figures and documents for correctness and mathematical accuracy
  • Enter and maintain accounting documents according to company procedures
  • Routine calculating and verifying of financial data and records
  • Create, maintain and report on such accounting records as accounts payable and receivable, profits and losses, receipts and other organizational financial data
  • Tools: Personal computers and accounting software

Typical Work Environments

Many types of corporate, financial, non-profit, and governmental agencies and offices.

Program offered is a Diploma.

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Campus Offerings:
  • None : This program is taught Online.

Harrison College is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools to award Certificates, Diplomas and Associate of Applied Science and Bachelor of Science Degrees. The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools is listed as a nationally recognized accrediting agency by the United States Department of Education. Its accreditation of degree-granting institutions is also recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

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