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Accounting Program

Accounting is the perfect program for people who like to work with numbers. Individuals who specialize in this area are generally good at math and very detail-oriented.

If the following qualities describe you, Accounting might be a good career choice:

  • Good with numbers
  • Analytical
  • Trustworthy
  • Discreet
  • Good at solving problems
  • Like working with computers

Accounting: What's the job outlook?

Because financial integrity and accurate reporting are crucial to business success across all industries, the accounting field enjoys relatively consistent growth, even in a fluctuating economy. Since today's accounting professionals play a pivotal role in a company's performance, people with a background in accounting are in demand.

What will I do with my education?

Graduates of Heald's Accounting program pursue rewarding careers in positions such as Accounting Assistant, Bookkeeper, Accounting Clerk, Accounts Payable/Receivable Clerk, Payroll Clerk, and Administrative Assistant.

Accounting Job Duties

Your job responsibilities will vary depending on your job title and the size and type of company where you work. In smaller organizations, the accounting staff handles various aspects of financial management, whereas accounting professionals in larger offices are more specialized. While entry-level staffers generally post transaction details, total accounts, and calculate interest charges, more advanced employees balance finances and ensure the accuracy of accounts. No matter what your position, you'll use computers to generate reports and manage spreadsheets.

Accounting is a profession that has always been essential to business.

As technology continues to evolve, accounting professionals will be expected to keep pace. Your Heald education covers financial software and basic computer technology, which can give you the advantage you need to continue to grow and stay competitive throughout your career.

You'll get more than career training at Heald. You'll gain professional polish so you can be an asset your first day on the job. If you're interested in this program, you can pursue the following future educational options:

* Associate in Applied Science degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting

* Diploma in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting

* Second Associate in Applied Science degree* in Business Accounting

* Certificate of Completion in Business Accounting

The above serves as a general overview for this program. For details, please refer to our academic catalog.

* if you already hold an AAS degree from the select list of Heald programs identified in the Heald College catalog

Campuses Offering the Accounting Program

Please note: Program may vary by campus location and term.