Business Accounting Technology
The people in finance and accounting help ensure that a business is run efficiently, that its revenue streams and expenditure needs are in balance, that its financial records are accurate, and that its taxes and other debt obligations are paid properly and on time. Identified as a national “In Demand” occupation, American businesses have a continuing need for qualified finance and accounting managers and staff, with overall job prospects for qualified personnel expected to be very favorable over the next decade. (U.S. DoL)
Program InformationThe MACC associate of applied science degree in Business Accounting Technology prepares graduates to work in a variety of occupations such as: accounting analyst, accounting assistant, accounting associate, accounting clerk, bookkeeper, accounts receivable clerk, fiscal technician, and more. MACC also offers a one-year certificate option in accounting.
The combination of specialized courses to prepare graduates to immediately enter the workforce in the accounting field and the small class sizes make this program a perfect fit for those people wanting to begin their career in the world of finance. Students gain valuable knowledge in the areas of elementary, managerial, cost, federal, and computerized accounting as well as an understanding of business and marketing strategies.
Employment OpportunitiesMore than 2.1 million people across the country work as bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks in private industries as well as in local, state, and federal governments. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of positions in these areas are expected to continue to grow at an average pace through 2016.
Employment opportunities should be best for those individuals with at least a two-year degree and knowledge of computerized accounting applications as well as a strong understanding of accounting principles , experience with word-processing and spreadsheet applications, good speaking and writing skills, an attention to detail, and good customer service skills. Advancement opportunities to supervisors and managers exist as organizations tend to promote these positions from within. With continued education additional opportunities exist for clerks to become accountants or financial auditors.