Riverland Community College

1900 8th Ave NW, Austin, MN 55912-1473

Accounting AAS

Program Details

The mission of the Accounting Department at Riverland Community College is to provide quality curriculum, instruction, and programs to meet the existing and changing needs of students, the community, industry, local government, and all citizens who look to Riverland Community College for lifelong learning and professional development opportunities.

Accountants perform many tasks vital to management such as preparing state and federal tax returns, and other reports. Responsibilities may be in business management areas such as budgeting and controlling costs. Accountants perform duties manually and with computer assistance. The use of technology helps teach accounting skills while gaining the computer expertise required to succeed in today's competitive business environment.

After completing this program, graduates will be able to complete accounting processes and prepare financial statements according to GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles) both manually and using computerized accounting software, analyze and communicate the effects of basic tax rules (including payroll taxes) on individuals, partnerships and corporations and prepare basic tax returns, apply the fundamentals of activity based costing, job costing and process costing. They will also be able to demonstrate understanding of cost behavior including fixed and variable costs, cost/volume/profit analysis, budgeting and variance analysis, and other analytical tools for decision making.

Program Overview:

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  • Delivery Format:
    100% Online
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Accreditation & Licensing

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Accounting degree is globally accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).



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