Yavapai College

1100 E Sheldon St, Prescott, AZ 86301

Program Details

The certificate in Assistant Accounting program aims to give students the advanced essential concepts of accounting, as well as key business concepts for successful entry into the competitive job market. Students may gain professionalism as well as build on already learned skills of communications and computer programs.

Students of the supplemental accounting program can use the 27 credit hour curriculum to maintain current accounting positions or as the needed formal academic credential to enter a desired career in accounting or related fiscal field. The topic of financial mis-management has increased the requirements and standards set upon accounting professionals. Accounting assistants are expected to practice with ethical guidelines set by governmental and industry standard organizations. Accounting assistants may seek additional certification to gain the designation of accountant or CPA to increase job potential and reputation among peers in the field.

Students in the program are held to a high standard and are expected to demonstrate a strong emphasis on ethics when monetary information. The curriculum is comprised of 10 courses (some students may opt to complete an internship in place of a course) and build a students fundamental understanding in areas of basic tax planning, introductory accounting, payroll, intermediate accounting, and Microsoft Office.

Upon successful completion of the Accounting Assistant certificate program, students may be able to apply the learned Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) guidelines for ethical practice as well as prepare basic financial and tax statements for small, large, public, or private entities.

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      100% Online
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    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission


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