An accountant examines, analyzes and interprets accounting data for the purpose of giving advice and preparing financial statements. Duties may include performing such activities as recording receipts and disbursements, and preparing state and federal reports. The accountant may prepare reports and statements on a computer or manually.
Excellent reading skills and a combination of interest and ability to concentrate on detail, an analytical mind, good judgment and absolute integrity are necessary for success in the field of accounting.
The Accounting Associate in Applied Science (AAS) Degree program prepares students for immediate employment in related business support areas. Students will learn accounting theory, financial statement analysis, and accounting computer software applications.
The Accounting Technician Diploma program prepares students to monitor and control various types of electronic data processing equipment used to process accounting data. Software applications would include automated general ledger and other accounting subsystems, spreadsheet applications, database management, and the use of graphics. The accounting technician may also assist in the planning and implementation of automated accounting systems.
Program Delivery Methods
Hybrid, online and traditional in-class courses on Saint Paul College campus, St. Paul, MN