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Accounting Assistant Program Details

Do you enjoy working with numbers and supporting a team? As an accounting assistant, you will maintain timely and accurate records of daily business transactions. Examples include: accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, inventory management, and other business records. Learn to assist an accountant in preparing important financial statements. You will learn how to compile and report financial data. Students will gain experience with QuickBooks and spreadsheet applications related to business. You’ll also learn and practice written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.

  • Set up and maintain accounting records and systems.
  • Analyze financial records.
  • Prepare individual and small business tax returns.
  • Prepare monthly and year-end financial reports.
  • Calculate, record, and make required payroll deposits and filings.

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to apply their credits to the Accounting Associate Degree program.

Just the Facts

31 Credit Technical Diploma

One Year

Delivery Method

Program Location
Eau Claire

Start Dates
August and January

Financial Aid Eligible: Yes

Estimated Program Cost
Total Tuition, Fees & Books: $6,263

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Additional Information

Program Outcomes

Gainful Employment Data

Non-Traditional Occupation

Accounting Career Pathway  

Career Pathways are a clear, manageable way to access education that provides employer-recognized, stackable credentials tied to specific jobs, education, and career progression. Career Pathways are beneficial to high school students and teachers, parents, adult students, and employers. Learn more about Career Pathways.

Technical Diplomas

Accounting AssistantBookkeeper

Associate Degree


How To Enroll

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These are a few of the courses you will take in the Accounting Assistant program.
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  • Accounting Spreadsheets
    Students will utilize a variety of financial analysis, and database functions, as they create, format, and modify worksheets using Microsoft Office.
  • Payroll Accounting
    Students will make the necessary payroll calculations and record keeping, including social security taxes, income tax withholdings, and other deductions. They will also maintain employee earnings records, record journal entries and generate payroll reports.
  • Intro to Quickbooks
    Students will learn to post transactions, perform bank reconciliations, and prepare financial statements within the QuickBooks system.

Transfer Credits

Once you’ve completed your associate degree at CVTC, if you are interested in pursuing further education, we have agreements with several institutions. To view a list of CVTC’s transfer agreements, click here.


  • Accounting Assistant
  • Cashier
  • Office Manager

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Career Outlook

Accounting graduates are eligible to take the Accreditation in Accountancy (ABA) and/or an Enrolled Agent (EA) exam to further support their educational background.

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