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ACCOUNTING ASSISTANT

Program Description

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.

Just the Facts

Accounting Assistant
33 Credit Technical Diploma

Length of Program:
One Year

Delivery Method:
MyChoice

Program Location:
Eau Claire

Start Dates:
August and January

Financial Aid Eligible: Yes

Non-Traditional Occupation

Estimated Program Cost

Total Tuition, Fees & Books: $4,710

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How To Enroll

Enrolling at CVTC is easy! You will need to complete an online application. If you are ready to apply now, click here.

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Courses

These are a few of the courses you will take in the Accounting program. For more detailed course info click here.

  • 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.

Careers

  • Billing Clerk
  • Billing Specialist
  • Billing Supervisor
  • Collections Specialist

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