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Accounting/Bookkeeping

Accounting is one of the oldest and most trusted professions, tracing its origins back to the development of money and counting. With the introduction of technology in the workplace, the days of counting beans and crunching numbers are gone. In today’s dynamic business organization, accountants and bookkeepers prepare and analyze relevant information needed to make important business decisions and ensure that the organization is efficient and profitable. The skills taught in the MCC Accounting Programs prepare students for good jobs in well-paid positions in various organizations including for-profit, nonprofit, government, and entrepreneurial endeavors.

MCC Accounting Courses Will Teach You To:

  • Prepare, analyze, and interpret financial statements in accordance with General Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
  • Apply GAAP to advanced accounting topics.
  • Evaluate business decisions using managerial accounting methods.
  • Identify and apply the basic principles of economics, marketing, management, business law, and finance.
  • Apply ethical reasoning to accounting scenarios.

Careers

Bookkeepers, often are responsible for some or all of an organization’s accounts, known as the general ledger. They record all transactions and post debits (costs) and credits (income). They also produce financial statements and other reports for supervisors and managers. Bookkeepers prepare bank deposits by compiling data from cashiers, verifying receipts, and sending cash, checks, or other forms of payment to the bank. In addition, they may handle payroll, make purchases, prepare invoices, and keep track of overdue accounts.

Accounting clerks typically work for larger companies and have more specialized tasks. Their titles, such as accounts payable clerk or accounts receivable clerk, often reflect the type of accounting they do. The responsibilities of accounting clerks frequently vary by level of experience. Entry-level accounting clerks may post details of transactions (including date, type, and amount), add up accounts, and determine interest charges. They may also monitor loans and accounts to ensure that payments are up to date.

Public accountants perform a broad range of accounting, auditing, tax, and consulting tasks. Their clients include corporations, governments, and individuals. Public accountants work with financial documents that clients are required by law to disclose. These include tax forms and balance sheet statements that corporations must provide to potential investors. Public accountants, many of whom are Certified Public Accountants (CPAs), generally have their own businesses or work for public accounting firms.

Sources:
https://www.bls.gov/ooh/office-and-administrative-support/bookkeeping-accounting-and-auditing-clerks.htm#tab-2
https://www.bls.gov/ooh/business-and-financial/accountants-and-auditors.htm#tab-6

Salaries

For current information regarding a state and national hourly wage for a career in accounting and bookkeeping, click the links below:
State Data Source, Nebraska Wage Information, National Data Source, Bureau of Labor Statistics

Programs

Accounting
Bookkeeping
  • Accounting (ACAAS) - addresses the aptitudes necessary to seek employment in paraprofessional accounting positions

  • Bookkeeping (BKPCE) - certificate of achievement program providing career preparation in bookkeeping processes 

MISSION STATEMENT

MCC delivers relevant student-centered education to a diverse community of learners. The Accounting program at MCC provides quality learning opportunities in accounting and related studies that facilitate commercial development within the community, contribute to individual employability and prepare learners for further academic pursuits in business disciplines.

ACCOUNTING PROGRAM GOALS AND OUTCOMES

The following program learning outcomes address what we expect students to achieve and describe specific skills and abilities to be mastered by students completing the Accounting program.

Upon successful completion of MCC's Accounting Associate in Applied Science program, students will be able to:

  • Perform basic functions of accounting in accordance with General Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).

    Competency: Record transactions, complete the accounting cycle and prepare income statement, balance sheet and statement of owner's equity for a sole proprietorship.

  • Prepare, analyze and interpret financial statements.

    Competency: Perform transactional analysis, prepare a single-step income statement, balance sheet and statement of cash flows (indirect method) and prepare a corporate multi-step income statement.

  • Apply GAAP to advance accounting topics.
    Competency: Prepare transactions to record intangible assets, receivables, bonds and leases.

  • Describe earnings per share (EPS) in a complex capital structure.
    Competency: Apply the EPS formula to calculate basic and diluted EPS.

  • Apply breakeven in analyzing business decisions.
    Competency: Compute and apply net present value (NPV) in business decisions.

  • Apply cost accounting methods to evaluate and project business performance.
    Competency: Describe and compute cost-volume-profit (CVP) relationships.

  • Analyze specific economic markets to explain and predict changes in price and economic behavior.
    Competency: Explain how the interactions of market demand and market supply determine both the quantity of product available and the price at which it will be sold.

The results of these outcomes are published periodically and can be found in the appropriate college publications:

For program enrollment, graduation and employment rates and related information: College Navigator.

Is it for you?

Bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks work in an office environment. They may experience eye and muscle strain, backaches, headaches and repetitive motion injuries from using computers on a daily basis. Clerks may have to sit for extended periods while reviewing detailed data.

Bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks may work longer hours to meet deadlines at the end of the fiscal year, during tax time or when monthly or quarterly financial reports are being prepared. Extended work hours may also occur when yearly accounting audits are performed. Additionally, those who work in hotels, restaurants and stores may put in overtime during peak holiday and vacation seasons.

Program Faculty

Full Time Faculty

Victoria Badura, 
Ph.D., MAcc, B.S.B.A., CPA-State of Nebraska
ACCOUNTING/BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
COURSES: ACCT 1000/2000 level
531-MCC-3870

Bob Gronstal 
M.B.A., B.A.,CPA-State of Nebraska
ACCOUNTING/BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION 
COURSES: ACCT 1000/2000  level
531-MCC-4086

Carley Hunzeker
B.S.B.A., CPA- State of Nebraska
ACCOUNTING
COURSES: ACCT 1000/2000 level
531-MCC-1346

Bill Jefferson
ACCOUNTING/BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
COURSES: ACCT 1000/2000 level
531-MCC-4525

Rita Kleeman 
B.A., AA., CPA-State of Nebraska, Nebraska Licensed Real Estate Professional
ACCOUNTING/REAL ESTATE
COURSES: ACCT 1000/2000 level
531-MCC-1361

Ed Napravnik 
B.A., A.A., CPA-State of Nebraska
ACCOUNTING
COURSES: ACCT 1000/2000 level
531-MCC-4087

Ashley Peters
M.B.A., M.S., B.S.B.A.
FINANCE/BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
COURSES: ACCT 1000/2000 level

Idalene Williams
Ph.D.,M.B.A., B.S., CPA- State of Nebraska
ACCOUNTING/ BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
COURSES: ACCT 1000/2000 level
 531-MCC-2669

Adjunct Faculty

Vicki Allen,
M.B.A., B.S.
Courses Accounting 1000/2000 level

Mark Boetel,
B.S., CPA -State of Nebraska
Courses Accounting 1000/2000 level

Stormy Dean,  
M.B.A., B.S.B.A., CPA -State of Nebraska
Courses Accounting 1000/2000 level

Robert Hartung,
M.B.A., B.S., CPA -State of Nebraska
Courses Accounting 1000/2000 level

Mary Hill,
M.S., B.A.
Courses Accounting 1000/2000 level

Lisa Marron,
B.A., CPA -State of Nebraska
Courses Accounting 1000/2000 level

Kimberly Polser,
M.P.A., M.S., B.S., CPA -State of Arizona
Courses Accounting 1000/2000 level
Toni Smith,
M.B.A., B.A.
Courses Accounting 1000/2000 level

Lee Tatum,
M.B.A., B.A.
Courses Accounting 1000/2000 level

Craig Vance,
M.B.A., B.S.
Courses Accounting 1000/2000 level

Credit Classes and Registration

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