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Accounting

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.

In MCC Accounting Courses You Will Learn 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 & SAlaries

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.

Salaries

For current information regarding a state and national hourly wage for a career in accounting and bookkeeping, please visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Programs

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Optional Course Concentrations

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Accounting Administrator Tax-Preparation
ACCT 1100 Accounting I ACCT 1100 Accounting I
ACCT 1110 Accounting II ACCT 1110 Accounting II
ACCT 1120 Accounting III ACCT 1120 Accounting III
ACCT 1060 Payroll Accounting ACCT 1060 Payroll Accounting
ACCT 1215 QuickBooks for Small Business ACCT 1070 Individual Income Tax Accounting
ACCT 1220 Spreadsheet Basics Acct & Business ACCT 1071 Income Taxes in Business Practices

TUition & Financial Assistance

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ACBSP Accredited
Metropolitan Community College Business and Accounting degrees are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs.