Graduates of the Accounting Paraprofessional program will:
Possess the skills needed to secure and maintain entry-level employment as
accounting clerks, accounts receivable/accounts payable clerks, payroll clerks,
bookkeepers, and income tax preparers.
Understand and practice professional work habits expected in the accounting
field, including confidentiality and accounting ethics.
Be able to correctly complete accounting processes according to GAAP
("Generally Accepted Accounting Practices"), both manually and using
computerized accounting software, and prepare financial statements.
Demonstrate proficiency in using computer hardware and software, including MS
Word, MS Excel and computerized accounting software.
Perform those basic office tasks and procedures that are typical in entry-level
Be able to research business and employment information via printed materials,
electronic media, and the Internet.
Demonstrate the ability to communicate orally and in writing at a level
necessary for successful employment in the accounting field.
Demonstrate mathematical skills essential to employment in the accounting
Demonstrate critical thinking skills needed to prioritize, anticipate and
analyze problems, and to evaluate and implement solutions.
Possess a commitment to diversity and enhanced employability through the
understanding and practice of human relations and teamwork skills.
Demonstrate the ability to research employment opportunities, prepare an
effective employment package, including resume, and present oneself positively
in a job interview.
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