Build Your Future in Accounting
In the Accounting program, students learn to maintain accounting records, develop financial reports, and make effective use of financial information for analysis and decision making for a career as an accountant or tax preparer.
Upon completion of the program students will be able to:
- Recognize revenues and expenses in the proper period as required in accrual basis accounting and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), and make adjustments to ledger accounts accordingly.
- Develop and use accounting information for daily recording of business financial transactions in a manufacturing environment, and develop and use operational budgets for a manufacturing company.
- Input routine cash and credit transactions involving sales, purchases, expenses and employees into a computerized general ledger accounting software program.
- Prepare, comprehend, and analyze the basic accounting financial statements: Income Statement, Retained Earnings Statement, Balance Sheet, Statement of Cash Flows and the related notes to the financial statements.
For additional information, visit the Fullerton College Business/CIS website: http://buscis.fullcoll.edu
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HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
The cost is $46 per unit. Non-resident tuition: $258 per unit PLUS enrollment fees (Non-Resident Tuition includes $19.00 Capital Outlay fee per Ed Code 76141).
Costs may vary; please visit website for more information: http://admissions.fullcoll.edu/fees-refunds/.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?
Associate degree or certificate completion depends on program unit requirements and whether student is enrolled full time or part time.
WHAT ARE THE JOBS AND HOW MUCH DO THEY PAY?
For information on jobs in this industry sector and their median annual salaries visit: https://www.bls.gov/ooh/.
Average Salary: $47,720 – $129,030
• Accounting Manager
• Accounting Officer
• Accounting Supervisor
• Business Analyst
• Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
• Cost Accountant
• Financial Reporting Accountant
• General Accountant
• Staff Accountant
WHAT IS THE JOB OUTLOOK IN CALIFORNIA?
Employment of accountants and auditors is projected to grow 10 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations. Globalization, a growing economy, and a complex tax and regulatory environment are expected to continue to lead to strong demand for accountants and auditors.
In general, employment growth of accountants and auditors is expected to be closely tied to the health of the overall economy. As the economy grows, these workers will continue to be needed to prepare and examine financial records. In addition, as more companies go public, there will be greater need for public accountants to handle the legally required financial documentation.
The continued globalization of business may lead to increased demand for accounting expertise and services related to international trade and international mergers and acquisitions.
Technological change is expected to affect the role of accountants over the next 10 years. As platforms such as cloud computing become more widespread, some routine accounting tasks may become automated. Although this will allow accountants to become more efficient, this change is not expected to reduce the overall demand for accountants. Instead, with the automation of routine tasks, such as data entry, the advisory and analytical duties of accountants will become more prominent.
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