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About the Program

Century's comprehensive program offers you an overview of the profession, from accounting practice fundamentals to advanced accounting principles. It offers the opportunity to study the basics of accounting or continue on and study more advanced accounting principles. Century's accounting program prepares you for a variety of positions, from an entry-level job as a clerk to a manager in an accounts payable, accounts receivable or payroll department. This is important because the professionals who have the skills and abilities to do a wider range of bookkeeping and accounting activities will be in greater demand than specialized clerks.

This degree is designed to prepare the student for entry level positions ranging from management of accounts payable and accounts receivable to a position that requires the professional skills to be a full charge accountant. The second year of the program will emphasize research of financial and managerial accounting topics, the development of professional contracts and writing professional reports. The graduate will find employment opportunities in profit and non-profit entities.

Planning for Your Program

Transfer

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Potential Job Titles

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  • Billing Clerks
  • Bookkeeping and Accounting Clerks

Salary Data

Billing Clerk
Average Wage: $18.48/hour
Top Earners: $24.55/hour

Bookkeeping and Accounting Clerks
Average Wage: $19.78/hour
Top Earners: $27.65/hour

Information gathered pertains to seven county metro area - careerwise.minnstate.edu