The Accounting Careers Diploma prepares students for a variety of accounting positions in public accounting, private industry, and governmental and non-profit organizations. Accounting Careers emphasizes financial analysis, decision making, and ethical behavior and reporting practices. Students will gain experience working with calculators, computers, and the latest computer software.
Prospective students should have an average or above average academic record. Personal characteristics of successful accountants include an aptitude for working with numbers, strong organizational skills, good communication skills, and attention to detail.
An accountant examines, analyzes and interprets accounting data for the purpose of giving advice and preparing financial statements. Duties may include recording receipts and disbursements, preparing financial statements, preparing tax returns, cash management, auditing/reconciling financial information, and assisting management with financial decision making.
Students graduating with an Accounting Diploma qualify to sit for the Registered Accounting Practitioner exam in the State of Minnesota, and the national ABA accreditation exam through the Accreditation Council for Accountancy and Taxation.