Possess the skills needed to secure and maintain entry-level employment as accounting clerks, payroll clerks, full-charge bookkeepers, income tax preparers, and general ledger accountants.
Accurately prepare payroll and related federal and state tax returns.
Accurately prepare basic federal income tax returns.
Possess proficiency using the 10-key calculator.
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 Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, using manually and computerized accounting software, prepare financial statements, and create various entry-level managerial reports.
Effectively read and interpret financial statements.
Understand the basic legal issues pertaining to the accounting field.
Acquire proficiency using computer software, including MS Word, MS Excel, MS Access, and computerized accounting software.
Be able to research business and accounting information using 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 critical thinking skills needed to prioritize, anticipate and analyze problems, and to evaluate and implement solutions.
Possess an understanding and practice of human relations, diversity, and teamwork skills related to the accounting field.