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Accounting

Overview

Sacramento City College Accounting

Bookkeepers and accounting clerks record daily financial transactions and can run reports of financial information for managers. They spend most of their time at an office, frequently on a computer. Opportunities are available both full- and part-time. Accountants work more closely with budget and financial analysis, helping managers and owners to make informed business decisions. Some specialties, such as auditing, can involve significant travel. The stereotype of accountants as "bean-counters" has undergone major change as managers work side-by-side with accountants to develop new business opportunities.

Career

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  • program exploration
  • college applications
  • educational planning

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Career Options

The accounting degree is designed for students planning to seek accounting positions in business, industry, or government upon completion of the required course of study. Opportunities for immediate employment include an entry or intermediate level accounting, recordkeeping, or clerk position with many private-sector and government organizations. All the accounting courses in this program can be used to meet the unit requirements of the California State Board of Accountancy's Certified Public Accountant Exam.

Sample Career Options

Entry to mid-level

  • Accountants and Auditors
  • Bill and Account Collectors
  • Billing and Posting Clerks
  • Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks
  • Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks

Salaries

Entry to mid-level

  • Tax Accountant: $60,000
  • Tax Consultant: $61,000
  • Financial Reporting: $66,750
  • Bookkeeping: $40,240