Students gain skills and knowledge in computer applications, accounting theory, and tax applications. A certificate as a Bookkeeping Clerk serves as an opening to businesses needing entry-level help year-round but especially during the extended months for tax filing.
Students are encouraged to continue their studies with the Computerized Accounting Certificate.
According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, employment of bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks is expected to grow 14% from 2010 to 2020, as fast as the average for all occupations. Job growth for these workers is largely driven by overall economic growth. As the number of organizations increases, more bookkeepers are needed to keep these organizations’ books. In addition, in response to the recent financial crisis, investors pay increased attention to the accuracy of corporate books. Stricter regulation in the financial sector creates demand for accounting services, creating opportunities for bookkeeping clerks.
Completion of a program is based on full time enrollment. Many of our students attend part time and may not complete within the one year timeline.
Upon successful completion of the Bookkeeping Clerk Certificate, students are able to:
- Demonstrate desirable work habits including verbal/written communication skills, technological competence, critical thinking, problem solving.
- Demonstrate ethical behavior and confidentiality with financial data.
- Assume an entry-level position within a business to help in basic accounting activities with duties that may include data input in tax preparation.