Accounting isn't as much about numbers as it is about details. If you love the details, thrive on organization, and enjoy problem solving, consider becoming an accountant.
You'll learn the central principles behind accounting, auditing, taxation and payroll. You'll acquire the latest techniques in fiscal record keeping to review, analyze, assess and prepare business records. And, you'll get practical experience with popular accounting and computer software for a real-world skill set.
If you run a small business and want to learn how to balance your business's books more efficiently, our courses can help! Learn how to create a fiscally-sound budget, maintain your balance sheets, and logically record business payments. You'll become familiar with tax compliance laws, legal and ethical standards, and foster critical-thinking skills to find effective ways to eliminate excessive costs and plan for the future.
SDCC has an Associate in Science degree in Small Business Accounting, and Certificates of Performance in Recordkeeping for a Small Business, Certified Public Accountant Preparatory Program, Tax Preparer, and VTA Tax Preparation Training.
Any business, even if it's non-profit, needs someone with an accounting background. Accounting careers are in industries across the job market, and many accountants are also self-employed. Some positions available to those with a degree are entry-level bookkeepers, tax preparer, budget analyst, business managers, tax examiner, or controller, to name a few. Some positions, like accountant, generally require a bachelor's degree.
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