You have probably heard that accountants use a lot of math and have to like numbers. That is true, but accountants need to like working with people just as much as working with numbers. Accounting is like solving puzzles but you need to ask a lot of questions and do a lot of investigative work to find all of the missing pieces.

Accounting opens doors in every kind of business coast to coast. The reason accounting may be the best route to a successful business career is because accounting has always been considered as the language and basic tool of business. It has always concerned itself with determining how a business is doing and what is the bottom line. But over the last two decades, the field of accounting has been changing dramatically in response to such explosive trends as the computer revolution, increased government regulations, frequent tax law changes, the globalization of business, and the on-going downsizing and restructuring of corporations.

In this increasingly complex and competitive business environment, accounting skills are very much in demand and accounting has become a dynamic career. Accountants have shed their stodgy image of green eyeshade's and thick glasses to assume the more prestigious role of financial experts, system professionals, management consultants, budget analysts, etc.. The demand for accountants appears to be growing and outstripping supply. Job opportunities in today's business climate are better than ever for accountants.

  • +4.9% Job growth expected for Accountants and Auditors from 2016-2025.
  • $38,350 Median salary for Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks in Dearborn and Detroit.

Learn at your Pace

The Competency-Based System offers students the ability to complete courses faster or to repeat parts of the class if learning becomes difficult through a self-paced and teacher-supported lab environment

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

  1. Prepare financial statements according to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
  2. Evaluate business decisions given the legal and economic framework in which business functions.
  3. Analyze financial statements.
  4. Prepare final reports summarizing planning and control activities.
  5. Demonstrate effective written, verbal, and nonverbal communication in the business environment.
  6. Demonstrate industry-standard computer skills.

Career Opportunities

  • Tax Accountant
  • Payroll Accountant
  • Tax Preparer
  • Internal Auditor
  • Internal Audit Director
  • Revenue Tax Specialist
  • Financial Auditor

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Last updated April 3, 2019
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