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Accounting AAS

The accounting associate of applied science degree is designed to prepare students to fulfill many types of entry-level positions found in the field of accounting. Many students who graduate with this type of degree go on to work for accounting firms, businesses, governmental or not-for-profit organizations. Accounting associates' responsibilities may involve providing assistance to top level accountants and auditors by performing accounting, administrative and bookkeeping duties. Other functions could include compiling data required for management and governmental reports and processing customer invoices using various accounting software systems. 

To see more information on this be sure to visit our Accounting AAS Page.

Accounting AAS Degree. (n.d.). Retrieved August 31, 2020, from https://www.lonestar.edu/programs-of-study/accounting-aas.htm

 

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Introduction

'Accounting is the language of business.' – Warren Buffet

     

  This guide serves to assist students in the process of successfully completing their AAS in Accounting

Accountants and Auditors

What do Accountants do?

Accountants and auditors prepare and examine financial records. They ensure that financial records are accurate and that taxes are paid properly and on time. Accountants and auditors assess financial operations and work to help ensure that organizations run efficiently.

Duties

Accountants and auditors typically do the following:

  • Examine financial statements to ensure that they are accurate and comply with laws and regulations
  • Compute taxes owed, prepare tax returns, and ensure that taxes are paid properly and on time
  • Inspect account books and accounting systems for efficiency and use of accepted accounting procedures
  • Organize and maintain financial records
  • Assess financial operations and make best-practices recommendations to management
  • Suggest ways to reduce costs, enhance revenues, and improve profits

More information on the career path for accountants can be found at the following link:

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Accountants and Auditors,
on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/business-and-financial/accountants-and-auditors.htm (visited September 03, 2020).

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