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Accounting

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The Accounting Discipline

Accounting has often times been described as the language of business. In order for a business to effectively learn from the past and plan for the future, it is of crucial importance to determine financial status in terms of earnings or loss in a given period of time. Accounting is a logical process that records and organizes monetary events in a form to be used by management for making decisions.

Please contact the Accounting Faculty for further information. 

Why Should I Study Accounting?

Accounting is a business profession. It offers you a challenge and career opportunities that are unlimited; there is an ever increasing demand for accountants. The demand for accountants will continue to grow due to increased business growth and governmental reporting requirements. In addition, business leaders know that effective management can only be realized through greater dependence on financial reports furnished by the professional accountant.

The accountant is frequently the chief financial officer of the firm. Many accountants are being promoted to upper executive level within companies because of their expertise in financial matters.

What Accounting Programs Are Available?

The two-year program leads to extended career opportunities and an Associates Degree in Business Studies. In addition, those desiring the Baccalaureate Degree can spend two years at Delta College at considerable financial savings and then transfer to a four-year school. Students going on should speak with a counselor about course transferability.

Career Opportunities for Accounting Graduates

  • Payroll Accounting
  • General Accounting
  • Cost Accounting
  • Governmental Accounting
  • Tax Accounting
  • Budgeting
  • Financial Statements Preparation
  • Management Advisory Services
  • Auditing
  • Profit Planning
  • Executive Trainee
  • Special Project
  • Forensic Accounting
  • Certified Public Accountant (For detailed information on CPA requirements on www.michcpa.org.) 

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