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What Does an Accounting Specialist Do?

Accounting specialists help businesses record financial transactions, maintain accounting records, and prepare reports. Keep reading to find out more about what accounting specialists do. Schools offering Accounting degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

Special Skills

You will need to understand the basic principles of accounting, along with common accounting standards and office procedures. You will also typically need a comprehensive understanding of accounting software.

Thinking critically is a crucial skill as you may be required to prepare reports and conduct a primary analysis of business transactions. The ability to clearly organize financial information, understand relevant laws, identify and fix any financial discrepancies that may arise, and perform mathematical equations accurately is also important.

Certificate Program Content

  • Accounting I
  • Accounting II
  • Cost Accounting
  • Business Law
  • Mastering Payroll
  • QuickBooks Pro 2015–Level 1
  • QuickBooks Pro 2015–Level 2
  • Microsoft Word 2013–Level 1, 2, & 3
  • Microsoft Excel 2013–Level 1, 2, & 3
  • Microsoft Access 2013–Level 1, 2, & 3
  • PowerPoint 2013–Level 1, 2, & 3
  • Customer Service
  • Career Connections
  • Keyboarding 40 wpm
  • Ten Key by Touch
  • Bookkeeping Certification*

*Learn how to become a Certified Bookkeeper

Prerequisites: High School Diploma, equivalent, or working toward a diploma.



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