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Celebrating International Accounting Day at Bryant & Stratton College

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International Accounting Day puts a spotlight on the importance of the accounting profession and highlights the role that accountants play in the businesses they are involved in. It is celebrated annually on November 10 to acknowledge the work that accountants do to allow businesses and organizations to thrive, support the economy, and help others navigate the complexities of finance. It was created in 1972 to help inspire younger generations to choose a career in accounting.

At Bryant & Stratton College we recognize the hard work and effort that accountants put in to keep businesses and organizations functioning properly. Accounting is a vital position that ensures businesses are up to date and financially secure.

The Role of an Accountant

Accountants help businesses and organizations make critical financial decisions by collecting, tracking, and correcting finances. Although the job involves crunching numbers and working with financial data, it also requires more problem solving than you may think. The duties of an accountant vary by position and organization. The most common tasks call for ensuring accuracy of financial documents, preparing and maintaining financial reports, preparing tax returns, evaluating financial operations, conducting risk analysis assessments, and more.

There are many different opportunities in the accounting field besides businesses. Individuals, nonprofit groups, community organizations, governments, and even schools use accountants to keep their books balanced and organized.

Accountants should possess organization, attention to detail, time management, and critical thinking skills.

Earning an Accounting Degree at Bryant & Stratton College

Accounting Bachelor’s Degree

Earning an accounting bachelor’s degree gives you the education and credentials that are needed to land jobs and opportunities such as staff accountant, internal auditor, tax accountant, management accountant, and budget analyst. From audits to economic policies, the Bryant & Stratton College BBA Accounting program provides a well-rounded education in accounting fundamentals.

The bachelor’s degree program in accounting places a strong emphasis on accounting concepts, allowing you to benefit from a business foundation through courses in management, finance, technology, marketing, and business law. At the end of the program, students are able to address both accounting and business-related problems that can occur in their careers.

*The BBA Accounting bachelor’s degree program does not prepare you to take the Certified Public Accountant Exam. Graduates will need to pursue additional education to do so.

Accounting Associate Degree

The accounting associate program at Bryant & Stratton College provides the framework for gaining entry-level positions, along with opening doors for graduates to pursue several positions in different professional fields. Accounting associate program students will learn the essential processes and functions that are needed to handle various accounting roles such as bookkeeping, payroll, budget analysis, tax preparation, financial records, audits, and much more.

The program gives the foundation that is needed to pursue additional educational opportunities such as the accounting bachelor’s degree program.

Accounting Assistant Diploma

The Accounting Assistant diploma program at Bryant & Stratton College provides students with the ability to analyze and interpret financial reports, prepare accounting reports, utilize current technology and resources, demonstrate knowledge and skills in the field, and more.

Graduates with an Accounting Assistant diploma have the essential qualifications to pursue an entry-level accounting position that will support bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing for businesses and organizations of all sizes.

Graduates of the diploma in accounting program can apply the credits they have earned toward the associate degree in Accounting at Bryant & Stratton College.

Earning an Education Online

The Accounting Assistant diploma, accounting associate degree, and accounting bachelor’s degree programs are all also available online. The online programs follow the same outcomes and curriculum as the campus-based programs with the added flexibility and convenience of an online program. Students will receive the same personalized education and support that is provided by our campus faculty and staff.

Stacking Accounting Programs

At Bryant & Stratton College we give our students the opportunity to earn their degree at their own pace and on their own schedule. Our accounting programs are stackable, meaning that you can earn credits in the diploma program and apply them to the associate degree program, or use the credits you have earned in the associate degree program and apply them to earning an accounting bachelor’s degree.

Start Your Accounting Career at Bryant & Stratton College!

This International Accounting Day we are proud to put our accounting program in the spotlight. If you have been thinking about pursuing a career in the accounting field, Bryant & Stratton College is ready to help you get started! Grow your skills in accounting practices with our diploma and degree programs. Learn more here!

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