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Accounting Assistant

Diploma

Online or On-Campus

Accounting Assistant Diploma

Have you been thinking about pursuing a career in accounting? Take the first step with a program for a diploma in accounting from Bryant & Stratton College.

Graduates of our Accounting Assistant diploma program are prepared for positions in various professional fields and business organizations. The 36-credit Accounting Assistant diploma program is designed to prepare students for entry-level accounting positions through the use of key accounting practices and techniques. Courses in this diploma in accounting program cover a wide range of principles and accounting essentials, such as general ledger entries, payroll issues, reconciliations, the accounting cycle, financial statements and more.

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12 months

Approximate Program Length

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36 credits

Total Credits

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Sept 4

Next Start Date for On-Campus and Online Students

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The Accounting Assistant Program You’ve Been Looking For

Nearly every company or business has a need for skilled accounting work. The Accounting Assistant diploma gives students a stepping stone to pursue this career path. Our diploma program provides students with a foundation to perform various accounting tasks. These skills are adaptable for work with accounting firms as well as manufacturing, retail, and numerous other industries and accounts. This program can also prepare them to pursue advanced accounting assistant degrees, such as the Accounting Associate degree at Bryant & Stratton College.

Available On-Campus and online to fit into your life

The Accounting Assistant diploma program is available for study online with Bryant & Stratton College. The online Accounting Assistant diploma program follows the same outcomes and curriculum as the campus-based program with the added flexibility and convenience of an online program. In these online courses, students can expect the same personal touch and support as provided by our campus faculty and staff, along with the service of our career services team upon completion of the program.

Credits earned in online classes at Bryant & Stratton College are the same as credits earned in campus-based classes at Bryant & Stratton College. Graduates of this diploma in accounting program can apply credits earned toward the associate degree in Accounting at Bryant & Stratton College.

Where can you take this program?

Whether you prefer the vibrant atmosphere of on-campus classes, the convenience of online learning, or the flexibility of remote options, our degree programs are tailored to fit your lifestyle. Use our interactive map to explore the various campus locations where this degree program is offered.

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Program Outcomes

The Accounting Assistant diploma program will provide students with the ability to:

Analyze and interpret financial information to assist users in the management decision-making process.

Select and utilize appropriate technology to complete accounting functions.

Interpret and apply generally accepted accounting principles (GAAPs) to analyze, record, and report financial information.

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Scalable to Your Career Level & Goals

Bryant & Stratton College designs skill-building programs to fit your needs. In addition to online, on-campus, and live remote learning options, our degree offerings are scalable and stackable. Whether seeking to jumpstart your career or advance your education we offer diploma, associate, and bachelor’s degrees to help you achieve your academic and career goals on your schedule.

Overview

Cultivate accounting essentials to support interpretation of tax law, financial information and more for organizations.

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Program Format

Online/On-Campus

Program Duration

  • 4-Years Full-Time Study
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Possible Careers

Overview

Develop expertise in preparing budgets, analyzing financial data and reports, and creating accounting reports.

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Program Format

Online/On-Campus

Duration

  • 2-Years Full-Time Study

Overview

Build key accounting skills for general ledger entries, payroll issues, reconciliations, the accounting cycle & more.

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Program Format

Online/On-Campus

Program Duration

  • 1-Year Full-Time Study
  • 2-Years Part-Time Study

Careers

What can you do with an Accounting Assistant Diploma?

Graduates with an Accounting Assistant diploma are equipped with the skills to procure an entry-level accounting position in a range of industries. Accounting assistants support bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing for businesses and organizations of all sizes. The majority of accounting assistants work in healthcare and social assistance organizations, although roles in educational, professional, and government organizations exist as well.

Valuable Internship Experience

In addition to your classroom experience, we recognize the importance of real-world application. Through our partnership network, students are provided with opportunities to actively apply their learnings within their chosen field.

Frequently Asked Questions

At Bryant & Stratton College, our Accounting Assistant Diploma is designed to provide the accounting essentials needed to pursue entry-level career opportunities. Our program covers general ledger entries, payroll issues, reconciliations, the accounting cycle, and more to help you succeed as an accounting clerk, bookkeeping assistant and other relevant assisting positions.

A diploma in accounting is a credential designed to demonstrate a proof of skills for basic accounting and bookkeeping functions. At Bryant & Stratton College, our Accounting Assistant Diploma offers a well-rounded overview of key accounting practices and techniques, including a fundamental understanding of the accounting cycle and insight into finances, payroll, general ledgers and more.

If your goal is to get into the accounting field quickly and be successful at it, then it is absolutely worth it. At 36-credit-hours, the Accounting Assistant Diploma at Bryant & Stratton College is designed to help students quickly and thoroughly master accounting essentials. Plus, it can be a steppingstone to further studies, such as an associate or bachelor’s degree in accounting, for more career opportunities down the line.

With a relevant diploma program, such as the Accounting Assistant Diploma from Bryant & Stratton College, there are entry-level careers within the accounting field you can pursue, including bookkeeping assistant and accounting clerk. However, most positions with “accountant” in the title will require a full degree. Fortunately, credit for this diploma can also be applied to the Associate of Applied Arts in Accounting degree program.

That depends. At Bryant & Stratton College, our accounting programs are designed to be challenging and informative, not necessarily hard. They are filled with the competencies, insights and essentials you need to succeed in an accounting or related career. If you’re someone who loves numbers and paying attention to detail, you will likely thrive. Even if you’re not, the decision-making and risk-management skills you can build are relevant in every company and any industry.

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