Accounting Assistant/Bookkeeper, Level IV, Certificate of Achievement (C)
The Accounting Assistant/Bookkeeper, Level IV, Certificate of Achievement gives students the foundation they need for entry level employment in the accounting department of any business or to become a CPA. It prepares students to pursue a career in finance or corporate management, to work in government, or to become business owners. It also fulfills some of the major requirements for the AS-T in Business Administration 2.0 degree designed to transfer to accounting programs at CSU campuses.
- Accounting courses provide the essential foundation needed to succeed in these career areas:
- Management: general management, financial management, budget management, assets management, controller, treasurer
- Private Accounting: general financial accounting, accounting information systems design, cost accounting, budgeting, taxation, internal auditing, data processing
- Public Accounting—CPAs: auditing, tax compliance and tax planning services, management advisory services, computerized accounting systems
- Government Accounting
- Accounting Education: teaching, research, consulting
The main competencies achieved in this program include:
- Accounting Literacy
- Technical Competency: Computer Systems Literacy
- Income Tax Literacy
- Payroll Competency
Certificate of Achievement Requirements
Complete all Department Requirements for the Certificate of Achievement with a C or better or Pass in each course. A minimum of 6 units must be completed through SBCC.
|ACCT 150||Introduction To Accounting Software And Systems||4|
|ACCT 230||Financial Accounting||5|
|ACCT 240||Managerial Accounting||4|
|COMP 101||Introduction to Computer Applications||4|
|or CIS 101||Introduction to Computers and Information Systems|
|Complete one of the following courses:||3-4|
|Legal Environment of Business|
|Introduction To Business|
|Introduction to International Business|
|Leadership in Organizations|
|Complete two courses from the following:||5-8|
|Introduction to Accounting|
|Accounting for Nonprofit Organizations|
|Accounting With Quickbooks|
|Fundamentals Of Income Tax|
|Accounting Ethics and Leadership|
- Use introductory managerial accounting concepts to make decisions within a business.
- Apply generally accepted accounting principles to record common business transactions, to prepare simple financial statements, and to analyze the results of operations, cash flows, and financial position as reported.
- Calculate and explain the impact of alternate generally accepted accounting principles for financial ratio analysis, and for economic analysis.
- Recognize the elementary business laws and the consequences of ignoring or not following legal business precepts and/or behaving unethically.
- Use computer technology and applications to record, report, and analyze business transactions and their effects on operating, investing, and financing activities.
- Prepare financial reports and communiqués using standard Business English.
- Define elementary business management concepts.
Make an appointment with your SBCC academic counselor through Starfish to create a Student Education Plan that reflects a recommended course sequence for this program that is tailored to your individual needs.