Overview

The Accounting Certificate focuses on providing students with the accounting skills needed to meet current job requirements as well as the necessary analytical skills needed to be successful in business through hands-on learning and real-world experience.  

The Certificate provides quality, marketable and transferable skills to its students that can be used to either further their education or become immediately employable in the modern economy.

Why Great Bay?

The faculty in the accounting program are experienced, well-educated and care about the success of their students. They are committed to the program and their profession and strive for excellence in both education and business. They employ the latest technical reporting requirements in their curriculum and engage the latest technology available in their teaching.

In-Depth Description

The Accounting curriculum is continuously evaluated, modified and improved to remain current with ever-changing rules, laws, and technology. The accounting program focuses on providing the student with the accounting skills needed to meet current job requirements as well as the necessary analytical skills needed to be successful in business. The Accounting degree provides a foundation in economics, law, management, finance, and information technologies.

Accounting graduates are prepared for employment in entry-level accounting/bookkeeping positions or can transfer to a four-year institution in pursuit of a bachelor’s degree. Accounting careers include public accounting, private industry accounting, government and non-profit accounting, international accounting, financial analysis, credit analysis, cost accounting, tax accounting, consulting, advising, auditing and forensic accounting among many other possibilities. There are a variety of exciting, challenging and rewarding career opportunities for those with an accounting degree.

Career Options

  • Public Accounting
  • Private Industry Accounting
  • Government and Non-profit Accounting
  • International Accounting
  • Financial Analysis
  • Credit Analysis
  • Cost Accounting
  • Tax Accounting
  • Consulting
  • Advising
  • Auditing and Forensic Accounting

There are a variety of exciting, challenging, and rewarding career opportunities for those with an accounting degree.

Job Title

Average Salary 

Bill & Account Collector

$33,460

Bookkeeping Clerk

$40,225

Tax Preparer

$34,220

Tellers

$30,470

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Related Degrees

Accounting Certificate

Total Overall Credits : 24

Program Outcomes

Students will:

  • Have a practical working knowledge of financial and managerial accounting.
  • Know how to operate at least one accounting software program.
  • Know how to prepare a complex individual tax return.
  • Be able to prepare accurate and well-organized financial statements.
  • Be able to make the adjustments needed to create financial statements in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in analytical thinking, oral and written communication, and applied mathematical skills.
  • Be able to transfer to a four-year college or university with a solid accounting and overall business studies foundation so as to continue their accounting education in a seamless manner.

24 Credits Required

Questions?

Contact an Admissions Representative at (603) 427-7600 ex 7500 or gbadmissions@ccsnh.edu