Accounting Administrative Assistant Degrees: Diploma & Online Courses

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An accounting administrative assistant diploma will train the student in computerized and manual accounting as well as develop their clerical or office skills. Read the following article to find out more.
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What is an Accounting Administrative Assistant Degree?

Earning a diploma in order to become an accounting administrative assistant will prepare students for handling a variety of different jobs in an office environment. Administrative assistants will help accounting managers by creating spreadsheets, budgets, and performing other office duties including training new employees.

Required Courses:

Accounting administrative assistants will have to learn not only basic accounting, but also how to manage an office and use certain types of computer software. Basic courses required include:

  • Business and technology
  • Interpersonal communications
  • Electronic transcription
  • Basic accounting

Skills Obtained:

The skills obtained from earning a diploma to become an accounting administrative assistant include organizational psychology, computer software certification, and marketing. Students will learn accounting terminology and will be an integral part in keeping the accounting department running efficiently.

Career Related Information

Reasons to Earn a Diploma to become an Accounting Administrative Assistant:

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, www.bls.gov, there are many positions available for those who have office skills and a general understanding of accounting. As an administrative assistant, there will be many issues that will need to be reconciled. People who enjoy taking care of details and who like working with others are well-suited for this position.

Salary Information:

Those who earn a diploma to become an accounting administrative assistant can expect to earn $38,000 annually. There are many companies that will pay more depending on experience and skill level.

Economic Outlook and Growth of the Accounting Administrative Assistant Field:

As companies grow, there will be a greater need for those who can help keep accounting departments running smoothly.

Popular Schools

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    1. Colorado State University Global

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master of Professional Accounting
      • Master of Finance
    Bachelor's
      • BS - Accounting
    Certificate
      • Graduate Specialization - Accounting
  • Online Programs Available
    2. Golden Gate University - Aspire

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • Bachelor's Degree - Accounting
      • Bachelor's Degree - Business
  • Online Programs Available
    3. Walden University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) - Accounting
      • Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) - Finance
      • Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) - Energy Management
      • Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) - Homeland Security
      • Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) - Information Systems Management
      • Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) - Self-Designed
  • Online Programs Available
    4. Purdue University Global

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master - Accounting
      • MS in Accounting- Tax Specialization
      • MS in Accounting - Audit Specialization
      • MS in Accounting - Government Specialization
      • MS in Accounting - Finance Specialization
    Bachelor's
      • Bachelor: Accounting
      • Bachelor: Tax Accountancy
      • Bachelor: Managerial Accountancy
      • Bachelor: Auditing-Forensic Accountancy
      • BSBA - Investment
      • Bachelor: Public-General Accountancy
    Certificate
      • Executive Leader Graduate Certificate
  • Online Programs Available
    5. Grand Canyon University

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • Bachelor of Science in Business for Secondary Education
  • Online Programs Available
    6. Regent University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master of Business Administration - Accounting
      • Master of Business Administration - Finance and Investing
      • Master of Business Administration
    Bachelor's
      • Bachelor of Science in Accounting
      • Bachelor of Science in Business - Accounting
      • Bachelor of Science in Business
      • Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies - Business
      • Bachelor of Arts in Leadership Studies
      • Bachelor of Arts in Leadership Studies - Business
  • Online Programs Available
    7. Northcentral University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • Doctor of Business Admin - Advanced Accounting
      • PhD in Business Admin - Advanced Accounting
      • PhD in Business Admin - Financial Management
      • Doctor of Business Admin - General Business
      • Doctor of Business Admin - Management
  • Online Programs Available
    8. Ohio Christian University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master of Business Administration - Accounting
      • Dual Degree - MBA & Masters of Ministry
      • Master of Arts in Leadership - Business Management
      • Master of Business Administration - Finance
      • Master of Business Administration
    Bachelor's
      • Bachelor of Arts in Business - Accounting
      • Bachelor of Arts in Business - Criminal Justice Administration
      • Bachelor of Arts in Business - Emergency Management
    Associate's
      • Associate of Arts in Business - Business Management
  • Online Programs Available
    9. Trident University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • Business Administration (Ph.D.)
      • Doctor of Business Administration
    Bachelor's
      • Business Administration (BSBA)
  • Online Programs Available
    10. Davenport University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master of Accountancy, MAcc
      • Finance Concentration, MBA
      • Master of Business Administration, MBA
    Bachelor's
      • Accounting, BBA
      • Business, BBA
      • Accounting Fraud Investigation, BBA
      • Finance, BBA
    Certificate
      • Managerial Accounting, GRC
      • Forensic Accounting, Graduate Certificate

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Colorado State University Global

  • Master of Professional Accounting
  • BS - Accounting
  • Graduate Specialization - Accounting

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Golden Gate University - Aspire

  • Bachelor's Degree - Accounting
  • Bachelor's Degree - Business

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Walden University

  • Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) - Accounting
  • Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) - Finance
  • Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) - Energy Management

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Purdue University Global

  • Master - Accounting
  • Bachelor: Accounting
  • Executive Leader Graduate Certificate

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Grand Canyon University

  • Bachelor of Science in Business for Secondary Education

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Regent University

  • Master of Business Administration - Accounting
  • Master of Business Administration - Finance and Investing
  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting
  • Bachelor of Science in Business - Accounting

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Northcentral University

  • Doctor of Business Admin - Advanced Accounting
  • PhD in Business Admin - Advanced Accounting
  • PhD in Business Admin - Financial Management

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Ohio Christian University

  • Master of Business Administration - Accounting
  • Bachelor of Arts in Business - Accounting
  • Associate of Arts in Business - Business Management

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