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.

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    1. 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
      • MBA: Finance
    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
    2. Brenau University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master of Science in Organizational Leadership-Managerial Accounting
      • Master of Science in Organizational Leadership-Public Accounting
      • Masters in Accounting
      • Masters in Business Administration - Public Accounting
      • Master of Science in Organizational Leadership-Finance
      • Masters in Business Administration - Finance
    Bachelor's
      • Bachelor in Business Adminstration - Accounting
      • Bachelor in Business Adminstration - Financial Economics
      • Bachelor in Business Adminstration
    Certificate
      • Post Graduate Certificate - Managerial Accounting
      • Post Graduate Certificate - Public Accounting
      • Post Graduate Certificate - Finance
  • Online Programs Available
    3. Keiser University

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • B.A. - Accounting
      • B.A. - Business Admin: Finance
    Associate's
      • Associate of Arts - Accounting
  • Online Programs Available
    4. Colorado Christian University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Business Administration, MBA
      • Business Administration, MBA - Emphasis in Advanced Accounting
      • Business Administration, MBA - Emphasis in Health Care Administration
      • Business Administration, MBA - Emphasis in Leadership
      • Business Administration, MBA - Emphasis in Project Management
    Bachelor's
      • Accounting, B.S.
      • Business Administration, B.S.
      • Business Administration, B.S. - Emphasis in International Business
    Associate's
      • Business Administration, A.S.
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    5. Full Sail University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • M.S. - Entertainment Business
    Bachelor's
      • B.S. - Music Business
  • Online Programs Available
    6. New England College

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • BA in Business Administration/Accounting
      • BS in Accounting
      • BA in Business Administration/Finance
      • BA in Business Administration/Management
      • BA in Business Administration
    Associate's
      • AS in Accounting
      • AA in Business Administration
  • Online Programs Available
    7. Biola University

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • Online BS in Business Management
  • Online Programs Available
    8. 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
  • Online Programs Available
    9. Independence University

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • Accounting (BS)
      • Accounting - Forensic Accounting Emphasis (BS)
      • Business Administration (BS)
      • Business Administration - Technology Emphasis (BS)
    Associate's
      • Business (AAS)
  • Online Programs Available
    10. Herzing University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MBA Dual Concentration: Business Management and Public Safety Leadership
      • MBA Dual Concentration: Accounting & Healthcare Mgmt.
      • MBA
      • MBA Dual Concentration: Accounting and Human Resources
      • MBA Dual Concentration: Business Mgmt & Project Mgmt.
      • MBA Dual Concentration: Accounting and Public Safety Leadership
    Bachelor's
      • Bachelor: Accounting
      • B.S. - Business Management With No Concentration
    Associate's
      • Associate of Science - Accounting
      • Associate of Science - Business Studies
      • Associate of Science - Business Management
    Certificate
      • Diploma: Bookkeeping and Payroll Accounting

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  • Bachelor: Accounting
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