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. 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
    2. 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
    3. 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
    Associate's
      • Associate: Accounting
      • Associate: Business Admin.
      • Associate: Business Admin. - Office Mgmt
  • Campus and Online Programs
    4. Full Sail University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • M.S. - Entertainment Business
    Bachelor's
      • B.S. - Music Business
  • Online Programs Available
    5. 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
    Master's
      • MBA - Financial Management
      • Master of Business Admin - General Business
      • MBA - Management
  • Online Programs Available
    6. Grand Canyon University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • DBA - Management
    Master's
      • MBA: Accounting
      • MBA: Finance
      • MBA
      • MBA and MS in Leadership (Dual Degree)
      • MBA: Leadership
    Bachelor's
      • Bachelor of Science in Business for Secondary Education
  • Online Programs Available
    7. American InterContinental University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master of Business Administration - Accounting
      • Master of Business Admin: Finance
    Bachelor's
      • Bachelor of Business Admin - Accounting
      • Bachelor of Accounting
      • Bachelor of Business Administration - Finance
      • Bachelor of Business Administration - Generalist
      • Bachelor of Business Admin: Operations Management
    Associate's
      • Associate of Arts in Business Administration
  • Online Programs Available
    8. Walden University

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • BS in Business Administration (BSBA) - Accounting
      • BS in Business Administration (BSBA) - Finance
      • BS in Business Administration (BSBA) - General
  • Online Programs Available
    9. Saint Leo University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • DBA: Business Administration
    Master's
      • MAcc: Accounting
      • MBA: Accounting
      • MBA: Business Administration
    Bachelor's
      • BA: Accounting
      • BA: Business Administration - Management
      • BA: Business Administration - Logistics
      • BA: Business Administration - Marketing
    Associate's
      • AA: Business Administration
  • Online Programs Available
    10. Colorado State University Global

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master of Professional Accounting
      • Master of Finance
    Bachelor's
      • BS - Accounting
    Certificate
      • Graduate Specialization - Accounting

Featured Schools

Independence University

  • Accounting (BS)
  • Accounting - Forensic Accounting Emphasis (BS)
  • Business (AAS)

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New England College

  • BA in Business Administration/Accounting
  • BS in Accounting
  • AS in Accounting
  • AA in Business Administration

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Purdue University Global

  • Master - Accounting
  • Bachelor: Accounting
  • Associate: Accounting

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Full Sail University

  • M.S. - Entertainment Business
  • B.S. - Music Business

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Northcentral University

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

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Grand Canyon University

  • DBA - Management
  • MBA: Accounting
  • Bachelor of Science in Business for Secondary Education

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American InterContinental University

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

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Walden University

  • BS in Business Administration (BSBA) - Accounting
  • BS in Business Administration (BSBA) - Finance
  • BS in Business Administration (BSBA) - General

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