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. Kaplan University

    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
    Certificate
      • Executive Leader Graduate Certificate
  • Online Programs Available
    2. Colorado State University Global

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master of Professional Accounting
      • Master of Finance
    Bachelor's
      • BS - Accounting
    Certificate
      • Graduate Specialization - Accounting
  • Campus and Online Programs
    3. South College

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • Bachelor of Business Administration with a Concentration in Accounting
      • Bachelor of Business Administration
    Associate's
      • Associate of Science in Accounting
      • Associate of Science in Business Administration
  • Online Programs Available
    4. 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
      • MS - Accounting
      • MBA - Financial Management
      • Master of Business Admin - General Business
      • Master of Business Admin - Accelerated General MBA
      • MBA - Management
  • Online Programs Available
    5. Saint John's University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master of Science in Accounting
      • Master of Business Administration: Taxation
      • Master of Science in Taxation
      • Master of Business Administration: Interdisciplinary Business
  • 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
      • MS in Leadership
    Bachelor's
      • Bachelor of Science in Business for Secondary Education
  • Online Programs Available
    7. 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
  • Campus and Online Programs
    8. Full Sail University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • M.S. - Internet Marketing
      • M.S. - Entertainment Business
    Bachelor's
      • B.S. - Music Business
  • Online Programs Available
    9. Post University

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • B.S. in Business Administration / Accounting
      • B.S. in Accounting
      • B.S. in Finance
  • Online Programs Available
    10. 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.

Featured Schools

Kaplan University

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

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Colorado State University Global

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

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South College

  • Bachelor of Business Administration with a Concentration in Accounting
  • Bachelor of Business Administration
  • Associate of Science in Accounting
  • Associate of Science in Business Administration

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Northcentral University

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

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Saint John's University

  • Master of Science in Accounting
  • Master of Business Administration: Taxation
  • Master of Science in Taxation

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Grand Canyon University

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

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Brenau University

  • Master of Science in Organizational Leadership-Managerial Accounting
  • Bachelor in Business Adminstration - Accounting
  • Post Graduate Certificate - Managerial Accounting

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Full Sail University

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

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