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

  • Online Programs Available
    1. Colorado Christian University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master of Science in Accounting
      • 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
      • Business Administration, M.A. - Enterprise Agility
    Bachelor's
      • B.S. Accountancy
      • B.S. Business: International Business
    Associate's
      • Business Administration, A.S.
  • Online Programs Available
    2. Colorado State University Global

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master of Professional Accounting
      • Master of Finance
    Bachelor's
      • BS - Accounting
      • BS - Finance
  • Online Programs Available
    3. Post University

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • B.S. in Accounting
      • B.S. in Finance
    Associate's
      • A.S. in Accounting
  • 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. 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
    Master's
      • Master of Business Administration (MBA) - Accounting
      • Master of Business Administration (MBA) - Corporate Finance
      • Master of Business Administration (MBA) - General
      • Master of Business Administration (MBA) - Self-Designed
      • Master of Business Administration (MBA) - General (Fast Track)
    Bachelor's
      • BS in Business Administration (BSBA) - Accounting
      • BS in Business Administration (BSBA) - Finance
      • BS in Business Administration (BSBA) - General
  • Online Programs Available
    6. Grand Canyon University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • DBA - Management
    Master's
      • MBA: Accounting
      • MS in Leadership
    Bachelor's
      • Bachelor: Accounting
      • Bachelor of Science in Business for Secondary Education
      • Bachelor: Finance and Economics
      • Bachelor: Business Admin
  • 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. 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.
    Certificate
      • Executive Leader Graduate Certificate
  • Online Programs Available
    9. 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 - Business Management
  • Campus and Online Programs
    10. Baker College

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • Business Administration - DBA
    Master's
      • Accounting - MBA
      • General Business - MBA
      • Finance - MBA
    Bachelor's
      • Accounting
      • Business Administration - Accelerated Program

Featured Schools

Colorado Christian University

  • Master of Science in Accounting
  • B.S. Accountancy
  • Business Administration, A.S.

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Colorado State University Global

  • Master of Professional Accounting
  • Master of Finance
  • BS - Accounting
  • BS - Finance

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Post University

  • B.S. in Accounting
  • B.S. in Finance
  • A.S. in Accounting

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Full Sail University

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

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Walden University

  • Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) - Accounting
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) - Accounting
  • BS in Business Administration (BSBA) - Accounting

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Grand Canyon University

  • DBA - Management
  • MBA: Accounting
  • Bachelor: 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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Purdue University Global

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

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