Careers: Associate of Applied Business in Accounting

November 15, 2020
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What can I do with an Associate degree in Accounting?

Students that earn an online Associate of Applied Business in Accounting from the University of Cincinnati, gain the foundational knowledge and skills for a professional career in bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing fields.

You may pursue many different careers. Potential job opportunities include:

  • Bookkeeper
  • Accounts receivable/payable clerk or manager
  • Billing/purchasing clerk or manager
  • Credit/collection clerk, analyst or manager
  • Inventory clerk, analyst or manager
  • Payroll administrator or manager
  • Tax preparer
  • General accounting administrator
  • Auditing administrator

Students can transition to a bachelor completion program, (BTAS), after they complete this program.
The courses in this program are accepted by the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy.  However, the requirements to sit for the Certified Public Accountant, CPA, exam vary by state. Most states require 150 credit hours of education and specific courses, so additional coursework beyond a four-year college degree is likely required to sit for the CPA exam. Please check with your State Board of Accountancy to determine the specific requirements for your state.

By the numbers

Finding a job after graduation is much more likely with an associate's in Accounting. As of Q2 2019, US companies couldn't fill 3.6% of all accounting clerk and bookkeeping positions because of a lack of qualified candidates.
Robert Half
In a survey of industry leaders who are reporting difficulty finding skilled candidates, 94% of them reported difficulty in finding skilled accounting and finance candidates to fill professional-level roles.
Robert Half

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