Careers: Associate of Applied Business in Accounting Technology

April 24, 2023
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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 Technology degree from the University of Cincinnati gain the foundational knowledge and skills needed for a professional career in bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing fields.

The degree opens doors for a number of career opportunities, including, but not limited to:

  • 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 into a bachelor completion program, Bachelor of Technical and Applied Studies, upon completion of the AAB in Accounting Technology 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.
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