Whether it’s a small business or a Fortune 500 corporation, a government agency, or a nonprofit, every organization needs accountants to function. Keeping a company’s managers aware of up-to-date, accurate, and relevant information on the firm’s finances is an essential task of accountants everywhere. And because of their extensive knowledge of a company’s operation from the inside out, accountants often acquire the knowledge they need to move into management and entrepreneurial roles.

Planning to transfer?

A bachelor’s degree in accounting can prepare you for a career in business, finance, insurance, investing, tax planning, or auditing, and Calhoun’s Associate of Science (AS) degree with a concentration in Business provides you with the basis you need to transfer to a university as a first-semester junior—having saved thousands of dollars in tuition and fees.

Looking for direct entry into the labor force?

Our two-year Accounting Technology Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree program will teach you the fundamental skills you need to begin your career. Already working and need new skills? Consider one of our two short-term certificates (Accounting Essentials or Tax Professional).

Sara Coble“Calhoun was an amazing place to begin my college education. There is nothing like the small classroom experience there. I loved getting to know my teachers, and I built lasting relationships with them. The time they spent with me, inside the classroom and out, prepared me for my upper-level classes at UAH.”

Sara Elmore, Class of ‘16
OASYS, Huntsville

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Dr. Jim Payne
Dean, Business & Computer Information Systems Division

Careers in Accounting

The Accounting Essentials certificate program is designed to prepare students for employment in the following related fields: Payroll, Accounts Receivable and Payable, Bookkeeping, and Tax Preparation.

Check out career data based on the programs below:

AAS Accounting Technology Accounting Essentials Certificate