dcsimg
You are here:

Six Accounting Courses You Cannot Afford to Miss

Employment of American-based accountants and auditors is expected to grow a healthy 18 percent during the decade between 2006 and 2016, adding more than 225,000 jobs. The best prospects will be for those earning a CPA, however hiring will be brisk all across the post-secondary-degree spectrum. If you're looking into training, here are six accounting courses you should add to your class schedule:

Taxation
Taxes affect business decisions no matter the size of the company. Federal taxation courses should cover topics such as tax planning, capital gains and losses, partnerships, and corporations. Combine studies in finance and strategy with taxation. Learn about taxes in relation to compensation, investments, regulated industries, mergers and acquisitions, and financial instruments. Stretch your studies to include statewide, federal, and multinational tax issues.

Auditing
Learn to integrate contemporary auditing software and methodology. Take coursework that embraces a range of subjects covering auditing ethics, professional standards, legal liability, and reporting rules. Classes should expose you to the contemporary auditing environment.

Financial Accounting
Classes cover the basics of compiling financial data for internal and external stakeholders of a business entity including management, investors, creditors, and government agencies. Master basic principles of financial statements, inventories, bonds, compensation, stockholder equity, fixed-assets, income statements, and cash flows.

Managerial Accounting
Learn the methodology for interpretation of accounting reports, performing cost control and analysis, and measuring performance. Topics can include cost behavior, job costing, projected performance, product pricing, and contemporary accounting software (accounting cycle, relational databases, internal control structures, and enterprise planning programs).

Fraud Examination and Auditing
The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 established reporting and auditing standards for all U.S. public company boards, management, and public accounting companies. That means new jobs for accountant/auditors who are well versed in uncovering, investigating, documenting, and reporting occupational and financial fraud.

Business Organization
Your studies should lead to a comprehensive understanding in how to apply your coursework across the major business types: sole proprietorships, partnerships, corporations, and limited liability companies. Knowing how to offer your skills to government agencies and non-profit corporations will further broaden your overall appeal in the workplace.

Interested in Fast & Flexible Accounting Education? Find accounting degrees online.

Source
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Search Schools

      
Matching School Ads
  • Capella University

    An accredited online university, Capella University offers bachelor’s, master’s/MBA, doctoral, and certificate programs designed to take you to the forefront of your profession.

    Programs

    • PhD - Accounting (ACBSP-accredited)
    • BS - Accounting (ACBSP-accredited)
    • MBA - Accounting CPA Pathway
    • More...

    Location: Online

    Capella University Request Info »
  • Independence University

    Congratulations! Your interest in Independence University is an important first step toward changing your life. A career-focused degree is the key to a career with a potentially higher income, better benefits, and more satisfaction.

    Programs

    • Business Management & Accounting (AAS)
    • Accounting (BS)
    • Accounting - Forensic Accounting (BS)
    Location:
    Salt Lake City: 4021 South 700 East, Suite #400., Salt Lake City UT 84101
    Independence University Request Info »
  • Grantham University

    Grantham University's 100% accredited online degrees are convenient, portable and designed so you can fit education into your life instead of arranging life around your education.

    Programs

    • Bachelor of Science in Accounting
    Location:
    Kansas City: 7200 NW 86th Street, Kansas City MO 64153
    Grantham University Request Info »
  • The University of Scranton

    Since 1888, The University of Scranton has grounded its education in Catholic and Jesuit principles based on intellectual growth and integrity, all of which shape the online master’s and certificate programs.

    Programs

    • Online Master of Accountancy
    • Online MBA specialization in Accounting

    Location: Online

    The University of Scranton Request Info »
  • Liberty University

    Liberty University provides a world-class education with a solid Christian foundation, equipping men and women with the values, knowledge, and skills essential for success in every aspect of life.

    Programs

    • MS in Accounting
    • MBA - Accounting
    • BS in Business - Finance
    Location:
    Lynchburg: 1971 University Blvd, , Lynchburg VA 24515
    Liberty University Request Info »
  • Northcentral University

    Earn your graduate degree online with Northcentral University.

    Programs

    • Advanced Accounting - PhD in Bus. Admin.
    • Advanced Accounting - D.B.A.
    • Financial Management - PhD in Bus. Admin.
    • More...
    Location:
    San Diego: 2488 Historic Decatur Rd., San Diego CA 92106
    Northcentral University Request Info »
  • Argosy University

    Welcome to Argosy University

    Argosy University offers doctoral, master's, and bachelor's degree programs to students through its eight colleges:  College of Behavioral Sciences, Graduate School of Business and Management, College of Education,  College of Health Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Creative Arts and Design, College of Clinical Psychology and Western State College of Law at Argosy University as well as certificate programs in many areas.

    Programs

    • Business Administration - Accounting (BS) (Online)
    • Business Administration - Finance (BS) (Online)
    Location:
    Phoenix: 2233 West Dunlap Ave., Phoenix AZ 85021
    Argosy University Request Info »
  • Johns Hopkins Carey Business School

    Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School has brought the philosophy of business with humanity in mind to a part time format.

    Programs

    • Master of Science in Finance
    • Flexible MBA - Financial Business

    Location: Online

    Johns Hopkins Carey Business School Request Info »
  • Saint Xavier University

    Saint Xavier University, Chicago’s oldest Catholic university, has a long history of educating students to prepare them for professional success and lay the foundation for personal fulfillment.

    Programs

    • MS in Finance

    Location: Online

    Saint Xavier University Request Info »
  • University of San Francisco

    If you want to make the world a better place, start at the University of San Francisco. Our 21st-century mission to create a more humane and just world comes alive in our diverse learning community and is broadened by our global orientation. You are challenged to reach higher standards and to use your education to promote justice and serve the common good. At the University of San Francisco, youll find the excellence inherent in an institution established over 150 years ago, and inherent in nearly five centuries of Jesuit education.

    Programs

    • Master of Public Administration
    Location:
    San Francisco: 2130 Fulton St, , San Francisco CA
    University of San Francisco Request Info »
  • Matching School Ads

    Quick School Search

    College & Career Search Tools

    • Careers: Unsure about your career path? Study profiles of hundreds of professions.

    • Interviews: Professors and deans sit down with our team to give you unique insights on college life.

    • Military Education: Find only Military friendly online schools and campuses.

    • Student Reviews: Know before you go. Read student reviews on over 2000 accredited colleges. Write your own experience.