Accounting

Associate Degree Program | 66 Credits

Accountants ensure that financial records are accurate as well as assess a business’s financial health and efficiency. In just two years, STI’s coursework teaches you how to prepare financial documents, compile written reports and meet with stakeholders and clients.

As an accountant, you will work on the day-to-day operations of a business, ensuring the accuracy of your company’s financial reporting. You also could be tasked with analyzing data, designing accounting systems, preparing financial forecasts and fulfilling tax services. 

  • Your other duties might include: 
  • Maintaining financial records 
  • Recommending best practices 
  • Ensuring legal compliance 
  • Assessing cost reduction mechanisms 

The career outlook in your field is strong. Employment of accountants is expected to grow 10% through 2026. Job opportunities for you include accounts receivable, bookkeeper, payroll or auditing clerk.

Why Study Accounting at Southeast Tech?

During your accounting coursework in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, you will learn from top industry professionals. Their immersive curriculum will help you build your skills in analyzing and interpreting financial information, preparing reports and issuing forecasts. This program is also available onlineYour coursework also helps you: 

See the Big Picture: You will learn business structures such as corporation, sole proprietorship and partnership, and how they impact a business. 

Think Critically: With the help of your STI faculty, you will learn to analyze and interpret daily operations in order to help your company make informed decisions. 

Gain Professionalism: As a top Accountant from Southeast Tech, you will exhibit ethical and professional behavior. 

Choose to Specialize

You will decide how to use your degree. Your work at STI gives you choices to specialize following graduation: from a public accountant to a management accountant or from a government accountant to an auditor.

Explore classes   

Southeast Tech’s curriculum for an Accountant includes classes in Income Tax, Business Law, Payroll, Accounting Spreadsheet Applications and Computerized Accounting. 

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Cost

Costs for this program are calculated based on a charge of $248 per credit hour, plus applicable fees. 

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Faculty

Chris Davis

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Accounting
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