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Business and Management
Accounting Certificate/A.A.S.

Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants Outstanding Community College Educator Award
Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants
Outstanding Community College Educator Award
2005 Co-Recipients Jeffrey Waybright, Renee Goffinet-Meenach,
and Rick Street (with Sharon Niblock in attendance)

As a paraprofessional in the accounting field, the accounting assistant analyzes and interprets the essential information about the operations of a business and contributes vitally to important policies and decisions.

An accounting assistant should have above-average aptitude for working with numbers and the ability to concentrate and communicate. Accounting affords a continuing challenge to creative, alert minds.

Students who successfully complete this program will be able to:

  • Analyze financial data and prepare statistical comparisons for use in the budgeting process
  • Assist in determination of inventory order quantities, cash requirements, capital investment decisions and break-even analysis
  • Use various types of office machines
  • Post and/or supervise the posting of accounts receivable and payable
  • Help maintain data processing applications of routine accounting systems
  • Have a basic comprehension of business operations, a knowledge of business vocabulary, and an understanding of economic systems
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly or annual business and payroll tax reports
  • Process payroll-related transactions
  • Use computerized accounting software to process transactions

Students will receive an Accounting Clerk certificate after completing the first three quarters of the A.A.S. degree.

This degree is non-transferable to a four-year university. Students working toward the associate of arts degree for transfer to a four-year institution should consult individually with an adviser or counselor for planning the A.A. degree program. For information on A.A. degree requirements, refer to the Degree and Certificate Requirements section of the CCS catalog. More information on specific transfer programs can be found in the Academic Programs section of the catalog.


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Contact:Jeffrey Waybright
 (509) 533-7391 or 1-800-248-5644 ext. 7391

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