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Accounting Jobs are Available Year-Round

Young AccountantEvery year at this time we are pounded with ads for tax preparation services. Not coincidentally, short-term job opportunities for people with even the most basic accounting skills tend to be plentiful as these services struggle to fill the demand for income tax preparation specialists.

But while January 1 – April 15 is indeed a great time to know accounting, there’s a lot more to the profession than just filling out tax returns. All year round, businesses and individuals are often in need of people with accounting skills, even people who are not fully certified accountants.

For example, a bachelor’s degree in accounting can qualify for you for a wide range of full- or part-time entry-level positions in companies large and small. These positions include:

  • Payroll administrator
  • Auditor
  • Bookkeeper
  • Accounts payable/accounts receivable clerk

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, approximately 2.1 million Americans were employed as bookkeepers and accounting/auditing clerks in 2008, a number which is expected to grow by more than 200,000 by 2018.1 Individuals with specific education in this field will naturally have an insight track on new job opportunities as they develop.

Earn Your Bachelor’s in Accounting Online

Everest University Online, a division of Everest University, offers a bachelor’s degree in Accounting program that can be completed in as little as four years. Designed for career-minded individuals who may already have a job or who are raising a family and don’t have time to go to a traditional ground school, Everest’s bachelor’s degree in Accounting program can provide you with the knowledge, skills, experience and support you need to begin or energize your accounting career.

Courses in the bachelor’s degree in Accounting program include:

  • Principles of Accounting
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Payroll Accounting
  • Tax Accounting
  • Cost Accounting
  • Applied Spreadsheets
  • Business Communications
  • Business Law

As with all Everest programs, classes are small to ensure each student gets the individual attention he or she needs. Learning is hands-on with an emphasis on group projects and real-world scenarios. Instructors are primarily industry professionals. And graduates can take advantage of Everest’s Career Services professionals who can help find employment opportunities in the area.

Financial aid is available for those who qualify.

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For more information on the bachelor’s degree in Accounting program and other degree programs you can earn online, contact Everest University Online today!

[1] U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-2011 Edition,, published December 17, 2009. Your own hard work, professionalism, experience, work attitude, local market and other factors will impact your personal employment opportunities and pay.

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