Career Description

The Entry-Level Accounting Clerk Certificate prepares students for an entry-level position in a bookkeeping or accounting department. Entry-level clerks perform routine tasks such as data entry plus other clerical duties such as typing and filing. They often support the accounts payable and receivable functions, organize and match invoices, identify and resolve discrepancies, and process other general business transactions.

Course of Study

This career pathway certificate is the first step on the accounting educational ladder within Business & Entrepreneurship studies. Students who earn the Entry-Level Accounting Clerk Certificate may then continue on to the one-year and two-year programs in a seamless path. The certificate may also lead to entry-level jobs. All courses in the certificate are contained in the one-year Accounting/Bookkeeping Certificate and the two-year Accounting AAS Degree.

Program Outcomes

  • Analyze, record, and report accounting information.
  • Use applicable technology available in accounting practice.
  • Communicate effectively with business professionals.