According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 75% of all jobs require training beyond high school.

How are you going to get there?  What are your options?

Are you confident? Do you have critical thinking skills? Do you communicate well?  Can you problem-solve?  If you answered yes to these questions, the Pitt-Titusville Accounting Associate Degree program is for you!

 

Why does this degree/program matter?

Pitt-Titusville's Associate of Science degree in accounting gives students a strong foundation in business concepts, communication skills, and analytical skills that serve as a solid base for a professional career in accounting or for advanced study in accounting. This program also provides students the opportunity to explore other streams of knowledge to broaden their horizons.

 

What societal need does it fill?

Accounting professionals assist individuals and companies with tax compliance, financial decision making, and financial reporting.  Accountants fill the gap between companies and investors by providing financial statements, explaining their purpose, and performing basic financial statement analysis.

 

Is there a demand in this field of study? 

Yes!!!   With more and more business regulations being imposed, there is a growing need for people in public accounting.    It has been a leading field for job opportunities for many years from entry level positions (accounts receivable, accounts payable, cash management, payroll, financial reporting and compliance) to mid and upper management positions (controllers, department managers, internal auditors, chief financial or executive officers)

 

What career opportunities are available?

There are opportunities accountants in every field.   They work in very field where planning, organizing, leading and controlling are needed.  Some examples include:

  • Certified Public Accountant - Public accounting offers opportunities in auditing, valuations, tax preparation, financial statement preparation and payroll.
  • Certified Management Accountant – works within a company overseeing major investment decisions, budgeting, cost allocation, and pricing decisions.
  • Certified Internal Auditor – works within a company making sure that company policies and procedures are followed, implementing controls to detect and prevent fraud, ensure the efficiency of operations.
  • Certified Fraud Examiner – investigates companies for suspected illegal activities, but also provides insurance companies with estimated loss amounts after any disaster

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