Program Highlights

  • 7-Month Diploma
  • Evening Courses for Working Adults
  • Designed for Individuals Wanting To:
    • Perform Small Business Accounting Duties
    • Enter the Accounting Field

Accounting Specialist Program

SCIT’s Accounting Specialist Program is designed for those wanting to learn core accounting concepts in conjunction with conventional computerized tools to perform a wide range of accounting related functions. The knowledge and skills students learns from this program can be utilized for day-to-day accounting tasks in an independent small business or for entry level bookkeeping positions in virtually any type of company. This program has been developed for those who have little to no experience in the accounting profession or would like to refresh their knowledge on core accounting concepts.

Advantages of the Program

The Accounting Specialist Program focuses heavily on practical lab work developed around real world situations. Students build up their knowledge with core accounting concepts early in the program and perform a variety of accounting simulations while running a virtual business in the latter stages of the curriculum by using the appropriate computerized tools. The program completely concentrates on the practical applications of accounting so that students are prepared to hit the ground running in the accounting field at the conclusion of the accelerated 7 month program.

Microsoft Office Excel ® Certification and Intuit QuickBooks ® Certification

For students who wish to be certified in Microsoft Office Excel ® and Intuit QuickBooks ®, the SCIT Accounting Specialist curriculum also prepares students for the Microsoft Office Excel Specialist (MOS) ® and Intuit QuickBooks Certified User (QBCU) ® certification exams.

Accounting Career Opportunities for Graduates

Accounting Specialist graduates can find career opportunities with employers such as manufacturers, retailers, insurance firms, government agencies, financial institutions, and nonprofit organizations. Positions include: Accounting Assistant, Accounts Payable Clerk, Accounts Receivable Clerk, Billing Clerk, Bookkeeper or Payroll Clerk. Some of the duties in these positions include data entry, payroll and invoice processing, and cash management. Learn more about Accounting Careers.

Manual Accounting Topics

Manual accounting concepts covered in this program include:

  • Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Creating/Editing Charts of Accounts
  • Journalizing Using Double-Entry Accounting
  • Posting to Sub-Ledgers and General Ledgers
  • Preparing/Analyzing Financial Statements
  • Adjusting Entries/Closing the Books
  • Financial Reporting
  • And much more...

Computerized Accounting Tools & Topics

Intuit QuickBooks ® concepts covered in this program include:

  • Creating a Company
  • Customers and Vendor Management
  • Payroll
  • Banking
  • Inventory
  • Report Customization
  • And much more...

Microsoft Excel ® concepts covered in this program include:

  • V-Lookup
  • Pivot Tables
  • Advanced Functions
  • Macros and VBA
  • And much more...