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What Do Accountants Do?

Accountants support most functions that are necessary for a business' success. Typical responsibilities of accountants can include:

  • Compiling and analyzing business records financial statements,
  • Participating in the tax planning and tax return completion processes,
  • Auditing financial statements of companies and
  • Improving the efficiency of manufacturing processes of companies.

In addition, a degree in accounting can open a career in consulting or a position in a diverse array of industries.


Career Opportunities in Accounting

Accounting is often cited as one of the best majors for strong job prospects. In 2012, The U.S. Department of Labor predicted that jobs in accounting will grow by over 13 percent in the next 10 years. The following contains the Department of Labor link highlighting current growth information:

Learn more about career opportunities.


Degrees & Certificates

The Accounting program at CLC offers students two types of degrees and two certificates. Which you should choose will depend on your goals.

  • Accounting Associate in Arts
  • Accounting Associate in Applied Science degree
  • Accounting Clerk Certificate
  • Professional Accounting Certificate

Learn more about program options in Accounting.

Why Choose CLC?

Why Choose CLC?

Our accounting faculty bring real-world experience from the business world into the classroom, and our internships offer students the opportunity to get resume-building experience in their sophomore year, earlier than is typically available at four-year institutions. Additionally, evidence of the quality of our program is found in the competitive success of our Professional Accounting Certificate students in passing the CPA exam on their first sitting—consistently almost an 80% higher pass rate than the national average.