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Accounting Program Overview

At Everest, you can learn the theory and practice of modern accounting, acquiring valuable skills that can make you an asset to a wide range of employers. Everest's programs go beyond the classroom with hands-on training and opportunities to practice your new skills.

You'll learn how to use common accounting software and generate a variety of projections and reports with a dedicated team on your side. Your instructors will be accounting professionals who know what skills today's employers demand.

You'll also learn the "soft skills" that can help you communicate better with coworkers and become an even more valued member of any business team.

Accountants help companies answer questions including:

  • What is the value of its assets (cash, property, investments, etc.)?
  • How much money is it owed, and how much does it owe others?
  • Are its activities profitable?
  • Can it make the next payroll?
  • What can it do to increase profits and grow the company?

Now you can join this proud tradition and start to make some history of your own by learning basic accounting skills at Everest. We offer a variety of accounting programs to meet the needs of your career goals, your family and your budget.

These programs include:

  • Business Accounting (One-year diploma program)
  • Accounting (Two-year associate degree program)
  • Accounting (Four-year bachelor's degree program)

Note: Program schedules and availability vary by campus.

Accounting Courses

Everest's Accounting program will introduce you to the principles and basic skills of professional accounting. Through engaging presentations, hands-on training and workgroup assignments based on real-world case studies, you will learn and practice the skills employers demand. All you need to bring with you is an open mind, an aptitude for math and a desire to succeed.

Accounting courses you'll take may include:

  • Principles of Accounting
  • Introductory Cost/Managerial Accounting
  • Corporate Accounting
  • Payroll Accounting
  • Non-Profit Accounting
  • Tax Accounting
  • Business Enterprise
  • Business Law

Automation now plays a major role in accounting. So you'll also take accounting classes in computer applications and spreadsheets.

Upon graduation, you'll be prepared to work in a company's payroll department, with accounts payable/receivable, or as a full- or part-time bookkeeper.

With further experience, you may also pursue working as an independent consultant or personal accountant for individuals or organizations. With further education, you may consider becoming a certified public accountant (CPA). It all depends on how far you want your career to go, and how much time and effort you are willing to put into your education.

Note: This Accounting program description is not necessarily reflective of every Accounting program offered across all Everest campuses. This is a summary of general topics learned within most schools. Please check your campus catalog for specific details about what is taught in the Accounting programs near you.

Accounting Careers

Everest's accounting programs are designed to prepare you to work in just about any business environment. The knowledge and skills you will learn at Everest are virtually universal. You could work for a fishing company in Maine, an insurance company in Florida, an oil refinery in Texas, a lumber company in Oregon or a movie studio in Los Angeles. Most companies need accountants, bookkeepers and accounting clerks.

With your natural understanding of numbers and the formal training you'll get at Everest, you will be able to compete for a variety of entry-level accounting positions.*

Careers Everest graduates may pursue include:

  • Accounting Assistant: Accounting assistants usually work within accounting firms or corporate accounting departments. Duties often include balancing accounts, processing office posts, and processing receipts, sales invoices and payments. They may also maintain financial records and complete VAT (value-added tax) return forms, all under the supervision for a degreed accountant or CPA.
  • Accounting Clerk: Entry-level accounting clerks generally provide clerical and accounting support for accounting departments. They maintain accurate records and files, process and mail invoices and payments, type reports, and key data into a general ledger or computer system. Flexibility and a willingness to perform a variety of support tasks are essential to success in this position.
  • Bookkeeper: Bookkeepers often work for small- to medium-sized companies that don't require the services of full-time accountants. Their duties vary, but often include entering daily financial transactions, often via computer. They maintain general ledgers, recording the status of various accounts and making sure that all the accounts balance. They also prepare financial statements and may sometimes perform audits to make sure the computer records are accurate.

Note: Program availability, version and schedules vary by campus. Please check your campus catalog for specific details about which accounting programs are available.

*Your own hard work, professionalism, experience, work attitude, local market and other factors will impact your personal employment opportunities and pay.

Sources:
https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/13-2011.01
https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/43-3031.00

Financial Aid

Everest helps students reach their educational goals and reduce student loan debt in a number of ways, including institutional grants and scholarships.*

Students are encouraged to use our resources as often as needed. These services are included at no additional cost and include:

  • Answers to your federal student loan questions
  • Information on your loan servicer
  • Clear explanations of all your federal student loan repayment options
  • Information on how to reduce or postpone your monthly payment

Contact ECMC Solutions, Everest’s loan counseling partner, by phone at 1-877-331-3262 or visit its website to email or web chat: http://www.ecmcsolutions.org/.

Scholarships and Grants

The Zenith Student Grant is a multimillion-dollar institutional grant program awarded to students of Everest and WyoTech schools owned by Zenith Education Group who demonstrate financial need.

This and other financial aid is available for those who qualify.

Contact a representative by phone at (888) 223-8556 or click here to learn more.

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