Accounting is essentially the language of business. If you want to talk about the bottom line like an executive, let us show you how to get to the bottom line. There’s much more to accounting than tax season consulting: a degree or certificate in Accounting prepares you for immediate, high-paying jobs that keep their value even in economic lows. Accounting will always be in demand which means that you will always be in demand. Count on it.
Did You Know?
- Four in five bookkeepers do not have a bachelor’s degree; just 12% have an associate’s degree, giving NVC graduates an edge in the job market.
- Demand for accountants in California is set to grow 8% through 2028.
- “Big Four” accountancy firm PwC is investing $12 billion to hire accountants to track ESG (environmental, social and governance) financials for client companies.
NVC’s Accounting program prepares students to evaluate business models, manage companies, and even take on executive roles. In addition to completing foundational coursework in accounting techniques and digital tools of the trade, students develop the sophisticated problem-solving skills and communication tactics that can give them an edge in the workforce.
Students may earn a Certificate of Achievement in Accounting and Bookkeeping in one year, or undertake further studies in tax accounting, math, economics, and communication, along with general education coursework, to earn an AS in Accounting.
Every type of business in every stage of growth needs to keep track of revenue and expenses. Mergers, globalization, preparing for acquisition or public offerings, or digital operations increase the complexities and the need for financial tracking, reporting, and oversight. Graduates can also apply their skills in the public sector in finance roles at non-profit and governmental organizations, or work at trade and brokerage firms and banks.
- Payroll clerks
- Brokerage assistants
- Financial analysts
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Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) can earn up to 15% more than colleagues without the credential. In California, CPAs are required to have a bachelor’s degree and often undertake additional specialized training. Chico State and Sonoma State both offer Business Administration degrees with concentrations in Accounting, while CSU East Bay offers a fully online degree option. To choose the best option for you, consult with program faculty and visit NVC Counseling and the Transfer Center.