Accounting Assistant

This certificate offers students the skills necessary to be employed in the accounting field at entry level positions such as full charge bookkeepers or accounting assistants.

Courses from the Accounting Assistant Certificate will transfer to the Associate Degree in Accounting program at MxCC if the student chooses to continue their coursework after certificate completion to pursue the degree.

Certificate Requirements

Jobs You Can Get With an Accounting Assistant Certificate:

With an Accounting Assistant Certificate from MxCC, you can seek employment doing entry-level bookkeeping with opportunities to advance to head bookkeeper or junior accountant. You may also seek work in these areas:

  • Accounts payable
  • Accounts receivable
  • Banking
  • Entry-level accounting

The Accounting Assistant Certificate is designed for someone who may already hold a degree, or who is looking to build their educational background and gain additional skills in a focused area. A four-year degree may be required for advancement in
any of these career fields.

How Long Will You Have To Go To School?

The Accounting Assistant Certificate is a 29-credit program. Courses are sequential and take about two years to complete.

Job Outlook:

The employment outlook in the field of accounting is favorable overall. However, growth in this area is directly linked to the current forecast for business growth. Job prospects will be most favorable to those who hold degrees, skills and experience. This is still a field with many opportunities, including temporary and part-time work. To further your education after MxCC, you can go on to become an accountant through a bachelor’s degree program. MxCC simplifies the transfer process through its many transfer agreements, guaranteed admissions programs, advising and numerous resources.

Salary Information:

Downloadable Program Forms & Documents:

For Further Information: – The Connecticut Society of CPAs, Inc. (CSCPA) -US Department of Labor

For more information about the Accounting program, contact:

Nancy L. Kelly

Professor & Program Coordinator, Accounting
Phone: 860-343-5761
Office Location: Wheaton 313
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