Accounting System Analysis Education

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Bachelor Degrees in Accounting Information Systems

A bachelor's degree in accounting information systems is typically completed in four years and prepares a student for entry-level work in financial system design and management. Students practice advanced mathematics, develop business management skills and learn technical proficiency in industry software for designing accounting systems. Most schools award a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) or Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degrees in accounting information systems. Applicants are usually required to be high school graduates or to have passed the General Educational Development (GED) exam in order to qualify for admission to this degree program. Program Coursework

Students of accounting generally take increasingly advanced mathematics, economics and business classes. Elective courses allow students to select classes that incorporate elements of computer science, financial law and accounting systems, often including course topics such as these:

Business law
Enterprise technology
Computer networking and security
Database design
Income tax law
Accounting information systems
Information systems auditing

Popular Career Options

Bachelor's degree holders are prepared to pursue further education at the graduate level or to seek entry-level positions within the accounting industry. A graduate interested in accounting system analysis may pursue the following popular career options:

Financial analyst
Internal auditor
Accounting consultant

Continuing Education and Certification Requirements

Depending on his or her professional specialization, an accounting professional may seek to become a Certified Public Accountant or CPA. According to the American Institute of CPAs, each state has a different set of requirements for aspiring CPAs; many states require a certain number of hours of additional education and professional experience beyond the...
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