Accounting at Harper College

Fifteen percent of agents employed by the FBI qualify are special agent accountants. --

The more you learn, the more you earn.

  • According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage of bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks was $35,170 in 2012.
  • Employment of accountants and auditors is expected to grow 11 percent from 2011 to 2022.

Choose the Degree or Certificate That Meets Your Goal

Prepare to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a bachelor's degree:

Available majors for bachelor's degree completion at four-year colleges or universities may include:

  • Accounting
  • Actuarial Science
  • Finance
  • Financial Management
  • Investments
  • Financial Economics

Harper Career Paths

Your Bottom Line: Success

Accountants and auditors prepare and examine financial records and assess financial operations and work to help ensure that organizations run efficiently. They ensure that financial records are accurate and that taxes are paid properly and on time. In addition to examining and preparing financial documentation, accountants and auditors must explain their findings via meeting face to face with organization managers and individual clients and preparing written reports.

Many accountants and auditors specialize in areas such as assurance services (improving the quality or context of information for decision makers) or risk management (determining the probability of a misstatement on financial documentation). Other organizations specialize in specific industries, such as healthcare.