Business Bookkeeping & Accounting

WHAT DOES AN ACCOUNTING CLERK DO?

Your career options are endless, as every industry needs “number crunchers.”  As an accounting clerk, you would compute, classify and record numerical data to keep financial records complete. You might also check the accuracy of figures, calculations and postings pertaining to business transactions recorded by other workers. If you enjoy working with numbers and details, this career path might be for you.

LEARNING AT WASHBURN TECH

The program provides instruction that includes advanced accounting, advanced QuickBooks and basic business and office management skills. Our instructors offer extensive training in computer software, and emphasize professional standards and ethics in business. They also stress written and oral communication skills, as well as professional workplace skills. It is required that you type at least 25 words per minute. Attending full-time, you can complete the program in two semesters, while part-time and high school students can complete the program in four semesters.  Upon successful completion, you will earn a 48 credit hour technical certificate and be eligible to complete an associate degree or more advanced degrees at Washburn University.

JOB AND SALARY OUTLOOK

Nationally, this career is expecting a bright outlook, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. The large size of this occupation ensures plentiful job opportunities, as many bookkeeping and accounting clerks are expected to retire or transfer to other occupations.  According to the Kansas Department of Labor, the average entry level salary was $11.52 an hour or $23,952 annually in 2015.  The average wage was $16.12 an hour or $33,536 annually.

Annual wage / salary

Hourly wage

Entry $23,952 $11.52
Average $33,536 $16.12

CERTIFICATIONS

Microsoft Office Specialist in Word, Excel and Access
OSHA-10
QuickBooks Pro

SCHEDULE

This program begins every January and August.

Daytime Options:
M-F 8:00a—11:10a (2 year pathway)
M-F 11:45a—2:55p(2 year pathway)
M-F 8:00a—2:55p (1 year pathway)