Accounting Paraprofessional Skill Set

Contact Info

Mr. Jim Davis, MBA, Business Instructor
Business Department Coordinator
School of Business, Aviation and Technology
Room 302C (ET) Engineering Technology Building
Locust Avenue Campus, Fairmont

Phone: 304.367.4188
E-Mail: james.davis@pierpont.edu

ACCOUNTING PARAPROFESSIONAL SKILL SET PROGRAM OVERVIEW

This program prepares students to perform bookkeeping functions in business offices. These functions could include payroll, accounts payable/receivable, purchase orders, inventory control records, and sales records. Both traditional and non-traditional students desiring to gain skills specifically applicable to the growing accounting profession will benefit from the program.  This skill set provides an opportunity for individuals to gain employable skills in a short-term, industry-focused skill set.  It also provides an appropriate lead-in for students to pursue an associate or bachelor degree in accounting or general business

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

This skill set provides individuals currently working in this profession the opportunity to gain additional skills that are beneficial for job advancement.  It also provides individuals who are not currently working in the profession the opportunity to gain new skills that would greatly enhance their employability.  Graduates are prepared for entry-level positions in business and industry as accounting clerks and accounting assistants.


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