Certified public accountants' offices, financial services companies, government agencies, oil companies, corporations, small businesses
Become a certified bookkeeper and perform a vital role in the growth of an organization or small business
Accounting services provides important training in financial accounting, analytical skills, and software applications, allowing individuals to become full charge bookkeepers. These jobs provide accurate, valued and trusted financial information that is used to make important decisions.
As a financial clerk, accounts payable/receivable clerk, payroll accounting clerk or a full charge bookkeeper, you will be responsible for ensuring the effective collection and use of money that keeps a company running. The range of majors allows you to choose the level of expertise you will need for the career you want.
An online option is available to adult students for some classes; however, financial aid is available for the on-campus program only. Online courses provide content through Canvas and the test book publishers' websites. Students interested in the online program must have a computer, internet connection, printer, Microsoft Office 2016 software, and must complete a one-hour orientation with the instructor.
The goal of accounting is to provide information for decisions. For information to be useful, it must be trusted, so the field of Accounting Services demands a high degree of ethics and attention to detail, as well as the ability to handle confidential information. In addition, for success in this career, you should have basic math and computer skills, strong time management skills, and the ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
Projected growth in accounting services positions between 2010 and 2020, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Jayne Hudson is the Accounting instructor at the Rockwell Campus.
Paula Yanik teaches Accounting and Legal Office at the Reno campus. She earned a Bachelor of Business Administration with emphasis in accounting at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, and a Master of Education in Adult and Community Education at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond. She is a registered Certified Public Accountant, and holds the following certifications: Vocational Certification from the University of Central Oklahoma, Microsoft Office Specialist Certifications in Access, Excel, PowerPoint, and Word, and multiple Brainbench Certifications, and is a National Board Certified Teacher. Paula was named the Oklahoma Association of Career and Technology Education New Professional of the Year in 2007. Paula previously worked at Arthur Andersen & Company, and at Kerr-McGee Corporation.