Accounting, Banking, and Finance
The success of small and large businesses relies heavily on the expertise of finance and accounting professionals — they play an important role in tracking businesses' income and expenses and applying current finance and accounting industry practices, principles, laws, and security to evaluate the performance of businesses and make informed financial decisions to help prepare businesses to achieve long-term business and financial goals.
The Accounting, Banking, and Finance program will teach you the necessary skills to help get your foot in the door in a variety of accounting or finance career paths, including accounting in the public, private, and governmental sectors, forensic accounting, or as a financial analyst or financial manager.
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Students at any Maricopa Community College may need to complete courses at more than one of our colleges.
Accountants and bookkeepers are constantly in high demand in all industries, from manufacturing to retail to government to hospitals to service industries. They maintain financial records for organizations and prepare financial statements to help management in decision-making. Both the Certificate of Completion in Accounting and the Associate of Applied Science in Accounting are geared for students who wish to pursue an entry-level accounting position in a small or medium-sized company. The programs provide training in financial and managerial accounting as well as payroll, computerized, and tax accounting.
Are you analytical, organized, and detail-oriented? Do you have a strong code of ethics and a desire to help clients with tax-related issues? If so, you may enjoy a career as an Enrolled Agent. Enrolled Agents are tax experts who are federally authorized to represent taxpayers before the IRS. Their expertise is invaluable, and they enjoy high prestige among tax professionals. Enrolled agents generally work in public accounting firms, corporate accounting departments, law firms, and banks and have high earning potential.
Scottsdale Community College offers a 4-credit Securities Industries Essentials [SIE] program that can be completed in as little as six weeks, to help prepare you for the FINRA® SIE® certification exam. Learn more about the SIE program.
Experiential Learning Opportunities
- Business or accounting internships
- DECA (student business association with professional development opportunities)
- Service learning and volunteerism
- VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) program
- Enrolled agent or accounting internships
Classes are offered in a variety of formats: in-person, online, hybrid, day, evening, full-time and part-time.
Most of our courses use low-cost textbooks or no cost material provided by your instructors. General education courses may have textbooks that cost more.