GET UP TO $4,500 IN GRANTS TOWARD YOUR TRAINING FOR THOSE WHO QUALIFY!
GET UP TO $4,500 IN GRANTS TOWARD YOUR TRAINING FOR THOSE WHO QUALIFY!

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Business Accounting Specialist

Business Accounting Specialist:

Embrace your passion for numbers! Be the go-to financial expert.


OURDIFFERENCE

OURDIFFERENCE

WE'RE DIFFERENT.
SO ARE YOU.

We offer our learners the opportunity to LEARN, DO, and LIVE a new career.

WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT ABUSINESS ACCOUNTING SPECIALIST CAREER

Why would you want to be a Business Accounting Specialist?

Business Accounting Specialists play a crucial role in helping organizations manage their finances effectively.

They are responsible for recording and analyzing financial transactions, preparing financial statements, and ensuring that all financial data is accurate and up-to-date. If you are interested in a career that combines analytical skills with attention to detail, the Business Accounting Specialist program may be the right choice for you.

What are Business Accounting Specialists?

Business Accounting Specialists are professionals who specialize in managing financial data and information for organizations. They are responsible for recording financial transactions, preparing financial statements, analyzing financial data, and ensuring that all financial information is accurate and up-to-date.

Where can Business Accounting Specialists work?

Business Accounting Specialists can work in a variety of settings, including small businesses, large corporations, non-profit organizations, and government agencies. They may also work as independent contractors or consultants.

How long is Business Accounting Specialist training?

The length of Business Accounting Specialist training varies depending on the program and school. Typically, a Business Accounting Specialist program can take anywhere from several months to two years to complete.

Do you need any certifications to become a Business Accounting Specialist?

While certifications are not always required to become a Business Accounting Specialist, they can certainly help. Some examples of certifications include Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Management Accountant (CMA), and Certified Bookkeeper (CB).

What does Business Accounting Specialist training consist of?

Business Accounting Specialist training typically includes coursework in accounting principles, financial analysis, taxation, and financial management. Students may also learn about accounting software, financial statement preparation, and data analysis.

Southern Careers Institute (SCI) does not guarantee employment or a starting salary upon graduation, completion, or withdrawal from SCI. It is not required to attend SCI to attain a job or earn a certain salary in a field of employment. Past students’ outcomes, starting salaries, or job prospects are not indicative of those for future and current students. 

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CAREER TRAINING.FOR YOUR FUTURE.

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$3999
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$3999
/year
86 HOURS OF ON-THE-JOB EXTERNSHIP
PAYROLL TRAINING
FINANCIAL REPORTING TRAINING
BUSINESS OPERATIONS TRAINING
HYBRID LEARNING
SIT FOR AS MANY AS 5 CERTIFICATIONS
EARN 18 CAREER SKILL BADGES
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HERE'S EXACTLY WHAT YOU GET AS ABUSINESS ACCOUNTING SPECIALIST TRAINEE

CERTIFICATIONS

QuickBooks Certified User – Online

Entrepreneurship and Small Business

Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Outlook

Microsoft Office Specialist: Word

SKILLS

ACC101 Accounting Foundations

ACC102 Accounting II

ACC105 Bookkeeping

ACC106 Business Reporting

ACC111 Payroll

BUS101 Business Communication

BUS102 Business Law

BUS112 Computerized Financial Reporting

BUS123 Business Operations

CIS101 Word Processing

CIS102 Spreadsheets

CIS103 Application Presentation and Sharing

CSV103 Customer Service

JOB103 Career Readiness

KEY101 Keyboarding I

MAC103 Communication

OFF101 Office Procedures I

Course Descriptions

Hours: Theory 40 / Laboratory 0 / Total 40 / Quarter Credits 4.0 / Outside Hours 10 / Prerequisites: None

The course focuses on the accounting profession through introduction of generally accepted accounting principles and accounting conventions (cash or accrual based). Topics will include transactions such as receipts, disbursements, banking, reconciliation, and reporting. Reporting emphasis is primarily placed on a sole proprietorship business entity.

Hours: Theory 40 / Laboratory 0 / Total 40 / Quarter Credits 4.0 / Outside Hours 10 / Prerequisites: ACC101

This course focuses on accounting concepts associated with a merchandising business. Topics include special journals, payables, receivables, and payroll.

Hours: Theory 20 / Laboratory 20 / Total 40 / Quarter Credits 3 / Outside Hours 10 / Prerequisites: ACC101

Students will be introduced to information, files, and software necessary to set‐up business financial records. Topics include, establish of Chart of Accounts, vendors, customers, and employee files, and Income and Expense accounts.

Hours: Theory 20 / Laboratory 20 / Total 40 / Quarter Credits 3 / Outside Hours 10 / Prerequisites: ACC101

Students will study formal financial information of businesses including reporting methods, form and structure of reports, interpretation and analysis, and reporting periods. Students will study internal and external users of financial information as well as legal requirements regarding publication and distribution of information.

Hours: Theory 30 / Laboratory 10 / Total 40 / Quarter Credits 3.5 / Outside Hours 10 / Prerequisites: ACC101

This course will focus on the requirements and regulations relating to the payment of wages and salaries. Payroll taxes, withholding, and Federal and State payroll reports will be introduced in this course.

Hours: Theory 10 / Laboratory 30 / Total 40 / Quarter Credits 2.5 / Outside Hours 10 / Prerequisites: None

Application of the principles of effective communication to reach, motivate, and influence business audiences are studied. Oral and written applications of these principles are practiced in business scenarios. Letters, reports, memorandums, proposals, and presentations are evaluated in this context.

Hours: Theory 20 / Laboratory 20 / Total 40 / Quarter Credits 3.0 / Outside Hours 10 / Prerequisites: ACC101

The course will utilize computerized accounting software to record and report business financial data. The course will cover the steps necessary to establish a new business, set up accounts payable/receivable, report taxes, and create and interpret financial documents. Preparation for Certiport QuickBooks certification exam.

Hours: Theory 20 / Laboratory 20 / Total 40 / Quarter Credits 3.0 / Outside Hours 10 / Prerequisites: None

This course will cover business operations including mission and vision statements, standard operating procedures, ensuring sustainable practices, scalability, and community engagement. Implications for taxes and intellectual property will be covered, as well as growth from sole proprietor to other business forms.

Hours: Theory 20 / Laboratory 20 / Total 40 / Quarter Credits 3.0 / Outside Hours 10 / Prerequisites: None

This course focuses on the basic techniques of electronic word processing. Through utilization of application software, students will study the functionality of the program in creating work products. Preparation for Certiport MOS Word Exam.

Hours: Theory 20 / Laboratory 20 / Total 40 / Quarter Credits 3.0 / Outside Hours 10 / Prerequisites: None

This course focuses on the basic techniques of electronic spreadsheets. Through utilization of application software, students will study the functionality of the program in creating work products. Preparation for Certiport MOS Excel Exam.

Hours: Theory 10 / Laboratory 30 / Total 40 / Quarter Credits 2.5 / Outside Hours 10 / Prerequisites: None

This course will focus on basic techniques of electronic presentation and communication. Through utilization of application software students will study the functionality of application programs in creating work product. Preparation for Certiport MOS Outlook and PowerPoint exams.

Hours: Theory 40 / Laboratory 0 / Total 40 / Quarter Credits 4.0 / Outside Hours 10 / Prerequisites: None

This course provides instruction in database construction, management, and use. The course will include information on manipulation, maintenance, collection, and security of computerized information collected and stored in a database structure.

Hours: Theory 40 / Laboratory 0 / Total 40 / Quarter Credits 4.0 / Outside Hours 10 / Prerequisites: None

The role of customer service is studied focusing on skills needed to work effectively with individuals or groups. Problem solving and critical thinking skills will be incorporated in exploring varying aspects of interaction with internal and external customers.

Hours: Theory 20 / Laboratory 20 / Total 40 / Quarter Credits 3.0 / Outside Hours 10 / Prerequisites: None

This course introduces the skills needed for career success. Students will have the opportunity to learn about setting personal and professional goals, job search techniques and portfolio development. Final resume, cover letter and mock interviews are key aspects of this course. Students may also learn about different career paths.

Hours: Theory 10 / Laboratory 30 / Total 40 / Quarter Credits 2.5 /Outside Hours 10 / Prerequisites: None

An introduction to the keyboard and proper touch typing will be focused on in this course. Students will utilize word processing software to incorporate keyboarding skills in the creation of business and professional documents.

Hours: Theory 40 / Laboratory 0 / Total 40 / Quarter Credits 4.0 /Outside Hours 10 / Prerequisites: None

Students will study communication skills utilizing informal writing techniques. Focus will be on the production of work product that demonstrates basic skills in communicating to individuals or groups. Software and/or online ancillaries will be incorporated to supplement project creation.

Hours: Theory 40 / Laboratory 0 / Total 40 / Quarter Credits 4.0 / Outside Hours 10 / Prerequisites: None

Students will study office procedures using the functionality of business machines in resolving business problems. Students will incorporate 10-key calculators and other electronic applications in completion of course objectives.

Hours: Theory 0 / Laboratory 0 / Externship 80 / Total 80 / Quarter Credits 2.0 / Outside Hours 0 / Final course

This 80-hour course provides the student with an opportunity to utilize learned skills in a work environment. Students will be provided an opportunity to observe and participate in activities associated with their training and career direction. Students on externship must complete the total hours and skills requirements that reflect an overall understanding of the job competencies.

CAREER TRAINING.YOU CAN TRUST

ACCREDITED

Southern Careers Institute is Accredited by the Council on Occupational Education.

APPROVED

Southern Careers Institute is Approved for training by The Texas Workforce Commission.

authorized

Southern Careers Institute is Authorized by the National Health Career Association to train Business Accounting Specialists and a certification testing site.

OUR GRADUATES HAVE BEENHIRED BY

Employers are not incentivized by Southern Careers Institute (SCI) to hire our graduates. Employers are not incentivized to review or comment on the performance and outcomes of our graduates, or on SCI. Past students’ outcomes, starting salaries, and job prospects are not indicative of those for current and future students. SCI does not guarantee employment or a starting salary upon graduation, completion, or withdrawal from SCI.

THE NUMBERSSAY IT ALL

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Graduate Placement Rate
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Institution Grant Amounts Awarded to those who qualified

GET UP TO $4,500FOR YOUR FUTURE

Get up to $4500 in grants toward your career training at Southern Careers Institute.

As an accredited post-secondary institution, SCI has various federal financial assistance programs available for qualified students enrolled in SCI programs. This does not apply to seminar students. Financial aid is available for those who qualify.

HEAR FROM STUDENTSJUST LIKE YOU

Past students’ outcomes, starting salaries, or job prospects are not indictive of the possible job outcomes for future and current students. SCI does not guarantee employment or a starting salary upon graduation, completion, or withdrawal from SCI.

KICKSTART YOUR CAREER.

We pay for your certification within 3 months of graduating.

1. Pick your certification

2. Take the certification exam within 3 months of graduation

3. We will pay for it!

FACT: TODAY'S EMPLOYERSNEED YOUR SKILLS

Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive
Occupation Code: 43-6014

Location Mean Annual Wage
Austin $81,330
Brownsville-Harligen $62,120
Corpus Christi $71,290
Pharr $61,100
San Antonio North & South $75,790
Waco $67,150

Southern Careers Institute (SCI) does not guarantee employment or a starting salary upon graduation, completion, or withdrawal from SCI. It is not required to attend SCI to attain a job or earn a certain salary in a field of employment. Past students’ outcomes, starting salaries, or job prospects are not indicative of those for future and current students. 

Displayed salaries and job outlook data do not reflect the prospects of Southern Careers Institute graduates’ job placement outcomes and starting salaries. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics employment data, job prospects, and salary data sourced for (insert specific metro and job page) does not reflect data applicable to entry-level positions.

FINANCIAL AID. THE SIMPLE WAY.

We're here to make sure you can afford the career training you need. Our combination of grants, scholarships, loans, work-study, military, and Veteran education benefits are here to ensure a stress-free experience that works around your finances.

As an accredited post-secondary institution, SCI has various federal financial assistance programs available for qualified students enrolled in SCI programs. This does not apply to seminar students. Financial aid is available for those who qualify.

FREQUENTLY ASKEDQUESTIONS

We give students an alternative to expensive, four-year degrees that are becoming less valuable. In today’s changing economy, employers are looking for specific skills from candidates who they can hire with confidence. We empower your future with flexible and affordable career training that pays for itself.

It happens! At Southern Careers Institute, we’ve had countless students who’ve been out of school, and we provide an encouraging atmosphere to help you feel comfortable re-entering an educational environment as well as offering the support needed to re-adjust.

Southern Careers Institute provides you with the training you need to sit for certifications in chosen careers. From our Medical Assistant training program, Medical Billing and coding Specialist program, Pharmacy Technician program, Business Accounting Specialist program, HVAC program, or any other educational program available.

Our programs come from the relationships we’ve built with employers to ensure they’re exactly what they need in high-demand industries that need workers. In addition, we prepare you to sit and pass your certification exam(s), set you up inside SCI Connect to match you with potential employers and offer career services.
Absolutely. As an accredited school, we participate in many financial aid programs and available grants to make your education more affordable. Contact us today and our financial aid officers will explain the process and answer all of your questions.
We have experienced financial aid officers at each campus ready to help you with all your needs. Upon your personal interview, a financial aid officer can determine which financial aid programs you qualify for.

Click here or call 1.833.SCI.TEXAS today to speak with one of our admissions representatives, who will be happy to schedule an appointment to answer all of your questions and help match your personality to a specific career path.

Yes. Southern Careers Institute is accredited by the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education. Council on Occupational Education 7840 Roswell Road, Building 300, Suite 325 Atlanta, GA 30350 (770) 396-3898 or (800) 917-2081
Our students must be able to read, write, speak, and understand English. At this time, programs are not offered in any language other than English.
If you are a student transferring from another school, you must provide a transcript and detailed course descriptions for review prior to starting school. Please be advised that the acceptance of credits from another school/state board is at the sole discretion of Southern Careers Institute.
Course completion varies by program but averages 36-48 weeks.

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