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Get the Certifications That Matter
To work as a professional accountant, companies expect you to hold a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license. To receive the license, you first need to attend college for at least four years to gain your bachelor’s degree; however, many students spend an extra year acquiring their master’s degree to increase their college credit hours.
Next, you will need to find a job to meet the Texas work experience requirements. Finally, you must pass a 14-hour examination, scoring at least 85 percent. The exam comes in four sections, and you must complete all of them within 18 months. Compare all this to becoming an accounting specialist: after just 40 hours training, you will be eligible for the following certifications, all of which will set you on the right path to finding your dream job.
Certified Professional Bookkeepers Certification
The Certified Professional Bookkeepers (CPB) certification is essential for anyone who wants to work as a bookkeeper in Texas. It shows that you possess skills that go far beyond data input and that clients can trust you with their most intimate business data. To pass the CPB examination, you must demonstrate your knowledge of all the key elements of bookkeeping, including accounts payable and receivable, payroll, sales taxes, and inventory.
The ability to use QuickBooks is extremely useful for accounting specialists. The Inuit QuickBooks certification demonstrates that:
You know how to set up files.
You are able to manage lists.
You understand the different types of items.
You can use various payroll services.
You have a good understanding of sales and purchases functions.
You can use customization features and shortcuts.
You have a basic knowledge of accounting.
You are able to use reports and explain their functions.
Certiport Microsoft Office Specialist
Practically all business accounting specialist positions require candidates to use Microsoft Office software. One of the best ways to prove to employers that you are prepared for such work is with a Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification. An accounting specialist course may offer training for the following.
The MOS Word certification shows that you are able to perform all the main tasks in Word software, including the managing of documents, formatting text, and objects, creating tables and lists, and adding references.
An Excel certification demonstrates your ability to manage worksheets and workbooks, create cells, ranges, charts, and objects, insert tables and apply formulas and functions.
Knowing how to use Outlook is highly beneficial to any accounting specialist. By gaining a certification, you prove that you are able to perform all basic tasks in the program, including customizing the interface, inserting graphic elements, using email features, managing multiple calendars, creating contact records, and setting up contact groups.
Skills in PowerPoint can lead to a position of greater responsibility. A certification will show that you are able to create presentations consisting of content on slides and including transitions and animations to improve aesthetics. Instead of spending four years or more in college just to gain your accounting degree, enroll in an accounting specialist program and start working in a top company after just a few months. When deciding what accounting school is right for you, look for courses that lead to all of the above certifications.
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“I made a complete career change when I started my training at Southern Careers Institute. I needed a stable career to continue providing for my growing family. SCI provided me with the medical terminology and know how that I needed to understand and acquire a career in the medical field. SCI taught me that it doesn’t matter where you are in life right now; you always have room to advance and learn.”
Denise S. Medical Assistant
“I am extremely grateful for the assistance I received from SCI’s Career Services team. I enjoy where I work and what I do. SCI has helped me succeed in life by getting me the necessary education and by making me a stronger and more confident person.”
“Once I graduated from SCI, I had a sense of accomplishment that helped me through the job search process. SCI provided me with the opportunity to brush up on my skills, extend my accounting knowledge, and they boosted my self-confidence. I went to work two days after my last day of school.”
Annette D. Business Accounting
“When my youngest child graduated from high school, I told my husband that it was my time. I went back to school to change careers after spending 37 years in the business field. At SCI, the instructors are professional, and they care about what they are teaching you, as well as expect you to give 100% in return. I had problems understanding how to draw in syringes and give injections. I requested extra help from a knowledgeable instructor, and I was able to receive one-on-one training. Today, I draw injections for approximately 100 patients each week. I am very confident in what I’ve learned. SCI has given me the chance to do what I always wanted to do. Thank you for my education. I am doing wonderful.”
Bonnie M Medical Assistant
“I am now a certified Lab Tech. SCI helped me get an externship, and I came out with a job. After my little sister had cancer, I knew I wanted a career in the medical field that allowed me to help others. I am happy about what I do.”
Sidney B Medical Assistant
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“Southern Careers went beyond my expectations. Very impressed. The assistance I got from Career Services is truly amazing. They really went out of their way to get me placed. They really care and I am grateful to all of them.”
“Southern Careers Institute totally surpassed my expectations. Once I finished school, the Career Services team helped me find a job. I would tell anyone thinking about starting career training that you have nothing to lose and a lot to gain. I wish I would have started my training sooner.”
* 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.