Accounting Assistant

Launch a career with great potential

The Accounting Assistant technical diploma will provide students with the skills and confidence necessary to perform entry-level bookkeeping and accounting work for local employers. Accounting Assistant students may work in a small business and be responsible for various aspects of bookkeeping or work in a larger firm under the supervision of an accountant and specialize in a certain area.

Career Area
Technical Diploma
Program Number
  • Technical Diploma
  • 2 Terms
  • 28 Credits
  • Financial Aid Eligible
  • Starts August / January
  • Delivery Modes: Day, Evening, and Online

Career Outlook

Accounting Assistant

Median Income: $45,424.00*


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Locate and notify customers of delinquent accounts by mail, telephone, or personal visit to solicit payment. Duties include receiving payment and posting amount to customer’s account, preparing statements to credit department if customer fails to respond, initiating repossession proceedings or service disconnection, and keeping records of collection and status of accounts.


Compile, compute, and record billing, accounting, statistical, and other numerical data for billing purposes. Prepare billing invoices for services rendered or for delivery or shipment of goods.


Compute, classify, and record numerical data to keep financial records complete. Perform any combination of routine calculating, posting, and verifying duties to obtain primary financial data for use in maintaining accounting records. May also check the accuracy of figures, calculations, and postings pertaining to business transactions recorded by other workers.


Interview persons desiring to open accounts in financial institutions. Explain account services available to prospective customers and assist them in preparing applications.



*Lightcast/EMSI data is a hybrid dataset derived from official government sources such as the US Census Bureau, Bureau of Economic Analysis, and Bureau of Labor Statistics. This salary data is from Lakeshore District, unless noted otherwise (i.e. Wind programs use State of WI.)


Work with Admissions Advisor to:

  • Submit Application
  • Complete the Student Success Questionnaire.
  • Schedule your First Time Program Counseling/Registration Session with your assigned program counselor to plan your first semester schedule, review your entire plan of study and discuss the results of the Student Success Questionnaire.

*Submit transcripts and test scores (optional, highly recommended): College transcripts, along with high school transcripts and test scores from within the last five years, used for course registration. Official transcripts needed for transferring college credit(s) and for financial aid purposes.

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Many program courses are offered online, in an accelerated format or in a blended delivery which means instructors combine online learning with classroom work to limit your time on campus.

Faculty Bios

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Chris Cheske

There is no better experience than guiding a student through his or her journey. The student's joy on graduation day is the ultimate sign of success.

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Christine Heinen

While most people think of Accounting as "numbers," the reality is those numbers tell the STORY of a business. As an avid reader, there are not many things I love more than reading -- except my love of Accounting! I enjoy being the "tour guide" on my students' learning journey.   

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Julie Meyer

Our diverse students in the day, evening, and online modalities makes instructing courses ever-changing. Watching students develop their skills, gain confidence, have success, and graduate is inspiring as their instructor. 

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