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Online Accounting

The Language of Business

Launch a career in the “language of business” – accounting – with an online accounting degree. Many people equipped with online university degrees carry with them the skills and credentials that they need to improve their careers. An online accounting degree can often times be earned more quickly and more affordably than a degree from a traditional school, and an online college education is also the most flexible and convenient way to earn your accounting degree.

Become a CPA or CMA

Earning your online accounting degree, you can pursue numerous accounting certifications. Two of the more popular types of qualified accountants in the United States are the Certified Public Accountant and the Certified Management Accountant designation. As a Certified Public Accountant, your primary work will be assurance services in which you will audit public accountants and attest to the reasonableness of disclosures and analyze a company’s adherence to the applicable, generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) in financial statements. Certified Public Accountants can also work for private corporations and hold leadership positions, such as that of a Chief Financial Officer.

Careers in Accounting

If your online accounting education leads you to become a Certified Management Accountant, you will likely find yourself working almost exclusively in the private business sphere. In order to earn the Certified Management Accountant designation, an individual must demonstrate proficiency in business analysis, management accounting and reporting, strategic management, and business applications. These types of accountants typically have greater input regarding the decision-making and planning aspects of the companies they work with. The roles of a Certified Management Accountant are diverse, making this a particularly interesting accounting area with many challenges and a strong demand.