Accounting Career Outlook

Percent Employed

95%

Employed

 

WITC Accounting Graduate Survey Responses 2015-2016

Employed in Related Field

67%

Employed in a Related Field

 

WITC Accounting Graduate Survey Responses 2015-2016

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$22,748 - $60,000

Range of Yearly Salary

 


Careers

Typical positions available after graduation include:

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Bookkeeper

Bookkeepers often are responsible for some or all of an organization’s accounts, known as the general ledger. They record all transactions and post debits (costs) and credits (income). They also produce financial statements and other reports for supervisors and managers. Bookkeepers prepare bank deposits by compiling data from cashiers, verifying receipts and sending cash, checks or other forms of payment to the bank. 

A 1040 Income Tax Return document

Tax Accounting Specialist

Tax Accounting Specialists help either individuals or businesses fill out their tax forms properly, advise them about future financial moves that can affect their taxes and file taxes with the appropriate documentation electronically so that your clients receive their refunds as quickly as possible. If an individual is audited, tax accounting specialists handle this audit for them to ensure that an individual gets through the process 

Additional opportunities include: 

  • Accounting Supervisor

  • Accounts Receivable Specialist

  • Accounts Payable Specialist

  • Payroll Specialist

  • Cost and Accounting Specialist

Transfer Opportunities

After you complete your two-year Accounting associate degree at WITC, you can transfer to another college to continue your education and earn your bachelor's degree and beyond. 

Articulation Agreements

The Accounting program at WITC has articulation agreements with Lakeland University+, Northland College+, UW-Barron County, UW-Green Bay, UW-Oshkosh, UW-River Falls, UW-Stout and UW-Superior+. 

The colleges listed above have developed an associate degree to bachelor degree Articulation Agreement with WITC (The colleges with a + have a transfer agreement directly related to Accounting, other bachelor degree programs vary); other colleges may accept WITC credits upon a transcript review.

Potential careers available with further education include:

  • Accounting Manager
  • Accountant
  • Financial Analyst
  • Budget Analyst
  • Cost Accountant
  • Payroll Accountant 
  • Tax Accountant

Potential Starting Wages:

  • $42,931–$54,330

Hear From Graduates

"Being a retired military veteran of 22 years, I have attended numerous training schools and programs. I can't remember a level of professionalism as high as brought forth by the staff at WITC. I've seen a genuine commitment to quality education as well as a sincere concern for the success of the student." 

Marty, USCG (retired)

The potential starting wage range is compiled from 2016 WITC or WTCS Graduate Follow-Up Report. If not available, wage data is compiled from Economic Modeling Software Intl (10th and 25th percentile earnings) and/or Wisconsin Worknet (Wage Comparison Tool) using the Standard Occupation Code(s) (SOC) the WTCS has assigned to the programs. When possible, the wage range is compiled using data from the 11 counties within the WITC district. Starting wage ranges for new programs are reviewed by the advisory team. Wage data was compiled August 2017. 

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