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Executive Accounting Degree

If you enjoy working with numbers, consider earning an Accounting college degree. Accountants are vital people in the business world, responsible for handling the finances and ensuring appropriate flow of money. You'll analyze, measure, and document the performance of business.

Northwestern College offers an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Executive Accounting that can help you realize your dream of working in the accounting field.

Accounting School Overview

  • Perform general accounting procedures including journalizing business transactions, posting to the general ledger, preparing the trial balance, and adjusting accounts
  • Prepare income statements, statements of cash flow, statements of stockholders' equity and balance sheets for business entities.
  • Analyze financial statements for internal and external decision-making purposes
  • Prepare annual income tax returns for individuals, proprietorships, partnerships, and corporations
  • Review and interpret accounting data as applied to planning and controlling functions of management in areas of variance analysis, capital investment decisions, and operational budgets

Executive Accounting Program Goals
Upon completion of the program, it is expected that students will be able to:

  • Distinguish and reproduce the fundamental concepts of accounting
  • Demonstrate computer literacy and familiarity with information resources
  • Develop an understanding of taxation and its impact on financial and managerial decisions
  • Differentiate between financial and managerial accounting
  • Apply critical thinking to analyze and assess ethical issues within the accounting profession

Executive Accounting Career Opportunities (CIP Code 52.0302)Executive Accounting

You'll be qualified for a career in virtually any industry after earning an accounting degree. Accounting students are prepared to become bookkeepers, staff accountants, payroll processors, credit analysts, auditors, tax preparers, purchasing agents, and could possibly advance into management positions.

The Executive Accounting program is designed to prepare you for potential employment in the following: (the occupation listed contains a link to information on the U.S. Department of Labor’s O*NET website).
43-3031 - Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks


The Executive Accounting program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

Northwestern College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, www.ncahlc.org.

Degree Requirements and Course Offerings

See the Northwestern College Catalog.

Tuition, Loan Debt & Graduate Information

We are not required by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools or the Illinois Board of Higher Education to report placement rates.

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Program Disclosures

School of Commerce and Technology Assessment Summaries


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There are a variety of career opportunities available for those who are committed to the accounting profession. For more information about pursuing a degree in Accounting, contact us today or visit one of our campus locations.