Berrien Springs High School
Brandywine High School
Bridgman High School
Coloma High School
St. Joseph High School
Career Opportunities Include:
- Accounts Payable/Bookkeeper
- Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
- Financial Analyst
- Financial Advisor
- General Accountant
- Loan Officer
- Management Analyst
Students will learn how accounting relates to other careers, accounting terminology, concepts, principles, and accounting procedures. The students will use workbooks to complete basic accounting procedures.
*This course may be available for college credit through Lake Michigan College.
Accountants and auditors help to ensure that the Nation's firms are run efficiently, its public records kept accurately, and its taxes paid properly and on time.
An increase in the number of businesses, changing financial laws and regulations, and increased scrutiny of company finances will drive the growth of accountants and auditors.
Overall job opportunities should be favorable, although job seekers who obtain professional recognition through certification or license, a master's degree, proficiency in accounting and auditing computer software, or specialized expertise will have an advantage.
In 2019, the median wage and annual salary earnings of accountants and auditors were $71,550.
Source: United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2019-20 Occupational Outlook Handbook: https://www.bls.gov/ooh/