Accounting Assistant Career Outlook

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Northwood Tech 2019-2020 Graduate Follow-Up Survey 

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2019-2020 Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) Program Snapshot Report (this statewide data may or may not include Northwood Tech graduates’ responses) 

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$23,918 - $80,000

Range of Yearly Salary

2019-2020 Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) Program Snapshot Report (this statewide data may or may not include Northwood Tech graduates’ responses) 




Typical positions available after graduation include:

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Accounting Clerk

Accounting clerks produce financial records for organizations. They record financial transactions, update statements, and check financial records for accuracy.

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Tax Accounting Clerk

Tax Accounting Clerks 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:

  • Accounts Receivable Clerk

  • Accounts Payable Clerk

  • Payroll Clerk

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Transfer Opportunities

After you complete your Accounting Assistant technical diploma, you can continue your education to obtain the Accounting associate degree and transfer your credits to another college to earn your bachelor's degree. Northwood Tech has articulation agreements with a variety of four-year universities in Wisconsin. 

Potential careers available with further education include:

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

Hear From Graduates

"Northwood Tech's Accounting program offers classes that are applicable to the real world and are taught by helpful and knowledgeable instructors." 

"Elizabeth W., Accounting Assistant graduate


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Tia Dietz

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800.243.9482 ext. 5220


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Jennifer Bednarik

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800.243.9482 ext. 3195


New Richmond Admissions Contact

Jodi Saliny

Admissions Advisor

800.243.9482 ext. 4339


Superior Admissions Contact

Mary Glad

Admissions Advisor

800.243.9482 ext. 6243


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