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Experience the Future of Accounting. Accounting Counts. Why take High School Accounting?. Accounting and Business Majors “by the numbers”. Four of the top ten most profitable college majors are business related Average Starting Salary Accounting $46,000

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accounting counts
Accounting Counts

Why take High School Accounting?

accounting and business majors by the numbers
Accounting and Business Majors“by the numbers”
  • Four of the top ten most profitable college majors are business related

Average Starting Salary

    • Accounting $46,000
    • Economics/Finance $45,000
    • Business Administration $39,000
    • Marketing $35,000
accounting and business majors by the numbers1
Accounting and Business Majors“by the numbers”
  • 1 in 5 college students are business majors
  • 226,000 new jobs are expected over the next decade in Accounting
  • In 2010, CPA firms increased their hiring by 83%
why the increased demand for accountants
Why the increased demand for Accountants?
  • Increasing number of new businesses
  • Changing financial laws
  • Corporate governance regulations
  • Sarbanes Oxley Act of 2002
ripped from the headlines forensic accounting
“Ripped from the Headlines”Forensic Accounting

Wesley Snipes Gets 3 Years for Not

Filing Tax Returns

The increased focus on and numbers of financial crimes such as tax evasion, embezzlement, bribery, and securities fraud has increased the demand for forensic accountants.

did you know
Did You Know?
  • Phil Knight, Founder and Chair of Nike, is a CPA.
  • Donald Trump majored in Economics.
  • Arthur Blank, co-founder of Home Depot

and owner of the Atlanta Falcons is a CPA.

so what does this have to do with taking high school accounting
So what does this have to do with taking high school Accounting?
  • Business majors are required to take at least one, usually two, college accounting courses.
  • Studies show that students who take high school accounting are more successful in college accounting.
  • Decide if you are interested in business, finance and accounting before college.
what will you learn and do in high school accounting
What will you learn and do in high school Accounting?
  • Understand the language of business
  • Analyze business transactions
  • Prepare and analyze financial documents
  • Research business topics on the Internet
  • Use spreadsheet software
what do you plan to do after high school
What do you plan to do after high school?
  • Go on to a 4-year college
  • Go on to a 2-year college
  • Work
  • Undecided
what is accounting
What is Accounting?
  • Debits=Credits
  • Assets=Liabilities + Owner’s Equity
    • It’s much more than that!
    • It’s the language of business.
    • It’s universally accepted
      • GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Practices).
analyze financial information
Analyze Financial Information

Best Buy’s

Fiscal Revenue Mix

what if i am not going to be a business major
What if I am not going to be a business major?
  • Many colleges and universities are requiring non-business majors to take a course in managerial accounting:
    • Interior Design
    • Architecture
    • Engineering
want to own your own business
Want to Own YourOwn Business?
  • All businesses need to keep accounting records.
  • Entrepreneurs must understand the business/profit motive.
  • Understanding accounting concepts help Entrepreneurs problem solve and make sound business decisions.
why is high school accounting for everyone
Why is high school Accounting for everyone?
  • Learn skills that employers need all employees to possess:
    • Problem solving
    • Critical thinking
    • Organization, accuracy, and integrity
    • Business ethics
    • Technology
why is high school accounting for everyone1
Why is high school Accounting for everyone?
  • Personal Applications learned in Accounting
    • Budgeting
    • Payroll Concepts
    • Investments
    • Taxes
    • Banking
skills needed for accountants
Skills needed for Accountants
  • Must be comfortable working with numbers
  • Must be able to analyze a situation
  • Must be detailed-oriented
  • Must be interested in working in a business setting
  • Must enjoy working with computers
what is your greatest skill
What is your greatest skill?
  • Math
  • Writing
  • Working with Computers
  • Talking with people
  • Reading
what can you do with an accounting degree
What can you do with an Accounting degree?
  • Become an accountant, accounts payable specialist, accounts receivable specialist, payroll clerk, income tax preparer, office manager, and the list goes on
  • Work in a complimentary field as a banker, manager, customer service represetative, ???
  • Own your own business

Remember, because you do understand the language of business you can do great in any business-related field

which job do you think you would like
Which job do you think you would like?
  • Accounts payable
  • Accountant
  • Tax preparer
  • Payroll Specialist
  • Business Owner
job outlook
Job Outlook
  • According to the U.S. Department of Labor, employment of accountants and auditors is expected to grow by 18 percent between 2006 and 2016, which is faster than the average for all occupations.
  • An increase in the number of businesses, changing financial laws and regulations, and increased scrutiny of company finances will drive growth.
  • In addition to openings resulting from growth, the need to replace accountants and auditors who retire or transfer to other occupations will produce numerous job openings in this large occupation.
current jobs from wisconsin dept of workforce development
Current Jobs: From Wisconsin Dept. of Workforce Development
  • Treasurer/Finance Specialist for Village of Kronenwetter in Mosinee; $50,000-65,000 per year
  • Tax Accountant for Reynolds & Associates in Waukesha; $60,000-$75,000 per year
  • Cost Manager for HS Group in Green Bay; $75,000-$80,000 per year
  • Accountant/Office Manager for nonprofit organization in Eau Claire; $20/hour
  • Bookkeeper for Dell Staffing Group in Appleton; $16,640 per year (increase after training period)
accounting program at cvtc
Accounting Program at CVTC
  • 2 years in length
  • Accounting program courses use many business simulations/hands-on activities; final semester student is provided an opportunity to intern at a business
  • Can become an A.B.A.
  • Transfer possibilities
cvtc website
CVTC Website
  • Program requirements
  • Articulation agreements
  • Past job placements
  • Housing Information
  • Student Life
bachelor s degree
Bachelor's Degree
  • Four to five years in length
  • University or Private College
  • Can become a Certified Public Accountant
    • Must have 150 credits
    • Few more job options
      • External Auditing