Accounting

Accounting 

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The Accounting program provides comprehensive instruction in maintaining financial records and preparing and analyzing financial reports. Earning an accounting associate degree prepares you for a profession where your skills will be respected in any industry.

Accounting career paths include accountant, payroll, auditing clerk, and bookkeeper in private industry or a governmental agency. Additional experience and education can lead to becoming a Certified Public Accountant "CPA".

The coursework is designed around understanding and practicing accounting as a manager/owner and professional. Courses included accounting, managerial accounting, cost accounting, and advanced accounting classes.

Admissions Requirements

  • Completed Harcum College Application
  • Official high school transcripts or GED transcripts. This requirement is waived for applicants who have completed a bachelor's degree, unless specifically requested.
  • SAT or ACT scores, if taken (critical reading and math scores only).
  • TOEFL scores for students for whom English is a second language
  • Official college transcripts (if applicable)
  • Personal essay explaining why you chose your desired major.
  • Letter of recommendation from an employer, teacher, guidance counselor, etc.

Upon completion of the program, the graduate should be able to perform the following:

  • Record and validate accounting transactions to determine appropriate valuation for reporting purposes, performing each step in the accounting cycle in a timely manner.
  • Analyze financial statements evaluating the profitability, liquidity, and solvency of the business or agency organization and suggest future course(s) of action.
  • Collect, structure, and report accounting information for managerial planning and decision-making.
  • Apply critical thinking to accounting transactions requiring a sound legal basis as they apply to business.
  • Use basic capital budgeting techniques to evaluate economic proposals.
  • Demonstrate efficient utilization of accounting software.


Accounting Program Director:
Mike Prushan
Academic Center, Room 314
Phone: 610-526-1861
mprushan@harcum.edu