Accounting Technician


About the Program

The study of accounting occurs through lectures, labs, and the use of computers. Certain skills and knowledge are common to accounting career occupations regardless of specific job titles and are included in all accounting career programs. The Accounting Clerk program is offered on both campuses of Ridgewater College. The Accounting Technician program is offered on the Willmar and Hutchinson campus. Some courses are offered over interactive television from the Hutchinson campus, Willmar campus, and St. Cloud Technical College.

Occupational Overview

Accounting clerks perform a combination of calculating, posting and verifying duties to obtain primary financial data for maintaining accounting records. Accounting technicians monitor and control various types of electronic data processing equipment used with accounting data. Certain skills and knowledge are common to accounting career occupations, regardless of specific job titles and are included in all accounting career programs.

Accounting clerks monitor and control various types of electronic data processing equipment used with accounting data. Applications include automated general ledger, accounting subsystems, spreadsheet applications, data base management and the use of graphics. The Accounting technician may also assist in planning the implementation of automated accounting systems. Accounting clerks perform a combination of calculating, posting and verifying duties to obtain primary financial data for maintaining accounting records. They post details of business transactions such as receipts, disbursements, payrolls, checks and claims. Clerks may also reconcile bank statements, type vouchers, invoices, and other records.





Ridgewater College is an equal opportunity employer and educator.