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Associate of Science in Accounting

An Associate of Science in Accounting Can Add Up to a Better Future

This program is offered on campus and online.

Behind every business is a detail-oriented financial team, who support financial planning and decision making to ensure companies continue to profit and progress. Help organizations grow as you move forward in your career with an Associate of Science in Accounting from Post University. As a graduate of our program, you can seek employment as a bookkeeper, accountant, or payroll and billing clerk. 

Plus, you won’t have to put your current job responsibilities on hold to go to school. With day, evening and weekend options for our Connecticut campus, as well as an online associate degree in accounting option, we offer plenty of flexibility to help you fit your education into your schedule.  

Program Highlights

Your associate degree in accounting will introduce you to concepts and principles that are the foundation of accounting. In addition to understanding the practical aspects of bookkeeping, you will also explore in-depth accounting theories and use those theories to evaluate real businesses. Your program also covers business fundamentals, giving you a basic understanding of management and marketing to go along with your accounting skills and insights. You’ll be well prepared for an entry level accounting career. Or take your education to the next level and pivot your associate degree credit hours into a bachelor’s degree program. 


What can you do with an associate degree in accounting?

Upon completion of your Associate of Science in Accounting courses, you will be able to perform entry-level bookkeeping, interpret accounting information, prepare financial statements, and more. You’ll gain the skills you need to make yourself an invaluable member of the finance and accounting team. And you’ll learn what it takes to provide company leaders with the accounting information they need to make important decisions. Potential entry level accounting positions you can pursue could include accounting clerk, bookkeeper, payroll representative, billing clerk and more.

The Associate of Science in Accounting degree is not designed to fulfill Certified Public Accountant (CPA) licensure requirements in an individual state, however, the program can be used to partially fulfill licensure requirements. The program is also not designed to fulfill Certified Management Accountant (CMA) certification requirements, although the program can be used to partially fulfill these requirements (the other requirements can be found on the Institute of Management Accountants website: Professional credentials vary by state and include requirements outside of education, which may include exams, background checks, work experience, and more. Post University does not guarantee licensure. It is ultimately the responsibility of individual students to be in charge of their own licensure process and to make sure that all requirements are met in obtaining licensure. Post University does not speak on behalf of any licensing board or body.

The following table shows whether Post University, with completion of the appropriate curriculum, does or does not fulfill the educational requirements for a specific license:


Visit the University Catalog >> for Curriculum, Course Descriptions, and Program Outcomes.



ROI for Your Accounting Career

At Post University, our experienced faculty and staff are committed to supporting you throughout your educational journey—and beyond. Whether you want to apply for entry-level accounting jobs or go on to earn your bachelor’s degree, we are here to help guide you to that next step. 

Your future begins at Post University. Contact us to enroll in our on-campus or online associate degree in accounting program today.  

This degree program is programmatically accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).


Is an associate in accounting worth it?

Yes! While earning your associate’s in accounting, you will be introduced to the foundations needed to understand and perform entry-level bookkeeping and accounting tasks. You will also be able to utilize your expanded skills for financial administration, analysis, planning, and investment decisions.

Can you get an AS in accounting?

Absolutely, an Associate of Science in Accounting typically takes two years completion time and 60 total program credits. It is offered on campus, online, evenings, and weekends, creating flexible learning options.

To learn more about degree requirements view the course catalog.

Is it better to get an associate’s or bachelor’s in accounting?

The degree level you choose to pursue is a personal choice and depends on what career you’re looking for once you graduate. Many graduates of the associate’s program decide to go on and complete their four-year bachelors and also work towards the requirements to become a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) or Certified Public Accountant (CPA). Whichever you choose, the associate’s degree in accounting can prepare you for your entry level accounting career.

What kind of jobs can you get with an accounting degree?

With an Associate of Science in Accounting you will be able to position yourself as a valuable member of an accounting team. You will be able to seek employment as an accountant, billing clerk, bookkeeper, payroll assistant, accounts payable, audit associate, and more.

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