Accounting - Financial Management


Business solutions, profitability enhancement, and information analysis are a few of the skills employers seek in today’s accounting field. In large companies, accounting graduates may be responsible for analyzing, classifying, and recording transactions. At smaller firms, accountants may be responsible for maintaining part or all of the company’s financial records, usually under the direction of an outside CPA.

Accounting provides a universal base that allows you to speak the language of business. A functional understanding of QuickBooks gives you proficiency in the leading software of the profession. Other skills you’ll acquire in your training at LDS Business College include:

  • Critical thinking

  • Judgment and decision making

  • Anticipation of internal and external user's requirements

  • Cost assignment and responsibility accounting

People who are detail-oriented and orderly enjoy accounting work. Good interpersonal communication skills and the ability to maintain confidences also lead to success in this profession.

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities are vast with an accounting degree. Every company keeps records of business financial activities. In large companies, accounting graduates can help with part of the accounting system. In smaller companies, graduates may be responsible for maintaining part to all of the company’s financial records (usually under the direction of an outside CPA).

Career goals for students with an accounting degree may also include other fields such as management or marketing. Accounting serves as a universal base that allows students to talk “the language of business.” Mastering the concepts and skills of accounting enhances effectiveness and value.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, successful graduates will be able to:

  • Confirm personal testimony in the restored gospel of Jesus Christ

  • Collaborate with others using interpersonal skills in an honest, ethical, and Christ-like manner

  • Communicate effectively using written and verbal presentation principles

  • Construct new knowledge using technology and information resource tools

  • Comprehend and think critically to solve problems

  • Cultivate a strong, professional work ethic and life-long learning opportunities

  • Analyze, interpret, and record business economic transactions in the accounting records of a business enterprise

  • Conduct computerized accounting for a small business as the sole in-house accountant

  • Perform entry level accounting procedures in any size business enterprise

  • Create, analyze and explain the results of operations as reflected in the financial statements of the business enterprise

  • Perform basic accounting functions appropriate for the various legal forms of business

  • Assist management in preparing and understanding financial ratio analysis, budgets, revenue and cost projections, capital asset management and investment evaluations

  • Articulate career preparation confidently using resumes, e-portfolios, written communications and interviews.

Required courses and graduation requirements