Online Accountant Degree


Find accredited online accounting certificate & degree programs like CPA, computerized accounting specialist, business accounting, accounting technician and others. Use the search application to find online accountant training programs near you.

All online programs are not available in all locations.

Colleges with Online Accounting Programs

All listed colleges are accredited and offer financial aid assistance to those who qualify.

All schools are not listed here, use the search application to find your local options.

Available Online Accounting Degrees include:

  • Bachelor’s in Accounting
  • Bachelor’s in Business Administration
  • Bachelor’s in Management with Accounting Specialty
  • Bachelor’s in Technical Management with Accounting Specialty
  • Masters of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Master in Accounting
  • Master in Financial Management
  • Craduate CPA Certificate
  • Graduate Certificate in Accounting

Specializations

There are a few different areas for an accountant to practice. Some specialize based on the industry they work in, while others choose their specialty during their education process.

  • Tax Accountant: Tax accountants are, perhaps, the most common. Their clients are individuals, businesses, and government. Tax accountants focus more on the legal tax documents that must be filed.
  • Financial Accountant: Financial accountants earn a little over $58,000 per year, and experience does not seem to have a factor on the salary. Financial accountants work within large corporations, usually on official earning statements and quarterly reports. Working in this type of accounting position can open up Chief Financial Officer positions due to its corporate nature.
  • Forensic Accountant/Auditor: Forensic accountants concentrate on fraud, embezzlement, bankruptcies, contract disputes, and other criminal activity. By using a combination of knowledge in a variety of areas such as finances, accounting, and investigation techniques, forensic accountants can pinpoint illegal activity for whichever hiring entity, whether corporate or individual. According to Payscale, the median salary for forensic accounts is around $64,000 annually.
  • Managerial Accountants: Managerial accountants make around $60k per year, on average. This accounting specialty focuses on helping management staff of a business make educated decisions. Managerial accountants need to be highly trained in the industry but also need have an understanding of the business so that they can present the information in a clear, and concise way.”

Online, accelerated and hybrid (classroom/online) class options are available at many schools.

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