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Accounting services workers compile and analyze account information, recommend financial decisions, prepare balance sheets along with profit and loss statements, summarize current financial status, audit documents, and recommend policies and procedures.

Career Details


Students in Accounting Services are trained in the following subject areas:

  • Formatting and analyzing financial data
  • Computing, classifying, and recording numerical data to keep financial records complete
  • Managing financial processes like accounts payable, accounts receivable, and payroll
  • Preparing itemized statements, bills, or invoices, and recording amounts due for items purchased or services rendered

Career Options

Most Accounting Services graduates go to work for businesses in need of accounting support. These companies can be small or large, as well as situated in a large variety of industries. Entry-level clerks in this field typically work normal business hours and full time.


Before entering the program, students must:

  • Complete the core curriculum with passing scores on all written and performance tests.
  • Have strong math and reading skills.
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent.


As a Job Corps student, you will have the opportunity to earn credentials in your training area that may lead to greater employment opportunities, higher wages, and promotions.

Students who complete a program in the Finance and Business training area can earn nationally recognized credentials from organizations such as Certiport, which is the national standard in Microsoft training and credentialing.

Accounting Services Numbers to Know


National average earning potential for this career


Months to complete career training program


While on the job, you will be expected to display the following traits at all times:

Attention to detail
Problem-solving skills

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