Gain a thorough understanding of accounting principles so you can confidently and accurately maintain financial books for a business. Become comfortable with accounting basics, debits and credits, charting accounts, accounting equations, adjusting entries and creating a balance sheet. Learn how to process payroll, calculate depreciation and cost of goods sold. You'll also work on financial accounting, produce an income statement and learn bank reconciliation steps, as well as deal with inventory and accounts payable. Job opportunities are expected to grow in this area with the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projecting an 11 percent growth in the number of positions through 2024. Internship not provided.