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This guide provides access to information in accounting.

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Welcome to the Accounting Research Guide.  This guide will help you find books, ebooks, magazine and journal articles, websites, and more that will help you research topics in accounting.

What is accounting?

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    Accounting is ... "the language of business" because it is the basic tool keeping score of a business's activity.  It is with accounting that an organization records, reports, and evaluates economic events and transactions that affect the enterprise.   Encyclopedia of Small Business, Vol.1., 3rd ed. Detroit: Gale, 2007.

   This guide will provide you with information on selected resources held at the BCC Libraries in accounting. It will also present information on this topic that can be accessed online through our databases, online catalog and free through the internet.

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What does an accountant do?

graphs, pie chart         The U. S. Occupational Outlook Handbook states that accountants (and auditors) prepare and examine financial records. They ensure that financial records are accurate and that taxes are paid properly and on time. Accountants and auditors assess financial operations and work to help ensure that organizations run efficiently.  To learn more about the job, the work environment, pay, job outlook and much more, please click the link to the U. S. Occupational Outlook Handbook above.

    The BCC Academic Catalog states that students graduating with an Associate degree in the Accounting Career Program qualify for entry-level accounting positions.  They can seek employment as junior staff accountants, bookkeepers, loan service representatives, tax preparation assistants, credit and collection associates, and junior financial analysts.

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