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Accounting Clerk

at Riverland Community College

Program Details

  • Award: Diploma
  • Credits: 30
  • Delivery: Offered entirely online with face-to-face options available for some/all sections.
  • WIA Certified

About this Program

An accounting clerk performs any combination of routine calculating, posting and verifying duties to obtain primary financial data for use in maintaining accounting records. In addition, the accounting clerk prepares daily bank deposits, writes checks and maintains a cash disbursement system. Graduates with an Accounting Clerk Diploma often find employment in Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, or Payroll departments of business firms. The Accounting Clerk Diploma student will lease (or purchase) a laptop computer to facilitate the completion of the diploma.

Program Locations

  • Riverland Community College, Albert Lea 56007

Labor Market Information

  • Tax Examiners and Collectors

  • Median wage: $26.63/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Shrinking
  • Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks

  • Median wage: $18.36/hour-Below the median
  • Employment outlook: Above statewide average
  • Billing and Posting Clerks

  • Median wage: $17.54/hour-Below the median
  • Employment outlook: Above statewide average
  • Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks

  • Median wage: $20.61/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Above statewide average
  • Tax Preparers

  • Median wage: $18.69/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Below statewide average
  • Human Resources Assistants

  • Median wage: $19.00/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Shrinking
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Riverland Community College
Riverland Community College
1900 8th Ave. N.W. Austin, MN 55912 Toll-Free: (800) 247-5039 Local: (507) 433-0820 TTY: (800) 627-3529