Any of the three technical accounting degrees from CLC will prepare you for a variety of accounting careers in industry, government, not-for-profit organizations, and professional services. Students within the CLC Accounting program can expect to develop critical thinking skills, the ability to apply ethical decision making and an understanding of the systematic processes of the accounting cycle used to record, report and analyze business transactions. Students will gain technical, entry level accounting skills and hands-on experience in financial and managerial accounting principles, cost, taxation, spreadsheet applications, and computerized accounting software. The Accounting AAS degree is offered as a full-time day program; if desired, up to 75% of the degree can be obtained through a combination of online and hybrid courses.
Accountants are highly employable graduates that fit a wide variety of job descriptions. There are more career opportunities in accounting today than ever before. The reason accounting may be the best route to a successful business career is because accounting has always been considered the language of business. An accounting degree is very versatile and allows graduates to pursue many different career paths. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 15.7% growth for accountants between 2010 and 2020. Businesses are being held to a higher standard of financial reporting. This has expanded the demand for accountants, financial analysts and auditors.
Kristina has her Certified Public Accounting license and is a member of the Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants and the AICPA. She began her accounting career in private industry before launching her career in higher education. While working in industry she enjoyed preparing and analyzing monthly financial statements and board reports, performing revenue and cost analysis, compiling audit schedules, reconciliations and footnotes for the annual audit, calculating and examining financial leverage ratios and profitability ratios, but most of all Kristina was enthusiastic in sharing her passion for superior accounting with new accounting staff. Additionally, she taught MS Excel courses through Community Education and relished working with adult learners.
Kristina is active in her community as a director on the IDS #553 School Board, a volunteer on various school committees, a Sunday School Teacher and Vacation Bible School volunteer. In her spare time she enjoys scrapbooking, camping, golfing, gardening, and hiking. Above all else, she is a dedicated mother and wife and enjoys spending the most time with her two sons and husband.
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Sallè has been a Certified Public Accountant licensed to practice in the state of Minnesota since November, 1982 when she was awarded the Elijah Watt Sells Certificate for High Distinction on the Uniform Certified Public Accountant Exam. She is a member of the Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants and the AICPA. Sallè has practiced public accounting primarily as a tax specialist and worked as the Tax Manager for a stone manufacturer.
Over the years, Sallè's personal interests have varied from Boundary Waters canoe enthusiast to marathon runner to community theater actor to lead singer in a club band. Her devotion to her two sons and her animal companions, however, remains steadfast. Email Sallè for more information
Accounting AAS, Diploma, Bookkeeping Certificate
Yearly Salary $35,170
Hourly Salary $16.91
Source: United States Department of Labor and Minnesota Department of Labor and Economic Development. Attainment of the median wage may require more than a 2-year degree in certain occupations.