- About the Program
- Transfer Opportunities
- Career Opportunities
Accounting is the essence of business. It is the language used to communicate success and failure to all parties in a business organization. Professionals in this field are always in demand in all facets of business, industry, commerce, law enforcement, and government. Accountants and financial managers prepare and analyze financial statements, budgets, cost reports, and other financial plans. They are instrumental in analyzing and interpreting information and in making recommendations to all levels of management. Many accountants now work in a computerized environment and are significant contributors to the selection and design of information systems.
The Accounting Program at Manor College is designed to provide students with an excellent foundation in accounting practices and procedures. Teaching methodologies include classroom and Web-assisted instruction, student/instructor discussion of problems and case study analysis, visual aids, utilization of outside guest speakers along with college-sanctioned activities. Faculty are working professionals who bring their experiences and state-of-the-art knowledge into the classroom.
Course Sequence for Manor’s Accounting Program
All Accounting students participate in an Externship that provides them with practical hand-on experience in the world of Accounting.
Graduates will be able to obtain employment at the junior accountant level in a variety of employment categories or transfer to a 4-year educational institution to obtain a Bachelors Degree.
Externship Highlights: 3-credits (140 hours)
- On-the-job training that offers the student the opportunity to acquire practical experience and to test academic concepts.
- Students will be placed in accounting environments that will allow them to perform “real-world” accounting assignments.
- A total of 140 hours allows the student to commit to the completion of projects, observe and participate on more varying assignments, and possibly remain after the externship requirements have been met.
- Provides an opportunity to use this externship as a stepping stone into an entry level accounting position if not transferring to a four-year degree program.
Sites Used for Externships:
- Fox Chase Cancer Center
- Abington Bank
- Chestnut Hill College
- Brown Accounting Services
- Ukrainian Catholic Church of Philadelphia
- Gerald Gensiejewski, JD, CPA Accounting & Law Services
- School District of Abington Township
- Federation Early Learning Services
- Tino de Gotto, Inc.
- Derr Flooring Company
- IMS Health
- Globe International
While many students seek employment after completing their Associate Degree at Manor College, others wish to continue their education, on either a full or part-time basis. Manor recognizes the value of life-long learning and provides resources to help students continue their education.
Manor College articulates with many local universities to ensure that students who wish to transfer and complete a Bachelor’s Degree
do so with confidence and ease.
Manor provides individual transfer counseling to its Associate Degree students and will assist in every step of the transfer process.
Some of the colleges and universities that Manor Business graduates have transferred to are:
- Drexel University
- LaSalle University
- Aracdia University
- Immaculata University
- Temple University
- Holy Family University
- Chestnut Hill College
- Gywnedd Mercy College
Accountants and auditors help to ensure that businesses of every size and type are run efficiently their public records accurately maintained, and taxes paid properly and on time. In addition to carrying out the fundamental tasks of the occupation—preparing, analyzing, and verifying financial documents in order to provide information to clients—many accountants also offer budget analysis, financial and investment planning, information technology consulting, and limited legal services.
Some accountants specialize in forensic accounting—investigating crimes such as securities fraud and embezzlement, and other complex and possibly criminal financial transactions, including suspected money laundering by organized criminals. Forensic accountants combine their knowledge of accounting and finance with law and investigative techniques to determine whether an activity is illegal. Often forensic accountants work closely with law enforcement personnel and lawyers during investigations and often appear as expert witnesses during trials.
Source: Bureau of Labor and Industry Occupational Outlook Handbook: http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos001.htm
Accountants are needed by every company and organization. Accountants should be detail-oriented and like working with numbers. Organizational skills, the ability to work both independently and as part of a team, and to be able to comply with time constraints and deadlines are also important qualities. Individuals working in this field should also possess a logical and analytical approach to problem solving. Business communication skills, critical and independent thinking, and a strong commitment to business ethics are also essential requirements.
What's Hot in Accounting?
- Assurance/Auditing Services
- Elder Care Services
- Consulting Services
- Information Technology Services
- Forensic/Investigative Accounting
- Environmental Accounting
- International Accounting
- Tax and Financial Planning
- Employers: Public Accounting firms: large, multinational, regional, local and sole practitioners
- Budget Analysis
- Cost Accounting
- Financial Management & Reporting
- Internal Auditing
- Tax Planning
- Employers: Companies of all sizes in all industries
- Financial Reporting
- Financial Management
- Research & Analysis
- Employers: Federal government agencies and departments including:
- Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
- Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
- Department of the Treasury
- General Accounting Office
- Office of Management and BudgetSecurities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
- State and local agencies
- Budget Control
- Financial Planning
- Internal Audit
- General Accounting Services
- Universities and colleges
- Religious organizations
- Libraries and museums
- Political parties
- Labor unions
- School systems
- Social services agencies