Accounting (A.A.S.)

The Associate in Applied Science in Accounting prepares students for entry level accounting jobs and transfers into bachelor’s degree programs in accounting or into SUNY Cobleskill’s B.B.A. in Financial Planning. Students who take this path are qualified to transfer in Master’s of Accountancy programs and take both the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Exam and the Certified Financial Planners (CFP®) Exam.


Program Highlights

- Small classes with personal attention and mentoring

- Professors with real-life accounting experience and a passion for teaching

- State-of-the-art computer labs and technology

- Seamless transfer into our B.B.A. in Financial Planning

- Opportunity to minor in Forensic Accounting with any Bachelors degree program

What Will I Learn?

In addition to accounting classes, students will take courses in computer science, business law and other electives to meet their individual needs. Courses include:

- ACCT 101 Financial Accounting (Learn the basics and how every business uses accounting.)

- ACCT 103 Managerial Accounting (Learn how to use accounting to make better business decisions.)

- ACCT 303 and 304 Intermediate Accounting I and II (The next level of financial accounting – move to the next level to see if CPA is the path for you.)

- ACCT 235 Financial Management (Learn the basics of personal and business financial management to see if financial planning is your forte.)

- ACCT 311 Cost Accounting (Learn computer skills and how to figure out exact costs.)

- ACCT 310 Tax Planning (Learn the about taxes and how you can save yourself and your clients money.)

- FSMA 330 Computer Applications in Accounting and Financial Services (Gain experience with common accounting programs like Turbo Tax and Quickbooks.)

- ACCT 370 Not for Profit Accounting (Learn about governmental and non-profit accounting, including the unlimited job opportunities in these sectors.)

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Career Outlook

Hot fields in Accounting include forensic, environmental, and entertainment accounting. Graduates find work in places such as public accounting firms, businesses, or nonprofit agencies like the Red Cross, the FBI or CIA. The high demand for accountants translates to increased job opportunities, stable careers, and above average salaries.

Jobs in accounting include:

- Corporate Entertainment Accountant
- Accountant for Sports Teams or Events
- Information Technology Auditor
- Auditor
- Accountant for retail stores
- Government or nonprofit auditor
- FBI, SEC or IRS Auditors

Graduates also have the option to continue their studies. Students have been accepted into graduate schools at SUNY New Paltz, SUNY IT, Siena, Saint Rose, SUNY Oswego, SUNY Albany, and more. Many have gone on to earn their Certified Public Accountant (CPA) License and some are even working for the Big Four accounting firms.

Meet the Faculty

SUNY Cobleskill Accounting faculty have real-life accounting experience along with a passion for teaching. Faculty have worked for the Big Four public accounting firms, the Internal Revenue Service, local governments, publishing companies, non-profit agencies, and have experience running their own accounting practices. Our faculty members are also well known for their concern and dedication to the success of their students. Contact any of the Accounting faculty below for more information.

Dr. Charles Moran, CFP
(518) 255-5457
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Paul Gemmiti, CPA, CFP
(518) 255-5565
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Mary Rooney, CPA, CFE
Associate Professor
(518) 255-5562
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