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Every company needs a skilled accountant.
Accounting is consistently one of the most in-demand, stable careers . Here are a few good reasons to study accounting at Ensign College:
  1. Our instructors are working professionals in the field, so you stay up to date in industry best practices.
  2. We have built Business Analytics into our certificate and bachelor's programs to give you a competitive edge in this quickly growing area of accounting.
  3. Small class sizes give you plenty of opportunities for one-on-one help and support.
  4. You can get a job-ready certificate in less than a year!
Pictured: First Accounting BAS graduates, class of 2022

Job Outlook

  • $86,740

    2022 average annual wage for accountants and auditors.

  • The Results Are In:

    Business owners are looking for accountants with a broad range of skills.

    Sage Practice of Now 2020
  • $105,000

    Average base salary for a Certified Management Accountant (CMA).

  • 4%

    Projected growth rate for accounting services market through 2032.

Program Details

All Ensign programs start with a certificate. Depending on your career goals, you can stop there or move on to a degree program.

Certificate Associate of Science Bachelor's
Program Structure
  • 15 credits (7 courses)
  • Add general education requirements for a transferrable associate degree
Minimum Time to Complete Two semesters

Four semesters

Eight semesters

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Certificate Only

Gain marketable skills quickly, so you can get a competitive job without a 2- or 4-year degree.

Associate Degree

Add general education courses to a certificate to create an associate degree that you can transfer to any university to continue your education.

Bachelor's Degree

Develop industry-recognized skills, including business analytics, and certification as either a Certified Management Accountant or Enrolled Agent.

With an accounting certificate or associate degree, you will have a solid foundation of basic accounting skills that can qualify you for an entry-level job as a bookkeeper or help you manage a small business.

With a bachelor's degree, you can qualify for a broader range of accounting careers. At Ensign College, bachelor's degree students prepare for one of two certification exams:

  • Certified Management Accountant: Work in corporate financial accounting and strategic management
  • Enrolled Agent: Qualifies you to help clients with taxes, with access to tools not available to other types of tax preparers

Additional Career Options

  • Financial Manager
  • Auditor
  • Forensic Accountant
  • Actuary
  • Financial Analyst

Want to become a Certified Public Accountant (CPA)?
With additional education or certification, an accounting degree will allow you to work in the areas of public accounting or corporate accounting. In Utah, a master’s degree is required to become a CPA.

Master the technological and intellectual skills required for fantastic earning potential in the respected field of accounting.

Accounting certificate: Gain the the entry-level knowledge to manage a computerized accounting system. This includes basic financial transactions, QuickBooks, journal entries, financial statements, subsidiary ledgers, charts and accounts, reconciliations and receivables, and automated general ledgers.

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Business Management - Accounting bachelor's degree: Build upon the Accounting Certificate to develop industry-recognized skills and certifications. These include Robotic Process Automation, Advanced Excel, Tableau, Alteryx, and Quickbooks. Choose from two industry certifications: CMA (Certified Management Accountant) or EA (Enrolled Agent). You'll graduate ready to go directly to work or continue toward an advanced degree.

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You’ll also leave here with the skills to communicate effectively, articulate your career preparation confidently, and collaborate with others meaningfully. And in all things, we’ll help you work toward becoming a capable and trusted disciple of Jesus Christ. So whatever you do, you’ll be prepared to be the best you possible.

“Because of the Accounting Certificate program, I now have skills that make me an asset in the field of accounting--and accounting is everywhere. As a mother, I would recommend this program to any parent seeking additional education for the future support of their family.”
Kellie Brouke, Ensign College Student
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