Business Specialist - Accounting

“Be audit you can be!” Behind every good business, is a GREAT accountant! Being able to master the skills to get you there in a short-term training program at Indian Hills is Life.Changing!

Campus Ottumwa Campus (Main)
Entry Term Fall & Spring
Length of Program 6 Terms (18 Months)
Diploma/Degree  Associate of Applied Science Degree (A.A.S.)


In the Business Specialist — Accounting program you will be able to summarize, analyze, and record a variety of business transactions, preparing you for a Life.Changing career! Technical courses in accounting, computer applications, payroll, taxes, and commercial software allow students to seek advanced placement in accounting departments of various industries. Upon completion of the program, students will be prepared to perform technical accounting tasks, data input, financial reporting, financial analysis, operate business machines, and provide information to assist management in the decision- making process.

What you will learn:
  • Principles of Financial Accounting and Cost Accounting
  • Financial Analysis for analyzing and comparing financial statements
  • Tax Accounting for filing of individual income taxes
  • Business and Economics for the business environment
  • Computerized Accounting using QuickBooks
  • Payroll Accounting concepts and remittance of payroll taxes
  • Spreadsheet Applications using Microsoft Excel
  • Word Processing using Microsoft Word
  • Career Development Skills for the job search
  • General Education classes in the math, science and cultural areas

Ready to take your education to the next level? Check out the Business Specialist - Accounting Program Details below to see how our program at Indian Hills Community College will help you get a Life.Changing. Career as an Accounts Receivable Specialist, Accounts Payable Specialist, or as an Accounting Specialist!


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Questions? Don’t stress. Just ask Jenny and Susan!

howkJenny Howk, Program Director, Business
Indian Hills Community College

525 Grandview Avenue Ottumwa, Iowa 52501

(641) 683-5111, ext. 1820 or (800) 726-2585, ext. 1820


susanSusan Moore, Instructor, Business
Indian Hills Community College

525 Grandview Avenue Ottumwa, Iowa 52501