Accounting Technology Programs in Washington DC
There are many businesses located in the nation’s capital that require the services of accounting technicians. In this entry-level role, you would be responsible for providing assistance to one or more staff accountants by posting financial transactions, managing a record-keeping system and other duties as assigned.
Although it is not a legal requirement, most employers prefer applicants who have earned the Certified Accounting Technician (CAT) credential from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). Career programs and colleges in the District of Columbia typically tailor program offerings to ensure that students are prepared to take this exam upon graduation. You also need one year of work experience before you can take the CAT exam. To earn the credential, you must score above 90 percent on the exam and provide proof that you have completed a financial ethics class.
In July 2013, Monster.com listed two accounting technician positions in the District of Columbia that paid an hourly wage between $15.08 and $16.24. Both of these positions were listed by the temporary staffing agency Apple One. Other career websites list accounting technician jobs that pay between $15 and $22 per hour.
- Department for Aging & Rehabilitative Service
- Lockheed Martin Corporation
- Department of Defense
- SM Resources Corporation
- The Urban Institute
- Coventry Health Care
The outlook for accounting technician careers is slightly higher in the public sector due to the high number of government facilities in Washington, D.C.