Accounting Technology Programs in South Dakota

Educational Information:

Completing the accounting technology program will provide you with knowledge and insight to effectively handle all of the different components to working in the field. Classes in taxation, ethics, accounting, bookkeeping, accounts payable, accounts receivable, law and more will help to educate and teach information relevant to working in the field.

Licensing Information:

To become licensed, you will first need to meet all of the following requirements:

  • Possess at least a bachelor degree from an accredited institution
  • Completion of 150 hours with 24 of those hours in accounting and another 24 hours in business
  • Successfully pass the CPA examination
  • Completion of the ethics course from the AICPA. Candidates don’t have to wait until they pass the CPA exam before completing this course.
  • The board might require that the candidate complete an exam that assesses the individual’s knowledge of the regulations and statutes that govern accounting in South Dakota
  • Earn at least 2,000 hours of experience between one to three years by providing any type of advice or service involved in accounting, management advisory, financial advisory, attest, consulting skill and tax

Employment Information:

The service industry, including finance, retail and health care industries, tends to be one of the biggest contributors to the economy in South Dakota. Some of the leading employers for accounting professionals are AXA Advisors, LLC, Terex Load King and Black Hills Corporation. Several accounting firms around the state offer employment opportunities for those with their accounting degree. A number of CPA’s are choosing to open private practices around the area.

Based on information from the BLS, estimates show that 3,990 auditors and accountants were employed within the state. Average salary for auditors and accountants was $57,540 per year.