Accounting or bookkeeping is a business process involving the documentation of financial transactions.

Accounting responsibilities vary depending upon company size and structure. Examples include:

  • Monitoring detailed account transactions
  • Compiling and interpreting numerical data for reports
  • Updating accounts and files for accuracy and information
  • Recording and analyzing financial data
  • Specializing in taxes, consulting, budgeting, auditing or forensic accounting

Accountants are employed by large corporations, small businesses, trade establishments, manufacturing firms, banks, real estate agencies, government agencies and accounting firms.

Certified Public Accountants (CPA's)

Earning a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting and completing additional requirements gives accountants the opportunity to sit for the CPA licensure exam. CPA's work in the public or private sector and many are self-employed. For more information, see the  AZ State Board of Accountancy criteria.

Degrees & Certifications

Employment Outlook

For information about careers in your area of study, visit O*NET OnLine for detailed job descriptions, education requirements, wage and employment trend information.


Accreditation is a process used to measure and certify the credibility and quality of services offered by an organization.

GateWay is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Why should you choose an accredited school?

Although many schools offer seemingly similar degree and certification options, not all schools are accredited. In many instances, accreditation of the degree or program you complete may be required in order to become certified to work in the field.


Accounting Program Director

Phone: (602) 286-8583
Fax: (602) 286-8716
Building: Integrated Education Building

Program Director

Phone: (602) 286-8931
Building: Administrative - Faculty Wing
Room: AF122