May 31, 2020  
Spring 2010 Course Catalog 
Spring 2010 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Financial Office Specialist Certificate

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Division: Business, Behavioral/Social Science, Public and Human Services
Academic Dept: Accounting
HEGIS: 5003
Curriculum Chair: Prof. Carolyn Christesen
Tel: 914-606-6876

The Certificate Program for Financial Office Specialist is designed for individuals interested in a credit short-term training program. After attaining proficiency in computerized accounting, taxation and office technologies, certificate holders will be able to assume support roles in accounting, auditing, taxation, and general administration. Graduates of the program will be prepared to secure paraprofessional positions such as bookkeeper, junior accountant, account coordinator, accounting assistant, and accounts receivable and payable clerk. Job openings are available in a wide variety of corporate and professional settings.

The program is highly structured. Participants will be exposed to the latest computer technology, real world computer software and be instructed by professionals having backgrounds in accounting, office technologies, and education.


Minimum Total Credits: 24-26

Advisement Guide: The Advisement Guide provides important information to students about how best to complete this degree, including a semester-by-semester breakdown of how best to complete the required classes. Click here for the Advisement Guide’s 2-Semester Plan .


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