PURPOSE: The rapid expansion of business and industry in Virginia has created a large, steady demand for qualified personnel to assist in the preparation and interpretation of accounting and financial information. The Payroll and Taxation Career Studies Certificate is designed for persons who are seeking their first, full-time employment in the accounting field immediately upon completion of the curriculum. In addition, the program is designed for persons presently employed in accounting who desire to increase their knowledge and update their skills.
OCCUPATIONAL OBJECTIVES: The Payroll and Taxation Career Studies Certificate prepares graduates for employment in any of the following occupations: Tax Assistant, Individual Tax Preparer, Fixed Asset Specialist, and Payroll Specialist.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS: General college curricular admission
The Payroll and Taxation Career Studies Certificate may transfer, at the student’s option, directly into the Bookkeeping Career Studies Certificate and the Accounting Associate of Applied Science degree.
COMPUTER COMPETENCY REQUIREMENT: Students in this program will meet the college’s computer competency requirement by successfully completing ITE 152. Students can also satisfy this requirement by passing the college’s computer competency exam, administered in the testing centers on each campus, in which case they will receive college credit for ITE 152. Students not passing the computer competency exam may retake the exam only once.
GAINFUL EMPLOYMENT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION: Please see https://www.reynolds.edu/curriculum/gainful-employment-html/ge_info_202.html to access gainful employment disclosure information for this program.