Our certificates qualifies you for many entry-level roles in accounting, including Bookkeeping, Tax Preparation and Accounting Assistant positions. Whether you're pursuing a career as a public accountant or are looking to move into an accounting role in a private organization, you can get your start with our Foundations certificate.
Our alumni have held a variety of positions in many different organizations:
Financial Coordinator, Total Administrative Services Corporation
Associate Accountant, Agrace Hospice & Palliative Care
Office Manager, Best Defense Security & Fire Protection Inc.
Tax Analyst, WI Department of Workforce Development
Accountant, City of Madison
Accountant, Madison Property Management
Executive Assistant, Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance
Senior Accountant, Wegner CPAs
Looking to make a transition to an accounting career? You’re not alone! Because it offers competitive salaries and predictable credentials, accounting is a great field for career changers. Edgewood College helps students from all backgrounds (everything from Political Science to Anthropology) make the transition to a rewarding career in accounting.
Our flexible, once-a-week evening classes are designed for working adults, so you can fit classes in without quitting your job. Thanks to our accelerated 8-week class format, most of our students finish the certificate in one year or less.
Not sure if accounting is right for you? Try one of our 8-week classes to find out! Invest in yourself for one class in the spring, summer, or fall to see if this career path is right for you. Contact Marissa to get started.
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