Liberty Universitys associates of arts degree in Accounting is a foundation-level online degree that will prepare graduates to either enter an entry-level job or will allow students to continue on to a bachelors degree in accounting, in business, or in another related area. The program helps students ascertain basic accounting practices and principles as well as how to use technology in everyday accounting work. Along with computer skills, Liberty Universitys program stresses the importance of their students gaining communication skills in the associates degree program. The program mandates 60 credit hours, and offers courses like financial planning and management; budget development; taxation; auditing; and bookkeeping. Many of these will instruct students on general competencies, but will also address things like the ethics and legal issues of accounting. Students may elect to complete their option courses in a specific area of accounting, and may include management courses. Some entry-level positions that Liberty Universitys associates degree in Accounting could prepare a student for include non-profit or public accounting assistant; corporate bookkeeper, and more.