An associates of applied science degree in Accounting from National American University will provide the education you will need to begin a career in accounting and business. Classes offered by National American Universitys program include principles of accounting, auditing, tax accounting, accounting information systems, and cost accounting. Entry-level positions suitable for a recent graduate with an associates degree in Accounting include payroll clerk, bookkeeper, and clerical assistant at either a corporate or non-profit organization. After three to five years experience in these positions, it is possible to move on to a more advanced job as a payroll supervisor, tax specialist, or accountant. The associates degree in Accounting from National American University can be used to find employment right out of college, or can be put towards a bachelors degree in Accounting or Business to further your career prospects. Financial aid is available for many students.