Accounting - Riverland


Why study Accounting at Riverland?

The mission of the Accounting Department is to provide quality curriculum, instruction, and programs to meet the existing and changing needs of students, the community, industry, local government, and all citizens who look to Riverland Community College for lifelong learning and professional development opportunities.
All of the accounting courses at Riverland are available in an online format. This allows you great flexibility to complete your course work from anywhere you have an internet connection, anytime of day.


    What will I study?
  • Principles of Financial Accounting
  • Excel™ Spreadsheet Applications
  • Principles of Managerial Accounting
  • Governmental/Fund/Non-Profit Accounting


    Career Outlook
Current Demand

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This career is currently in very high demand.

 Future Demand

This career is seeing high growth compared to other careers.

There will be a need for about 30,295 new Accountants and Auditors to meet market demand between 2016-2026. This includes the demand due to replacement (workers leaving the occupation or retiring) as well as growth.

(source: Minnesota State CAREERwise Education)

Where Do Accountants Work?
Accountants often work in the following industries.
  • Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
  • Management of Companies and Enterprises
  • Insurance Carriers and Related Activities
  • Educational Services
Job Title Examples

Business Analyst,  Certified Public Accountant (CPA),  Financial Auditor,  Accounting Manager,  Audit Partner,  Cost Accountant,  Deputy for Audit,  General Accountant,  Internal Audit Director,  Internal Auditor,  Staff Accountant 


    Program Scholarships

The college offers several scholarships for students to help with the cost of their education.


Faculty Highlight
Kim Hansen

Kim Hansen
Accounting Instructor

Dan Wirkus

Dan Wirkus
Accounting Instructor

I grew up on a farm in western Minnesota. (My Dad's farm actually bordered South Dakota!) My passions have remained unchanged over the last 40 years. I love my wife and our three grown children. Before I began teaching I worked in the fields of accounting and taxation. Teaching accounting led me first to Pipestone, MN, for a few years before leading me to Albert Lea. I find Accounting & Tax challenging and exciting. I enjoy sharing my expertise, even online. I am proud of being able to include the principles of Quality Matters into my course-work.


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Last Updated: April 21, 2020

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