Accounting is a vital function that all types of organizations depend on. Managers need accounting staff to plan and control operations. Investors and other outside parties use accounting to evaluate organizations. The critical nature of accounting leads to careers in a wide variety of organizations, from government and health care to human resources and marketing. With an A.S. or certificate in Accounting Technology, you'll be prepared for full-charge or support positions related to accounting where you will compile, record, interpret and communicate financial information.