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Accounting Career Resources

A program that prepares individuals to practice the profession of accounting and to perform related business functions. Includes instruction in accounting principles and theory, financial accounting, managerial accounting, cost accounting, budget control, tax accounting, legal aspects of accounting, auditing, reporting procedures, statement analysis, planning and consulting, business information systems, accounting research methods, professional standards and ethics, and applications to specific for-profit, public, and non-profit organizations.

To find out more about your major including potential areas and employers, required skills, job outlook, and median pay, please access the Occupational Outlook Handbook or the O*Net, website.

Career Outlook

Explore the subsections below to learn more about the potential skills a student with an accounting major can develop as well as the potential postions, areas, and employers that hire students with this degree. Please note that these are not exhaustive lists and should be used as a starting point.

Skills

As an Accounting major, students may develop or advance skills including critical thinking, mathematics and complex problem solving, adaptability, time management, interpersonal communication, integrity, self-motivation, collaboration.

Positions

Graduates with a degree in Accounting can work as Internal/External Auditors, Accountants, Budget Analysts, Tax Accountants, Financial Advisors, Forensic/Investigative Accountants and Corporate Accountants.

Areas

Graduates with a degree in Accounting can work within the following areas: assurane services, tax planning, budget planning, auditing, financial reporting, financial management, consulting

Employers

Graduates with a degree in Accounting can work for: Public Accounting Firms, Corporations, Banks, Government -- Federal, State, Local, Manufacturers, Retail, Technology Companies, Financial Services/Insurance, Nonprofits, Healthcare

Helpful Resources

Use the employment opportunity resources below to kickstart your preprofessional and or professional experience search. You may also identify a professional or student organization to join and network with indivdiuals in your major and field. Please note that these are not exhaustive lists and should be used as a starting point.