Accountants analyze, manage and communicate financial data for use by business managers, stockholders, and federal, state and local governments. In addition, accountants conduct budget analysis, financial planning, accounting information technology consulting and general business consulting. With an accounting major, numerous career options are available such as:
- Controller/Financial Manager
- Financial Advisor
- Management Consultant
- Tax Accountant
- Revenue Agent
- Accounting Information Systems Specialist
- Forensic Accountant
Coursework is offered in all these areas and will prepare you for a successful career in accounting. In addition, the accounting curriculum provides a foundation for students who plan to take examinations to become a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Management Accountant (CMA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), or Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE).
A graduate with a major in accounting may work in a variety of work settings:
- Public Accounting
- Private or Corporate Accounting
- Government Agency
- Non-Profit Organization
There are many more opportunities available with a degree in accounting. You are not limited to the above careers.