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Accounting

Accounting is the examination, organization, management and design of accurate recording and reporting procedures of financial and business transactions. The study of accounting attempts to make the student aware of the various ways one can maintain accurate, up-to-date, financial and business practices. Knowledge and implementation of good accounting procedures are required if financial or business success is to be realized. A few of the major specializations include public accounting, tax accounting, cost accounting, government accounting, budget accounting, and internal auditing.


Career Opportunities

  • Accountant
  • Actuary
  • Auditor
  • Bank Examiner
  • Bank Officer
  • Budget Control Analyst
  • CIA Agent
  • Commercial Banker
  • Commodities Trader
  • Controller
  • Cost Accountant
  • Credit Manager
  • Educator
  • FBI Agent
  • Financial Analyst
  • Financial Planner
  • Governmental Accountant
  • Insurance Agent
  • Internal Auditor
  • IRS Agent
  • IRS Investigator
  • International Accountant
  • Investment Banker
  • Loan Administrator
  • Managerial Consultant
  • Public Accountant
  • Purchasing Agent
  • Research Analyst
  • Statistician
  • Stockbroker
  • Tax Accountant
  • Tax Specialist
  • Treasurer
  • Treasury Management Specialist
  • Trust Accountant
  • Underwriter

Related Skills


Hiring Institutions

  • Public Accounting Firms
  • Business Corporations
  • Colleges and Schools
  • Foundations
  • Banking
  • Manufacturing Industries
  • Magazines and Newspapers
  • Public Relations Firms
  • Radio and Television Stations
  • Bookstores
  • Churches and Religious Organizations
  • Government Agencies
  • Insurance Companies
  • Publishing Companies
  • Research Institutes
  • Social Service Agencies

Personal Attributes


Career Paths of Recent Graduates

Related Websites


Job Sites:

Accounting.com
Accounting Degree Guide
CPAdirectory.com
Accountant Jobs
Bank Job Search
BankJobs
Financial Job Network
JobsInTheMoney.com
Financial Jobs
Financial Job Finder
Career Builder: Banking/Finance
Career Bank
NationJob

Career Planning:

Tax and Accounting Sites Directory
Finance and Accounting Information
Accountants & Auditors (Occupational Outlook Handbook)
Review.com (a division of Princeton Review)
Career Search
Financial Managers
Accounting Career Center

Organizations and Associations:

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Association of Professional Accounting & Tax Consultants
American Society of Women Accountants
International Federation of Accountants
National Association of Black Accountants

Miscellaneous:

Price College of Business, School of Accounting