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Career Information

The profession of accounting is a diverse and challenging field, providing many opportunities for those willing to properly prepare themselves and work hard to achieve their goals. Every organization that receives and pays out funds uses accounting to some extent and accounting serves as an integral part of business. As economic activity becomes more sophisticated, complex, and regulated, the demand for accounting services increases. Examples of such services include:

  • systems design and support;
  • financial and managerial reporting;
  • internal auditing,
  • planning and control;
  • assurance services;
  • financial analysis and consulting;
  • litigation support; and 
  • forensic/fraud investigation.

A sampling of accounting career paths:

Public Accounting (C.P.A.):

  • Auditing and Assurance Services
  • Taxation
  • Forensic Investigation
  • International Accounting
  • Personal Financial Planning
  • Business Valuation

 Corporate/Management Accounting:

  • Systems Design and Control
  • Internal Auditing
  • Cost Accounting and Analysis
  • Budget Analysis
  • Tax Planning
  • Financial Reporting
  • Financial Management

 Governmental Accounting:

  • Auditing (Internal and External)
  • Cost Analysis and Control
  • Budget Analysis
  • Research
  • Financial Reporting
  • Financial Management


  • Financial Accounting and Reporting
  • Internal Auditing
  • Budgeting
  • Financial Planning


  • Teaching
  • Research
  • Consulting