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Considering a career in public accounting, the financial industry, government, the corporate sector, consulting or the non-profit arena?

Pursuing a degree in accountancy will help you understand organizations and how information can be a powerful tool to increase efficiency and effectiveness and to drive change.

Our bachelor’s and master’s programs consistently rank in the Top 25 in the nation.

That’s one of the reasons we are a target recruiting school for the Big Four and other professional services firms as well as a number of corporations, financial institutions, and government organizations.

Accountancy at the Farmer School


What makes us unique?

David Meyer, Partner, EY

David Meyer

Beth Carlton, Senior Manager, Progressive

Beth Carlton

Brad Hunkler, Senior VP & CFO, Western & Southern Financial


Bob Woolman, Chief Internal Auditor, The Scotts Miracle-Gro Co.


Adrian, Farmer School Accountancy Student


Jay, Farmer School Accountancy Student


Haley, Farmer School Accountancy Student


Jay Moeller, Partner, RSM US LLP


Julianna, Farmer School Accountancy Student


Lauren Roberts, Director of Internal Audit, CPS


Chris Linck, Partner, BKD LLP


Zach, Farmer School Accountancy Student


Lisa Glass, Director of Client Services, Kaiser Consulting


Words from Alumni


"When you said you had an accounting degree from Miami, it seemed to carry with it an assumed level of competence and knowledge that opened doors."

-Rob Evans - 1994 accountancy graduate, Audit Partner, KPMG (currently on assignment with KPMG’s Department of Professional Practice in New York)

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"Miami’s outstanding accounting program gave me the opportunity to learn the fundamental skills for building a career in finance."

-Lynn Good - 1981 accountancy graduate, Group Executive and President, Duke Energy

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"Miami’s accountancy professors instilled the importance of integrity in business long before the Sarbanes-Oxley spotlight of today."

-Don Sinko - 1975 accountancy graduate, Chief Integrity Officer, Cleveland Clinic

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"The Department of Accountancy is one of Miami’s crown jewels."

-Don Bush - 1979 accountancy graduate, Managing Partner - Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana Market, PricewaterhouseCoopers

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"The rigorous class work at Miami helped teach me to think, not just to do accounting. That is of value in any field, and it is a trait I try to pass on to my students now."

-Dr. Gregory Miller - 1990 accountancy graduate, Associate Professor, University of Michigan Ross School of Business

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"Miami University and the accountancy program provided the foundation to develop a wide range of life skills, combined with a strong professional focus, which has helped me greatly throughout my entire career."

-Jay Henderson - 1977 accountancy graduate, Vice Chair and Managing Partner – Chicago office, PricewaterhouseCoopers

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"The most important thing I learned from my accountancy education was how to think creatively in a number of different situations – to think on my feet and to be decisive."

-Steven Paley - 1984 accountancy graduate, President, Rapid Security Solutions, LLC

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"My accounting professors helped me to gain the technical proficiency that I needed and instilled the confidence that I could achieve what I wanted."

-Julia (Ward) Poston - 1982 accountancy graduate, Managing Partner – Cincinnati office, Ernst & Young

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"The technical skills that I acquired along with the advice and support of Miami’s accounting faculty were instrumental in preparing me for graduate school and a challenging, rewarding career."

-Bridget (Farrell) Spaulding - 1993 accountancy graduate, Managing Director, NYSE Euronext

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"When I began my professional career, I realized how well I was prepared because of the high quality of my Miami accounting education."

-Chuck Landes - 1974 accountancy graduate, Vice President of Professional Standards and Services for the AICPA

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"Miami’s accounting program gave me the foundation of strong fundamentals in my career in business and as a public accountant."

-Jamie S. Miller - 1990 accountancy graduate, Vice President, Controller, and Chief Accounting Officer, General Electric

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"Looking back on my Miami education and experience, I have a better appreciation now of how well Miami prepared me – technically, morally, socially – for a career of which I’m very proud."

-Laura Phillips - 1991 accountancy graduate, Assistant Corporate Controller, General Motors

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"Miami’s accountancy department is recognized as one of the best in the country and its challenging curriculum allowed me to establish a tremendous foundation in accounting."

-Paul Beswick - 1994 accountancy graduate, Chief Accountant, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

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