Farmer School of Business exterior in the fall. Large building with clock tower and pillars over the entrance surrounded by trees turning orange.

Accountancy Major and Career Info

Accountancy encompasses the development and communication of financial and operational information that is critical to the success of business, government, and not-for-profit organizations. Pursuing a degree in accountancy will help you better understand organizations and how information can be a powerful tool to increase efficiency and effectiveness and to drive change. Professional accountants develop and apply their skills in auditing, taxation, management policy, information systems, computer operations, consulting, personal business planning, and many other areas.

Skills

  • Organize, analyze, and interpret financial and managerial accounting reports
  • Employ financial information to make decisions
  • Evaluate and review details for accuracy
  • Utilize order, planning, and structure
  • Value enforcement of rules and procedures
  • Solve problems by following rules and using logic
  • Excel at precise work, seldom make errors of fact or details
  • Manage projects and follow step-by-step progression to conclusion
  • Examine pros and cons objectively without personal bias

Top Employers

  • PwC+
  • EY+
  • Deloitte+
  • KPMG+
  • RSM+
  • Grant Thornton+
  • Crowe Horwath+
  • Plante Moran+
  • KeyBank*
  • Protiviti*++
  • JP Morgan*
  • Baxter*
  • Cardinal Health
  • PNC Bank*
  • Deloitte Consulting
  • Great American Insurance
*Notes a top employer
+CPA Required 
++CPA Likely Required

Career Opportunities

  • Auditor*
  • Business Analyst
  • Cost Analyst
  • Financial Analyst
  • Investment Banking Analyst
  • Management Consultant
  • Personal Financial Analyst
  • Risk Advisory/Consultant
  • Staff Accountant**
  • Systems Analyst
  • Tax Analyst*
  • Wealth Management Analyst

*CPA Required
**CPA Likely Required